Advice 1: How to store Kombucha

Tea fungus appeared in Russia in the early twentieth century and became widespread in the 80-ies. In our time, it undeservedly forgotten and quite rare, despite the fact that a drink made with it, has valuable therapeutic properties.
How to store Kombucha
Tea mushroom is a strange kind of culture. The upper part of his thick and glossy and the bottom is similar to a cluster of dangling strands. In biological terms it is a symbiosis of yeast funguska and acetic acid bacteria.Most often for the maintenance of tea fungususe glass and 3-liter cans. In any case, do not use for this purpose metal utensils and containers made of polyvinyl chloride or polystyrene.
Keep the jar with a tea mushroomOhm in a shaded place away from Windows, as direct sunlight and cold equally harmful for him. It is best to place the container with the mushroomω in a special box. Try to ensure that the ventilation of the box and lack of odor.
Cover the container with a tissue or gauze to keep the dust and insects, but in any case do not close the jar lid. The fungus needs .
Best tea mushroom feels at a temperature of approximately 25 degrees. The temperature is below 17 degrees harmful.
To prepare the tea solution, use only pre-boiled and cooled water. You can't put the mushroom in water poorly soluble sugar or just fill it from the top. It causes burns on his body.
Tea fungus need to be periodically cleaned, preferably in spring water. In the summer it has to go through 1 – 2, and winter 3 – 4 weeks.
The fungus can become sick and die if the tea solution too long don't change. If the upper layer appeared tarnish, rinse well fungus, remove top layer and place in the fresh tea solution.
If the tea mushroom for any reason left without your care and attention (for example, during a long departure), the water from it evaporated, and it dries up, do not rush to throw it away. Mushroom come to life, if it is poured fresh tea solution
What if you decided some time not to use a tea mushroom, but want to save it? Remove the part of the mushroom. Put a jar in the fridge. Frequently rinse the mushroom in cool water. At low temperatures, its activity is markedly reduced.

Advice 2: How to get Kombucha

Kombucha as a very wholesome drink became especially popular in the 80-ies of the last century. Currently, its popularity returned. How do you get Kombucha at home?
How to get Kombucha
Express strong brew of black tea in a warm place for three days. After this time, its surface will begin to take an oily film slimy to the touch. Give "Bud" to gain strength, to get stronger. So the process went faster, add a little pinch of sugar. A month and a half old mold will acquire conventional mushroom shape and dense texture. Now it can be placed in 3-liter jar in a permanent place and to take care of the "miracle healer" in accordance with generally accepted traditions.
Use another method of obtaining Kombucha. If you do not have the specks of the fungus, but there is water in which it developed, do the following: pour in the liquid 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (per liter) and spicy tea. In a week the whole mixture will start to perkiset, formed on the surface of the thin film.
Put a 3-liter jar with a mushroom in a place where it will not interfere, but so that you do not forget about it. Drink cover with cheesecloth into four layers and tie, otherwise you can wind up gnats. Cover the jar with a lid, because fungus needs air to breathe.
Use the body of one Kombucha to getting another one. Carefully remove one layer of the multilayer of the adult mushroom. Rinse with cool boiled water at this part and then pour warm water in three-liter jar. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and leave the mushroom in 1-1,5 days. Do not fertilize the newborn mushroom at this time no sugar, no tea. Using a day or more to place the fungus in the prepared solution.
Prepare solution for Kombucha: take 2 teaspoons of black leaf tea and make the tea. Strain the resulting brew and pour it into hot boiled water. Add sugar at the rate of 2-3 tablespoons per one liter of water and stir the solution so that the sugar is dissolved.
Gently dip the mushroom into the cooled solution. The optimal temperature for the existence of the fungus 25C. At low temperatures (below 17оС) the fungus does not develop.

Advice 3: How to make Kombucha

Kombucha – the drink is not only tasty, but also useful. However, he is quite capricious and requires constant care. Kombucha not only enriches the body with vitamins but also help in the treatment of sore throat and colds no worse than a potent medicine.
How to make Kombucha
You will need
  • For growing mushrooms:
  • - 3 liters of tea;
  • - 1.5 cups of sugar.
  • To prepare the tea brew:
  • - 2,5 - 3 liters of tea;
  • - sugar to taste.
Tea mushroom it is possible to take from acquaintances or friends, but you can grow your own. This requires not so many ingredients and several months of patience. Take a jar, preferably 3-liter, pour it in a tea solution of medium strength (not too strong, but not weak).
Put the jar in a warm place and leave. After a few days you will notice on the surface of tea the thin film-like mold. Actually, this is our mushroom, but he has yet to grow and grow. The total process can take up to 2 months, but it can be accelerated, to sweeten the solution. Sugar makes the breeding of bacteria more favorable, the fungus starts to grow right before our eyes.
Ready mushroom is a rather thick slimy substance similar to marine jellyfish. Once that happens, you can prepare the drink. To start rinse the mushroom under cool running water, wash the jar, it will be a great "home" for your pet.
Prepare the tea solution, add sugar to taste, stir well, leave to cool. Remember that hot liquid mushroom can not fill, otherwise it will die. Also it is undesirable ingress of sugar crystals or very strong welding. The solution is at room temperature pour into the jar. The fungus at some time will fall down, but then will rise. As a rule, winter is the time of preparation of carbonated beverage is about 5 days in summer 2-3.
Pour the prepared tea brew into another container and store in the refrigerator, as the fungushave arrange water treatments. Rinse off the excess mucus and fibers. If necessary, separate the "old" part, then put in a jar and pour fresh solution. The Bank also don't forget to rinse.
Use gauze or a special cover with holes, the fungus must "breathe". Oxygen is needed for the work of bacteria. If you have separated the old part, add in a solution for a young mushroomand a little ready mushroomtion of infusion, so he quickly adapted.

Advice 4: What is Kombucha and what is it useful

Japanese mushroom, Kombucha, Japanese sponge, tea jellyfish, fungus Fung — a different names for the same group of organisms, by which it is possible to obtain a slightly fizzy drink with a pleasant sweet-sour taste. Infusion Kombucha contains many biologically active substances, which makes it a healthy drink.
What is Kombucha and what is it useful
Kombucha is a symbiosis of acetic acid bacteria and yeast fungi that form thick layered film that floats on the surface of the liquid nutrient medium. The official name of the Japanese mushroom "medusomyces". Its appearance is reminiscent of Medusa: upper Kombucha smooth, dense and slippery, and the bottom is hung with numerous strands. During fermentation yeast converts sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid, and the bacteria, in turn, oxidize the alcohol to acetic acid. Infusion Kombucha is usually called tea kvass.

Home to tea jellyfish is China. Kombucha for the first time mentioned in written sources in about 250 BC. According to these sources, the fungus was obtained by chance: he appeared on the surface someone forgotten of sweet tea. The Chinese tried the drink and appreciated its pleasant and refreshing taste. Further were seen the beneficial properties of Kombucha thanks to what it has been called the elixir of health and longevity.

In Europe and Russia mushroom Fang was only in the 20th century. Healing properties medusomyces interested scientists and conducted relevant research. As a result, official science has confirmed the benefits of Kombucha.

The nutrients contained in the infusion Kombucha

Part of the tea brew and includes a variety of organic acids: acetic, oxalic, lactic, malic and citric. They maintain the acid-alkaline balance in the human body and improve the digestive process. In addition, the infusion of fungus contains gluconic acid that stimulates metabolism and increases muscle performance. Rich tea brew and vitamins, including vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin e, and enzymes, tannin and caffeine. Alcohol in the finished beverage contains a bit — about as much as in regular yogurt.

The healing properties of tea kvass

The use of infusion Kombucha to normalize the microflora of the stomach, improves the condition of the nervous system, reduces cholesterol, strengthens immunity, relieves hangover symptoms and causes a rush of vitality. Externally the tea brew is used for gargle in sore throat and tonsillitis, for the treatment of burns, seborrhea and pustular lesions on the skin.

Preparation of the infusion of Japanese mushroom

Tea brew is prepared in a large glass container. Most commonly used conventional three-liter jars. To obtain 2.5 liters of a mushroom tincture, you will need 2 liters of boiled water, 2-3 teaspoons black or green tea and 4-6 tablespoons of sugar. First you need to prepare tea leaves, this dry tea is filled with 250-300 ml of boiling water. Then boiled in hot water dissolves sugar. After welding, will insist it is you need to drain and add to sugar water. When nutrient solution has cooled to room temperature, it is possible to omit Kombucha.

Jar of mushroom it is best to put in partial shade, as direct sunlight is dangerous for him. In summer, tea kvass will be ready in 3-4 days, in winter time — in 5-6 days. Merged the infusion can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 months.

Advice 5: How to drink Kombucha

Tea fungus appeared in Russia in the 19th century. His home is exactly scientists can not name, but the greatest number of versions is that he hails from Ceylon. Also name tea mushroom , many call it Japanese, seafood, Indian, Manchu, Medusa tea and kvass drink, etc. Whatever the names, the drink has a pleasant refreshing taste and has properties that allow it to take for the prevention and treatment of various diseases.
How to drink Kombucha
You will need
  • - welding of black or green tea without additives;
  • - a clean container;
  • - 200 g of sugar;
  • - gauze or a sieve;
  • - a clean bottle for storage.
The infusion of fungusand because of the acetic acid fermentation, yeast and functioning mushrooms produced a large number of necessary body natural bacteria and vitamins that help to cope with various diseases, boost immunity, whereby prevent the occurrence of serious diseases and strengthen the body as a whole.
But drinking without measure drink is impossible. As with any herbal remedy, tea the drink of the fungusand you need to drink moderately, systematically and observing certain dose.
To prepare the drink take a clean three-liter jar, pour boiling water, pour a tablespoon of tea unflavored, 200 g of sugar, all thoroughly mixed, cool. Mushroom, rinsed under running water and dipped in the prepared solution. At a temperature of 25 degrees and above the drink will be ready in 5 days at a lower temperature is 7-8 days. A container of mushroomOhm need to keep away from direct sunlight. Welding you can use black tea or green.
After a specified period of time, the drink, strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth, pour into a clean bottle, carefully to shut them down. Store in the refrigerator for 7 days. From a more long-term storage , the fungus can deteriorate and lose their valuable properties.
Make a tea drink should 30 minutes before meals, with 300 ml 3 times a day. Also drink it after meals, but not earlier than after 1 hour.
Coffee is contraindicated for people suffering from diabetes, due to sugar content, without which the fermentation process is impossible. As well as diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with high acidity and elevated secretory function.
Indications for admission are: colds, viral infection, hypotension, hypertension, inadequate function of the digestive system, poisoning, including alcohol and drugs. The drink helps the liver and biliary tract, normalizes stool in dysentery and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. They can gargle with angina, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, rinse the eyes with conjunctivitis. For external use is used for treatment of wounds, ulcers, burns, including solar. As tea mushroom detoxifies and improves digestion, it is rational to apply it with obesity and metabolic disorders.

Advice 6: How to make mushroom tea

Kombucha or tea jellyfish known for quite some time. It is a thick mucous film consisting of a symbiosis of yeast and acetic acid bacteria floating on the surface of a nutrient medium (e.g., sweet tea, juice).
How to make mushroom tea

Useful properties

The drink, which is obtained by using Kombucha has a pleasant sweet and sour taste. It can improve blood circulation, nutrition of the internal organs, improves immunity due to the content of b vitamins, vitamin C, PP, folic, gluconic, citric, lactic, acetic and malic acids. Drinking this tea causes a rush of vitality and perfectly improves the performance of a person, due to the caffeine and tannins in the composition. Especially healthy drink of tea jellyfish" in diseases of the stomach, liver, kidney, and of course, intestines. Ready infusion accelerates the healing of colitis and enteritis, bacterial dysentery, combats constipation, regulates the level of cholesterol in the body, which prevents the deposition of plaque on the walls of blood vessels. Widely used this extraordinary beverage and cosmetic industries. It is made of different facial masks, compresses and lotions. Thanks to the valuable composition of Kombucha rejuvenates the skin, improves the turgor and constrict the pores.


Caring for tea mushroom is not difficult. Keep it recommended in a three-liter jar with a wide neck. The optimum temperature is 25-26 degrees. Keep the mushroom in the shade, because the sun rays are harmful for it. The infusion must be drained every 5-6 days in the winter and 2-4 days in the summer. A jar of prepared drink should be stored in the refrigerator.

How to brew Kombucha

Brewing Kombucha is better to take the young shoots, those who have been growing Kombucha. Brew in a jar or bowl 100-120 g of black or green tea in 1 liter of water and add 40-70 grams of sugar. The process of the mushroom, place in a glass jar and pour a thin stream, a pre-chilled tea. Close the bottle opening with several layers of cheesecloth and leave to infuse at room temperature for 2 weeks. After 14 days care should be taken to empty the jar, pouring a ready, slightly carbonated drink into a clean bottle, and again pour tea with sugar. In this way, the infusion of tea fungus can be "grown" and to use over the years.

How to grow Kombucha yourself

To grow Kombucha yourself, you need 120-200 ml strong black tea mixed with 1 tbsp sugar and leave in warm for 2-3 days. Should be formed a thin film that you want to pour together with the infusion in a container, where you will continue growing "tea jellyfish."

Advice 7: How to care for Kombucha.

Kombucha cannot be bought in any store or pharmacy. It as for hidden treasure, give to the good people as he propagated. The infusion has beneficial effects on the human body, helps in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hypertension, insomnia etc.
How to care for Kombucha.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a thick mucous film on the surface of the liquid remote resembling jellyfish. The scientific name of this organism — medusomyces, and it is called Kombucha mushroom, a Japanese mushroom tea jellyfish or sea water. A symbiosis of yeast and bacteria.

The body needs a special nutrient medium. Like ordinary yeast, tea mushroom the essential sugar that he spaevaet, in the end, it turns out ethanol and carbon dioxide. The bacteria, in turn, oxidize ethanol and convert it to acetic acid. As a result of the activities of fungus it turns out a nice beverage, tastes like kvass.

Care Kombucha.

To Kombucha have been growing and developing for him to properly care for. For good growth and development of the fungus need a sweet liquid. It can be put, in principle, in any drink for example fruit juice or berry juice, but the most pleasant to the taste of the drink based on tea (no wonder this organism called Kombucha mushroom).

To make the solution. Brew a tea. Welding strain and top up to the required amount of warm water. Dissolve the sugar at the rate of 100 g per liter of water. Convenient to do the drink in three-liter jar, so that number will need 300 grams of sugar.
In infusion can add honey to taste, that will give it additional antibacterial and tonic properties.

The liquid cool and put it in her Kombucha. Cover the jar with a napkin, marlechkoy or any other clean cotton cloth. Place the container in a warm location (optimum temperature for activity of the fungus is about 25 degrees, i.e. normal room temperature). While the jar on the window it is best not to put as Kombucha does not like direct sunlight, can get burned and die.
A delicious drink based on coffee. For this you need to make a sugar solution at the rate of 1 tablespoon favorite instant coffee and 100 grams of sugar per 1 liter of water. On top of the drink put the Kombucha, cover the jar with marlechkoy.

The drink will be ready in 2-4 days in summer and winter in about a week. Liquid drain, immediately prepare a new tea and drop it into a mushroom. The resulting drink, ready to drink, it can be stored for several days in the refrigerator.

Once in 2 weeks, Kombucha need to "bathe". After I poured the drink, remove it from the jar and rinse under running warm water. The growth of the fungus begins to multiply, it appears layers. They can be easily separated. Leave yourself the required amount of mushrooms, and the rest give. Pure Kombucha will first sink to the bottom and then slowly rise and take its usual place on the surface.
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