"Kombu tea," a tea highly favored by the ancient Chinese Emperor Jin Shi Huang, who pursued the legendary elixir of immortality.
Kombucha tea, a traditional beverage that has been consumed since ancient times in China, has been called the 'immortal elixir of universal health.' It is believed to have originated in ancient Manchuria and is also associated with the legend of Emperor Jin Shi Huang, who pursued immortality and was said to have consumed it daily.
Kombucha is a fermented tea made by brewing green or black tea with added sugar and SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). During the fermentation process, the appearance of the colony of yeast and microorganisms in the liquid resembles a mushroom, which is why it is also called Tea Mushroom.
Kombucha has a tangy and sweet taste and aroma due to the vinegar produced during the fermentation process. It develops a refreshing sensation with the creation of carbonation when consumed. During fermentation, it contains abundant beneficial components such as probiotics, organic acids, and phytochemicals. Among the representative fermentation ingredients, probiotics and acetic acid strengthen skin immunity and polyphenols play a role in antioxidant activity, making kombucha boast various effects such as weight loss and blood sugar regulation.
Furthermore, during the fermentation process, it purifies elements that can impede skin health, and the particles become smaller. Various beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants and minerals are generated, resulting in an overall improvement in skin condition and elasticity.