What is kombucha? An effervescent fermented tea made from regular black/green tea, sugar and the starter culture, also known as the Scoby. What is that alien-looking thing and why do I want it in my tea? Scoby is actually an acronym for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast”. The bacteria is Acetobacter (a genus of acetic acid bacteria). The yeast eats the sugar in the tea and excrete alcohol. The bacteria in turn eat the alcohol and create acetic acid. If …
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