· By Merle von KOMBUCHERY
All about the origin of the fermented tea drink
The fermentation of the tea beverage has a long tradition
A number of legends and myths have accumulated around kombucha over the past few centuries. Some even seem a little amusing. But they also show the long tradition of the drink with the unusual name and the many healthy onesingredients stands.
The tea drink is not a recent fad and not a modern invention. According to tradition, his birthplace is most likely somewhere in East Asia, Japan or China. For some time now, the fermented soft drink has been produced and drunk, especially in eastern regions, from Eastern Europe to Russia to India.
Chinese legend about kombucha
For one thing, a Chinese legend says that fermented tea beverages were made around 247 BC. - 221 BC arose. Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was determined to achieve immortality. He hired an alchemist to brew a drink that would give him eternal life. The alchemist gave him kombucha. A few years after adapting to kombucha, he switched to pills and passed away. Well, he would have stayed with natural medicine.
The Japanese doctor Kombu as namesake
It is possible that the Japanese doctor Kombu is also the namesake. The doctor named Kombi-ha-chimu-kamu-ki-mu is said to have been the last salvation of the dying Emperor Inyokos in 414 AD.. He administered a healing drink to the emperor . According to legend, this is an earlier form of the tea drink.
Japanese seaweed tea
The name Kombucha could also come from a Japanese seaweed tea „Kombu" - seaweed + "cha" - tea = "kombucha" be derived. For centuries, a small error in tradition could have crept in and today fermented tea has little to do with our tea beverage.
Japanese samurai in the 10th century
It is possible that the Japanese samurai in the 10th century AD also used kombucha to fuel themselves for the next battle. According to legend, the samurai wore the miracle drink on their hips even back then.
Today, the tea drink is still on everyone's lips
Known mainly in Russia and the Balkans. The various family recipes are carefully guarded and passed on from generation to generation. Giving away a newly formed mushroom culture to another household brings people together and strengthens the community.
The personal connection to Kombucha and the appreciation of the special drink is evident in the countless nicknames
“Japanese Mother, Russian Flower, Medusa Tea, Hero Mushroom, Magic Mushroomuberpilz”
One thing is certain! There are countless loving stories about the drink, which almost always revolve around its healing and revitalizing effects.
By drinking Kombucha you are keeping up an ancient tradition. If you even make the drink yourself, you do it like the old Japanese and Chinese and keep the magic of kombucha alive.
Hinweis: Dieser Artikel ist ausschließlich für Informationszwecke bestimmt und nicht als professionelle Analyse, Beratung oder medizinische Auskunft zu verstehen, sondern enthält die persönliche Meinung des Autors, basierend auf recherchierter Fachliteratur und eigener Erfahrung zum Thema.