What is kombucha

 

Kom-boo-cha is a sweet-tart beverage made by fermenting sweet tea with a special live-culture called SCOBY, acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts. SCOBY turns sweet tea into sweet and tart, lightly fizzy drink.

The microorganisms in kombucha SCOBY are passed on to the sweet tea liquor. They feed on tannins, nitrogen and sucrose from the sweet tea and convert it into organic acids like acetic acid, gluconic acid, antioxidants, enzymes, B-vitamins, and good bacteria-rich liquid called 'kombucha'.