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What is Kombucha Tea? Why is Kombucha Tea Controversial?


When sales in bottled water, sodas, energy drink dropped because of poor economy, there is this tea that sold a whooping $295 million last year. Have you heard of this tea known also as mushroom? This tea is shaped like a mushroom when the main organisms – yeast and bacteria – carry out fermentation.

Originally found in East Asia, mushroom tea has been known to cure cancer, have sufficient amount of vitamins such as vitamin B, boost immunity, improved digestion and liver function.

Reports have shown that enthusiastic drinkers of mushroom tea have experienced improvement in their complexion, weight loss, and decrease in hair loss. One significant statement comes from the founder of Synergy Kombucha, G.T. Dave. He claimed that his mother, who consumed only Kombucha, won her battle against cancer.

Ardent drinkers of Kombucha tea believe they are drinking a non-alcoholic beverage. But FDA found high alcohol content and recommends pasteurization.

What is Kombucha Tea?

Kombucha Tea is a living health tea that tastes like a dazzling apple cider and champagne depending on what kind of tea is being used. The name of the tea is said to have come from Japan in the year 415 D.

The country’s Emperor Inyko was treated by a Korean physician named Kombu or Kambu. When healed, the emperor named the tea after the physician’s name – “Kombu” and “cha” which means tea.

Health Benefits???

In spite of the enormous health benefits shared by frequent drinkers, Kombucha tea is still in question. Can mushroom tea really prevent cancer? The FDA has warned consumers to be careful when consuming this tea.

Kombucha tea controversy should be corrected. If not, the very essence which makes this tea appealing to its consumers will remain in question.

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  1. May 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Considering all the health benefits this tea provides, it does not surprise me that it generated $295 million last year. It is great.

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