Kombucha Tea Recipe The Potion of Youth

Before starting with the Kombucha tea recipe let me tell you a bit about its origins. Kombucha has been appreciated for a very long time, Kombucha seems that it is around 2000 years old in China. Kombucha is the name of the liquid realized after the symbiotic interaction with the bacteria, the yeast and the organic substances of vegetal nature found in tea and sugar, but it is also the name of the respective culture.

For over than 2000 years ago, in China, in the time of Tsin’s dynasty, a culture was found that it was believed it had the secret to eternal life. It was a peculiar thing, it grew only in sweetened black tea, it evolved fastly in a jelly form and it didn’t look that good and the yellow liquid obtained from its filtration had a refreshing taste.

Later, after a few hundred years, it was officialized as a remedy in Japan, when the Emperor Inkyo ruled the country, who suffered from a serious digestive disease that no medic could cure. He called medics from China and medic Kombu came and brought with him this new drink made from a miraculous mushroom.

Miraculous not only because the Emperor was cured by miracle but also after drinking it for a while he felt stronger and younger like never before. Enthusiastic he named the mushroom after the medic that brought it, Kombucha.

This mushroom was carried by merchants from the extreme Orient up to Rusia, where it gained big popularity and was known as “Kwas tea”. This mushroom’s juice was a priceless remedy for rheumatism, gout, digestive issues, poisons, infectious diseases and some forms of cancer.

From the beginning of 1915 studies where initiated, especially in Rusia, Germany and the Baltic Countries. This remedy is as effective as it is peculiar in many diseases. It is easy to make it at home, it might be the reason for why it became so wide-spread.

It is said that Kombucha strengthens and regains the lost vitality, eliminates the slow poison effects of the body and protects you from most diseases becoming some kind of heal-all. It is used from Urali and even up to Switzerland or Spain. A small legend was born around this remedy, that helped around many afflictions, from small to big ones.

From the list of benefits, we enumerate the detoxification of the body, preventing the apparition of cancer, helps in weight loss, helps digestion, strengthens the immune system and it offers energy. If you were looking for a kombucha tea recipe I will propose a few intriguing recipes that I’ve found on the internet. Yes! Not one kombucha tea recipe but tree really good ones.

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1. Rosemary Lemonade with Kombucha

We will need:

  • Two Liters of Kombucha tea without flavors.
  • 3-4 twigs of rosemary.
  • 1 grapefruit.
  • 1 lemon.
  • 1 big enough jar for all of the above.
  • One filter (some clean cloth or a coffee filter will do).

What we need to do:

  1. Squeeze the grapefruit to obtain its juice.
  2. Peel the lemon from its shell.
  3. Add in the jar the grapefruit juice, the lemon’s shell and the rosemary twigs.
  4. Pour the kombucha tea into the jar.
  5. Mix the ingredients.
  6. Cover the mouth of the jar with the filter.
  7. We will let the composition sit for 72 hours at room’s temperature.
  8. After those 72 hours, we mix and filter the composition.
  9. We add ice cubes and enjoy.
  10. If you’d like your drink a bit more acidulated you could leave the composition sit at room’s temperature for 5-6 days before adding it to the fridge.

2. Lemonade With Kombucha, Ginger, and Currant

We will need:

  • 3 liters of homemade Kombucha tea.
  • 1 cup of Currant.
  • 1 spoon of freshly shaved ginger.
  • 2 spoons of sugar.
  • 2 cups of water.

What we need to do:

  1. In a pot, we will add the Currant, shaved ginger, sugar, and water. We will let it on fire until it boils.
  2. We will then set the heat to lower and mix for 15 minutes. Crush the Currant until we obtain a syrup.
  3. We will let the syrup cool until it reaches room’s temperature.
  4. We will add the syrup over Kombucha tea and mix with a wooden spoon until we obtain an even mix.
  5. We will pour the liquid into bottles.
  6. If you would like your drink a bit more acidulated you can leave the bottles at room’s temperature for 1-3 days before adding them to the fridge.
  7. Enjoy!

3. Kombucha with Raspberry and Lime

We will need:

  • 3 liters of homemade Kombucha tea.
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberry.
  • The juice of two limes.
  • Raspberry and lime slices for decor.

What we need to do:

  1. In a glass jar we will add the raspberry and lemon juice then we will pour the Kombucha tea.
  2. We will cover the jar with a cloth or a coffee filter and leave to fermate for 1-2 days.
  3. After 1-2 days, pour the composition in carafes and store in the fridge.
  4. Best served with ice and lime slices…even with a few mint leaves.