Kombucha

Organic Kombucha
Organic Kombucha

Your super food of beverages, packed with healthy vitamins, beneficial organic acids and many other powerful immune-boosting probiotics.  Kombucha’s ability to detoxify the liver is said to boost immunity and increase metabolism and energy. Boosting the good bacteria in your gut enhancing the digestion process of absorption and assimilation of nutrients in your body.  Revitalising your energy optimising your body’s performance that once you start, you’ll be hooked by the way it makes you feel and the bursting taste.

It is a natural ferment made with organic green and black tea, organic sugar and filtered water (no chlorine or fluoride) and a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) or culture, sometimes called the mother or mushroom. It is the bacteria and yeast that transform the sweetened tea into a fizzy tangy tonic.

Our brews are usually bottled on a 2 weekly cycle depending on the climate.  We flavour at bottling stage with seasonal fruit, herbs and spices, all of which will give extra health boosts.  Our most popular flavourings being:-

  • Ginger and Turmeric
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Mint
  • Aloe Vera
  • Rosemary and Chilli
  • Pear
  • Passion fruit
  • Rhubarb
  • Rye Berry
  • Pineapple Guava
  • Apple & Cinnamon
  • Acai
  • Beetroot

History

Kombucha has been around since the beginning of time and is an ancient tradition.  The origin has little evidence though it has been passed down through generations and seems to have originated in the far east.  The Chinese called it the “tea of immortality”

Whatever culture it evolved from it is clear that Kombucha has been embraced as a healthful probiotic.

Health Benefits

Packed with healthy vitamins as well as many other powerful immune-boosting probiotics, kombucha’s ability to detoxify the liver is said to boost immunity and increase metabolism and energy.

Vitamins – B1, B6, B12 and C  -Ability to turn food into energy, B vitamins are a necessary component of any diet to maintain healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes.  B1 strengthens the immune system. B6 helps you body use protein, supports brain function, and helps build red blood cells. B12 plays an important role in cell metabolism, nerve function and red blood cell formation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant.

Probiotics – Billions of Yeast and Bacteria make kombucha so beneficial for keeping the intestines healthy and aiding in digestion.  Improving overall intestinal function, maintain a strong immune system and treat ailments such as diarrhoea, ulcerative colitis, and eczema.

How Much Should I Drink a Day?

It depends and it something you will work out as you go.  It is advisable to start with 1/2 cup a day.  Once you have adjusted you can increase to 1 cup a day or 250ml for an average sized person, capped to a maximum of 500ml.  Drink plenty of water, in addition, to flush out the toxins.

Keep in mind that more is not better, your body will only absorb so much.

Does it contain alcohol?

The short answer is, yes. Though, there should only be traces.  Natural fermentation processes involving yeast result in the production of small amounts of alcohol typically between 1 – 1.5%.

Gut Health