The Tea of Immortality is one of those rare things that has survived because
of the efforts and intelligence of the people who use and share it. Another rare thing about it is that it is free. It has
been around for at least two thousand years, handed down by people who depended on it, and it is called by many names: Mushroom
Tea, Cha Gu, Heldenpitz and Cajnyj Kvas are just a few of them. We are told by Guenther Frank, in his book, 'The Fascination
of Kombucha', that the first recorded mention of the tea was in China in the year 221 B.C. It was called The Tea of Immortality.
KT grows from a culture, a round, rubbery 'mother' that resembles a mushroom with no stalk. When it is fed with a mixture
of of black or green tea, pure water and sugar, it metamorphoses into a drink that frees our bodies of toxins and allows them
to perform at maximum capacity. Because it helps our immune systems to work properly, a wide variety of healing functions
My first thought, when reading the huge list of things that might be helped by KT was, "This is another
gimmick". I changed my mind after I had tried it. I am pretty healthy, but the extra energy bounce from KT is noticeable
and very welcome. KT is said to 'smash cold and flu symptoms', and I have come to believe that as well. To look at some of
the ways it can help our beleaguered bodies, with everything from a hangover to cancer, just punch in Kombucha Tea on your
computer. You will be fascinated.
Of course, I was intrigued by the cosmetic possibilities of KT. I had read that it
would soothe burns and sunburn, would smooth out cellulite, would work as a deodorant and would fade liver spots. I have not
had time to check all of these yet, but I will get to it! KT also has lots of potential as a skin and hair conditioner and
I am experimenting with it as a cosmetic ingredient.
So where can you get it? I was given some by a friend and will be
delighted to pass it on, as each batch grows a new 'baby KT'. One of the unique aspects of this stuff is the fact that there
is an enormous website with links to almost every country in the world, containing lists of people who are willing to give
away their KT babies and share their health. This is one product that the big drug companies are not going to promote - no
money to be made here!
For those of you who are already using KT, I would love to hear your stories, because this has
to be the most benign product, I have ever come across.