I was introduced to Kombucha a couple years ago by a friend, and have been a big fan ever since. It is a definitely a much healthier choice than those empty calorie soda’s and soft drinks American’s love to consume today.
So What is Kombucha?
It is thought that the Kombucha mushroom (it’s not actually a mushroom) originated in China or the Middle East and spread via the caravan routes of trade. The first recorded mention of the tea was in China in the year 221 BC where it was known as “the Tea of Immortality”. In 414 A.D. Dr. Kombu from Korea brought Kombucha to Japan to treat the Japanese emperor Inkyo. From Japan, this incredible tonic spread to Russia, Europe, and India.