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By Ben BOUCKLEY
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Kombucha is an ancient Chinese tea made of live bacteria and yeast that is 2,000+ years old, and is made by adding a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast to sweetened tea. The culture then feeds on the sugars during fermentation – producing alcohol and amino acids.
The drink has earned a name as something of a craft beverage elixir, and fans say the probiotics therein aid digestion while amino acids help detoxify the liver. Then there’s the buzz you’re said to get from kombucha's mild alcohol and caffeine content, according to this brand from Bellingham, Washington state.