One of our favorite things in the world is Kombucha. We love it because not only is it tasty, but also has a lot of wonderful health benefits. Kombucha has probiotics, is an immune builder, aids in digestion, improves brain function, detoxifies, helps remove heavy metals from our systems, balances internal pH, promotes healthy joints and has theanine which helps ease stress by increasing seratonin levels…just to name a few of Kombucha’s benefits.
Recently we have been researching how to make out own Kombucha. One of our favorite Kombucha suppliers is Kombucha Mama out of Bend, Oregon. Kombucha Mama has a great website with a ton of information (if you are ever in the Bend area you can also stop in and their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful—I give them 5 stars). The following is a link to Kombucha Mama’s How to Make Kombucha page: http://www.kombuchamama.com/brew-class . From all of the different websites we research, we found this one the most user friendly, especially for first-timers.
Yesterday we went and adopted an wonderfully healthy SCOBY that we lovingly have named Toby. Today we prepped our tea and let Toby join his new living habitat (for the next 8-15 days). So far Toby looks very happy and healthy and is relaxing in a quiet, dust free cupboard. We will be keeping a close eye on in and posting updates. Here’s hoping that our first adventure in homemade Kombucha turns out to be a tasty one…we will find out on Christmas as that is when our whole Kombucha making process should be complete.