Know Your Booche

A few tips to becoming an expert kombuchero and know how to make sure you are buying the real deal when it comes to kombucha.

There are many brands of kombucha currently on the market and there are various varieties to choose from.  If you want kombucha that is brewed by the traditional method, then there are a few things to look for.  Traditional kombucha is brewed with tea that contains caffeine, sugar, water, starter liquid and the culture, commonly known as the SCOBY.  The SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast.  Most of the caffeine and sugar are consumed in the fermentation process resulting in a low sugar beverage with probiotic benefits.

Kombucha has all kinds of floaties and these are colonies of bacteria and yeast that are actually good for you. They are part of the natural and healthy fermentation process and sometimes will form a little mother or SCOBY, Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. This looks like a clear gelatine formation and is tasteless and completely safe to ingest. They may not look appetising but they sure are good for your gut.

How to Identify a Good Kombucha

  1. Always refrigerated
  2. Packed in glass
  3. Contains ‘live cultures’ (floaties)
  4. Has sediment on bottom of bottle (these are naturally occurring cultures)
  5. Effervescent
  6. Is unpasteurized
  7. Does not have long expiry date, the sugar is constantly consumed by the cultures which will eventually run out.  A good period is 6 months.
  8. 100% organic
  9. No Added Sugar
  10. No Stevia
  11. Made by hand and with love


3 thoughts on “Know Your Booche

  1. After having endured many years of Sinus issues and Mucus running down back of my throat … was looking for a natural remedy to alleviate these issues. ~~ After recently meeting up with Yvonne again … tried the Fire Cider at the Homegrown Market …

    I must admit I was rather dubious ~~ However … after it hit the back of my throat like a Wildfire and feeling it go down every inch of my Oesophagus … decided to give it a serious try ! ~ Thought … Nothing ventured nothing gained ! ~~ Bought a bottle of Fire Cider and have been very pleased with the immediate results obtained …

    Whilst I would not have said I had Bowel Movement issues … surprisingly … my bowel movements improved by the next day. ~ Whilst I probably can not say that my Sinus issues have been 100% cured … they most certainly have improved by 95% !! ~ Thank you so very much Yvonne … I LOVE your Fire Cider and will continue to buy !! ~
    Barbara Bennett

    1. Hi Barbara, that’s so good you have benefited from our Fire Cider tonic. We appreciate your feedback and hope to share more of our tonic with you in the future. Kind Regard the PVO team.

  2. Hello again ~ I ommited to previously notarise I have only been taking Fire Cider tonic for two weeks ~ and that I gained benefits mentioned above with Sinuses and Throat, within the FIRST few DAYS of taking the Fire Cider tonic. Yet decided to wait for another week to check for consistencies of benefits before writing here.

    Yvonne you have some really great products … and pray that more people will buy and also discover the many benefits of taking them as I have done.

    Barbara Bennett

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