Coming from Asian lands, this apple juice-like tea improves digestion and protects our immune system. Kombucha tea has antioxidant properties and benefits for the intestines. In appearance, this tea looks like apple juice with the sparkle of cider, but it has an unstoppable protection on the body. But where does this rare tea come from? It all started in China, around 221 BC: the emperor Qin Shi Huang was already sipping glasses of Kombucha, to become immortal. He called this drink "Divine Tsche" or tea of immortality. The first writings on Kombucha were found in the 19th century. At the time, several scientists were studying the subject, including Robert D. Thomson who presented his work on the fermentation of vinegar. In the 80's and 90's, Kombucha was popularized and sold on the American market. What does Kombucha look like? Kombucha is the result of the fermentation of yeast and bacteria. This tea contains grapes, sugar and honey. Resembling the texture of a Japanese mushroom, called "Kombu", this viscous texture gives the tea its name "Kombucha". What are the benefits? The first benefit is the protection of the immune system. Secondly, the tea heals the bowel, thanks to the probiotics. It also facilitates digestion and has benefits on weight, as it inhibits fats and plays a role against cholesterol. Kombucha also gives a good energy boost, and eliminates toxins. Find all our yoga and well-being programs on our streaming platform MyZen TV.