green tea kombucha The origins of Kombucha have become lost in the mists of time. It is thought to have originated in the Far East, probably China, and has been consumed there for at least two thousand years. The 1st recorded practice of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as "The Tea of Immortality".
It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan for numerous centuries. It's from Japan in 415 AD that the name kombucha is said to have come. A Korean physician called Kombu or Kambu treated the Emperor Inyko with the tea and it took his name, "Kombu" and "cha" meaning tea. Russia has a extensive tradition of using a healing beverage called "Tea Kvass" made from a "Japanese Mushroom".
From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark but it seems to have died out throughout World War Two. After the war Dr Rudolph Skelnar created renewed pursuit in kombucha in Germany when he used it in his exercise to treat cancer patients, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes. For more info, visit this site.