Contrary to those who might try to tell you it’s some hipster fad, kombucha has been around for yonks. Like, thousands of years-type yonks. However, with this history comes a fair bit of mystery… and a whole lotta myths.
Fear not, truth seekers! Remedy Drinks have done the hard yards to gain the deepest possible understanding of the golden liquid goodness that is kombucha. And with their hefty knowledge about kombucha, we're here to set the record straight. That’s right. We’re going to drop some truth bombs on ya.
TRUTH BOMB #1: You can drink as much as you damn well please
Well, we can tell you now the team at Remedy Kombucha have given this challenge a fair crack.
Sure, everyone’s bodies are different. Which is why our best advice on how much to drink is to go hard on the puns and say, “trust your gut”, as with anything you put into your body. We do recommend incorporating kombucha into your daily diet, but we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all prescription for how much. Although a daily can of Remedy Kombucha Apple Crisp does sound pretty mouthwatering...
From a health perspective, there is one thing to watch-out for. Check the sugar content before you go chugging too many down. But because Remedy naturally contains no sugar, you don’t have to worry with their booch, but this isn’t the case for all kombucha. Which brings us to…
TRUTH BOMB #2: Not all kombucha is created equal
Given the whole been-around-forevs-yet-also-not-really situation, one of the biggest misconceptions for people just discovering kombucha is that it’s all the same. It's just not.
Think of it this way. Would you lump an instant coffee into the same boat as a single origin pour-over made in one of Melbourne’s finest cafes by a barista with such concentration you’d think their life depended on it? No way José! The same goes for kombucha.
We can’t speak for other kombucha, but we can assure you that Remedy use the best ingredients and long-age brew in small batches to make a tasty kombucha, free from sugar. Some of our favourites are their fruitier flavours like Remedy Kombucha Peach or Raspberry Lemonade.
TRUTH BOMB #3: Not all live, raw kombucha needs to be kept in the fridge
This one’s not completely straightforward. Once again, it’s important to firstly know that not all kombucha is created equal.
When it comes to Remedy, their kombucha is a-ok out of the fridge because they've brewed out all of the sugar and done the hard yards with comprehensive shelf life testing that shows their live cultures are safe, happy and super healthy, both in and out of the fridge.
However, this is not the case for all kombucha. If kombucha is raw, live and unpasteurised and still contains sugar (not Remedy!), then it could referment if left out of the fridge (= exploding bottles and/or boozy booch).
When it comes to Remedy Kombucha, ALL of the sugar is brewed out during their small batch, long-aged fermentation process. Leaving none in the bottle. De nada. Zilch. Which means there’s no risk of refermentation.
Now you might be thinking no sugar means it's going to taste pretty...bland? You'll stand corrected once you've tried it, even Remedy's Ginger Lemon Kombucha will leave you questioning how they make it taste so good without sugar.
TRUTH BOMB #4: Good bacteria won’t turn bad in our booch
The good bacteria that works its magic in Remedy Kombucha is 100% safe – this applies in or out of the fridge (see truth bomb #3). So, whether you keep a bottle of Remedy Kombucha Raspberry Lemonade in your fridge, or you take a can of Remedy Kombucha Raspberry Lemonade in your bag for when you're out and about, you've got nothing to worry about.
There is never any risk of the good bacteria in their kombucha turning bad, it just won’t happen. Remedy's live culture thrives in their low pH fermented tea environment and it inhibits the growth of bad bacteria. Because, science.
TRUTH BOMB #5: Live cultures don’t need sugar to survive in kombucha
Warning science nerd info ahead! The live cultures in every bottle or can of Remedy Kombucha are extremely strong, healthy and happy. This is because they follow an old-school, long-aged brewing process using a relative of the same live culture that Remedy's fearless founders, Sarah and Emmet, started with on their kitchen counter.
Sugar is an essential initial ingredient in kombucha. However, during Remedy's long-aged brewing process, the live culture eats up all the sugar to create energy for itself (and healthy organic acids for us!). This energy keeps the live cultures perfectly happy in the bottle without sugar, which has been fully consumed during the brewing process.
Remedy's testing has shown the live cultures survive right throughout shelf life, in or out of the fridge.
Fill your fridge with good bacteria
So it's pretty clear to see that Remedy's Kombucha is actually really good for your health and will help keep your gut happy with all its good bacteria and probiotics. Not to mention the no sugar formula, and the fantastic range of flavours on offer. Remedy's Kombucha is free from alcohol and caffeinie too, which makes it a tasty and healthy addition for your kids lunchbox.
A low calorie drink that's good for your gut, great for the all the family, and tastes amazing - what's not to love about Remedy Kombucha?