Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea sweetened with sugar and fermented with a colony of bacteria and yeast called SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), also known as the "mother of kombucha." During the fermentation process, the SCOBY consumes much of the sugar and turns the tea into a slightly fizzy, acidic drink.
Kombucha is believed to have its origins in Asia hundreds of years ago, though its popularity has been growing worldwide in recent years thanks to its unique flavor and potential health benefits. It is described as a refreshing drink with a sweet and sour taste at the same time, and can be found in several varieties of flavors and combinations.
Kombucha is considered a probiotic drink, meaning it contains beneficial gut bacteria that can help support a healthy and balanced digestive system. In addition, it has also been associated with other potential health benefits, such as reduced inflammation and improved immune system, although more research is needed to confirm these effects.