What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a sparkling fermented tea that originated in Manchuria, China. Kombucha is fermented by combining tea and sugar with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The combination of tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast embarks on a long fermentation process which results in a naturally sparkling and refreshing drink. Kombucha can be enjoyed in its original form or flavoured with fruit and spices.

 

Why Kombucha?

Kombucha tastes amazing. It’s refreshing, lightly sparkling and the perfect balance sweet and sour. Your taste buds will tingle. Original kombucha can taste a bit vinegary. If that isn’t your thing, give flavoured Kombucha a go. The flavour combinations are endless.

 


Is Kombucha good for you?

Kombucha is also notorious for being tied to gut health. But what does that really mean? Your gut is like a web, intricately jumbled and full of good bacteria that is personal to you. Because of this, how we each process different foods and drinks is individual. The gut specific benefits of Kombucha will vary from person to person. It may agree with you and if it does, you’ll feel alive and effervescent. Or, it may not agree with you at all. So, if you’re not used to drinking Kombucha, start with a little bit and see how it makes you feel.


Kombucha & alcohol:

Typically Kombucha has less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, and is classed as a soft drink. Enjoy irresponsibly.If you’re pregnant, hold off. 


How do you make Kombucha?

Green Tea. Sugar. Filtered Water. Scoby.  

That’s it. Find out the whole process here.


Rude Health Kombucha:

Rude Health Kombucha is made just as you would make it at home, on bigger scale. Made with Sencha green tea, it is unpasteurised, uncarbonated and we let fermentation do its thing. That fizz is all natural. Zing.

It comes in two classic flavours; original and ginger. Take your pick.

 



You’re in rude health when… you’re effervescent. You like big booch and you cannot lie. You’re a mighty booch.

Available from: Waitrose and Planet Organic