It is called kombucha and it is good!
This fermented drink is not new, in fact, is a thousands year old tea also known as “the tea of immortality”.
Kombucha originated in China and it is believed to have many health benefits; if I have to be honest, it seems to be a bit of lack of evidence, nevertheless, kombucha is getting more popular each day. Some of those benefits are:
- Prevent arthritis
- Ease joint pain
- Increases energy
- Gut health
Kombucha is full of probiotics which helps boosting the immune system, improves digestive function and helps with the prevention and treating of urinary infections.
The ancient drink has tons of enzymes and bacterial acids that the body produces. It also has hyaluronic acid, which, enables flexibility, tissue structure, moisture, and lubrication.
So, what does it taste like?
Kombucha taste is similar to drinking cider. with that bit of effervescence, although it can be a little bitter. Nowadays there are many flavours available, some of the most popular ones you can find are: oolong tea, black tea, green tea, and white tea.
It does contain alcohol but in a very minimal (tiny) quantity (about 1%). It is not considered an alcoholic drink but a health one.
Where to find kombucha?
You can try this drink by visiting a kombucha brewery or it is often found in health cafes, specially those ones that are focus on raw, organic or vegan food.
Have a look around your supermarket too. In the last couple of years, breweries have been stocking the shelves of lots of food shops and supermarkets.