Have you ever heard about Kombucha tea? If you haven’t yet, ask yourself, “What have I done in my whole life?”.
Kidding aside, if you’ve been following the lives of Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Conran, Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhal, Vanessa Hudgens, Reese Witherspoon and other Hollywood A-listers, you may have seen or heard about them drinking Kombucha tea.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha tea is a type of tea that has been fermented using a Kombucha culture called SCOBY. SCOBY means Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. This culture is added to sweetened tea and fermented for a couple of days to weeks. When it is ready, it can be flavored and stored in bottles.
What are the benefits of Kombucha?
Kombucha is considered as health elixir because of the health benefits that you can get from drinking it. The benefits of this tea include weight loss, detoxification, faster digestion, increased energy and improved sleeping pattern and immune system. Many also claims that Kombucha help them in keeping their sugar cravings at bay.
What does Kombucha taste like?
If you have tasted Tuba before, Kombucha tastes quite the same as coconut wine. However, Kombucha has a milder, lighter and more fruity taste. It is tart and sweet. Kombucha is also effervescent.
Can I make my own Kombucha tea at home?
Definitely! Making your own Kombucha tea at home is fun and easy. Plus, it is also more cost-effective than buying from the stores as it can be expensive.
To make kombucha, you just need to have a Kombucha culture (SCOBY), starter tea, black/green/white/oolong tea, sugar, water, glass jar, a piece of clean cloth and an elastic band.
Where to find Kombucha SCOBY in the Philippines?
Kombucha Philippines sells Kombucha starters kits for Php 400. The kit comes with a healthy and organic Kombucha SCOBY and starter tea. You may contact them at 0917-4169-715 or at their Facebook page.