Introducing Lafew Kombucha - So what is Kombucha?
How do you pronounce it? Is it good for me? What does it taste like? What is it made from? Where does it come from? So many questions are asked:
Kombucha is certainly a fascinating drink with a long history. Known by the ancients as an 'elixir of immortality', it has been revered for centuries for its life enhancing qualities.
Kombucha is (pronounced kom~boo~cha)
Kombucha is fermentation - which means to grow more bacteria.
Kombucha is made by fermenting tea.
During fermentation the tea nutrients are converted into
vitamins, enzymes organic acids & probiotics, the result is a health promoting drink,
that tastes similar to aromatic sparkling cider.
Utilised as a non-alcoholic aperitif or as a digestif to enhance the dining experience.
Also as a sparkling alternative to an alcoholic beverage that can be enjoyed with a meal.
The world is looking for health!
Kombucha is a living drink, filled with enzymes, good yeast and beneficial bacteria,
it is a PROBIOTIC culture that tastes great.
Lafew Kombucha is hand-brewed in Cairns
Great care has gone into choosing only the finest organic ingredients and filtered,
re-structured water to create the brew’s unique qualities.
The different varieties of Kombucha arise from a 2nd fermentation
using local fruits, roots seeds and flowers, giving more health attributes
and sensational flavours that tantalise the palate.
It has been around for thousands of years and is thought to have originated in Asia. It has been known in China since 212 BC and is called by the ancients - ‘the elixir of immortality,’ there are histories from across the globe of the use of Kombucha Tea, it is referred to by many names in many cultures.
Lafew Kombucha is made here in the Cairns region; this we mention because imbibing from the area in which you live, allows your body to be in a resonant frequency with the Earth’s frequency in this locale, and therefore is tailored to support You. Have you experienced the alchemy of this life-supporting magical brew?
This tea of immortality is associated with astonishing good health, longevity and well-being. Some of the health benefits of Kombucha are:
Improved digestion-as a probiotic, it supports the assimilation and absorbtion of nutrients and elimination of waste efficiently and effectively.
Regulates blood sugar- this is due to Acetic acid which supports the liver and pancreas and allows a low GI response.
Increased energy levels- due to its high level of B-Vitamins
Improved joint health- Kombucha is rich in glucosamines which helps preserve cartilage structure and prevent joint degeneration. Glucosamines increase hyaluronic acid production within the joint. This provides the joint with structure, moisture, lubrication therefore reducing pain and increasing flexibility.
There is much more information if you would like, please google
‘benefits of kombucha’ to find out more.
At Lafew we provide an environment of structured filtered water, organic Daintree black tea and organic raw cane sugar in which the colony of bacteria and yeast are introduced, now commonly known as a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) or the ‘Mother’, then the magic happens and the kombucha begins to grow - yes Kombucha is alive - this can sound a little scary to some, but its ok - you are alive too...
The body comprises of more bacteria than cells... We feed our cells nutrtion to maintain health - so how do we nourish our bacteria? Does the bacteria in fact feed our cells with light? Does this then preserve our life? So maybe when the original un-tainted elements of Light Air Fire Earth Water (Lafew) are kept in their original design and integrated with kombucha; the real preservation of bacteria is created through fermentation for our bodies - sustaining and supporting life - maybe the ancients got it right! The Earth and Earth’s sun have been around for ever, why aren’t we?
There is a lot unexplained by science regarding Kombucha, the relationship between bacteria and Earth’s sun appears to hold the key to the magic of this ancient tea. Interestingly, science has given us this fact to ponder - bacteria when observed under a microscope simultaneoulsy 'responded' to the Sun’s release of solar flares; 8 minutes later, (at the speed of light) the Sun’s rays reach Earth.
This means there is a type of communication happening between the Sun and the Earth, faster than the speed of light, with bacteria acting as a conduit? As bacteria support life, and has an ability to communicate with our body and cells; the real science may be a desire to discover, through ones own curiosity the connections through the experience of drinking this Elixir of Immortality.
Why should You drink it?... something to ponder - we generally seek health drinks, foods, products and supplements etc through a sense of lack, disease or illness or the belief we need to be ‘more’ and ‘better’, we ask you - what else is possible? Be curious, seek and en-joy for the joy of discovery and the attainment of increased experience of your being? or how would it be to drink it just because it tastes good & your body agrees? If you would like to taste, know, explore more... come and see us at Lafew Teahouse & Kombucha Bar.