Frequently Asked Questions...
What is Kombucha?
Authentic Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic (0.6% ABV) champagne-style, live, unfiltered, un-pasteurised and small batch Tea. The rise in popularity of Kombucha and widespread habitual acceptance of its unusual taste has captivated many consumers keen to tackle their own health naturally, without medical interventions.
Where does Kombucha come from?
Kombucha is believed to have first been discovered in China thousands of years ago. Legend says a jug of tea was left out and got a bit funky! Fermented plant juice is likely to have been in existence as long as man has walked the earth.
Conwy, where we brew is WHO protected site and our 1000 SQft Innovation unit is a mile from the city walls on the A55. Not quite the Great Wall but we are fond of our fantastic ancient wall!
What does Kombucha taste like?
Kombucha has a tangy flavour profile that is completely unique. It can be flavoured with various juices and extracts, we are particularly fond of the amazing combination of Organic Ginger - so is everyone else.
What is Scoby?
“Scoby” is an acronym: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. A scoby is the living home for the bacteria and yeast that transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha. This mat of bacterial cellulose in the bottle is safe for all living things and edible.
Are Kombucha Drinks Gluten Free?
YES! Celiacs and allergy sufferers rejoice! No trace of gluten will be found in any of our Kombucha drinks. Kombucha is not a source of any dietary gluten. Health benefits of kombucha, Is Kombucha good for you?
Can Kombucha give you a headache?
Drinking Kombucha does not give you a headache.
Kombucha for IBS
Kombucha is fermented tea. It's already a popular alcohol substitute but may provide health and wellbeing benefits beyond alcohol reduction.
Western "sterile" diets are linked to a rising incidence of chronic disease. Existing research suggests that Kombucha consumption may help elevate or prevent several chronic diseases (type II diabetes, nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, IBD and myocardial infarction), due to being a rich source of both pre-and-probiotics which can improve gut health, leading to improved mental health (Dufresne et al., 2000).