Sunday, July 8, 2012

WHAT IS ' Kombucha ' ?

Kombucha ' detoxifies the body and energizes the mind' . . .
WHAT IS ' Kombucha ' ?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is often drunk for medicinal purposes. It is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food.
Kombucha originated in Northeast China or Manchuria and later spread to Russia and the rest of the world.
The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty.
It was known as “The Tea of Immortality”.
Kombucha contains multiple species of yeast and bacteria along with the organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids, and polyphenols produced by these microbes.
Kombucha is typically produced by placing a culture in a sweetened tea, as sugars are necessary for fermentation.
Black tea is a popular choice, but green tea, white tea and yerba mate may also be used. Blending of tea may produce more balanced flavors and benefits.
The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea has been used.
A new term to think about .. .
The science of fermentation is known as zymology.

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