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YAMATATSU KOMBUCHA

 

FAQ

WHAT IS KOMBUCHA?

Kombucha is a health drink that contains probiotics. It is made from tea, sugar, and SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast), which is then fermented for 1-2 weeks.

CAN I SHAKE THE BOTTLE?

DO NOT shake the bottle. To mix the contents of the bottle, we recommend tilting the bottle gently back and forth.

DOES KOMBUCHA GO BAD?

You can keep each bottle for up to 8 weeks in the fridge. Kombucha is unpasteurised so the fermentation continues even after it is bottled and refrigerated. Towards the end of week 8, the drink will taste less sweet and more sour.

IS THERE CAFFEINE IN KOMBUCHA?

Caffeine is present in our kombucha as the main ingredient is tea. The caffeine content is much lower than a normal cup of tea as it has been fermented and ‘eaten’ by the good bacteria to form a SCOBY.

HOW MUCH KOMBUCHA SHOULD I DRINK?

If you are new to drinking Kombucha, we suggest slowly introducing Kombucha to your system and listening to your body when trying to determine the appropriate amount for you. Try half a bottle and observe how your gut reacts to it.

CAN I CONSUME KOMBUCHA DURING PREGNANCY?

A general rule of thumb we stand by is that that women should not introduce anything new to their system during pregnancy. Therefore, please consult with your doctor.

DOES KOMBUCHA CONTAIN ALCOHOL?

Since Kombucha is the product of natural fermentation, there is trace amounts of < 0.5% alcohol content in the drink. Young children, pregnant women and alcohol intolerant individuals should take this into consideration.

THERE ARE WEIRD LOOKING BLOBS AND STRANDS IN THE KOMBUCHA – IS IT SAFE TO CONSUME?

These are strands of healthy culture. They are not visible during bottling and form subsequently as an indication that the Kombucha is still living, active and partying. The longer the product is bottled, the more culture strands form. Think of it like a forest that is home to billions of living probiotics.