KoMbUcHa Tea! _ Kombucha has been used for over 2000 years in China, Japan, & Korea. SCOBY’s were passed down from generation to generation. One story goes that a doctor in Moscow discovered that his patients did not get cancer. This was because to save on money, they brewed Chage or birtch-tree mushroom tea. Chage is related to the kombucha mushroom, but the real kombucha mushroom has many stories of origination.