What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is sweet tea that has undergone the process of fermentation fueled by sugar and a kombucha culture (a.k.a. a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast or S.C.O.B.Y). The origins of kombucha tea are disputed. Some claim that it dates back to 220 B.C. in China, and it has been documented in many cultures around the world, but most frequently in China, Japan, Russia and other parts of eastern Europe.
What does it taste like?
The best tasting kombucha is a perfect balance between sour and sweet. Not too sweet, just a bit sour. It’s all about being in tune with the booch and knowing precisely when to harvest it.
What makes it healthy?
Kombucha is packed with antioxidants, probiotic-boosting organic acids, vitamins and much more. Regular kombucha drinkers report experiencing lower rates of illness through the immune boosting benefits of kombucha, improved digestion and gut health, improved energy, mood and concentration, and overall better health.
How much sugar does it contain?
Since sugar is the fuel for fermentation in kombucha, by the end of the fermentation cycle there is not much sugar left, making kombucha a naturally low-sugar drink. We use only real fruit and herbs to flavor our kombucha, so the final product has no added sugar.
How much kombucha should you drink? And how frequently?
If you’re new to drinking raw, unfiltered kombucha, you should start with 8-10oz servings per day to let your body get used to the microorganisms contained in kombucha. Trust your gut! Your body will adapt quickly. Regular kombucha drinkers tend to drink it every day.
Does kombucha contain alcohol?
Traditional kombucha that has existed for thousands of years is not a beverage designed to intoxicate. On the contrary, it is intended to heal aliments in the body. However, much like many natural and fermented foods including bananas, bread and soy sauce, kombucha does technically contain trace amounts of alcohol which are created through the fermentation process (~0.5%). At this level, it is certainly non-intoxicating.