What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage obtained through the fermentation of tea (usually green tea).
This ferment is produced by a symbiotic colony of yeast-like bacteria and fungi called SCOBY (from the English: Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). With the Scoby you can also produce Kéfir.
Health benefits of Kombucha
Kombucha is a very beneficial probiotic for health.
It has a slight acid taste sweetened with brown sugar(panela) in our case. It may resemble cider or cava.
Depending on the time and temperature of fermentation, the flavor will vary, in some cases having a similarity to apple cider vinegar.
There are Kombuchas of 15 days or more. The fewer days the process lasts, this Kombucha will be sweeter. If we extend the fermentation to about 30 days our Scoby is better fed. In this case we will verify that this ferment has grown and is much larger than the 15 days process.
Its natural antibiotic properties make it a very good option to treat our intestinal flora. It seems that the consumption of this drink reduces the effects that allergies have on our organism.
It also gives us vitamins of groups B and C, strengthening the immune system.
We assume that by strengthening our digestive system, we get to feel more energized.
The elaboration of Kombucha in our macrobiotic restaurant 2Y is totally handmade.
Taking advantage of the mixture of the teas we serve our customers (Kukicha, Mu and Moringa) and that have not been consumed, we get a final product of first quality. We use a small amount of brown sugar “panela” (30 grams per liter) but you can also use rice molasses and even add different amounts of fruit. In this way we will get a much more fruity flavor.
Our Kombucha is not filtered or pasteurized. It is a “living” beverage, so we must keep it in its natural state, preventing this probiotic from being affected or damaged.
Returning to the health part, the consumption of Kombucha activates the functioning of the liver and therefore we can also say that it has a “detox” effect.
It can also be considered an anti-aging product.
In Japan it is called “the tea of immortality” due to the fermentation from which it is made.
If you want to try this fermented beverage so helping your digestion, visit us and we will invite you to a drink. And if you have questions about the Kombucha, ask us and we will assist you as best as we know. See you in 2Y!