Brewing Your Own Kombucha and Kefir, and the Benefits of Probiotics!
Have you brewed your own Kombucha?
A healthy digestive tract is important to our daily well-being. Probiotics, like those in live kombucha and kefir, (and foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut) may help with that. What a joy to include tea in another ritual in our lives, bringing the preparation of tea to another level.
Probiotics are microbes, “good” bacteria in your digestive tract, and in food/drink (and supplements) that may help colonize our guts with health-boosting live microorganisms to aid with digestion and offer a layer of protection from harmful bacteria. Even some chronic conditions can be traced to an imbalance of the bacteria in your gut. A balanced gut is a very good thing to have, and you can feel it when it’s out of balance.
Kombucha is a fermented drink that contains active cultures, made with tea and sugar, traditional throughout the world. The addition of a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) creates a nutrient-rich drink that provides vitamins, minerals, acids and enzymes. Fermentation can take anywhere from 5-10 days depending on temperature of the space and the thickness or strength of the SCOBY. Sugar is consumed during fermentation, so kombucha ends up being a low-sugar drink when ready to consume. It’s slightly sweet and tangy flavor is also delicious.
Kefir is a cultured dairy product, rich in probiotics. It is a tangy, slightly effervescent drink with similarities to a thin yogurt. It’s an age-old beverage from the Caucasus Mountains in Western Asia. Kefir is made using starter “grains,” which is a combination of bacteria and yeasts that interact with the milk to make the lightly fermented drink. These grains are actually a gelatinous grouping holding a generous variety of bacteria and yeast from which you can continually make new batches of kefir.
Fusion Teas sells what you need to brew your own kombucha and kefir. Learn more about how to make milk kefir, and find out the difference between milk kefir and water kefir.
Start brewing kombucha from home! With this ONE purchase – you can brew unlimited batches of on-going kombucha for you and your friends or family. Who better to get a SCOBY from than a premium tea company!
Our Organic Kefir Grains have been carefully cared for. We obtain our grains from many sources. These grains are fresh and take very little time to activate after transit. We give them fresh milk daily to keep them healthy, active, and well-balanced.