What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a uniquely delicious bubbly fermented tea elixir with Asian roots dating back over 2000 years.  It is full of living probiotics, enzymes and amino acids that are all beneficial for the digestive system.

An easy way to think about it, is that kombucha is to tea what yogurt is to milk.


How is Kombucha made?

True Büch Kombucha is made by fermenting organic green and black tea and organic evaporated cane juice using a kombucha SCOBY culture (SCOBY = Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).  SCOBYs are made up of good bacteria that work together to ferment the tea for 14 days. 

Throughout the fermentation process, the SCOBY feeds on cane juice and caffeine, and the result is a delicious, naturally fizzy, probiotic drink.

 

Is there sugar in Kombucha?

Our kombucha is fermented using organic evaporated cane juice and organic green and black tea. The SCOBY feeds on the cane juice and turns it into probiotics. The resulting beverage will always have some remaining fermented sugar in it - approximately 5-7 grams per 8 oz serving.

 

Do you add sugar or other ingredients after the Kombucha has fermented?

We do not add any sugar after the kombucha has finished fermentation. We only add organic tea, organic extracts and organic fruit for flavour.  

 

Is there caffeine in Kombucha?

True Büch Kombucha is brewed using organic black and green teas. During the fermentation process, the SCOBY assimilates most of the caffeine in the tea, leaving a minute amount of caffeine. 

 

Does your Kombucha contain alcohol?

True Büch Kombucha is a non-alcoholic beverage. There are trace amounts of naturally occurring alcohol present from the fermentation process. Because our kombucha contains less than 1% alcohol, it is considered a non-alcoholic beverage. 

 

How long does Kombucha stay fresh?

As long as it is refrigerated, True Büch Kombucha will stay fresh for 3 months from purchase. Like any carbonated beverage, it may lose some of its effervescence as time passes.

 

Is True Büch Organic?

Yes. All of the ingredients we use to make True Büch Kombucha are organic. Our kombucha is also vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO.

 

Is True Büch Raw?

Yes, our kombucha is a raw, unpasteurized product. When kombucha is pasteurized (or heat treated), it loses its probiotic content.

 

Does True Büch have a sustainable business model?

We believe so, and that’s why we are so passionate about our product:

  • We sell most of our kombucha in draught form through the use of refillable bottles. 
  • All of our waste from the brewing process is composted. 
  • Our kegs are repurposed pop kegs that we refurbish and reuse.
  • We work exclusively with small scale local retailers, and our ingredients are sourced through local companies.
  • All our locations are local retailers who are focused on their communities
  • See who we support for more info

 

How to do you pronounce True Büch? 

"Troo Booch"