Kombucha is a delicious bubbly probiotic tea that dates to ancient China. It is raw, non-alcoholic and made by fermenting sweet tea with a live kombucha culture. The culture of bacteria and yeast (known as a SCOBY) that is critical in brewing kombucha, is what transforms sweet tea into a beverage with completely different properties, and not just in taste.
At Café Xpresso, we are featuring Cross Culture Kombucha which is made and bottled locally in Danbury, CT. They use organic loose-leaf teas, filtered water, organic cane sugar and live Kombucha cultures. There are no preservatives used. The live cultures found in Cross Culture Kombucha are loaded with beneficial probiotics, vitamins and antioxidants.
Kombucha is said to improve digestive health, support a healthy immune system, assist with
detoxification, improve bone health and provide an energy boost and mood-lifting affect without
caffeine. It is low in sugar, only 5 grams per 8 oz serving.
Kombucha gives your body what it needs to detoxify and rebalance and is LOADED with: B vitamins, probiotics, antioxidants, Vitamin C, healthy acids (such as lactic, gluconic, acetic, amino), and glucosamines. Kombucha provides all these in a form that is easy for your body to assimilate. Kombucha improves digestive health, supports a healthy immune system, assists with detoxification, improves joint health, and provides an energy boost and mood-lifting without caffeine.
When it comes to kombucha, less is more according to Cross Culture. If you are not accustomed to kombucha or to probiotics and fermented foods at all, it is suggested to starting out with 4 – 8 oz on an empty stomach 2 times a day followed by plenty of water to flush the toxins. Over time, you can increase the amount. The caps Cross Culture uses are high quality double sealed conical caps that allows you to reseal the bottle and retain carbonation better than you would expect.
So come & try some for yourself!