For 2,000 years, people have enjoyed the tremendous heart, brain, and gut benefits that kombucha provides. The Chinese even used to call it the “Immortal Health Elixir.”
Due to the tremendous health benefits that kombucha provides, retailers tend to sell them at high prices. To save money, try making your own kombucha. According to Jessica Childs, author of Kombucha!, doing so is cheaper in the long run. Plus, benefits provided by the tea remain the same whether they are bought or made at home.
This popular herbal drink is most known for its probiotics—all two billion of them. Probiotics have been proven to improve heart health, decrease the chance of yeast infection, and help depression. One user who tried kombucha for two weeks straight reported a more regular bowel movement, a clearer mind, and more energy. Drinkers of the probiotic substance have sworn it also helps relieve them from conditions such as acid reflux and PMS.
Consisting of black tea, sugar, and most importantly, a culture of probiotics, the kombucha becomes fermented after the three ingredients are combined, which then causes it to carbonate. What results is a nutritious concoction containing vinegar, B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, and a high concentration of acid.
You can start making larger batches after you become more familiar with the process.
And there you have it—a relatively easy and painless method for making your own kombucha tea. Let me know in the comments if you have any other wisdom or tips to contribute that will help make kombucha extra delicious!