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SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The SCOBYs in kombucha are in a gelatinous form that tends to float on the liquid. SCOBYs produce a unique fermentation process because they contain lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, and yeast. When this combination of bacteria and yeast combines, cellulose is formed. Cellulose collects and forms the gelatinous body of the SCOBY. SCOBY in Kombucha Production When making kombucha, you can’t skip…

As a tea drinker, you probably know that there are two main ways to brew tea. The first is using traditional tea bags, which can contain “tea dust.” Tea dust is actually broken-down tea leaves that get trapped at the bottom of the tea bag. The second way to brew tea is by using loose-leaf tea. Although some people claim that loose-leaf tea is harder to use, it’s well worth it because it is way…

From China, Japan, and India to France, England, America and beyond, few beverages can boast a longer history of enriching brews than tea. Whether you love loose leaf Oolong, imbibe a bit of English Breakfast in the morning, enjoy Darjeeling or Earl Grey or any number of scintillating brews, tea is one of the great beverages of the world. It has been brewed any number of ways over the millennia, with kettles and teapots being…

Out of all the different kinds of health drinks that people are interested in, there is nothing that outshines kombucha. Kombucha is praised for being unique, healthy, different, and somewhat of an anomaly. After all, it is fermented tea, and that is not something that you see every day. When you are first getting into kombucha and working with it, you may not know what to expect and you might believe that it is an…

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink. Drinkers of kombucha enjoy the benefits of antioxidants, probiotics, and B vitamins. Lactic acid probiotics form during the fermentation process and are the most common form of probiotics in fermented dairy products such as yogurt and kefir. Probiotics improve digestion and balance the population of bacteria in your gut. Benefits of Making Your Own Kombucha Enjoying this delicious beverage has its benefits but it also comes at a price.…

Whether it be because of an unwanted flavor or an expired label, unused tea bags may be taking up a ton of space in your kitchen or pantry since you might not have any idea what to do with them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reuse tea bags. Because of tea’s health properties, tea bags can be used for a variety of health benefits, especially for skin! Expired tea bags’ uses do not…

Matcha green tea is a finely ground powder made from specially grown and ground green tea leaves that originate in Japan. Matcha green tea is specifically made from the younger tea leaves from the green tea plant that is grown on green tea bushes that are kept under partial shade. The shade works to increase the chlorophyll, or nutrient that makes the leaves of green tea so especially green, content in the green tea leaves.…

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