FAQ: Emma & Tom's Kombucha & Kefir

What is Kombucha? 

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink by using a Symbiosis Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY). These live microorganisms consume sugars and produce organic acids predominantly acetic acid (a.k.a Vinegar). Kombucha has been consumed over 2000 years ago as an elixir for overall good health and digestion.

What is Kefir?

Kefir is generally referred to fermented milk using kefir culture (called grains because they look like sagos/grains). Similar to Kombucha, kefir grains are a group of bacteria and yeasts that produce primarily organic lactic acids. Hence, kefir drink has a subtle and mild taste in contrast to pungent vinegary Kombucha. Our water kefir is fermented from fruit sugars instead of dairy sugars, perfect for those who avoid consumption of dairy and caffeine!

Are they vegan?

Yes, our Kombucha and Water Kefir are suitable for vegans.

Do they contain alcohol?

Due to the unique fermentation, our Kombucha and Water Kefir contain a trace amount of alcohol, not more than 0.5% compliant to the Food Standards Code.

Are they safe for children and pregnant women?

Certainly, our Kombucha and Water Kefir are suitable for children and pregnant women in moderation. However, Kombucha contains a trace amount of caffeine.