Chances are you’ve heard about the craze around kombucha. If you haven’t? You’re in for a treat! Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made by a culture of bacteria and yeast (also known as a SCOBY) that is slightly alcoholic and sweetened. If that sounds a little gross, don’t worry. It’s not, and there are many benefits of drinking kombucha.
I was first introduced to the drink probably about five years ago now, and I began brewing my own about two years ago. After spending close to five dollars per bottle of kombucha at the grocery store, I was happy when I created my first successful brew. Making it yourself is so much cheaper!
Here are three reasons why I got into brewing kombucha and why I recommend it to others.
Kombucha tastes good
Kombucha is fizzy, delicious, and refreshing. If you find a flavor you don’t like, chances are there are other options. The shorter the amount of time kombucha is left to brew, the sweeter is tastes. Or, if your prefer a more vinegary taste, you’ll like kombucha when it is left to brew for a longer time (one to two weeks is usually ideal).
Best part? There are plenty of kombucha recipes to try with different teas, fruits, spices, and more. There should be plenty of options at your local grocery store or are easy to make, as well.
Kombucha is good for you
Ah, yes. The root of the cause behind the kombucha craze is because of how good it is for you, for many reasons. For one, it aids digestion with a plethora of probiotics that help build a healthy gut. It is also known to boost your immune system, prevent arthritis, and reduce cholesterol. It is even said that it helps protect against cancer.
Finally, if you are looking to cut your daily dose of caffeine, kombucha is a great alternative to coffee as it has a small amount of caffeine to boost energy.
Brewing kombucha is easy
Although it takes time and careful attention, brewing kombucha is a fairly simple project for those looking to do something new at home. As long as you do research and pay notice to any mold or other bad signs, it is an enjoyable skill to learn with great results. My favorite website to learn more and purchase projects is Cultures for Health.
Take a look, and let me know of your own experience!