What is Kombucha?

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea made up of simple, good-for-you ingredients. The drink has been enjoyed across different cultures and tribes for over 2,000 years, but it has seen a resurgence amongst modern day consumers.

Kombucha, or ‘Booch” as we like to call it, is made up of four simple ingredients:

1. Tea

2. Water

3. Sugar

4. Culture

Did we forget to mention time? 

The key ingredient in creating Kombucha is the 'S.C.O.B.Y'— the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast commonly known as a "mother." This Kombucha culture was often passed from family to family in rural areas from China to Japan as a part of tradition. We are personally incredibly grateful for this unique, symbiotic relationship as it is the foundation on which our entire business is built on.

The culture, which admittedly, looks like a less-than-appetising jellyfish, is added to a blend of tea and sugar. The SCOBY is then left in this sweet tea for a period of time while it converts the sugar in the tea into alcohol, which is then turned into healthy acids, and the kombucha is created.

Kombucha is a natural, refreshing ferment that can be enjoyed at any time of the day in replacement of sugar-filled soft drinks (or as an alternative to alcohol). Kombucha also hosts claims to numerous health benefits when drank consistently overtime; it has been known to boost energy, aid digestion, re-balance homeostasis and support healthy bacteria in the gut, to name a few. 

Since we tried for Kombucha ourselves, we became fascinated by the fermented drink, and this fascination has led us to build a business around producing and selling a product as we continuously strive to be as healthy and sustainable as possible. All About Kombucha strives to provide you lovely people across (and outside of) Ireland with flavoursome, refreshing drinks.

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Is your Kombucha sold in any shops in Kilkenny please!

Lily Brennan

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