OMBucha® Kombucha is our very own distinct, home-brewed kombucha recipe and style that we personally love!
Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage, made by adding a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) to a solution of tea and sugar. During the course of the week-long (or more) fermentation process, the cultures metabolize the sugar and tea components to render a naturally carbonated beverage, with a slightly sweet-tart flavour, full of naturally occuring components like B vitamins, organic acids, antioxidants, and trace amounts of alcohol (see below).
If the beverage is served “raw”, it will be teaming with (some people believe – healthy, but we cannot disclose that in the UK) bacteria and yeast. During a second short fermentation, the brewer often adds flavourings like ginger, lemon, fruit juice or herbs to give the beverages unique taste profiles.
In the United Kingdom, we’re not allowed to make any claims about Probiotics – as can be seen here: Article 13.1 2009;7(9):1247 from Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). So you won’t find any information or claims related to Probiotics in relation to any of our products in the UK. Please do not ask us probiotic or gut health related questions, rather, please do your own research from Google and come to your own conclusions and of course, always discuss health matters with a fully qualified and highly trusted (hopefully pillar of health) GP at all times!