If you’re a fan of traditional kombucha(kombucha pronunciation: kohm-boo-chah), you could mix things up a little and try out some Jun – which is another similar healthy probiotic drink
In this article, I’ll cover a little about both these drinks and explain what the real difference is between them.
We already know that Kombucha is healthy for you but what about Jun drink?
- What is this new beverage?
- How is it made?
- And how healthy it is in comparison to Kombucha?
So, the question that brought you here:-
The main difference is the ingredient that feeds the year or bacteria.
Whilst Both Jun and regular kombucha contain probiotics which are the important basic ingredients for gut function but there is a key difference
While Kombucha’s first fermentation has to be made with black tea and uses sugar to create a SCOBY, Jun is made from green tea and uses raw honey instead of cane sugar or a bit of sugar.
- So which one is healthier and overall better for you?
- Which one is made more easily?
- And which one contains more caffeine and alcohol?
Stick with me and let’s find out!
Which is better between Jun vs Kombucha?
Jun tea vs kombucha is a great debate.
Jun is a traditional fermented drink that originated in the Himalayan region and is made from honey, green tea, and a symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria. On the other hand, Kombucha is a popular fermented tea that is made from sweetened tea, yeast, and bacteria.
Jun has a light, effervescent, and sweet flavor with a slightly sour aftertaste. It is believed to have several health benefits, including improved digestion, enhanced immune system, and a boost in energy levels. Kombucha, on the other hand, has a tangy and sour taste, with a slightly effervescent texture. It is also believed to have several health benefits, including improved digestion, detoxification, and boosting the immune system.
In terms of preparation, Jun is brewed using green tea, while Kombucha is brewed using black tea. Jun is considered to be a healthier alternative to Kombucha, as it contains less sugar and is fermented for a longer period, which allows for a more complex flavor profile.
Is Jun Healthier Than Kombucha?
We have written a lot about the health benefits of Kombucha, so make sure you read some of our other articles.
Because here we will focus on Jun and Jun only!
There are a few very important benefits you can get from drinking Jun tea.
And in terms of pronunciation, the name doesn’t rhyme with „June“, but rather with the word „fun“.
The first and probably most obvious benefit is a healthy digestive system.
Jun tea with hot water can help if you are suffering from indigestion due to the probiotics and organic acids it contains, which tend to be higher in number than in regular kombucha.
Are you like so many other people battling different illnesses due to your poor immunity?
Jun tea can give a real immune system boost.
It contains antioxidants like Kombucha that come from green tea. Jun tea and Jun Scoby also have antibacterial properties.
It contains healthy bacteria that help eliminate the harmful organisms living in your gut. Green tea also helps with inflammation because it contains polyphenols.
A little bit of caffeine that is found in Jun tea after the process of secondary fermentation helps with blood pressure too.
It will cause your blood vessels to relax and spread – so the blood will run smoothly and your systolic blood pressure will become lower.
Another important thing, especially for those who may be looking to lose weight, is that it helps kick in a faster metabolism.
Not only will it support weight loss as it burns fat more quickly but it will help rid toxins more efficiently, and cleanse your body more regularly with bowel movements.
So is Jun tea healthier than Kombucha?
Well, they are hard to compare as they have different proprietaries and offer different health claims benefits.
However honey is healthier than processed cane sugar and green tea has so many benefits we sometimes prefer over those found in black tea.
But yes, if you wanted us to rate them so you can choose the best option, I would maybe lean towards Jun Scoby being healthier.
But perhaps Kombucha is tastier…
It’s a difficult choice – which shouldn’t be binary. So mix it up and enjoy both.
Is Jun Alcoholic Like Kombucha?
Jun tea is usually not very alcoholic but tends to have higher percentages than what is found in an airtight bottle of Kombucha.
It is still pretty low in alcohol and unless you drink too much of it you won’t really feel it.
You can read about some experiences of people who claim they felt a light buzz (alcohol content) and others who didn’t.
For example, do you usually react to alcohol like light beer so much?
If not, you should not feel any symptoms of being drunk on Jun tea. If you usually don’t drink, haven’t eaten in hours, and on top of it all you drink the whole batch bottoms up – then maybe you will feel a little tipsy.
However, if you can’t drink alcohol as a base ingredient but Jun suits you, getting tipsy isn’t such an unhealthy thing to do if you use the right drinks – but please do so in moderation
Maybe you would reconsider giving Jun tea to children but again, not even a child would be sure to feel anything except for the weird taste.
So it is really up to you to judge that. jun tea has so many benefits and it is so good for you you could forgive the low alcohol levels.
It is very refreshing and lighter when compared to regular kombucha culture on a fermentation medium (a fermented beverage).
So weigh your pros and cons and most importantly – try it.
There is no harm in that.
What Is Jun Tea?
The history of Jun tea goes way back to China and Tibet a few thousand years ago.
It is made similarly to Kombucha, it is a fermented drink made from tea.
This particular drink is made with green tea and honey.
During the process of regular kombucha SCOBY fermentation, the good bacteria, and yeast grows and feeds on the sweetness of honey.
There is not much talk about Jun when compared to how healthy it is and how popular it used to be where it first originated.
Monks used to drink it In China and Tibet, so we can find out it used to be considered a high-energy drink. But it wasn’t only healthy for the body which is the reason why we mostly drink it today.
We often use herbal and other natural remedies to treat some illnesses but the real behind the scene practice goes beyond physical health.
Jun was described as a drink important for both spiritual and physical health.
The easiest way to explain why is a simple analogy:
If we clean our bodies in order to get rid of toxins, excess fat, and we treat it to help it heal, why wouldn’t we do the same for our minds?
Many natural remedies used to be tightly linked to spiritual prosperity.
They helped calm the mind, cleanse it, and point out some flaws we missed. Maybe we can learn how to let go of something in our minds just like we need to let go of unhealthy behaviors when it comes to the body.
To brew your Jun tea with amounts of alcohol you will need to get yourself some Jun SCOBY.
This, as we often point out in our articles, is the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.
Where can we get jun scoby for sale?
Well, you can either buy it or get it from friends who are brewing it.
They will just keep on feeding and growing, so you don’t need much to start. You will need a glass jar or a bottle and add green tea and honey for additional flavor.
To really get the most out of Jun tea, Brew Jun, and, buy organic green tea. Honey is a great thing that serves many purposes. Try to make sure you buy raw honey, locally if possible.
Once you remove it from the heat you can start adding a few spoons of green tea leaves (or bags).
Then just leave it too steep.
Use about a cup of honey and add it to the strained tea.
Add more water to almost fill the jar and add your SCOBY along with started liquid once your mixture is cooled.
Add SCOBY last and place it on top of the jar.
Cover the jar with a towel or a kitchen rag and place the rubber band around it so it does not fall off. Leave it in place and now you just have to wait – which is often the hardest step. Don’t touch it or shake it.
In about a week or two it should be done, depending on the room temperature you left it in. and then the fun part begins – the bubbles will start to appear!
Ferment once more and there you go, your first batch is ready. Don’t throw your SCOBY away.
Give it to a friend or save it for your next batch.
You can also use some juice, fruits, or other herbal teas to add some flavor. It should now be fizzy but too fizzy if you add too many sugary fruits! So be careful.
Jun tea has a sweet taste with an extra sour flavor to it.
You will probably notice it is very distinctive and hard to describe to someone who has never tried it.
It is fizzy because it underwent the same fermentation process that regular kombucha SCOBY (probiotic drink) does.
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