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Kombucha Tea Benefits

kombucha teaSome of us heard about this interesting fermented beverage, kombucha tea, known also as tea fungus or manchurian tea. There are talks about its being effective for some diseases and health conditions, that is why it is quite popular in the far east, mainly in China and Japan. However, a little is known about it in modern Europe and North America where plenty of enthusiasts are eager to know what is kombucha tea and what are its potential health benefits. Actually, kombucha is a natural beverage made by fermenting a special culture of bacteria and yeast known as “Kombucha mushroom” in common black or white tea. Though the kombucha culture is sometimes considered mushroom, biologically it is qute far from it, being only a composition of acetic acid bacteria like Acetobacter and some types of yeast like Candida stellata, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or other. Some biology specialists call it a microbial culture, or something that is known as a zoogleal mat. (more…)