Kombucha began as a time-honoured tea ritual over 2,000 years ago in China, and was loved for its reviving taste and health promises.
But the secret's out now, and this naturally detoxifying elixir of probiotics and antioxidants - also known as the 'elixir of life' - is now enjoyed the world over.
Kombucha is a raw living tea, made through adding a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (otherwise known as a SCOBY) to tea, raw cane sugar and water. The combination of these elements triggers the fermentation process, metabolising the sugars into a unique range of health-giving enzymes, probiotics and antioxidants. This leaves us with the gift of kombucha: a naturally energising and detoxifying tonic for your body.
Kombucha has been shown to foster gut healing and is also widely regarded as an overall digestive health tonic. It has also been thought through studies to assist in the treatment of joint stiffness, heartburn, arthritis and candida. To cap it all off, its B vitamin properties restore the body with a natural energy boost. You can read up on more kombucha health benefits over here.