You’ve probably heard that we’ve recently started stocking kombucha at Empowered from the legends over at Swan Valley Kombucha! We’re in love, but we know some of you have some questions. Like what exactly IS kombucha? And why is it so good for you?

Here’s the lowdown on our new favourite post-class pick me up:

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is thought to have originated in Japan or China thousands of years ago. It is traditionally made from black or green tea, certain bacteria strains, yeast and sugar. We know bacteria in a drink sounds a little strange, but those good bacteria are a big part of the reason why kombucha has so many kick-ass health benefits.

These are some of the good things that kombucha does for your body:

You can grab a bottle from Empowered reception for $6!