Frequently Asked Questions
The Answers You Need
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a acidic and refreshing fermented beverage. It has many good bacteria and probiotics similar to the ones found in your gut.
How is kombucha made
It is made by fermenting sugars in a liquid (tea or herbal tisanes). A Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) is used to ferment the liquid. The bacteria in SCOBY ferments the liquid by converting sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The yeast converts the alcohol into acetic acid and gluconic acid which is responsible for the tart and acidic taste of kombucha.
The carbon dioxide produced from the fermentation process will dissolve into the liquid making it naturally carbonated.
How is kombucha good for you?
1. Aid digestion
Kombucha is packed with probiotics with the ability to balance out the amount of good bacteria in your gut. It helps to aid in gastrointestinal diseases as well as bloating.
2. Helps Weight-loss
During fermentation, polyphenols and acetic acid formed aids in weightloss.
3. Boosts Immunity
During fermentation, B vitamins are produced. Anti-oxidants in tea leaves also support our immune system to fight off free radicals.
4. Cleanse and Detoxify
The active ingredient in kombucha is acetic acid which is found in vinegars. Studies have shown that it can kill harmful bacteria and yeasts such as Candida yeasts. Kombucha helps to detox your body by getting rid of harmful bacteria.
5. Energy Booster
Anti-oxidants help to boost your energy.
How to enjoy kombucha?
Kombucha is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. After drinking you can feel your stomach churning because the probiotics are doing their thing!
Kombucha can also be paired with complimentary flavours in food pairing to fully enhance the flavours.
Kombucha can also be used as mixers in cocktails to provide another "kick".
Can kombucha be drank hot/warm?
No, kombucha should be consumed cold.
Kombucha is a living beverage. There are countless of probiotics (small living creatures) in the drink. By heating the drink, it kills the probiotics.
Is there alcohol in kombucha?
There might be trace amounts of alcohol due to natural fermentation process. However, the alcohol gets consumed by the bacteria to be converted into acids.
When bottling, our alcohol content is less that 0.5% ABV which is legally considered to be non-alcohlic.
Is there caffeine in kombucha?
There are small amounts of caffeine in kombucha as green tea leaves are used in the fermentation process.
Why does my kombucha taste different?
Since kombucha is a living beverage, it will continue to ferment albeit slower in the fridge. Kombucha will grow progressively more acidic the longer it is fermented. When our kombucha are bottled, it is at its peak in terms of taste. But seasoned kombucha drinkers (more acidic), are welcomed to ferment it longer to make it more acidic.
How long can I keep kombucha for?
Once opened, consume within 4 days. Kombucha can be kept in the fridge unopened for 3 months. But it might grow progressively more acidic. At room temperature, it can only be kept for a week before it is too acidic to be palatable. However, use them as vinegars in your food.
What are the jelly bits inside my kombucha?
The jelly bits inside kombucha are new families of SCOBY that has continued to grow. It is perfectly safe for consumption and packed loads with probiotics.