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Ah, kombucha. That magical elixir you've no doubt heard of by now, and have maybe even tried. It's also possible that you might not know exactly what it is, or why it's really, really good for you. If this sounds like you, keep reading, grasshopper.

 

Kombucha may be new to you but it actually dates back 2,000 years to ancient China where it was called the "Tea of Immortality" and was consumed to fight cancer. Kombucha is made by fermenting tea over the course of one to four weeks and combining it with sugar and a scoby, aka symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It's the scoby that not only makes kombucha so fizzy and refreshing, but also why it's such a potent elixir. The fermentation process, which is born in the scoby, creates a drink that is packed with pro-biotics, enzymes, and b-vitamins. Therefore, drinking kombucha on the regular can encourage all sorts of wholesome benefits from improved gut health to increased energy to reduced inflammation in the joints.

If you're looking for a place to start your kombucha journey, look no further than Aqua ViTea. The Middlebury, Vermont- based company makes a wide range of kombucha flavors so adventurous you'll want to try them all. Like Elderberry, Black Currant, Turmeric Sunrise, and Hibiscus Ginger Lime. Aqua ViTea uses only top-quality ingredients and makes sure to source them locally when possible. You can buy their kombucha in bottles or (even better), find a store that has one of their fountains! Fresh from the tap tastes like nothing you've ever experienced. And you can even pretend you're old timey soda jerk and mix your own flavor! The fountain also better for the environment, a cause that is of utmost importance to AquaTea.