Welcome to Kombucha FAQ page.
On this page I am collecting all the interesting questions that people are usually trying to get an answer to.
Is Kombucha a Mushroom?
No! A lot of people think it is a fungus, but they are mistaken. Yeast are a fungi, however it is closer to a kind of a lichen.
RDA - Recommended Daily Allowance - How much should I drink?
At first your should start drinking your Tea 2-3 times a day 100-200ml (4-8oz) on and empty stomach. Over some time, when you'll get used drinking it, you can inscrease dosage as your body will want it more - don't drink excessivelly.
Is there any alcohol in my Kombu-Tea?
When brewing your Tea even longer than recommended 8-12 days there can be small percentage of alcohol in your drink (less then 0,5%). Some beer brewers are trying to make some kind of Kombucha-Beer drink - can wait to try one of these.
Can I make it without Sugar?
No! First let me tell you that sugar is not for you - it is for the Mushroom Culture. Sugar is it's food and by the time your Tea will be ready, no more or minimum quantites of sugar will remain.
What is SCOBY?
SCOBY - Symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which we usually call a mushroom. However, Kombucha is not a mushroom as already told above.
Kombucha Tea Deaths - Is Kombucha dangerous?
Well, I would say that Kombucha Tea can be dangerous if you are not following all the precise rules about hot wo make your drink:
Numerous scientific studies have found that kombucha, which is both simple to brew and very inexpensive, fights off deadly pathogens, helps populate the gut with beneficial bacteria, boosts the immune system, protects vital organs from damage, and may even help slow the aging process.
This, of course, is more than likely the real reason why the medical and drug industries are so vehemently opposed to people drinking kombucha - this health-promoting and disease-preventing elixir can actually cure and prevent illness, which is a threat to the establishment.
Numerous studies show kombucha fights deadly pathogens, helps restore digestive function and strong immunity!
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