About my Ayurvedic “Living” Kombucha
I make Kombucha with a well balanced blend of organic, wild harvested, natural, organic herbal tea and spices and pure filtered Reverse Osmosis water.
My Kombucha is not pasteurised like many other brands. It is a living drink full of nutrients from the tea, pro-biotics from the culture. It is fragrant, nourishing and refreshing. The flavours are harmonised with a fizz. You can drink it on its own or mix it with juice or soda water. Once you have tried my Kombucha you will fall in love with it!
While making Kombucha I keep in mind various Ayurvedic Constitutions and Doshas (Humors). I have developed recipes that cater for three different Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. More information below.
GINGER BEER: Redbush Tea, fresh ginger, cloves and spice blend – perfect warming drink, balancing your digestion. Ideal for Vata and Kapha Constitution
TROPICS : Exotic Fruits, flowers and cardamom spice blend – Burst of exotic fruity flavours. Ideal for all Ayurvedic constitutions – Vata, Pitta and Kapha
NOURISH: Redbush Tea, cinnamon and spice blend – Lovely deep flavours of cinnamon and other spices. Ideal for people with Vata and Kapha Constitution
REFRESH: Green Tea, Fresh Mint and Turmeric blend – Very minty, refreshing and cooling. Ideal for people with Pitta Constitution
A few words on Ayurvedic Humors (Doshas)
According to Ayurveda we are made of five elements – fire, water, air, ether and earth. These five elements are in different proportions in each of us. A Humor or Dosha is a combination of two elements. There are three Humors – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each one of us a certain amount of these three humors in our body. However there is a predominance in one or two humors which determines our basic constitution. Eating according to our constitution brings homeostasis, great health and well-being.
Vata – Air and Ether – qualities are cold and dry. Foods that balance Vata are warm, nourishing and heavy
Pitta – Water and Fire – qualities are fluid and hot. Foods that balance Pitta are cooling, dry and moderately light
Kapha – Water and Earth – qualities are dense, heavy and cold. Foods that balance Kapha are light, dry and warm
1 Litre flip top bottle – $12 (plus $2 for flip top glass bottle that is refundable upon return)
I use flip top bottles to minimize on environmental waste. They can be returned back for a refill. For larger quantities, please pre-order. Pick up from Beach Haven.
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What is Kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, gut and immune supportive beverage, traditionally consisting of black tea and sugar that’s used as a functional, probiotic food. The sugar-tea solution is fermented by bacteria and yeast commonly known as a “SCOBY” (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar.
Although it’s usually made with black tea, kombucha can also be made with green tea, redbush tea and other non-caffeinated herbal teas. After fermentation, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic). These bacteria are known as “cellulose-producing bacteria,” meaning they produce cellulose, which acts as a shield to cells.
The following probiotics make up this health elixir:
- Gluconacetobacter (>85 percent in most samples)
- Acetobacter (<2 percent)
- Lactobacillus (up to 30 percent in some samples)
- Zygosaccharomyces (>95 percent)
Benefits of Kombucha
Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, your brain and (especially) your gut.
Due to the fermentation process involved in creating kombucha, it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics. These bacteria line your digestive tract and support your immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection and illness.
Since 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, and the digestive system is the second largest part of your neurological system, it’s no surprise that the gut is considered the “second brain.”
Drinking kombucha every day can help you to maintain peak immune health, which trickles down into an impressive number of benefits for your overall health. It’s a healthier and delicious substitute for sodas, satisfying that craving for a fizzy drink.
1. Helps prevent a wide variety of diseases
2. Supports a healthy gut
3. May help improve mental state
4. Beneficial for the lungs
5. Powerful antibacterial agent
6. Helpful in managing diabetes
7. Good for the cardiovascular system
8. Helps maintain a healthy liver