I have been making kombucha at home for several years now. I am so happy that I am able to access it at most stores now. This is great to be able to purchase when I am traveling for work and need assistance with digestion on the road!
That being said, the prices of store bought kombucha can be quite steep, averaging between $3-$5 or more for a single bottle. For me, it is well worth the effort to make kombucha at home and save a lot of money. It costs PENNIES to make it at home!
For those of you who are new to making kombucha, I will give you a brief overview. Kombucha is basically fermented sweet tea. A culture of yeast and bacteria called a SCOBY is used to ferment this beverage. If you are alarmed at the amount of sugar used in the recipe below, there is no need to worry. The bacteria and yeast are consuming the sugars and so the end product has a low amount of sugar.
Better digestion and detoxification are a couple of the benefits you can receive from consuming kombucha. I have experienced improved digestion when drinking kombucha, especially while I am traveling.
Sometimes that is the only fermented product I can access while traveling is kombucha. It has helped me many times to digest a restaurant meal better. Dr. Josh Axe has written a much more comprehensive article on the benefits of kombucha here.
Let me know if you have any questions or chat with me in the comments below!