Kombucha FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about kombucha

WHAT KOMBUCHA IS?

Kombucha, or kombucha tea, is a drink made from fermented tea with many health benefits, as described by numerous scientific studies published in the most prestigious magazines. Among others, kombucha contains probiotics, improves digestion and helps detoxify the body. Kombucha has a very long history and has been made in the East for more than 2,000 years. Kombutxa, made by Mun Ferments, has reinterpreted the ancestral recipe to make a super delicious and even healthier version.


WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED TO PREPARE KOMBUCHA?

Less is more. Water, sugar and tea. Only 3 ingredients.

In our case, Kombutxa from Mūn Ferments: green tea, of the Lung Ching variety, the most ecological that is grown in the world. The sugar, cane and organic and the water, filtered.


HOW KOMBUCHA IS MADE?

In Kombutxa we use simple ingredients, the procedure to make kombucha could not be easier. We infuse the tea, sweeten it and add a culture of bacteria and yeast, which is known as the mother or SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). We let it ferment for 4 weeks. Before packaging, we add fruit or vegetable juices and / or infusions. It is then when a second fermentation takes place in the bottle and the soft bubble is born.


WHERE WE BREW KOMBUTXA?

We brew Kombutxa in Mataró, near Barcelona. The mild climate of the capital of Maresme is ideal for making the best kombucha, getting its properties during all stages of its production.


WHY DRINKING KOMBUCHA?

Kombucha has many healthy properties that have made it last over time. Among others, it contains natural probiotics, organic acids, enzymes and vitamins. Its main properties: supports good intestinal health and improves digestion, helps detoxify the body, enhances immunity and gives a touch of energy.


ALL KOMBUCHA BRANDS ARE THE SAME?

No. A quality kombucha must be packaged in glass, it cannot be pasteurized in order to not to lose its probiotic properties, it must have natural and organic ingredients and it must contain as little sugar as possible. Look no further: Kombutxa ticks all the boxes.


WHY EVERY BOTTLE IS DIFFERENT?

Many factors, including ambient temperature, sugar concentrations in fruit and vegetables we add, the time of year or moon phase when it is made, all these facts make each batch unique. The taste and sweetness or carbonation may therefore vary. It is difficult to control nature.


HOW LONG IT LASTS?

The best before date is 9 months from the production date. Once you open a bottle, we recommend keeping it cold and consuming it within a maximum period of 10 days. It does not lose properties, do not suffer, but it can vary in taste and lose the fine bubble.


HOW AND WHEN DRINKING KOMBUCHA?

Always drink it very cool to better appreciate the fabulous flavor that the second fermentation gives it. You will also notice the bubbles it contains much more!

There is no ideal time to take it. The best moment is when you feel like it.


MUST KOMBUTXA BE STORED IN THE FRIDGE?

The very little amount of residual sugar it contains makes Kombutxa the only artisan and unpasteurized kombucha that does not require cold storage and during transportation. You just need a place away from heat to store it.

Once opened keep it in the refrigerator and drink it in less than 10 days.


WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED AMOUT TO DRINK?

Kombutxa is a probiotic drink and it is necessary that you take it into account if you want to consume it regularly. You can start with 100 ml and, according to tolerance, increases the dose. The important thing is to listen to your body.


WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLES?

Good news! If you have detected that there is a deposit at the bottom of the bottle, you should know that it is a sign of the health of your kombucha. It is the natural yeasts that have contributed to the production of the kombucha bubbles. It has a peculiar taste, but it brings many health benefits.

The solid substance that you can find in the neck of the bottle is the mother of kombucha, or mini-scoby. Serve it with care or drink it without fear because it is full of B vitamins!

In any case, we advise you not to shake the bottles if you do not want to end up bathed in kombucha.


I HAVE NEVER TASTE IT BEFORE. ¿WHAT DOES KOMBUCHA TASTE?

Kombucha has a very peculiar taste, which we do not have in our taste register. It is between sweet and vinegary. Depending on the varieties, remember cider or rosé cava.


YOU HAVE SO MANY FLAVORS. WHICH ONE DO I START?

At Kombutxa we make (almost) as many varieties as there are tastes. If you have never tried us yet and you are adventurous, we advise you to get a batch that will allow you to try them all. If what you are looking for is that we advise you, start with Natural, it is our most neutral variety since we do not add any ingredients, neither fruits nor infusions or spices, during the second fermentation. Later, choose the one that makes you most excited. Read the labels carefully to know the ingredients and decide on the one that catches your attention the most.


I HAVE READ IN THE LABEL THAT KOMBUCHA CONTAINS SUGAR

Don’t panic, please! Cane sugar is one of the ingredients in our Kombutxa. To brew kombucha it is absolutely essential as the food used by yeasts and bacteria to ferment. Do not suffer, since in the final product the sugar only remains a minimal residual amount, which the bacteria have not been able to eat. In the case of Kombutxa, it is a maximum of 1.8 grams per 100 ml.


DO YOU ADD GAS?

The bubble contained in our drinks is generated spontaneously during the fermentation process.


DOES KOMBUCHA CONTAINS ALCOHOL?

As in all fermented products, alcohol is generated during the kombucha brewing process. Our kombucha contains a very small amount: less than 1% alcohol.


IS IT SUITABLE FOR COELIACS?

In the facilities where Kombutxa is made, there is no presence of gluten. This is why the drink can be considered suitable for coeliacs, as shown by the periodic tests we do. Nor in the case of the Paleobirra variety, which combines Kombutxa with an infusion of hops, with no gluten or other cereal, in fact.


I AM VEGAN. MAY I DRINK KOMBUTXA?

All of our products are vegan. They contain absolutely no animal ingredients. Thus, it is suitable for those who follow this diet.


I AM PREGNANT. MAY I DRINK KOMBUCHA?

Kombucha is a drink made from tea and sugar that is fermented and unpasteurized. During pregnancy and lactation, specialists recommend consuming products that have not been pasteurized. Also, kombucha is a drink with many detoxifying properties. It is for all this that we recommend that you consult a specialist before taking it.


CAN CHILDREN DRINK KOMBUCHA?

Kombucha is made from tea that is fermented and, although there is very little caffeine in the final product (about 5 milligrams compared to 100 in a cup of coffee), it must be taken into account when we want to give it a child. Likewise, we must also consider the fact that, as fermented drink, it contains a minimum amount of alcohol, less than 1%.

In a world full of sodas, loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, a glass of kombucha is a healthy option. It can also be mixed with fresh water or some fruit or vegetable juice to offer it to the little ones.


I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH PROBIOTICS. IS IT CONTRAINDICATED FOR ME?

If you suffer from SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, kombucha may not feel very good for you as it is a highly probiotic product. In fact, each milliliter contains about a million bacteria. Fix this health problem with the help of a professional and then you can have as much kombucha as you like.