Have you heard of kombucha? Well if not this will be even more of an enlightening experience for you!
So let’s start off with the basics – what actually is it?!
Kombucha is a naturally carbonated fermented tea. The process to make it is actually exceedingly simple & basically involves adding a colony of specific bacteria known as a SCOBY (which looks like a slightly alien mat, you’d have to see one to understand what I mean) to a cooled container of tea with a little sugar (this feeds those bacteria & fuels the fermentation process). That goes on for 2-4 weeks, then the SCOBY is removed & the partially fermented tea bottled under pressure. You can add flavourings like a little juice or cordial at this point & then the kombucha is left for its 2nd fermentation for another 10-14 days to produce its characteristic fizz.
So why on Earth is everyone going crazy for this stuff – well that’s the interesting bit!