Every raw, living kombucha drink that you consume will be different.
Many of the benefits of drinking kombucha come from the billions of good bacteria - which most of us know as probiotics.
Pasteurisation (heating of the product) kills the bacteria / microbes.
Some brands of kombucha pasteurise their product to increase shelf life and allow for unrefrigerated (and therefore cheaper) storage and transport. Pasteurised kombucha will always taste the same, which some people love, and it will never contain a SCOBY
(the little "floaty" that you will often find in your Gut Instinct Booch).
The amount and variety of probiotics varies in each batch of unpasteurised kombucha, along with the "potency" of the produce used to flavour Gut Instinct Booch,
which is why every bottle you drink will probably vary.
(See below for further explanations as to why raw kombucha varies).
When we observe the beauty in our world, we realise that it is the
differences that make us special,
and this is undoubtedly a characteristic of raw kombucha
(along with the unique people and landscapes shown in the adjacent images)
Kombucha drink originated in ancient China, and the SCOBYs (symbiotic colonies of yeast and bacteria) throughout the world today are as many and varied as the different species of plants or animals.
The SCOBY is the “worker” in the kombucha, and while the ingredients play a large part in the final product (as outlined below), the SCOBY is indeed integral to the type of kombucha drink that is produced.
There are many factors that influence the types and amounts of yeast and bacteria in any given SCOBY, including:
Regardless of all of these factors, raw kombucha is a healthy, probiotic-rich beverage.
Obviously we have a unique bunch of SCOBYs that we care for and nourish, which will influence the final product that is produced here at Gut Instinct.
Our beverages also vary greatly, not only from
batch to batch, but even bottle to bottle.
There are a variety of reasons for these variations, including;
Just like observing the
beauty that nature has to offer and experiencing a unique landscape on our
beautiful Earth, we hope you love your Gut Instinct Booch as much as we do, and
love the fact that the variation is a little surprise to delight your senses every time you
open a bottle!
While the fizz in your Gut Instinct Booch does make it extra yummy, and puts that extra zing into your
it is not an indication of quality or potency.
The gorgeous and unique formations of Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam.