If you’re a fan of Kombucha, you could mix things up little and try out some Jun – which is another similar healthy probiotic drink
In this article i’ll cover off 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? 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 :-
- 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!
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 can help if you are suffering from indigestion due to the probiotics it contains, which tend to be higher in number than in 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 also has 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 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 the is that it helps with 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 movement.
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 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 and others who didn’t.
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 Kombucha.
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 thousands of 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 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.
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 the unhealthy behaviors when it comes to the body.
To brew your Jun tea you will need to get yourself some SCOBY.
This, as we often point out in our articles, is the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. 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. To really get the most out of Jun tea, buy organic green tea. Honey is a great thing that serves many purposes. Try to make sure you buy raw honey, locally if possible.
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 the 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 process Kombucha does.