What is Kombucha?

Hello everyone, its Vicki here to answer a question many of you still have. Just what is Kombucha and what is all the fuss behind this drink? Lets dive into it and give you all of the answers you need to learn more about this healthy and delicious beverage!
Kombucha is a fermented tea drink loaded with probiotics using a unique brewing method that dates back thousands of years. It is believed to have originated from China.

Kombucha is made with a combination of sugar, tea, and a SCOBY culture. The SCOBY is a bacteria culture that infuses with the drink. Over time it ferments and the liquid is then extracted and flavoured. In a nutshell this is how kombucha is made.


Where it is fermented, does it contain alcohol? Is it safe for kids?

If produced in an uncontrolled environment kombucha does pose the risk of developing a higher alcohol content. However when produced in a controlled environment such as the Kare brewing facility, precautions are put in place to ensure there is no chance of our beverages containing alcohol levels. Our formula has also been tested and certified to ensure no issues will ever occur. So you can drink our kombucha with no worries!
Children are able to consume kombucha, but we recommend in smaller volumes than adults. We have three little boys (aged 4 and under) who regularly have a  booch as a special treat with no issues. Teaching our kids to consume healthy and tasty drinks at an early age is a great way to build a strong foundation of wellness.


What exactly are the health benefits?

Kombucha has been proven to help gut digestion, boost your immune system, and also contains loads of antioxidants. Kombucha is also quickly becoming one of the beverages of choice for health conscious individuals.
Our kombucha also has a low count of calories and sugar when compared to other pops or soft drink beverages. This ensures that you can still enjoy a healthy drink that also tastes delicious.


How much should I drink a day?

There is no be all end all answer for this question. It can vary from person to person. If you are new to consuming Kombucha we recommend limiting yourself to a single bottle per day or even half of a bottle if it makes your stomach feel a little queasy later after drinking. Don't worry if this feeling does arise as it is often your body just cleaning itself out after receiving the many benefits from the kombucha. Over time you'll find yourself able to consume more with no feelings of being "cleaned out". Where we are regular drinkers of Kombucha, we have had a couple bottles in a day with no issues at all.