Kombucha is made from sweet tea, so at first glance one could easily assume it is a sugary beverage. However, further examination would reveal that sugar plays a critical role in the fermentation process that occurs as the sweet tea becomes kombucha.
Small batch kombucha typically goes through 2 fermentation processes before you drink it. During this transformation, the sweet tea you begin with turns into fizzy kombucha with a myriad of health benefits for the mind, body, and gut.
If you’re a kombucha brewer, you’ve definitely experienced yeast before. We get lots of questions about what that brown stringy stuff is that’s floating around your brew or growing along the bottom of your SCOBY.