Kombucha is an ancient tea or tonic that has been consumed in China for thousands of years. The fizzy, fermented drink largely consists of sugar and black tea with some added additional fruit and spices for extra flavour.
Kombucha is believed to be healing for your gut as it contains a large number of healthy bacteria known as probiotics. These probiotics or “good bugs” line your digestive tract and support your immune system as well as absorb nutrients and fight infections.
The fermented tea is also believed to be rich in inflammation-fighting B vitamins, vitamin C, digestive enzymes and beneficial acids like acetic, lactic and gluconic acids. Plus, you get the benefits of the antioxidants in the black tea.