What is it?
To put it simply, kombucha is a fermented tea that originated over 2000 years ago. It is full of probiotics, live bacteria and yeast. The end result of a brew is a cool, fizzy, refreshing beverage that also serves as a yummy and healthy alternative to pop.
Organic green and black tea
Organic evaporated cane sugar
Organic kombucha culture
Organic fruits, herbs, spices or veggies, depending on the flavour.
At Wild Brewing Co, we love to experiment with different ingredients and enjoy working with what is in season. When you visit the taproom or a refill location, you can expect to see a cycle of flavours. Additionally, have five different flavours available in single serve cans:
HOW MUCH SHOULD I DRINK?
We suggest that when introducing kombucha into your diet, start slowly. Drink just 2-4 oz (about half a cup) first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. See how your body reacts over the next few hours and tune into how you're feeling. If your body reacts well or even craves more gradually increase your consumption, but remember too much too fast can lead to detoxification symptoms. If this happens reduce your intake. Also make sure to be increasing the amount of water you are drinking. It is better to consume smaller portions more frequently until your gut lets you know that you are ready to drink it regularly. Once kombucha is a regular part of your diet most people find that consuming eight ounces one to three times a day. There is no wrong way to consume it, you just have to follow your gut.
how long does my bottle last?
Shelf life of kombucha is quite long if properly stored in the right conditions (up to 90 days). Your kombucha should be stored in the refrigerator with the lid on tight. We suggest that you finish your bottle within a seven day window from the moment you open it. Although it will still be safe to consume passed that seven days, we believe that fresher is better. Keep in mind the more you open and close your bottle the less carbonated it will be.
CAN I REFILL MY BOTTLE?
You can return your clean bottle to a refill station (listed here) for a refill at a lower cost. When purchasing and consuming Wild Brewing Co, please keep in mind:
Kombucha is not pasteurized. Please keep refrigerated.
Forming strands of culture and sediment is a natural occurrence.
Fermentation creates trace amounts of alcohol (less than 0.5%)
Do not shake. Gently flip it upside down, swirl it around and drink up!
Consume within one week after opening.
Please rinse out growler with hot soapy water before refilling.
How Much Sugar is in it?
Most of the sugar remaining in kombucha after fermentation has already been broken down from sucrose into fructose and glucose which have a lower glycemic impact on the body. The bacteria turns the glucose into healthy acids and enzymes further break down the sugar during the brewing process, meaning even less sugar is present in the final beverage.
Typically residual sugar left after the fermentation leaves 4-6 grams of sugar per 8 ounces of Kombucha, but can be as low as 2.5 grams in a longer ferment.
How much caffeine is in it?
The fermenting process reduces caffeine levels quite significantly, typically a 8 ounce serving will contain 1 - 12 mg of caffeine per serving. This may vary slightly with type of tea used, but this is a good general guideline.
Does it have alcohol in it?
Fermentation produces trace amounts of alcohol typically under 0.5%