A now 600 million dollar industry kombucha tea has quickly risen from a hippie health tonic to a mainstream daily staple.
Made from a blend of teas, sugar and a 'SCOBY' this fermented tea has come a long way from the mouth puckering, vinegary tasting beverage your Aunt Phoebe had fermenting under her stairs.
Kombucha Brewers of late have redefined the way the tea should taste. From tediously measuring the amounts of tea and sugar, to a carefully monitored brewing process, and finishing with complementary fresh local flavouring agents to pair perfectly with the fermented tea. Each step of the process being recorded and tasted for flavour profiles, acidity, sweetness and bitterness. All of this meticulousness to bring you, the consumer, a delightfully balanced, slightly tart, low calorie soda alternative. (With minimal sugar to boot!).
Kombucha has been said to be a cure all for many ailments from helping with arthritis and joint problems to detoxing your liver. One thing we do know for sure is it is loaded with live bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics. These certain characteristics will most definitely aid in digestion which will decrease bloat, keep you regular, and help to monitor your body's pH levels. Next time you are in the grocery store pick up a bottle of your local brewed booch and notice the difference for yourself.