What is Kombucha Tea?

Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago.

It is possible that thousands of years ago someone made a batch of regular sugary tea and set it aside forgetting to drink it. During the period of days that it was forgotten some rare airborne microorganisms took up residence in the tea. When the tea was tasted it was found to be very pleasant. After additional batches were made health benefits began to be noticed and its popularity quickly spread.

Kombucha Mushroom tea has been known by many names in many cultures. The word Kombucha is its Japanese name. It may have been introduced to Japan by a Korean physician by the name of Kombu around 415 AD.

Kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits throughout the body, especially your gut.

Our Certified Organic Kombucha is a fermented beverage consisting of green, black, rooibos, yerba mate,  or white teas, depending on which tea you drink.  We also add organic cane sugar (if we would add honey instead, the beverage would be called "Jun" tea) that’s used as a functional, probiotic food.

The sugar-tea solution is fermented by bacteria and yeast commonly known as a “SCOBY” (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Contrary to common claims, a SCOBY is not a kombucha mushroom. This tea contains the colony of bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar.

After fermentation, kombucha becomes naturally carbonated and contains vinegar, B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic). These bacteria are known as “cellulose-producing bacteria,” meaning they produce cellulose, which acts as a shield to cells.

mark stevens
What is an Essential Oil?

An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as ethereal oils or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.

Nature’s living energy, essential oils, are found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings.

Divine Living essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.

Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. 

With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

What is a Kombucha Mushroom?

The Kombucha Mushroom is not a true mushroom but pseudo lichen. It is a fibrous cellulose spongy membrane that is formed by the various Kombucha bacteria and yeast cells that live in the liquid sugary tea. It is primarily grown to act as an evaporation cap to keep the tea from evaporating and also to prevent other microorganisms from getting to the sugary tea. It has no sex, and produces no seeds or spores for the purpose of reproduction, but within the cells of the membrane are contained the same bacteria and yeasts cells that exist within the tea. When added to a new batch of tea you introduce these bacteria and yeasts which quickly colonize it, cause the tea to ferment.

Can drinking this tea harm me in any way?

Kombucha tea is safe to drink and even the Federal Drug Administration has indicated it is safe provided it is prepared in a clean manner like any other food or beverage you are planning to consume. Millions of people drink Kombucha daily and see positive benefits from doing so. A lot of people pose the safety question about Kombucha because they mistakenly believe it to be a mushroom and they are aware that some mushrooms are poisonous. Kombucha is not a mushroom; it is something more like lichen, a simple plant.

Levie Rufenacht