Kombucha (Kom-boo-chah) is a sparkling probiotic tea that contains healthy nutrients that naturally occur during the fermentation process. It has been around for a very long time and is often considered as the elixir of life.
At Wild Leaf Brew we make our Kombucha through a very patient process.
We first make a well balanced brew of black and green organic tea, then we turn it into a sweet tea by adding sugar to it.
Wait, what? Sugar??
Yes sugar, but don't worry, the next step is to add the SCOBY. It's the SCOBY's job to eat up all the sugar (the food that helps it grow and helps create the procress of turning the sweet tea into Kombucha). Healthy probiotics are released during this process.
After 1-2 weeks of waiting the Kombucha is ready to be flavoured and bottled. At this point there is only residual sugars left thanks to the SCOBY.
We choose to flavour our Kombucha with a carefully selected combination of fruit juices and herbs that will benifit you in wonderful ways, all thanks to the knowledge of our experienced herbalist.
Once the Kombucha has reached its optimum taste we gently carbonate it using CO2, bottle it and put it in the fridge. This allows us to ensure that each bottle is consistant in fizz.
It's a long process, but it's definitely worth the wait!
When you first start drinking Kombucha we recommened starting with a small amount (that's why we started selling with 200ml bottles)
The reason for this is because you're introducing a lot of healthy bacteria into your body that your body isn't used to. But trust us, once you start drinking Kombucha you'll feel great and you'll want more.
Everyones body is unique, so we recommend you drink as much as you like to make you happy and feeling good!
Slightly tilt the bottle side to side to help mix the contents but please do not shake, if you do it'll spill everywhere when opened due to its carbonation. We don't want you to waste any of the good stuff!
We've put screw lids on our bottles in case it does start overflowing. Just screw the cap back on and wait a little before opening.
We seem to get this question a lot and there are a few reasons we chose our bottles:
- Not everyone knows what Kombucha tastes like, so we chose 200ml bottles as a good amount for beginners and people who'd just like to try it out. The 500ml is for those that love it!
- We wanted to have screw cap lids not beer bottle caps so you can seal your bottle if you want to save it for later without losing its fizz. Also if you get a bottle that is too fizzy you can close it and let it settle without spilling wasting any of the good stuff.
- Amber glass because we want to protect the healhy bacteria from sunlight as well as protect you and the environment by using a recyclable bottle that won't leech into the Kombucha (like how plastic does).
- Lastly we chose not to use beer bottles because Kombucha can be drunk at anytime of the day. If you're swigging on a beer shaped bottle of Kombucha in the morning you might get some looks!
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