Kombucha is quite possibly the trendiest new drink on the market right now, but it’s actually not really new at all. Kombucha has been around for years! Popping up in grocery stores, health food stores, restaurants and bars alike, this trendy drink has become widely available!
But did you know that you can also learn how to make flavoured kombucha in your very own home?!
Kombucha is a fermented tea. It’s a tasty combination of sweet and sour, with all the fizzy goodness of soda. Except, it’s way healthier!
Drinking kombucha provides a healthy dose of probiotics and live enzymes that help keep our digestive systems happy! Kombucha can help to relieve symptoms of heartburn, indigestion or bloating.
Even better, it’s low in sugar, low in calories, and contains minimal caffeine!
Kombucha is created through a fermentation process. It’s a combination of caffeinated tea and sugar with an added culture. This culture is called a SCOBY – that’s a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.
The SCOBY doesn’t look particularly appealing, but it’s what helps make the magic happen.
The fermentation process breaks down the sugar creating lactic acid, and produces healthy bacteria and live enzymes. Those are things that you want in order to reap the benefits of healthy digestion!
Ready to start brewing?
Start with a Mint and Algae Kombucha using Organika® Organic Spirulina Powder!
We’ve put together this recipe for do-it-yourself at home brewing. Let’s get started!
You will need:
*You can find a SCOBY online, or ask others that make Kombucha. A new SCOBY is created in every batch of Kombucha brewed, so it’s typically easy to find generous people willing to share. You can also try asking local kombucha companies.
Once your kombucha is done, most of the sweetness will be gone, and a slight tart and acidic taste will have developed. You can drink your kombucha at this stage, or you can go on to flavour it!
There are numerous flavour combinations that work well with Kombucha’s mildly sweet and sour profile. Try choosing your favourite fruits, or opt for herbs and superfoods that offer an extra nutritional boost.
The possibilities are endless.
And if you ever run out of ideas, head to your local grocery store or health food stores to try some of the creative kombucha flavours available for sale.