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About Kombucha

Brief History

The origins of Kombucha (kom-boo-cha) have become lost in the mists of time.  It is thought to have originated in the Far East, probably China during the Tsin Dynasty (221 BC) where the ancients called it the “Elixir of Longevity” for its health benefits.  Ever since, it has been part of the ancient Zen philosophy of life and valued for its harmonizing effects on the body and soul.

The name “Kombucha” is said to have come from Japan in 415 AD.  People in Russia have a long tradition of using a healing drink called “Tea Kvass” made from a “Japanese Mushroom”.  From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark.  Today it is known and consumed around the world for its extraordinary health benefits.

What is Kombucha?

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA is a raw, freshly brewed, naturally effervescent fermented probiotic drink made by hand from sweet tea and a Kombucha culture known as a “SCOBY” (Symbiotic Culture Of friendly Bacteria and Yeast).  The culture is alive and is a co-dependent blend of healthy bacteria, yeasts and other micro-organisms.  Scoby is also referred to as a culture, mother, and baby.

This culture is said to have evolved from a plant organism over 2.5 billion years ago.  The Kombucha culture metabolizes the sugar and tea to grow and transforms the liquid into a by-product contains billions of healthy probiotic micro-organisms along with the organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids, and polyphenols produced by these microbes.

Although there is little published research on Kombucha, the fact that it is still here today after 2000 years is a testimonial in itself and that millions of people throughout the world have found it to have great value for it’s amazing health properties.

How does it taste?

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA is a pleasant tasting, powerfully effective health and energizing drink.  The taste can vary depending on how it is made.  The basic recipe will produce a slightly sparkling, sweet and sour drink.

After the Kombucha has fermented, we add the highest quality organic ingredients (freshly squeezed organic ginger root juice, organic lemons and limes, organic blue green algae and organic cranberries).

Once the fresh ingredients are blended with the Kombucha base, we then add the 5 flower essences to each batch.

We never stockpile large quantities because we believe fresh is best.  Our aim is to make each bottle taste as wonderful as it will make you feel.

Does ANNE’s KOMBUCHA contain caffeine or alcohol?

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA contains small amounts of naturally occurring caffeine from the organic green and black tea.  There is no added caffeine.

There is a trace of alcohol in it due to the natural fermentation process.  It is so low that it falls into a “non-alcoholic” beverage.  You can expect less than or equal to 0.5% by volume alcohol content.  ANNE’s KOMBUCHA tests every batch to ensure it meets this standard.

Why does ANNE’s KOMBUCHA use sugar?

Sugar is used as part of the ANNE’s KOMBUCHA recipe but it is not used as a sweetener.   It is the easiest food for the culture to ferment.  The Kombucha cannot ferment without sugar.   The sugar is broken down and converted into different components of the finished drink.  Sucrose is easiest to digest by the yeasts; they consume the sugar and put out carbon dioxide (the sparkly effect) & ethanol (alcohol).  The bacteria then consume the alcohol and the end product contains amino acids, trace vitamins, minerals and billions of probiotics we benefit from when consumed.

Does Kombucha contain caffeine, alcohol, gluten, preservatives…?

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA contains small amounts of naturally occurring caffeine from the organic green and black tea.  There is no added caffeine stimulants.

We test every batch to ensure the end product is a non-alcoholic beverage (less than or equal to 0.5% by volume alcohol content).

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA is vegan, gluten free and uses absolutely NO GMO’s, colors, preservatives or artificial sweeteners.

What are the benefits?

ANNE’s KOMBUCHA is a probiotic, detoxifying, rejuvenating, anti-oxidant, energizing, naturally carbonated beverage.  It has been known to boost the body’s immune system, to detoxify the liver, increase energy, to improve eyesight, digestion and elimination, to maintain healthy blood pressure and body alkalinity, and support joint health as well as healthy flora in the gastrointestinal tract.

Other benefits have been reported, such as increased metabolism, relief of headaches and migraines (including hangovers), aid in cancer recovery, improve skin elasticity, weight loss, enhance mood, fight allergies, aid in healthy cell regeneration and help to rid the body of disease.

The Kombucha benefits you experience may vary.  Due to its detoxifying effect, Kombucha is not recommended for pregnant or lactacting women.

Why add Flower Essences?

The secret of Anne’s Kombucha with Flower Essences is that it supports you body’s own system to maintain balance and well-being so that it may heal itself naturally by working with your body’s natural immune system.  ANNE’s KOMBUCHA is the first Kombucha on the market with infused organic flower essences which support the body on an energetic level.  You may feel an “energetic shift” after drinking ANNE’s KOMBUCHA.

The added flower essences are from the blossoms of plants prepared from a sun infusion in a bowl of water, then further diluted and potentized.  These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or the energetic pattern of each flower species.  In holistic healing, Flower Essence Therapy is categorized under vibrational medicine which incorporates the use of “chi” energies within living organisms such as plants, water, sunlight and even the foods we eat or drink.

I’ve chosen specific Flower Essences for the maximum energetic benefits.

Rock Rose:  For courage and calmness; to maintain present awareness.

Clematis:  For concentration and creativity; to support the body on an energetic level.

Impatiens:  For patience and empathy of others; to support relaxation of the emotional and physical body.

Cherry Plum:  For composure during challenging times; to support the ability to see life in a positive and broader perspective.

Star of Bethlehem:  Restores the body’s ability to heal itself; to support inner strength, vitality and mental clarity.

Olive:  For energy and balance during times of physical exhaustion.

Kombucha Tea Dosage:

For optimum absorption sip 4-8 oz preferably throughout the day followed by plenty of water to flush out the toxins.  Dosage can be increased gradually over time.  One bottle a day is the typical consumption of Kombucha drinkers.  It can be enjoyed all at once or throughout the day.

Active probiotic cultures from live organisms may appear in this raw Kombucha Tea and are normal and safe to consume.

Disclaimer: 

This website is for informational purposes only.  It is not medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the advice or attention of health-care professionals.  Consult your physician before beginning or making changes in your diet, for diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illness, and for advice regarding interactions with other prescribed medications.

These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.  ANNE’s KOMBUCHA makes no formal claims about Kombucha, but reflects the wide-range of professional and personal opinions regarding Kombucha’s health enhancing properties that have been reported for over 2000 years.  If you start feeling better, don’t blame us.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha

Acknowledgments:

Design of the logo, bottle labels and photography by Michelle Haymoz.

www.haymozdesign.com / www.michellehaymoz.com

Design of the website by:  My Social Marketing Network
Contact:  Dan Hurth – www.dan@mysmn.com

Organic Flower Essences from FES (Flower Essences Services) / www.fesflowers.com