Home of the Kombucha FAQ
 
 


 

"A gathering of roses
a gift of love for you
may all your days be filled with joy
and all your dreams come true"
 (unknown author)
 

Thank you for visiting

Colleen Allen
now Spiritdancer

 


 

"Kombucha Unveiled"
Is my own version
of an online hypertext electronic Kombucha Book.
Please feel free to download information from this site
for your own personal use.

Copyright 2000 Colleen M. Allen
 


 


 

Introduction

Kombucha Unveiled
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kombucha FAQ Translations

Kombucha Research Papers
And Lab Test Results

The “Worldwide Kombucha Exchange”
[Where you get a Kombucha Starter Culture]

Links To Kombucha Articles

  Links To Other Kombucha Web Sites

Links to Other Fermented & Live Food Websites

Kombucha Mailing List Information

Measures Conversion Charts

Miscellaneous
[ Some of the Countries subscribed to our Kombucha List ]]

Thank You

[scan of me and two of my  grandbabies]
A bit about my family
 


 

Introduction
 

Several books written about Kombucha state the first recorded use of Kombucha Tea was during the Chinese Empire of the Tsing Dynasty in 221 BC. It was referred to as "The remedy for immortality," "The Divine Tsche." It has also been referred to as "the elixer of life." It has been known by several different names, such as: Fungus japonicas, The tea fungus, Fungojapon, Kombucha, Indo-Japanese tea fungus, Pichia fermentans,Cembuya orientalis, Combuchu; Tschambucco, Volga spring, Mo-Gu, Champignon de longue vie, Tea Kvas or Teakwass, Kwassan, Kargasok Tea, Kocha kinoko, and Manchurian mushroom tea.

Much of the Kombucha  information I've presented in the Kombucha FAQ has been based on answers to questions which were posted over the Kombucha mailing list - by past and present members.

Many thanks to all contributors!
Colleen


 


 
 
 


 


 

 Kombucha FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

 

Tea

Sugar

Water

Containers

Storage

Miscellaneous - part one

Miscellaneous - part two

Kombucha Colony

Bibliography

Glossary
 


Health Benefit Reports - From Kombucha Drinkers
 


What Could Go Wrong?  Misc. Articles
 


Books and Sources for Kombucha Colonies
 


Kombucha Recipes
 


Research & Test Results - Past & Present
 


Legal - Copyright and Disclaimer
 
 
 
 


 

Kombucha FAQ Translations
 
 

Dansk(Danish)
 E. Fahlberg

Español (Spanish)
 Yoram Azrad

Portuguêses (Portuguese)
[**]

Norsk (Norwegian)
[**]

Italiano (Italian)
[**]

Français (French)
[**]



 
 
 
 

Please Note:

The FAQ's marked [**]  were translated using AI (Artificial intelligence) engines, not by human translators; as a result, the translations are quite rough. However, they still give the gist of the information.

The Kombucha FAQ's (in any language) are not for sale. They were  created for educational purposes only, and as such, are made available to any Kombucha drinker in the world who wishes to download them from this website for their own personal use.
 

Please email me if you would like to edit any of these Kombucha FAQ machine translations.  Your name will be listed as 'Translator'.

Thank you,
Bob Williams


 

Kombucha Research Papers
And

Lab Test results
 

Analyses of Kombucha Ferments: Report on Growers
Michael R. Roussin

 
 

Characterization of the Tea Fungus Metabolites
Dr. Philippe J. Blanc

 
 

Position Paper:  Microbial Cellulose
R. Malcolm Brown, Jr

 

Determination and characterization
of the anti-microbial activity of the fermented tea  Kombucha
C.J. Greenwalt, R.A. Ledford, and K.H. Steinkraus

 
 

Kombucha - The Rest of the Story
Norbert Hoffmann

 
 

Analysis of Teas
Zephyr

 

Research & Test Results - Past & Present
[Part 6 of the Kombucha FAQ]

 
 
 
 

 Links To Kombucha Articles

& KMI Newsletter

A Cow in Exchange for a Kombucha Culture

Are Dried Kombucha Colonies Safe to Use?

Does Kombucha Have Any Side Effects?

How to Mail a Kombucha Culture

How to Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

FDA Fact Sheet T95 - 15

Kombucha -  A Fermented Beverage With Real "Zing" In It

Kombucha - A 2000 Year Old Secret Tonic

Kombucha - by Harald Tietze

Kombucha For Children?

Kombucha Has Relatives in the Whole World

Kombucha Is a Fermented Food too!

Kombucha: Hype or Hope?

Kombucha Mailing List Information

Kombucha Manna International Newsletter

Kombucha Mythology

Kombucha Papers and Reports
From the U.S. Government - FDA and CDC

Kombucha Tea

Kombucha Tea and Individual Healing

Kombucha Tea - What's All the Hoopla?

Kombucha Toxicity Alert (Jan. 1995)

Kombucha Yeasts Fight Candida, They do Not Enourage it!

Microscopic View of Kombucha

Mother of Vinegar - or - Kombucha?

Mould on the Kombucha Culture?

Our Water--Is it Really an Elixir of the Gods?

Out With the New and In With the Old!

Up in Smoke! Tobacco Smoke and Kombucha

Sun Tea Jars

That Pesky Fruit Fly (drosophila melanogaster)

The Fascination of Kombucha

The History and Spread of Kombucha
 
 
 

Hot Links
To Other Live & Fermented Food Websites

Kefir

The Lactobacillus Bar

Living and Raw Foods

Hot Links

To Other Kombucha Web Sites

 

Fahlbergs Hjemmeside - E. Fahlberg (Deutsch)

Harmonic Harvest - Ariana Estelle Symons Ph.D

Kombucha Manna International - Beverly B.Ferguson

Kombucha.org- Harry & Carol Brown

Kombucha Power Products - John Novar

Kombucha Research - Michael R. Roussin

Kombucha - The Rest of the Story - Norbert Hoffmann

Mount Nebo Herbs & Oils - Ingrid Chorba

The first ROMANIAN page about the 'divine' tea, Kombucha

The Happy Herbalist - Ed Kasper

The Kombucha Center Home Page - Bob Williams

The Kombucha Journal - Günther W. Frank's Web Site

WaterSprite's Kombucha Home Page - Cheryl Gelewski
 



 
 

Miscellaneous
 
 

 The Original Kombucha Mailing List -

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/original_kombucha/

 an Internet Kombucha discussion forum.

 

Currently there are @ 2000 members
from the following 64 Countries subscribed to the Kombucha List:
Our list is now starting into it's 7th year.
The first kombucha digest was sent out February 25, 1995.

Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium,
Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, United Arab Emirates United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Yugoslavia.

Please do not email me to request a Kombucha, I'm sorry, but I'm not in the Kombucha business. :o) Sources can be found through the links in  Part 4 of the FAQ. Please subscribe to the Kombucha List to post your questions.


 

Thank You

Thank you for visiting my Kombucha Home Page

If you have Kombucha questions that aren't answered in these pages,
please join our Kombucha list and post your  questions to the group.
Please do not write to me to ask me questions about Kombucha,
I'm sorry, but I  don't have the energy to reply to them all personally.

To subscribe to the Kombucha discussion group
See subscribe instructions on the following WebPages..
Original Kombucha Mailing List
 
 

Spiritdancer
Formerly known as "Colleen Allen"
Former List Mom for the Kombucha List
From March  1996 - November 2000
05/10/1940 - 11/25/2000

A Tribute to Colleen
by Cheryl (WaterSprite)
 
 

Up close and personal
A little bit of myself to share with you

Me at 58 with my youngest 2 granddaughter's
Natasha Haugen [1 day old] - October 1998
and her sister Emily Haugen, [age two].

I am the birth mother of  4 [ now adults] children,
1 son - Brian Roy Haugen and 3 daughters - Patricia Ann Wilson,
Colleen Louise Tortorelli
 & Tamara Lee Haugen RN.

And Grandmother to
6 grandchildren [ 3 boys & 3 girls]
Tom Wilson Jr., Arthur Wilson, & Louis James Wilson
Emily Haugen, Natasha Haugen & Amber Dawn Tortorelli
And Great-Grandmother to Marcellus Tyler Wilson,  Age 2 years.

 
 

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