KOMBUCHA

AKA: DIVINE TSCHE

What is Kombucha?

Kom-bu-cha (also known as DiVine Tsche or the Tea of Immortality) is a naturally energizing, slightly effervescent, cultured black or green tea that is commonly touted for it's numerous health benefits.  Kombucha is produced by culturing tea using a "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast" (SCOBY), resulting in a delicious, nutritious, fizzy and up-lifting drink that is full of beneficial probiotic bacteria that aid in digestion and boost the immune system.  It also contains enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, organic acids, B & C Vitamins, and polyphenols.  A healthy alternative to sugary soda, juice and energy drinks; it is a living drink for our living bodies.

PRIMARY BENEFITS OF KOMBUCHA

  • Probiotic
  • Energizing
  • Detoxifying
  • Immune Boosting
  • Protects against free radical damage
  • Balancing
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Improves Digestion

OUR FLAVORS

ORIGINAL

For those who prefer a little less fizz in their Booch.  Just the bare bones goodness packed into every bottle.  A balance of lightly sweet, slightly sour and acidic.  Great for overall health and well-being, and most beneficial for stomach / gut health, as the nutrients and PH help to restore balance in our digestive systems. 

Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

 

WILD BLUEBERRY

With 100% Pure, Organic Blueberry Juice, NOT from concentrate.  Blueberry juice, with its powerful anti-oxidants, can help improve digestive and urinary health, improve cognition and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

 

GINGER

With 100% Pure Ginger Juice.  Ginger is one of the most powerful spices in the world and has been highly prized for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities.  In Ayurveda, it has been regarded as the healing spice that can prevent motion or air sickness, improve digestion and reduce joint pain.

Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

 

LEMONADE

Packed with Vitamin C and known for its therapeutic properties, lemon juice can help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and is considered to be a blood purifier.  As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

 

 

GRAPE

With 100% Pure, Organic Concord Grape Juice, NOT from concentrate.  Grape Juice contains polyphenols which may play a role in supporting a healthy heart by promoting healthy circulation, keeping blood pumping and energy flowing.

 Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

 


BLACK CHERRY

With 100% Pure, Organic Black Cherry Juice, NOT from concentrate.  Black Cherry Juice supplies a good source of vitamins, provides powerful antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation.  It may also be used for kidney support and joint health, to treat gout, and as a sleep aid.

Price:  $5 per 500 mL bottle.  Includes $1 bottle deposit.

 

More flavors to come...

 BOTTLE BUY-BACK PROGRAM:

In the interest of recycling and sustainability, we utilize a Kombucha bottle return program to cut down waste and help reduce our carbon footprint. Sterilizing and reusing bottles virtually eliminates waste and cuts down on the resources used in traditional recycling programs.  When you return your clean, de-labeled Kombucha bottle to our store, you receive $1 cash back or a $1 credit toward your next purchase.

KOMBUCHA FAQ's:

Q:  What does Kombucha taste like?

A:  Kombucha has a tangy taste similar to apple cider vinegar, only with a tangy, effervescent twist.  If you are used to sugary drinks, the tart and slightly tangy taste of Kombucha might take a little getting used to.  Don't give up though... with time, your cravings for sweet will diminish as the GOOD bacteria proliferate in your gut and drive those nasty, sugar craving BAD bacteria out.

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Q:  What's that floating in my glass?

A:  Not to worry if your Kombucha has "floaties".  These are strands of healthy, live culture and are an indication of a healthy fermentation; and that the product is still living and active.  This is completely normal and natural; is not harmful and does not mean your Kombucha is bad.   After bottling, the bacteria will continue to work its magic and you may see bits of this jelly-like by-product of fermentation in your serving.  Referred to as an "Ooglie" you may either consume or discard it.  Personally, I swallow em' whole, as they're chock full of probiotic goodness that can only benefit my gut health.

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Q:  Does Kombucha contain caffeine?

A:  Kombucha is considered naturally decaffeinated.  During the culturing process, much of the tea's caffeine is converted to beneficial amino acids.  An 8 oz serving of Kombucha will contain anywhere from 8mg to 12 mg of caffeine. (By comparison, coffee has 100mg of caffeine per 8 ounces)

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Q:  Is Kombucha supposed to be fizzy?

A:  Carbonation in Kombucha is 100% naturally occurring and can vary from batch to batch.  Typically, the effervescence will increase over time and especially with warmer storage conditions.  Keep your bottles of Kombucha in the fridge to prevent over-carbonation.  Fresher product tends to be on the less-fizzy side, however the probiotic benefits are still present in young Kombucha even if the fizz is not.

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Q:  How should I store my Kombucha?

A:  As it is a raw, living food, Kombucha should always be stored upright in the refrigerator (33-40°F).  If stored un-refrigerated for long periods of time, Kombucha will become extra fizzy and take on a stronger, vinegary taste.  Be careful when opening bottles that have sat un-refrigerated as they may cause a foamy mess due to extra carbonation levels caused from warm storage temperatures.

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Q:  How do I drink a bottle of Kombucha?

A:  Do not to shake your bottle of Kombucha!  If shaken, an overflow can occur due to the natural effervescence.  Sediment is perfectly normal and you're gonna want to get the concentrated benefits of the Mother from the bottom of your bottle.  Simply flip the bottle upside down and gently swirl before opening to bring the health giving Mother back into suspension.  Remember... Mother knows best, so don't shy away from her in the bottom of your Kombucha bottle. 

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Q:  How long does Kombucha keep?

A: The low PH level of Kombucha allows it to be kept indefinitely, however for full probiotic benefit we recommend consuming your bottle within 60 days of the "Born On" date shown on your label of "DiVine Tsche Kombucha".

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Q:  Is there alcohol in Kombucha?

A:  As with any fermented food, trace alcohol is present in  the final product.  With Kombucha, the sugar in the tea mixture is innitially converted to alcohol by the yeast present in the SCOBY, but that alcohol is quickly converted to beneficial amino acids by the bacteria, also present in the SCOBY.  Our bottles of Kombucha typically contain less than 0.5 % alcohol by volume... perfectly safe for children and nursing mothers... with the guidance of a certified health practitioner, of course.

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Q:  What the heck is a SCOBY??

A:  SCOBY is an acronym that stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast.  A SCOBY is the living culture of bacteria and yeast that transforms sweet tea into the tangy, fizzy Kombucha that we all love.