Stop by the Visalia Farmers Market this Saturday July 18th to join Frankie Miller of Heritage Home Skills in Tulare at the Community Corner booth, where she will be demonstrating how to brew and flavor your own kombucha, using fresh fruits and herbs from the Market!
This “elixir of life” is one of the hottest trends in health beverages!
Kombucha originated around 5,000 years ago in China, based on Qin dynasty records. It was known as “Divine Che” (Divine Tea) and highly valued as an “energizing” and “detoxifying” drink. Then, according to a reported legend, a Korean doctor named Kombu brought the tea to Japan for Emperor Inkyo in 414 AD as an aid for digestive difficulties. The drink then spread to east Russia at least as early as 1900, and from there, to Europe.
So what IS Kombucha? It’s basically fermented tea! A colony of bacteria and yeast is added to sugar and tea so it can ferment. The end result contains vinegar, B vitamins, and numerous chemical compounds that aid digestion and promote overall health. Interested in learning how to brew and flavor your own? Stop by and check it out!
(Heritage Home Skills is committed to teaching the lost arts that are once again gaining in popularity!)