Friday, January 20, 2017
My Home Grown Kombucha Scoby 自家培育红茶菌
I am into healthy eating, consuming a variety of foods and experimenting with many types of ingredients to feel good and maintain my health.
Chanced upon this ancient Chinese beverage when I was in China, the Chinese called it the "immortal health elixir". LOL
It is the Kombucha, a naturally fermented tea containing probiotic properties and other happy bacteria that can improve our digestive tract health and help to boost our immunity system. The most important benefit of drinking kombucha is its ability to detox the body.
To make kombucha tea, I need to grow a scoby.
My home grown scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), the living home for the bacteria and yeast, will transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha that is low in calories and sugar.
This is the tea base for my Kombucha tea
Initially I felt nervous and unsure about growing bacteria and yeast at home, but after reading up on the subject and consulting a Chinese physician, I decided to try it.
Growing a successful scoby culture from scratch is an encouraging and awe-inspiring experience. Next comes the brewing of Kombucha tea.
Health benefits of Kombucha as a probiotic :
Helps treat gastrointestinal (GI) complications
Increases calcium absorption
Increases metabolism and helps weight loss
Reduces joint pain and inflammation
Helps prevent certain cancers, such as pancreatic, breast and colon cancer
Aids detoxification of the human body
Helps lower cholesterol
Helps control blood pressure