We’ve all been there. That awkward feeling when everyone is talking about how cool something is and you have a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y no idea… kombucha drink what?!
We get it and we’re here to help break it down for ya: what on earth IS kombucha?
Remedy Nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill explains, in a nutshell, kombucha (often lovingly referred to as “booch”) is fermented tea.
The traditional method of making kombucha – which we follow at Remedy – involves a natural fermentation of sweet tea with a live culture. The live culture is known as a SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. Also sometimes called The Mother.
The result is a sweet and sour sparkling drink that contains the goodness of live cultures, tea polyphenols, or antioxidants, and organic acids. Better yet, it’s downright delicious! You can even brew your own booch at home – Remedy recipe here.
Now, before you go passing it off as a fad, you should know that it’s believed that kombucha originated in China around 2000 years ago. People around the world have been making and enjoying kombucha for thousands of years, particularly throughout Eastern Europe and Asia. Find out more about the history of kombucha here.
At Remedy, we make our kombucha according to the same ancient traditions as the origins of kombucha. Long-aged brewed and FULL of the good stuff. In fact, Remedy began on our founders’ Sarah and Emmet Condon’s kitchen counter, and we are still brewing with the same live culture they first started out with!