1. Also called kombucha mushroom.
a live culture
of multiple species of yeast and bacteria, grown to make a mildly alcoholic fermented beverage.
Also called kombucha tea, kombucha mushroom tea. the fermented beverage, made by adding kombucha to sweetened tea.
perhaps < Japanese kombu ‘seaweed’ + cha ‘tea’ (from a confusion with ‘kelp tea’)