Kombucha is a fermented beverage with huge health benefits, while also being a simple and low maintenance DIY home project. Originating in the far East around 2,000 years ago, kombucha was known by the Chinese as the 'Immortal Health Elixir'. The health benefits kombucha provides include improved digestion, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain, and cancer prevention. During the fermentation process, kombucha slowly turns to a carbonated vinegar, and becomes infused with b-vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics. The fermentation occurs from a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast commonly known as a 'scoby'. This fermentation process is perpetual, and the longer you leave your kombucha un-drunk the more vinegary it will become. Personally I like my kombucha to be very vinegary, but you may prefer to drink your kombucha early in its fermentation so it retains a more sweet flavour.