What is Kombucha and How to Make it

Kombucha (also tea mushroomtea fungus, or Manchurian mushroom when


Kombucha, including the culture of bacteria and yeast

referring to the culture; botanical name Medusomyces gisevii Lindau is a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescentsweetened blackor green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Sometimes the beverage is called kombucha tea to distinguish the name from the kombucha culture of bacteria and yeast.


he exact origins of kombucha as a drink are not known.[7] It is thought to have originated in the area of Northeastern China, and was traditionally consumed there, but also in Russia and eastern Europe

Tepache (Fermented Pineapple) Recipe

  1. 1 ripe whole pineapple (or use just the peels)
  2. 1 cup raw cane sugar (Rapadura, panela or Piloncillo)
  3. 5 whole cloves.
  4. 1 whole cinnamon stick.
  5. 1 quart purified water.
  6. 1/2-1 tsp (or 4g) brewer’s yeast (optional) This increases the alcohol content of the brew.

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