FAQs old

When to drink?

Kombucha can be consumed anytime of the day. Generally in the morning the absorption of the good bacteria tends to be better, so for the best results it can be consumed them. Although it can also be consumed any other time, as a healthy substitute to fizzy, caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. Each person’s digestive system is different, so it’s good to experiment and find a time of drinking that suits one’s body best. 

Is Bombucha's kombucha vegan and gluten free?

Yes, absolutely. It’s a tea based probiotic and therefore doesn’t contain any dairy or wheat.  One of the flavours “Jun Kombucha” is made using honey instead of sugar, but all of the other flavours are completely honey free, and therefore suitable for vegans.

How much to drink?

There is no specific recommended quantity that one should drink. It’s always a good idea to start with smaller quantity (100ml) at the beginning and to see how one’s body reacts. The daily quantity can then gradually be increased to anything between 200ml and 500ml. Once we start feeling kombucha’s benefits, the gut itself will be asking for it, but of course anything, even health foods should be consumed with some moderation.

What are the health benefits of Kombucha?

Bombucha consumed in moderation could offer the following health benefits:

  • Promote healthy tummy bacteria
  • Support healthy liver function
  • Boost metabolism
  • Improve digestion and bowel function
  • Rebuild connective tissue
  • Boost energy
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Reduce occurrence and size of kidney stones
  • Aid in healthy cell regeneration
Does it have sugar?

In order to start the kombucha fermentation process, it is necessary to add sugar.  We use organic raw cane sugar in our  Bombucha. The good news is, however, that over the period of fermentation the sugars get absorbed by the bacteria and the end product only contains traces of it.  We are very particular with keeping the sugar very  low, which means fermenting  as long as it takes for the bacteria to consume all the sugar and produce maximum nutrient content.

What are those floaters in the bottle?

As kombucha is made of live cultures, the "floaters" in the bottle is the live bacteria itself. You can indeed drink up the bits - they're hugely beneficial for you - or you can sift them out!

Why do you have to keep the bottles refrigerated?

Yes. If it is not refrigerated, the contents continue to ferment and the taste profile changes. Essentially, bottles are refrigerated to halt the fermentation process.

Why not to shake?

In the process of fermentation natural carbonation occurs inside the bottle, and as with any fizzy drink, one should not shake to avoid an explosion.

Can I have kombucha whilst pregnant or nursing?

There is not one definite right answer to this question. Kombucha have strong detoxifying effects, which generally is a great thing, however when pregnant or nursing it is not a desired time for detox, as the toxins expelled into the blood or milk may be passed onto the foetus/baby. It is difficult to say who is going to go into detox and who isn’t. So unless drinking kombucha regularly prior to pregnancy, as a precaution measure, it’s best to avoid it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.