The KTonic Kombucha FAQ
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a beverage that is fermented from a strong sugar tea inoculated with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (or SCOBY), which feeds off the sugar and tannins found in most teas. The history of kombucha dates back thousands of years with a known history in Asia and Russia. Like many fermented and raw foods, kombucha is knows to have many health benefits (with no supporting studies by the scientific community to confirm such benefits, yet). Kombucha is said to have the following benefits:
- Probiotics - Kombucha is full of probiotics similar to that of yogurt and other fermented cultures, which can positively impact gut flora and the overall immune system.
- Antioxidants - Kombucha, being comprised of teas known to have antioxidants (green tea), is similarly antioxidant rich.
- Detoxification - Kombucha being of a low PH and thus high acidity is an excellent detoxifier, which helps support healthy liver function
- Rich in vitamins and enzymes - Like other raw foods, Kombucha is rich in enzymes and B vitamins that provide support for the bodies metabolic functions, including increased energy. Kombucha is a natural energy booster, the original energy drink.
What varieties of kombucha does KTonic offer?
Ktonic Kombucha currently comes in four varieties: Original, Master-K, Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus), and Golden Flower. Sign up on our mailing list to get the latest information on new products, expanded delivery area, and new outlets for KTonic Kombucha!
What makes KTonic Kombucha different than most of your competitors?
Most kombucha companies offer a diluted product that is higher in sugar in an effort to make the product more attractive to the market. This typically is a result from adding sugar in the form of fruit juice at the end of the primary brewing cycle or with a second fermentation. KTonic Kombucha derives its flavor from carefully select organic teas, herbs and botanicals that is completely unadulterated and is 100% kombucha.
I have sensitivity to alcohol or i'm an alcoholic. should i drink kombucha?
No one with alcohol sensitivities or an alcoholic addiction should drink any type of kombucha. ALL kombucha contains trace alcohol unless it is a pasteurized product (AKA, not kombucha). Always consult your physician if you have questions and concerns about consuming kombucha.
Where does KTonic get their ingredients for its kombucha?
KTonic is proud to get its organic tea locally from Texas Coffee Traders and Zhi Tea, organic herbs and botanicals from Starwest Botanicals, McFadden Farm, and local favorite Nile Valley Herbs. KTonic uses organic evaporated cane juice that is fair trade and non-GMO from Wholesome Sweeteners. KTonic continues to source its ingredients responsibly and locally in an effort to support Austin area businesses.
How do I get KTonic Kombucha?