It’s alive, it’s alive! What exactly is it? In this case, it is Kombucha, and it is alive. Kombucha, whose nicknames include the “immortal health elixir,” “mushroom tea” (it’s not made with mushrooms), “‘buch,” and many more, is a fermented tea known for its purported health benefits. It’s made with tea (plain, usually green or black), sugar, and a funky symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast called a SCOBY. The fermented and frequently fizzy finished product contains healthy acids, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and…
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