what is kombucha?
Kombucha is a living, fermented tea rich in probiotics and enzymes. We brew ours with organic ingredients and pristine water and ferment in oak barrels crafted in the Adirondacks. All of our kombucha is made with premium single origin tea, our house kombucha culture and organic cane sugar.
is your kombucha alive? what does that mean?
We brew our kombucha using traditional methods and high quality ingredients to produce a rich population of microscopic beneficial bacteria. We do not filter or pasteurize our kombucha thus preserving the full spectrum of probiotics, enzymes and nutrients found in the fermented liquid. It’s for this reason that it needs to be kept cold at all times.
how many grams of sugar & calories are in one serving?
There are approximately 7-8 grams of sugar or 28-32 calories in each 12 oz serving of our kombucha. Our cans contain one 12 oz serving. We use the bare minimum amount of sugar needed to ferment the tea and promote probiotic growth. We’ve sourced the earth-friendliest organic cane sugar available to us.
what is water kefir?
Water Kefir is a fermented tonic made with a mixed culture of beneficial yeasts and lactobacillus-type bacteria. We use organic herbs and local honey or maple syrup to make this fizzy and healthful beverage.
is your water kefir dairy-free?
Our water kefirs are completely dairy-free. They are made using our house dairy-free water kefir culture that consumes plant sugars rather than milk sugars. We use only local honey or maple syrup for the fermentation of these special tonics. The honey and maple syrup used to ferment our kefirs come from a very local, very nice farm in Granville, NY.
Do your tonics contain alcohol?
Because of the natural fermentation process, our tonics contain trace amounts of alcohol but not enough to make them alcoholic beverages. In order for our beverages to be considered non-alcoholic we maintain the trace alcohol content to below 0.5%.
how much kombucha should i drink?
We recommend that people listen to their bodies and consume a wide variety of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, kimchi, etc. If you are drinking our kombucha purely for the probiotic benefits, 4-12 ounces a day will do the trick. If you’re drinking it because you love it and want to down a jug of it a day, then join the club! (just don’t forget to give H2O some love too)
why do you use cans instead of bottles?
Choosing to use cans as our main form of packaging (along with reusable kegs) was a conscious decision based on several factors. First of all, cans are easier on the environment because they require less fuel and energy to produce, recycle and transport than glass bottles. They also weigh less once full, which means lower carbon footprint during delivery. We also appreciate the fact that cans do a superior job of sealing and protecting the liquid that’s in them so that we can be sure that you’re drinking our kombucha in it’s best possible state. Finally, (because they’re lighter and less fragile than bottles) they are less of a hazard and strain on our bodies as well fill them and hand deliver them to all of y’all.