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(c) Stephanie Rickets

Kombucha, Fermented Tea

Kombucha is a fermented tea.  It is tangy, slightly sweet, and naturally effervecent.  Kombucha is packed full of probiotics, B & C vitamins, amino acids, and live enzymes.  Although its origin is debated, kombucha has been around for centuries in many cultures and forms.

Oh so good for you and delicious too!

Kombucha is known to have many healthful benefits!  Kombucha is said to boost your immune system, aid in digestion, detoxify your body, and oxygenate your blood. 

To learn more about kombucha please see our recommended literature and links on the right side of this page. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns at kombucha@nessalla.com.   

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much should I drink?

Everyone's body is different, kombucha has a unique affect on every individual.  A good rule of thumb is to start slow.  We recommend 4 - 8 ounces twice a day until your body gets used to it.  Kombucha contains gluconic acid, which aids the body in detoxification.  Your body will begin to throw toxins off, so be sure to drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out or they will be re-absorbed into your blood stream, which may cause one to feel flushed and/or nauseous.  A good rule of thumb for water consumption is to drink as much water as you do kombucha.  As you get used to it, drink what you are comfortable with.  Listen to your body. 

How much caffeine does it have?

Caffeine is essential for brewing kombucha, most of the caffeine is metabolized in the fermentation process.  The caffeine levels will differ depending on what kind of tea you use.  What remains is a fraction of what you started with. 

What is the alcohol content?

Kombucha contains trace amounts of alcohol, between .03-.05%, less than fresh squeezed orange juice.

How long does it last?

Kombucha does not go bad.  Kombucha will last for months in your refrigerator.  It will continue to ferment at a very slow rate when refrigerated.  The fizz will go away after a while but the Kombucha still keeps all of it's health benefits.  When the kombucha is no longer to your tastes as a beverage, we suggest using it as a vinegar substitute. 

DO NOT shake Kombucha.  If you want to mix up the sediment, swirl it a little or tip 1-3 times.

Recommended Literature

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Kombucha:  Healthy beverage and natural remedy from the Far East, Gunter W. Frank

http://www.kombu.de/ind-bk-e.htm

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The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz

http://www.wildfermentation.com/the-art-of-fermentation/

Looking to brew your own? Check out he brewing kits available at our online store! And stay tuned for home brew classes by the NessAlla Team.

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