Theres something floating in my kombucha. Has it gone bad?

Nope your kombucha has not gone bad, that is actually a good sign. It means your kombucha is alive and well, full of beneficial live bacteria.

If you don’t find anything floating around in your kombucha it can be for a few reasons. One main reason is that the kombucha is not a pure, raw brew and, is either thinned out with carbonated water or pasteurized to kill the live cultures.

Finding little ooglies is one of the most obvious signs of a healthy kombucha brew. Remember that kombucha is a living tea, and it is perfectly natural for it to continue growing when properly brewed.

The next time you see something floating around in your kombucha, enjoy your beverage knowing that your kombucha is the real deal full of its probiotic goodness.

Kombucha Fact Friday

Kombucha Contains Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals, reactive molecules that can damage your cells.

Many scientists believe that antioxidants from foods and beverages are better for your health than antioxidant supplements

Kombucha, especially when made with green tea, appears to have antioxidant effects in your liver.

Rat studies consistently find that drinking kombucha regularly reduces liver toxicity caused by toxic chemicals, in some cases by at least 70%

While no human studies exist on this topic, it does seem like a promising area of research for people with liver disease.

Kombucha facts Friday

Kombucha Can Kill Bacteria.

One of the main substances produced during the fermentation of kombucha is acetic acid, which is also abundant in vinegar.

Like the polyphenols in tea, acetic acid is able to kill many potentially harmful microorganisms.

Kombucha made from black or green tea appears to have strong antibacterial properties, particularly against infection-causing bacteria and Candida yeasts.

These antimicrobial effects suppress the growth of undesirable bacteria and yeasts, but they do not affect the beneficial, probiotic bacteria and yeasts involved in kombucha fermentation.

The health relevance of these antimicrobial properties is unclear.

Kombucha facts Friday.

The most popular benefit of kombucha is improved gut health. The probiotics made during fermentation are similar to the good bacteria found in your gut. Better gut health will result in feeling better, improved mental health, clearer skin, and lower risks of a whole host of diseases. 70-80% of our immune tissue is found in the digestive tract, so keeping it healthy will help stave off lots of other issues. Our gut is also where our body makes most of our serotonin, the neurotransmitter that makes you happy. So better gut health will literally make you happier.

Flavours and Sizes Oct 26-31.

Babes Boocha! is a live drink! Living Enzymes may form a baby SCOBY or as we like to call them “Ooglies”. This gelly culture is safe to consume and is packed with “the good stuff”. strain if desired

Our Kombucha is sold in 8 oz and 16 oz bottles, or a 64oz growler for our BIG boocha drinkers. Blue Berry, Raspberry, and Dark Cherry, with always changing seasonal flavors. All locally and/or organically grown

8oz-$4.00
16oz-$7.50
62oz(growler)-$32.00 pre order only.

Strawberry chai

Theres something about chai tea, that warm, “cozy” flavour. It screams Autumn to me! Grab a cup and a warm blanket! Yes please!😍

So of course I had to try fermenting it… Delish! And adding the last of the seasons strawberries made it even better. 🤤

Get you hands on this seasonal flavour while quantities last!

Fridge flavours July 27-Aug 1

Cold and refreshing right from the store front🤤. Open 11 to 5 Monday, Wednesday Thursday Friday. Walk ins or porch pick up, 519 378 3392. Or 10 to 12 Saturdays down town Hanover at the Eat Well Market.

Green tea: Lemon Zinger, Apple Pie, Pomegranate, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Orange, Raspberry Lime.

Black tea: Raspberry, Citrus Ginger, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Dark Cherry.

Coffee brew

Hibiscus tea – Blueberry Ginger