|Kombucha culture tea can change your health and maybe your life.
|Kombucha cultures or SCOBY 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"
or SCOBY 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.
|It is thought that the culture originated in Tibet or China, around 221 B.C., maybe in the
Tsin-Dynasty of the Chinese empire. It was then brought to Japan where from there it
was then introduced to the western world. It may be known by many different names in
other parts of the world, such as Manchurian Tea, Remedy of Immortality, elixir of long
life, cembuya, Kambotscha, Kouchakinoko, Manchu Fungus, Mo-Gu, Fungus japonicus,
tea fungus, Indo Japanese tea fungus, Olinka, Tschambucco, Volga spring, Kwassan, Pichia
fermentans, Cembuya orientalis, Combuchu, Champignon de longue vie, Tea Kvass, and
Tea Kwass to name a few. The history of the original origins of the tea has been
somewhat lost, however, we do know that the tea has been used in the cultures that are
now part of China and Russia for many hundreds of years. NBC Dateline's report on
Kombucha stated that over 3 million people currently use this beverage as a health
alternative and daily tonic!
The main benefit, from drinking the tea, is helping the body in finding a natural balance.
This is one reason why it is not symptom specific – why it does not always help a
specific immune-related illness, but rather seems to go to a person’s own weakness or
personal imbalance. Such a substance which has no specific harmful effect is called an
adaptogen. Its adaptogen effect is seen mostly through its influence on the liver, the blood
and the digestive system, where it normalizes the acidity or pH. Metabolic balancing and
detoxification is perhaps the most important functions of Kombucha.
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|Kombucha cultures and bottled tea bought through Anahata Balance website is guarantied to be from organic sources, free from harmful
pathogens, and is bottled fresh, after you place your order, for purity and quality control. Unlike commercial varieties which may contain
preservatives, stabilizers, and other ingredients (to extend shelf life or create uniformity within their product), our tea is always made with pure
organic ingredients. Our tea and culture are brewed and processed at a state licensed facility through the Michigan State Department of
Agriculture and Food to insure that the bottled tea or culture starter kit you receive is in compliance with health regulations and made under
Because of this freshness guaranty our brewed tea may take up to 2 to 7 days before shipment is made.
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