What is kombucha? Kombucha is naturally fermented tea.
What is in kombucha? Our kombucha is made with organic green and black loose leaf tea, organic cane sugar, filtered water, and our kombucha culture (also known as a SCOBY or a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). After the primary ferment, we use whole fruits and herbs to infuse our flavors.
What is the difference between kombucha and jun? Kombucha is traditionally made with green and/or black tea and sugar. Jun is traditionally made with green tea and honey. They are cousins in the fermented drink family.
Is there alcohol in kombucha? Yes. Kombucha is a fermented beverage. Through the fermentation process, trace amounts of alcohol naturally occur. If you have any concerns, you should consult your doctor before consuming kombucha.
Why is there sugar in kombucha? The SCOBY is a living matter that drives the fermentation process. The sugar provides essential nutrition to the SCOBY. The sugar is broken down from sucrose into fructose and glucose. The bacteria then transforms the glucose into healthy g acids. Enzymes further break down the sugars during the fermentation process. Theoretically, most of the sugar is converted during the fermentation process.
What is floating in my kombucha? Kombucha is a living beverage that is always fermenting. Over time, you may see spent yeast or a baby SCOBY in your bottle. They are both signs of a healthy raw living kombucha! You can either filter them out or drink them. To each, his own.
Is your kombucha pasteurized? No. Our kombucha is raw and alive. We do not pasteurize it (kill the good bacteria).
Do you add probiotics to your kombucha? No. We do not add probiotic strains to our kombucha. The healthy acids in our kombucha are a result of the natural fermentation process.
Are your flavors vegan? All of our flavors are made with vegan ingredients except for Bonita Apple Pie. Bonita Apple Pie has raw honey in it so it’s not vegan.
What is the date on my bottle? The date on your bottle is our “best by” date.
Why should I keep my kombucha cold? Kombucha is always fermenting. By keeping it cold, you are slowing down the fermentation process. The longer it ferments, the more tart it can get (and the naturally occurring alcohol can creep up).
Do you carbonate your kombucha? Yes. We lightly carbonate our kombucha. So don’t shake the bottle unless you want a kombucha shower!
What are the health benefits of drinking kombucha? We do not make any health claims. However, what we will say is that kombucha is in the fermented foods family. Naturally fermented foods are known for their probiotic properties that may help with digestion and create a more balanced gut microbiome.
How much should I drink? If you are new to kombucha, we suggest you start out slow with 2-4 ounces and see how your body reacts. From there, you can increase your consumption. Just remember… everything in moderation. Listen to your body.
How much sugar or how many calories are in your ‘booch? Theoretically, the majority of the sugar in kombucha should be consumed by the culture during the primary fermentation process. However, we do not want to guesstimate what’s left in our ‘booch. We plan to send our ‘booch to a lab for nutritional testing in the future.
Why is your kombucha more expensive than what I see at the grocery store? Yes. We went there. We are a small family run and operated business. Everything we do is by hand by us. We do not have the buying power that large commercial brewers have so our cost of goods is higher than the big guys. We firmly believe that local food should not be seen as expensive, but rather as valuable. #drinklocal