What is kombucha?

noun: kombucha: plural noun: kombuchas
1. a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria.

Chinese as chájūn (茶菌), Japanese as kōcha-kinoko (紅茶キノコ) and Russian as chaynyy grib (чайный гриб)

In simple terms, kombucha is a naturally energizing, lightly effervescent fermented tea. It’s a living drink, for our living bodies! Kombucha is best enjoyed at anytime of the day, especially when you need a little pick-me up, after a late-night (see: hangover) and/or after a large meal. It can also be used as a substitute for sugary beverages like pop or juice.

We are slowly starting to re-introduce fermented foods back into our diets as the number of those suffering from gut health problems is rising. Kombucha gets to work fighting the “bad” yeast in your gut candida. Start with a ¼ a cup in the morning followed by lots of water, your tummy will thank you!

How should I drink kombucha?

Try not to shake your bottle of WTK, just flip it upside down and swirl the ingredients. Wild Tea is unfiltered so sediment is perfectly normal. Drink it straight out of the bottle, mixed on ice with soda water or mixed in a smoothie or cocktail.

How do I store kombucha?

Store kombucha in the fridge. If you leave it on the counter, the yeast bacteria will start a secondary fermentation process again. This is perfectly fine and normal, just be careful when you open the bottle as you may get a foamy mess!

I’m pregnant or breast feeding, is it okay for me to drink kombucha?

We recommend that you talk to your doctor before incorporating kombucha into your diet while pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are already a regular kombucha consumer, check out this article from Kombucha Kamp.

Is kombucha safe for kids?

Although the alcohol and caffeine levels in kombucha are low, kids bodies are much more sensitive than adults. We recommend consulting with your family doctor or pediatrician before giving kombucha to your child.

How long does kombucha last?

Wild Tea Kombucha has a shelf life of 4 months. Keep your kombucha in the fridge to keep it fresh.

What is the alcohol and caffeine levels?

Wild Tea Kombucha is bottled with less than 1% alcohol. As kombucha is made from tea, there is caffeine present the product. Kombucha is generally considered to lose about 2/3’s of its caffeine through the fermentation process. We caution those with caffeine sensitivities to check with their doctor before consuming kombucha.