Kombucha is a sweetened fermented drink, made out of different types of teas and a mixed culture of benefic bacteria and yeast. Depending on the recipe, kombucha may be done using a large variety of teas, each one having its unique flavor when reaching maturity.
The choice regarding the tea type and sugar will change the taste of the final product. So if you want to buy one already made or to prepare it at home, you need to know about the differences and choose the one that suits you best. The health benefits remain the same, although depending on the tea’s properties they can vary.
Jasmin Green Tea
The kombucha beverage made out of green tea is resembled with an excellent champagne, having a much lighter taste than the variety using black tea. The color is lighter and the acidity a bit diminished, having the taste more like wine, than rather like cider. Of course, green tea has its varieties and flavors as well. For instance, Jasmine green tea is much preferred in China even from the ancient dynasties. If you never tried it, you must know this variety of green tea has the beautiful scent of Jasmine flowers every time you take a sip of it. The process of making this tea, which implies putting layers of Jasmin petals in between layers of green tea leaves, and the to leave then in wooden chests until the petals work their magic, makes this tea a very particular one. The kombucha made with Jasmin green tea with have a soft, flowery taste.
Green Tea Kombucha – Senecha,
Sencha green tea is another type of tea appreciated for its high content of vitamin C. Even though the tea leaves of Sencha can be harvested throughout the entire year, the ones collected by the end of April make the best tea.
They are the most tender leaves and enhance the quality of the tea. If used for kombucha, this green tea will give the beverage a light, but grassy and dry taste. So as you can see, every type of tea chosen for the making of kombucha will imprint its characteristics over the final drink.
If we are to think about the benefits brought by the tea, you should know green tea is a very powerful antioxidant and natural energizer. So green tea kombucha is great after a hard workout or physical effort. It has the property of not allowing the lactic acid to gather up in your muscles, making them inflamed and painful. It will also rejuvenate your energy and help you get the best nutrients out of your next meal. A great quality green tea kombucha can be more than a mere energizer. The antioxidants coming from the green tea are amazing in a significant number of diseases and their prevention. Antioxidants prevent body cells to decay and be affected by free radicals. Thus, we are much more protected from developing any cancer, by boosting the immune system. Introduced in the daily diet, even in small quantities, it can help with other disorders, like insomnia, fatigue, arthritis and many other unwanted diseases.