FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha quite simply is fermented sweetened tea. Good bacteria and yeasts feed off the sweet tea, consume the sugar and produce delicious flavour compounds and acids along with a gentle fizz for a thirst quenching, probiotic bevvy.
How do I order Kombucha?
You can order kombucha any time, just head to our Shop HERE. Simply add the kombucha you would like to your cart and check out. Standard UK delivery (2-4 business days) is £5.00. Spend £50.00 or more for free delivery. If you would like to subscribe to monthly kombucha deliveries, check out our Kombucha Club HERE.
What is The Kombucha Club?
The Kombucha Club is a monthly subscription for 6 different kombuchas delivered directly to your door monthly, bi-weekly or weekly. On the 1st of each month we change the 6 kombuchas in the box. You can view what's in the box this month HERE. When you subscribe, we ship out in approx. 2-4 days. The day in which you subscribe will be the day your order goes out each month. As a member of the Kombucha Club, you will receive an exclusive 10% discount code via email to use on all other products on the website. Delivery is always free for The Kombucha Club.
How can I manage my Kombucha Club Subscription?
Simply login to your account HERE and click 'Manage Subscription'. If you change your mind, you can cancel anytime but you'll also lose access to the 10% discount.
Can I change my Kombucha Club order frequency?
Yes of course! Simply login to your account HERE and click 'Manage Subscription'. You can choose from monthly, bi-weekly or weekly deliveries. The cost is £18 per delivery and you'll receive 6 delicious kombucha every time.
How do I make Kombucha?
The process of fermentation is complex but we have broken it down simply below: Sugar + Tea + water + SCOBY + Time & Love = Tasty Kombucha + Happy Gut
All of the factors above are variables so try to ensure you use the best quality ingredients possible, for example, raw cane sugar, organic fair trade tea, filtered water and lots of patience. You get out what you put in.
Where does Kombucha come from?
The exact origin of kombucha is uncertain, though it likely originated in China and spread with tea along the Silk Road. It has been widely brewed in parts of eastern Europe, particularly in rural Russia, and is common in China, Japan, and Korea.
How do I drink Kombucha?
Check out our guide “How to Kombucha” HERE.
What tea can I use to make Kombucha?
Kombucha can be made from any tea but most brewers will use a blend of green and black teas. Black teas or more oxidised teas have a stronger flavour which will carry through more into the final product. Teas like English breakfast and Ceylon Tea are great. Green teas or Oolongs have a more subtle flavour but are rich in powerful antioxidants and work great to make a powerful brew.
Kombucha SCOBYs have adapted to the nutrients of black tea but can tolerate and even adapt to using other teas, just avoid any scented of flavoured tea such as cheap early grey (scented with bergamot oil instead of dried peel).
Is Kombucha good for you?
We firmly believe through our own experience and that of our community, that Kombucha is great for supporting a healthy balanced diet, but we are not doctors and do recommend you do your own research. For an objective opinion and the facts please check out this article on Health Line HERE.
What does kombucha taste like and what are the different flavors?
Kombucha has a slightly sour and effervescent taste, often compared to a tangy apple cider vinegar. There are many different flavors of kombucha available, including fruity, spicy, and herbal varieties.
How much kombucha should I drink per day and is it safe?
It is generally safe to drink 1-2 cups of kombucha per day, although some people may experience digestive discomfort or other side effects if they consume too much.
Can kombucha be a good alternative to soda and help with digestion?
Kombucha can be a healthier alternative to soda, as it is lower in sugar and calories and contains beneficial probiotics that can aid digestion.
Can kombucha help with weight loss and is it a probiotic?
While more research is needed, some studies suggest that kombucha may aid in weight loss by promoting metabolism and reducing fat storage. Kombucha is also a probiotic, meaning it contains beneficial bacteria that can support gut health.
Can children drink kombucha and is it safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Children can safely consume small amounts of kombucha, although pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with a healthcare professional before drinking it.
Does kombucha have caffeine and how much sugar does it contain?
Kombucha typically contains a small amount of caffeine (depending on the type of tea used) and varying amounts of sugar, which is consumed by the SCOBY during fermentation.
What are the potential side effects of drinking kombucha?
While rare, some people may experience digestive discomfort, allergic reactions, or other side effects from drinking kombucha. It is important to start with small amounts and listen to your body.
Can kombucha help with joint pain and liver function?
While more research is needed, some studies suggest that kombucha may have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint pain, and that it may also support liver function by reducing oxidative stress.
What are the potential risks of making kombucha at home?
There is a small risk of contamination or infection when making kombucha at home, which can be minimised by following proper safety and sanitation procedures.
Can I drink kombucha on an empty stomach and is it a good source of hydration?
Kombucha can be consumed on an empty stomach, but it is generally recommended to drink it with or after a meal to aid digestion. Kombucha can also be a good source of hydration, but it should not replace water as the main source of fluids.