As a major part of the hand crafted organic beverages category this non-alcoholic drink has enjoyed a surge of popularity for a many years now, due in part to its health benefits and probiotics, but mainly it’s refreshing variety of flavors.
Kombucha tea is made by fermenting sweetened black tea with a flat, pancake-like culture of yeasts and bacteria called the “Kombucha mushroom.” It is not actually a mushroom, but is called one because of the shape and color of the foam that forms on top of the tea after it ferments. It is thought that Kombucha originated in Asia during the Chinese Tsin dynasty in 212 BC. This Eastern Tea was referred to as the Remedy for Immortality or the Tea of Immortality. It soon spread soon to India and Russia through travelers and traders. Kombucha resurfaced in Japan after people found this fermented tea drink responsible for their astonishing health, longevity and well-being. Today the tea – once routinely used by Samurai – is enjoyed worldwide.
Growler USA customers don’t drink Kombucha for the just the health benefits – They drink it for the taste! Served by the pint out of kegs on tap, a refreshing glass of Kombucha can be just “thing” to give you that special boost from the healthy probiotics.