Q. What is kombucha?
A. Kombucha is a fermented tea made with a kombucha starter culture (mushroom, mother, scoby, etc.), tea prepared with sugar, vinegar and some kombucha tea from a previous batch (starter tea). Kombucha contains a number of vitamins, particularly B vitamins.
Q. What does kombucha tea taste like?
- Kombucha tea has a rich, earthy flavor, which can vary greatly depending on the length of time it ferments, 7-30 days.
- For a mild flavor, brew the kombucha for a shorter time.
- For a bolder, more vinegary flavor, brew the kombucha for a longer time.
Q. What ingredients go into making kombucha cultures?
- Our kombucha starter cultures are grown and packaged in a licensed commercial food processing facility using filtered water, organic sugar, and organic black tea.
Q. Do kombucha cultures contain gluten, dairy, or animal products?
- No, our kombucha cultures only contain organic black tea, organic sugar, and filtered water.
Q. Are kombucha cultures reusable? How long will the culture last?
- Yes, with proper care kombucha cultures can be reused many times. The cultures will multiply, and as a practical matter - you will likely recycle or compost older cultures after a few months or sooner.
- Note: It may take several batches for a baby scoby to form after initial rehydration. With care, you should be able to continue using the same kombucha culture until the time a baby scoby does form.