Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been traced back to Chinese origins, around 220 B.C. It is made with water, sugar, tea, starter tea, and a kombucha mushroom.
Kombucha mushrooms are cultures, also referred to as SCOBYs, or (Symbiotic Cultures Of Bacteria and Yeast).
Typically with each brewing cycle, a new culture, or "baby" mushroom, forms from the "mother" mushroom.
Also known as the "elixir of immortality," kombucha is claimed to cure various ailments, such as cancer, and is said to have detoxifying effects and probiotics (beneficial bacteria), which are beneficial to the digestive system.