V homemade Kombucha - PHANTOM
Naturally fermented living tea
Summer Beach (made with passion fruit and mango)
Beautiful Red (made with strawberry and grape)
Non-Newtonian Apple (made with red apple, green apple and lemon)
A symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), often known as a "mother" or "mushroom,"
is used to symbiotically ferment sugared tea to create kombucha. A SCOBY has a variety of
microbial communities. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is typically included in the yeast component,
along with other species, and Gluconacetobacter xylinus is virtually always included in the bacterial
component to oxidise alcohols generated by the yeast to acetic acid (and other acids). The SCOBY
is sometimes referred to as a "tea fungus" or "mushroom," but in reality, it is "a symbiotic growth of
acetic acid bacteria and osmophilic yeast species in a zoogleal mat [biofilm]." One of the explanations
for the drink's appeal is the probiotic properties of the living bacteria.