If you follow me on social media, you will have seen that during lockdown I started brewing my own kombucha. I first discovered Kombucha whilst living in California and fell in love with the refreshing fruity taste. Since then I have been pretty much obsessed.
It took a few years for kombucha to come over to the UK, but you can now find it bottled in most supermarkets, ALTHOUGH it is not cheap.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a specific culture known as a scoby. Scoby stands for 'symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts' The scoby bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a refreshingly fizzy, slightly sour fermented (but mostly non-alcoholic) beverage that is relatively low in calories and sugar.
Is kombucha good for you?
Kombucha contains probiotics that provide your gut with healthy bacteria. These bacteria can improve many aspects of health, including digestion, inflammation and weight loss.
What does it taste like?
Kombucha tastes somewhere between a light cider and a fragrant sparkling wine. During the second fermentation you can flavour it with different fruits and herbs. My favourite is strawberry and basil.
How do you make it?
Making kombucha is actually very easy: you simply add your scoby culture to a pot of warm sweetened tea and leave it for a couple of weeks to ferment. It’s actually quite similar to brewing beer or wine.
I would recommend checking out BooChi Home starter kit, which includes instructions and everything you need to get you going.
Can anyone drink it?
Most people can drink Kombucha. If you have never had it before, I would recommend starting slowly and gradually increase the amount.
Let me know if you try make it :) x