What is Kombucha?
What does it taste like?
Kombucha is a cultured beverage, so it does have a tangy taste similar to an apple cider vinegar. Our taste buds are so used to sugary drinks that the tart and slightly biting taste of Kombucha might initially catch you off-guard.
What are the floaties in my bottle?
These are strands of healthy culture! The culture is not visibly present at the time of bottling, but form afterwards as an indication that the product is still living and active. The longer that the product is bottled, the more culture strands form. Think of it like a coral reef that harbors billions of living probiotics.
How many probiotics are in a bottle of GT’s Kombucha?
All offerings in GT’s Classic Kombucha line contain two billion living probiotics, at time of bottling. This includes GT’s Classic Kombucha with 3% ABV. At time of bottling, every 16 oz bottle of GT’s Enlightened Kombucha contains two billion living probiotics (each 8 oz serving contains 1 billion living probiotics).
Does Kombucha contain caffeine?
Our products are considered naturally decaffeinated and contain anywhere from 8mg to 14 mg per serving. (By comparison, coffee has 100mg of caffeine per 8 ounces and decaf has 5mg per 8 ounces.)
Is it supposed to be fizzy?
The effervescence in GT’s Kombucha products is 100% naturally occurring and can vary from batch to batch and bottle to bottle. Unlike soda, the effervescence actually increases over time; therefore fresher product tends to be on the quieter side. The quality and benefits are still present in our Kombucha even if the effervescence is not.
What is the difference between GT’s Kombucha and GT’s Synergy?
GT’s Enlightened Kombucha and GT’s Enlightened Synergy both use Kombucha that is 100% certified organic and raw. GT’s Enlightened Kombucha is 98% Kombucha and 2% organic flavoring, while GT’s Enlightened Synergy is 95% Kombucha and 5% unsweetened organic fruit juice or puree.
Synergy is a great starter for those new to Kombucha, as it has a milder taste.
What’s the difference between GT’s Classic Kombucha and GT’s Enlightened Kombucha?
Classic is bold and robust, while Enlightened offers a lighter, smoother taste. GT’s Enlightened Kombucha also yields a lower alcohol content than GT’s Classic Kombucha. That’s why you must be age 21+ to purchase GT’s Classic Kombucha, while GT’s Enlightened Kombucha is for Everyone, Everywhere.
Why do some GT’s Classic Kombucha flavors have higher ABV?
GT’s Classic Kombucha line offers three flavors with 3% ABV (alcohol by volume): New World Noir, Heavenly Hops, and Piña Paradise. Through a unique dual fermentation method, these 3% offerings naturally develop a higher alcohol level. This dual fermentation also helps to create sophisticated flavor profiles inspired by adult beverages like a fine wine (New World Noir), craft beer (Heavenly Hops), and a tropical cocktail (Piña Paradise).
Who can drink Kombucha?
Everyone of all ages can enjoy our Enlightened Kombucha! Just remember that children are smaller, therefore their servings should be as well.
How much should I drink?
Everyone has a unique system, therefore we suggest listening to your body when trying to determine the appropriate amount for you. However, if you are a first-time consumer, it is best to slowly introduce Kombucha to your system; have 4-6 ounces before breakfast and then gradually increase your intake.
Can Kombucha be consumed during pregnancy?
It is generally accepted that women should not introduce anything new to their system during pregnancy. Therefore, we always advise consulting with your doctor.
How do I store it?
Because it is a raw, living food, ALWAYS keep your Kombucha in the refrigerator (33-40°F). Additionally, GT’s Kombucha should always be stored upright and never on its side.
Can I shake it?
Do NOT shake the bottle. If shaken, an overflow can occur due to the natural effervescence. To mix the sediment, we recommend tilting the bottle gently back and forth.
Can I drink the product after its expiration date?
We advise to consume our Kombucha either on or before the date printed on top of the cap.