May 16, 2011

Powerful Kombucha Tea

The other tea which is growing popular for its benefits in heath is kombucha tea. Let's learn how to make and what are the benefits of it.  

Making Kombucha tea :
Materials :
A kombucha Mushroom aka Scoby aka Kombucha Culture, tea bags or loose tea, sugar, non latex hand gloves, a jar, water.

Preparation methods ::
  • Be sure your hand is clean.
  • Take a clean vessel and fill it with three liters of water.
  • Place the vessel on the stove and boil the water on a high flame for five minutes to purify it.
  • Dip the tea bags in the boiling water to get the black tea. Or you can add five teaspoon of loose tea and make the black tea.
  • When the mixture becomes warmer, add ½ or 1 cup of sugar. 
  • Stir the mixture well with a long handle spoon
  • Cover the mixture with a lid and let it to usual room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, you can prepare the jar for fermentation process. 
  • Wash the jar with extremely hot water to kill the impurities and micro organisms.
  • Once the tea cools down, pour it in the sanitized jar and add the liquid first that you got with a culture. If you wish to make this drink again, retain some Kombucha drink (10% of the total drink) to add to the next mixture as a 'starter liquid'.
  • Now, add the live culture to the jar and seal the jar with tightly woven fabric, such a s, tea towel or paper towel etc. And keep the jar in a dry place for about 8-10 days for fermentation.
  • Once it is fermented well, wear the clean gloves again and gently remove the culture from the jar 
  • Place them in a sanitized vessel along with little Kombucha on it and cover it with a lid.
  • Keep the little tea for the next time and fill rest of the tea in the bottle with the help of sterilized strainer  close the bottles.
  • Now, let the drink mature and for this you need to keep it at room temperature for three to five days and then refrigerate it. 
  • A cold Kombucha tea tastes best so you can also add extra ice cubes while serving it in glass.
But, practically you can also buy ready made kombucha tea as alternative

Benefits of Kombucha Tea
- It has detoxifying qualities.
- It is an energetic drink .
- It improves blood circulation and pressure.
- It improves eyesight.
- Promotes better hair growth.
- Kombucha tea prevents and controls bladder infections.
- Reduces skin problems.
- It is beneficial for respiratory diseases.

Do your best and enjoy your kombucha tea

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