Q. What is kombucha?
A. Kombucha is a fermented beverage made using tea and a kombucha starter culture (mushroom, mother, SCOBY, etc.), tea prepared with sugar, vinegar and some kombucha tea from a previous batch (starter tea). Kombucha contains several vitamins, particularly B vitamins.
Q. What does kombucha tea taste like?
A. Kombucha tea has a rich, earthy flavour, which can vary greatly depending on the length of time it ferments, 7-30+ days.
Think of it like eating yoghurt that can be kept on the shelf. To remove or destroy all of the microorganisms that make your fermented beverage alive, defeats the purpose.
- For a mild flavour, brew the kombucha for a shorter time.
- For a bolder, more vinegary flavour, brew the kombucha for a longer time
Q. What ingredients go into making kombucha cultures?
A. Our Kombucha DIY Culture Kits are grown and packaged in a licensed commercial food processing facility using filtered water, organic sugar, and organic black tea.
Q. Do kombucha cultures contain gluten, dairy, or animal products?
A. No, our kombucha cultures only contain organic black tea, organic sugar, and filtered water.
Q. Are kombucha cultures reusable? How long will the culture last?
A. Yes, with proper care kombucha cultures can be reused many times. The cultures will multiply, and as a practical matter - you can recycle or compost older cultures after a few months.