Kombucha may have just recently become popular in the Western World, but it has been used in the east for thousands of years. In ancient China, Kombucha was called the immortal health elixir because all of the health benefits that Kombucha provides; and its effectiveness at preventing everything from arthritis to cancer.
It is easy to be skeptical about the health benefits of Kombucha, because natural and herbal remedies rarely live up to their promises. However, this beverage is a little different. There have been several studies done by well-respected researchers that may demonstrate that Kombucha does have some health benefits. In fact, researchers have noticed a trend in countries that drink Kombucha regularly; from lower or non-existent cancer rates as well as other degenerative diseases to better overall health.
The great thing is, you can grow your own Kombucha at home for almost nothing. Kombucha tea is made with something called SCOBY, an acronym for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Once you have grown your SCOBY, you can use it to make Kombucha tea and reap the health benefits. In this article, we will go over the six steps needed to grow Kombucha SCOBY and turn it into a delicious tea.
ONE: Determine Your Route
Your first step is going to be determining your route. You have a couple of choices when it comes to this task. If this is your first time brewing Kombucha then you have to choose whether to grow your own or get a starter Kombucha SCOBY from the store. If you know someone who brews it, then you may be able to get starter supplies from them. If you do not want to get a store-bought starter SCOBY, but instead want to grow your own from scratch, then read on and discover exactly how it is done.