How to Brew Kombucha with your Favorite ea?
Kombucha is a trendy super tea that is capturing the attention of people all over the world. With the goodness of bacteria and mouth watering flavors, this drink is sure to replace all other coolers in your fridge. It's a fermented sweet tea made with just three ingredients: green/black tea, sugar, and SCOBY.
This glass-bottled beverage is now widely available in cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and even workplaces. Kombucha, with its numerous benefits that boost your body's potential, is paving the way to a healthier lifestyle.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that originated in China and is often referred to as the "Champagne of Life." It's a type of fungi that is made from tea and has a delicious tart flavor. Kombucha is well-known for its many health benefits, though not all of them have been scientifically proven. Despite this, it has gained widespread popularity due to its refreshing taste.
It is made by fermenting green or black tea to form a “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast” (SCOBY). When the bacteria is allowed to feed on tea leaves, also known as Camellia Sinensis, it grows. Kombucha is said to cleanse the body and make it easier for the body to absorb the antioxidants and vitamins in tea.
What are the benefits of Kombucha?
- Helps with weight loss: Because green tea is known to aid in weight loss, it is believed that Kombucha made with green tea will also aid in speeding up the process of calorie burning.
- improves mental health: According to a 2017 review study, there may be a link between probiotics (found in kombucha) and depression. That is, taking probiotics may improve one's mental health, particularly for those suffering from depression.
- Improves gut health: According to research on kombucha, this fermented tea contains healthy bacteria, or probiotics, which are thought to improve gut health and bowel movement.
- Reduces infections: Kombucha fermentation produces acetic acid, which has previously been linked to killing harmful, infection-causing bacteria in the body.
- Reduces bad cholesterol in the body: It has been discovered that Kombucha consumption is directly related to a reduction in bad cholesterol, that is, the type of cholesterol that causes heart diseases.
Now that we've covered the basics, let's talk about how to make this delectable fizzy beverage with your favorite teas.
How to brew Kombucha with your favorite tea?
- In a stainless steel pot, bring 3.5 cups of water to a boil for 5 minutes.
- 1 cup white sugar should be added to the pot.
- Completely dissolve the sugar.
- 4 tea bags (black or green tea) (Alternatively, tea leaves can be used.)
- Allow the tea to steep for ten minutes.
- Pour in 3.5 cups of room temperature water.
- Fill a glass jar halfway with the infusion.
- 1 cup unflavored ready-to-drink Kombucha
- Combine the ingredients.
- *Make sure the jar is airtight (This is important to avoid contamination)
- Wrap a tea towel around the jar and secure it with a rubber band.
- Keep in a cool, dark place.
If everything is done correctly, you should have the desired fungi results in 4 weeks, though it is important to check on progress every week. Baby mushrooms can be produced after a mother mushroom has been created.
It is typically consumed before or after meals, but it is best to consult with a doctor first. Avoid using flavored teas during the primary fermentation stage and instead infuse them during the second fermentation. Kombucha can be made with our Premium Himalayan Premium Black Tea, Whiskey Tea, and Pure organic green tea.
What is the best tea to make kombucha?
Use pure black, green, white, or oolong tea for brewing kombucha. You'll get the cleanest flavor and the most impact from the nutrients from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
As we've seen, Kombucha has a plethora of advantages. From improving immunity against infections to improving mental health and heart disease, there is something for everyone. Although the scientific research is limited, it shows that the drink has more benefits than drawbacks.
However, when attempting to make the drink at home, one must exercise caution. Even though it is simple to make, too much fermentation can be harmful to one's health.