|Kombucha culture tea can change your health and maybe your life.
|Kombucha cultures have been used traditional for hundreds of years throughout the world as a beneficial health drink and daily tonic. Kombucha
tea (pronounced kom-boo-sha, Kombu tea in English), also called a Manchurian mushroom, is a living culture which grows on top of a mixture of
brewed tea and sugar in which the culture has been introduced.
Although it is called a mushroom, it is not a mushroom at all as it does not produce spores or "fruit." The "mushroom" can be describe as a light
brown or creamy white disk that grows on top of the liquid tea/sugar mixture and will take the form of the container that is in, which is why most
look circular in the pictures you may see. Again, it is not a mushroom at all, but really a yeast culture that has a symbiotic relationship with various
bacteria, which duplicates itself during each brewing cycle. The correct name for the "mushroom" is a S.C.O.B.Y - a symbiotic culture of bacteria and
yeast. The culture may look fragile, however, it is really thick and leathery in consistency. The finished brewed tea should be regarded principally as
a live food unusually rich in nutritive properties. The finished fermented product taste something like cider with a nice fizz. As with yogurt or miso,
the bacteria and cultures in the tea are a great source of nutrition, aiding in metabolic function and balance.
|Kombucha Tea for your
Health and Healing: The Most
In-Depth Guide Available
by Alick Bartholomew
|Kombucha: Healthy Beverage
and Natural Remedy from the
Far East, Its Correct
Preparation and Use
by Gunther W. Frank
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