Questions About Kombucha

What is kombucha?

With a history in Eastern Europe and Asia dating back thousands of years, kombucha (kom-boo-cha) is a fermented tea beverage that enjoys a legendary reputation for promoting wellness which many consider a daily tonic.

What does Kombucha Wonder Drink taste like?

Unlike sugared teas and soda, kombucha is lighter, with a clean taste and refreshing finish. It is often described as light, refreshing, effervescent, slightly sweet and subtly tart.

What are the health benefits of kombucha?

People around the world have reported the curative powers of kombucha for centuries. Known for giving one a sense of well-being, the green, oolong and herbal teas in Kombucha Wonder Drink contain antioxidants, and the healthy acids created by the fermentation process aid digestion and help detoxify.*

What’s the difference between raw and pasteurized kombucha?

Making kombucha requires a starter culture very similar to a sourdough starter or yogurt culture. Current kombucha cultures come from Nepal, China and Russia, some dating back thousands of years. This culture creates a cellulose fiber mat that is included in raw beverages, but that is actually indigestible.

Kombucha Wonder Drink products are pasteurized, ensuring the absence of alcohol and safe beverages. While pasteurization results in the absence of a live culture, the beneficial organic acids resulting from the fermentation process remain.

Are there live probiotic organisms in kombucha?

No. It’ a common misconception that there are probiotic organisms in kombucha. Rather, the fermentation process results in beneficial organic acids that help improve digestion and detoxify the body. These include gluconic, lactic and acetic acids, among others.

Do your beverages have alcohol in them?

No, Kombucha Wonder Drink products are well under the federal 0.5 percent alcohol limit. The beverages are pasteurized for safety and certified organic by the USDA and Oregon Tilth.

How should you drink Kombucha Wonder Drink?

Kombucha Wonder Drink tastes best cold. Serve chilled in a champagne glass, over ice or right out of the bottle.

Does Kombucha Wonder Drink contain caffeine or sugar?

Kombucha Wonder Drink contains small amounts of caffeine and sugar. Caffeine content has about the equivalent of 1/3 of a typical cup of coffee. In our different flavors, we use either organic oolong tea, organic green tea, or herbal tea resulting in small amounts of caffeine. Our products have an average of 50 calories and an average of 12 mg of sugar per serving.

Can I drink kombucha every day or is it just for special occasions?

Yes. Kombucha is consumed on a daily basis around the globe. Unlike sugary and caffeinated cola and energy drinks, kombucha can impart a calm sense of well-being and can easily be enjoyed every day.

What kinds of food or meals go with the Kombucha Wonder Drink?

Kombucha Wonder Drink is versatile. It is perfect for breakfast, at work, in the afternoon, at dinner or on its own. It will complement any meal. It’s a great alternative to alcohol, coffee, and sodas.

Within what beverage category does Kombucha fall?

Kombucha is in its own category. It doesn’t fall in the energy drink functional beverage category because it’s not a concoction of additives, high amounts of caffeine and stimulating herbs, nor does it contain high amounts of sugar.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.