What exactly is ‘Kombucha’?

Posted On: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Here at the Juice House we hooked up with a local Coventry food blogger and expert nutritionist Wild Bare & Natural. She keeps us in fresh supply of absolutely delightful raw chocolate bars. she also brings us this other magical stuff… It is called Kombucha… So, what the heck is it?

Picture by Nina Freeman

Kombucha has a Chinese heritage that dates back 2,000 years. So whilst it may only be starting to trend amongst health bloggers and hippie hipsters now, it has actually been around for quite a long time. Essentially it’s a fermented tea full of probiotics that does all kinds of wonder stuff for the body – think boosted metabolism, lowered cholesterol, stronger immunity and helps to improve joints and ease aches.


It is often referred to as ‘Scoby’ – ‘ symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts’, which could definitely appear as a villain at the end of a marvel graphic novel.

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Well, that’s what google tells me about the stuff they call ‘Kombucha’ … if you were looking for a super brief overview… hopefully that will help. Otherwise, check out these links from far more qualified writers to find out more –

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