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The Tea of Immortality


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 are enabled.
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.

Kombucha Tea has become as necessary to me as smiling, I have been making and using the 'tea of immortality' for several years now, and am wondering how I survived for over seventy years without it. It is (to quote Martha) 'a good thing'.
Now about the cosmetic uses:
Used daily as an after-shower facial splash, it has improved skin tone and texture more drastically than anything else I have ever used. I use well-aged KT for this (pour some off and let it get quite strong). And no, you won't smell like a pickle (this was my daughter's concern) because the skin absorbs it very fast. If you want to smell divine, give your face a spray with lavender hydrosol before applying your own homemade cream.
Don't try to use the KT in a spray bottle - this is a living entity and will soon start to grow tiny 'babies' that will clog up your sprayer. Just pat it on. Because the liquid is vibrantly alive, I envisage it pouncing on my skin and going to work fixing it up.
This has to be the world's only living cosmetic - and don't forget, the stuff is FREE.
You can also use it as a deodorant, a foot soak, a facial base or a wonderful ingredient in homemade creams or lotions. KT will care for your acid mantle and satisfy your skin.


This has to be the world's only living cosmetic...

...and don't forget, the stuff is FREE!

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