Frequently Asked Questions
What is kombucha?
Kombucha (pronounced kum-boo-cha) is a living sweet-tart bubbly tea beverage that is low in sugar and rich in gut supporting enzymes. It’s made using black or green tea, sugar, and a bacterial culture called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria & Yeast) and fermented for 7-30 days, depending on the brewer. During the fermentation period the yeast and bacteria (SCOBY) break down the sugar and the caffeine so that you don’t have to.
Why is kombucha so amazing?
Kombucha is rich in body-benefiting probiotics (the good bacteria that help nourish and replenish the gut), B vitamins, and active enzymes and nutrients. All of these things are alive and work to help you feel like a million bucks!
What is the biggest misconception about kombucha?
The biggest misconception about kombucha is that it’s full of sugar! Although sugar is used in the initial stage of kombucha brewing, the fermenting period converts the sugar into beneficial enzymes and acids like probiotics, something your body knows and thrives on. Our Hoochy ‘Booch has approximately 5-6 grams of sugar per 8oz glass and there’s no juice or fruit added.
Is there caffeine in kombucha?
While kombucha is made with caffeinated green or black tea, the amount of caffeine drops substantially after the fermentation process. In the same way that consumable sugar drops substantially after the fermentation process, caffeine has a brand new personality that your body can recognize and utilize. Our kombucha has an approximate average of 2-10oz of caffeine per 16oz glass, depending on flavour.