What is Kombucha?
Kombucha has been called the “Tea of Immortality” and “The Elixir of Life”. It is a raw and living drink
made of filtered water, organic tea, pure cane sugar, and a live Kombucha culture of bacteria and yeast.
(SCOBY). During fermentation, the SCOBY transforms the sweetened tea into a tangy, sweet-tart,
How much kombucha is safe to drink?
Kombucha is a living probiotic drink with healthy acids and nutrients. The recommended serving
size is what feels good for your body. Individuals who may have digestive issues or compromised
immune systems find that drinking small amounts of kombucha works better for them. Others find
that kombucha helps keep their digestive system regular and provides an energy boost. Drink
what feels right for you!
Why drink Kombucha?
Drinking Kombucha is a healthier alternative to soda or alcoholic beverages. It tastes great
because it’s a very clean drink. The added benefits are that it helps with digestion, it’s full of
probiotics and healthy acids supports liver function, boost immunity, and enhances overall health
and well-being. And once you have it, you just want more!
Why must Kombucha be kept refrigerated?
Kombucha is a raw and living beverage, naturally fermented and unpasteurized on purpose.
Because of this, it must be refrigerated at all times. Being exposed to hot temperatures will
continue the fermentation process leading to excess carbon dioxide buildup in the bottle to
exploding or broken bottles. We can’t be having that!
What’s that blob floating in my bottle?
During the fermentation process and even after bottling, the bacteria and yeast continue to slowly
produce a by-product of fermentation. This gloppy mass of goodness often resembles a jellyfish.
It’s completely harmless and can be consumed but some people find the yeasty bits gross. Don’t
be afraid! You can just filter it out.
Does Kombucha contain alcohol?
Kombucha contains a trace amount of alcohol (0.5% or less), a natural byproduct of fermentation.
You will not feel “buzzed” but if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your health care
provider if you have any concerns. Some brands of Kombucha are classified as alcoholic with a level
higher than 0.5% and you must be 21 or older to consume but that would be clearly marked
on the label.