Discover the ‘Drink of Longevity’: A Daily Beverage to Combat Various Ailments

This tea, known as kombucha or tea mushroom, is gradually gaining popularity in the United States, with a growing number of enthusiasts each year. Regular consumption of this tea can offer protection against various diseases.

Kombucha, made from a special mushroom, boasts numerous valuable properties that have been cherished by people in Asian countries for generations. In China and Japan, it’s often referred to as the “elixir of eternal life” or the “tea of youth.” Many individuals in these nations cannot imagine a day without enjoying this beverage. An intriguing story tells of a Korean doctor who cured the Japanese emperor with the help of kombucha.

As the popularity of kombucha continues to rise in the United States, it has become more readily available. You can find it in supermarkets, herbal stores, or online. However, making it at home ensures that it contains only natural ingredients, and we recommend trying your hand at brewing it.

For which ailments is kombucha recommended? It’s important to note that you don’t need to be ill to enjoy this beverage; you can drink it for its taste or as a preventive measure against various health issues. However, if you experience digestive problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation, or skin and memory issues, kombucha may be an excellent choice for you. Additionally, kombucha can help alleviate allergy symptoms, regulate blood pressure, and relieve headaches—all thanks to its beneficial effects on the intestinal bacterial flora.

But that’s not all; kombucha can also support the liver and intestinal function and is packed with valuable antioxidants that slow down the aging process of cells.

Why is daily consumption of “immortality tea” beneficial:

  • Elimination of kidney stones
  • Cleansing of blood vessels
  • Reduction of cholesterol levels
  • Lowering the risk of colon cancer
  • Alleviation of chronic fatigue

Preparation of kombucha: Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 2 bags of pu-erh tea
  • Kombucha mushroom
  • 3.5 ounces (about 100g) of sugar per 1 quart (approximately 1 liter) of water
  • Starter (approximately 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar)

Additional supplies:

  • Glass jar
  • Cotton cloth or gauze (multiple layers of gauze preferred)
  • Rubber band


  1. Boil about 2 quarts (approximately 2 liters) of water in a 3-quart (approximately 3-liter) jar. Once it cools slightly, strain out any sediment and sweeten it with sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves completely, and let it cool to a temperature no higher than 25 degrees Celsius (about 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Place the kombucha mushroom in the glass jar and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  3. Cover the container’s lid with a piece of cotton cloth or gauze, securing it with a rubber band.
  4. Allow the jar to sit in a warm, dark place for about 5-7 days.
  5. After this period, your homemade kombucha will be ready to enjoy.