Kombucha Scobies make a fermented living bacteria cultured drink that has been drunk for centuries. It is extensively made and consumed all over the world and its popularity is exploding.
The exact origins of the ancient drink have become murky over time, but it is believed to have originated in the Far East. The first recorded use of Kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty and it has similarly been reported to have been documented in Russia, Eastern Europe and Japan through the ages It is believed that the name Kombucha came from Japan in 415 AD where a Korean physician “Kombu” treated the Japanese Emperor Inyko with the fermented tea and from then it took his name “Kombu” and “cha” meaning tea.
So What exactly is a SCOBY?
"Scoby" is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. And that's exactly what it is! A scoby is the living home for the bacteria and yeast that live in the scoby and transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha. They come in all shapes and sizes and every scoby is unique.
As Kombucha scabies are naturally occurring there shape, size and appearance can vary.