Kombucha 101: Everything You Need to Know About this Fermented Tea

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on kombucha, the ancient and delicious fermented tea that has gained immense popularity in recent years. Whether you are a health enthusiast or simply curious about this tangy and fizzy beverage, we've got you covered! In this blog post, you’ll find everything you need to know about kombucha, from its origin and brewing process to its potential health benefits and delicious flavours. 

What is Kombucha?


Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been enjoyed for centuries in various cultures around the world. It is made by combining sweetened black or green tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The SCOBY feeds on the sugar in the tea, transforming it into beneficial acids, probiotics, and other compounds. A most unfortunate name but a fascinating process! 

The Brewing Process

Brewing kombucha requires a few simple steps. First, a SCOBY is added to sweetened tea, which is left to ferment for about one to two weeks. During this time, the SCOBY consumes the sugar and releases carbon dioxide, resulting in a slightly effervescent drink. The longer it ferments, the more tart and acidic it becomes.

Potential Health Benefits

Kombucha is rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that support gut health and digestion. It also contains antioxidants that may help fight inflammation and boost the immune system. 

Ciara Turley, a nutrition and health coach also well known as @TheTummyFairy says that: 

I used to avoid fizzy drinks as they always made me bloated, so I was delighted to discover kombucha years ago in Australia, it’s brilliant as a non alcoholic tasty drink, and not only does it taste fantastic, it actually helps reduce any bloating!

Delicious Flavours

One of the most exciting aspects of kombucha is its wide range of flavours. From classic options like ginger or lemon to more adventurous combinations like rhubarb or lavender, there is a flavour for everyone's taste buds. Kombucha has a tangy depth of flavour that makes it an excellent non-alcoholic drink for any occasion. 

Louise Avery, founder of the innovative L.A. Brewery non-alcoholic drinks brand shares what she loves about kombucha: 
It's not just because of the complexity and mouthfeel, but the fact that you can play around with the fermentation to create a huge variety of flavour profiles which might resemble an IPA, a cider or even a light champagne.   

Kombucha LA Brewery

In conclusion, Kombucha is not just an on-trend beverage, but a powerful elixir that can offer numerous health benefits. From its rich probiotic content to its detoxifying properties, this fermented tea is a must-try for anyone seeking a refreshing and revitalising non-alcoholic drink that nourishes both the body and the mind. 

For more information on gut health check out @TheTummyFairy on Instagram, and click here to browse LA Brewery's delicious range of sparkling kombucha. 

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