RESEARCH: SCOBY

SCOBY – bio material, food, fabric …

Active scobies & dehydrated daughters … fed black, white, green & hibiscus sweet tea.

Kombucha is brewed by Mother SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture oBacteria & Yeast)  & develops ‘daughters’ as a microbial matt (known as a zoogleal mat or biofilm) and is a symbiotic growth of acetic acid bacteria and osmophilic yeast species 

The SCOBY, botanical name Medusomyces gisevii Lindau has about 80 other names worldwide- tea mushroom, tea fungus, Manchurian mushroom. Also  “teeschwamm, Japanese or Indonesian tea fungus, kombucha, wunderpilz, hongo, cajnij, fungus japonicus, and teekwass”. Some further spellings and synonyms include combucha and tschambucco, haipao, kargasok tea, kwassan, Manchurian fungus or mushroom, spumonto. wikipedia

Micro-organisms include;
Acetobacter aceti, Acetobacter Ketogenum, Acetobacter pasteurianus, Acetobacter xylinum, Acetobacter xylinoides, Bacterium gluconicum, Bacterium xylinum, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Brettanomyces lambicus, Brettanomyces custersii, Gluconacetobacter kombuchae, Kloeckera apiculata / Hanseniaspora uvarum, Pichia pastoris, Saccharomycodes apiculatus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomycodes ludwigii, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Zygosaccharomyces bailii, Zygosaccharomyces kombuchaensis

drinks, scoby crisps, paper, fabric, snacks …