What is a Kombucha Mushroom? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kombucha Mushroom Tea was referred to as the Tea of Immortality and the elixir of life. (Tsing Dynasty, China 250 BC) Kombucha balances the Middle Qi (Spleen and Stomach). By aiding the stomach to better digest food and by assisting the spleen to deliver more nutrition, the body heals itself. Kombucha helps to break stagnation, reduces damp and phlegm and expels toxins from the body. Hence the Chinese reference to kombucha tea as the Immortal Health Elixir. Kombucha = SCOBY: Symbiotic Culture OF Bacteria and Yeast. A simple natural fermented aged culture, made with pure water, sugar and black or green tea. Kombucha is a probiotic. Pro = in favor of; biotic = life. Kombucha balances the pH naturally. We do Independent testing of our kombucha mushrooms.