faqs – Culture Kombucha Inc.


What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a raw fermented sparkling tea. Tea and sugar are fermented with live cultures of bacteria and yeast (aka SCOBY) which makes this a “living tea”. Our kombucha is naturally carbonated creating a wonderful acidic and sweet balance of flavour and bubbly mouthfeel.

What is a SCOBY?

A SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. It’s the SCOBY that turns tea and sugar into kombucha! A SCOBY will also naturally form in each bottle and is safe to consume!


What are the health benefits?

Kombucha is full of probiotics, beneficial for gut health and digestion. It also has tons of enzymes, acids, and nutrients that helps strengthen your immune system and boosts energy.


Where does it come from?

Kombuchas origins date back to 221 BC China and has made it’s way throughout Asia, Europe, and all the way to us in Ottawa. When travelling, be sure to try some locally brewed kombucha!


How should kombucha be handled?

Kombucha should be stored in the fridge at all times to prevent further fermentation. If kept at room temperature, it will continue to ferment and build more CO2 in your bottle making it fizzier and the potential to overflow when opening.