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Although the clue is in the name, chances are that tea is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of kombucha.
Good for your gut. Sure.
Fizzy. Fermented. Sour.
All of the above. Yet unless you make your own kombucha, does it even occur to you that kombucha is made from tea?
Let’s dwell on that for a moment.
Kombucha tea ingredients
Kombucha is made from five ingredients. Water, tea, and sugar, plus bacteria and yeast in the form of the SCOBY. This is left alone to ferment. The SCOBY is the live culture responsible for fermentation, a process that involves turning sugar to alcohol and alcohol to organic acids. It is similar to how rice vinegar is made.
Whilst we are busy concentrating on the amount of sugar in kombucha, or whether kombucha is alcoholic, ( a good scientifically correct kombucha has no remaining sugar or alcohol) tea is quietly getting on with its job. Turns out, tea is actually the most important ingredient in kombucha.
Why does kombucha need tea?
Tea not only makes booch taste great, and has some bonafide benefits to health, but it plays an integral part in the fermentation process too. Sugar plays an important part, but it is also the various compounds in the tea leaves that support the life of the SCOBY.
Is there caffeine in tea?
Caffeine occurs naturally in the plant camellia sinensis from which all true teas are harvested yet caffeine content in tea varies widely. Tea also contains an amino acid called l-theanine which works synergistically with caffeine to induce a state of calm alertness, as oppose to the rollercoaster ride of a coffee caffeine-high.
There are many factors that determine the caffeine content of tea. Although black tea is widely considered to have more caffeine than green tea, this may not always be the case. Some types of Japanese green tea, for instance, have more caffeine as they are grown in the shade and only the tips are harvested. Assam, a tea varietal found in many black teas, is naturally high in caffeine.
So, does kombucha have caffeine it it?
As with tea, the caffeine content of kombucha varies. The type of tea used, and the specifics of the brewing process, can affect the results. What is important to know is that less caffeine comes out than goes in because caffeine is used up in the fermentation reaction. Something involving nitrogen.
What teas can you use to make kombucha?
Kombucha needs true tea to grow and thrive. That’s black, green, white or oolong tea (or a combination). Herbal teas, such as peppermint or chamomile, are herbs not true teas so will not provide the right nutrients for fermentation. They can be used, with a healthy SCOBY, to brew up a batch or two but as part of the continual fermentation process that is kombucha they will not support the ongoing health of the culture.
It goes without saying that organic tea is preferable. Not only could pesticide residues inhibit fermentation but they will end up in your brew too.
Here at PepTea we only produce organic kombucha from green tea.
Kombucha green tea benefits
One of the major health benefits of kombucha is that it carries all the antioxidant benefits of the tea that it was made from. Green tea is particularly rich in antioxidant polyphenols, and studies have shown it to have numerous benefits to health.
Antioxidants prevent cell damage and inflammation. Green tea is a particularly rich source of EGCG, a powerful antioxidant of the group known as catechins. L-theanine has anti-anxiety properties which together with brain boosting caffeine can improve long term brain function. Green tea is also said to improve fat burning, reduce blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity, and help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Kombucha is also known as “Mushroom Tea” or the “Elixir of health” has been there for more than thousands of years. It is a fermented tea beverage where the tea is combined together with sugar, bacteria, and yeast to begin the fermentation process. The healthy bacteria Kombucha scoby which is added during the process absorbs essential nutrients and helps our body to fight sickness. Kombucha is rich in antioxidants and probiotics which benefit the body, brain, and gut.
Peptea has specialized in being the go-to Kombucha brand in Australia. All our Kombucha drinks are sugar-free because during the process sugar is converted and the finished product is completely sugar-free. Our products have a low amount of calorie, carbohydrates, and GI. They are vegan-friendly, free from gluten and caffeine and do not need any artificial preservatives. There are different flavors of Kombucha drinks available with us to check out our online store for further details.
Buy Peptea organic Lime & Ginger Kombucha from our store. You can also buy a box of 12 combined Kombucha drinks of a different flavor from our parent wholesale Kombucha brand, Opera Foods.
Pep Tea is an Australian kombucha brand which offers where to buy organic kombucha in Australia. The brand offers Australian organic Kombucha and organic Japanese Matcha tea powder. All our Kombucha drinks are raw and organic they are loaded with real Kombucha antioxidants and taste great.
The Lime and Ginger Kombucha drink of Pep Tea brand are completely free from Caffeine, Lactose and fat. These drinks are brewed and bottled in the Hunter Valley of NSW. The Buy Lime and Ginger Kombucha drink is a superfood drink which contains active enzymes. They are low in calorie, contain low carbohydrates and are vegan-friendly.
Order a complete box of 12 Lime and Ginger Kombucha drink or a mixed pack which has 4 flavors mixed in it from our wholesale food suppliers Opera Foods.
Kombucha is loaded with probiotics which are essential for our body. Drinking Kombucha helps us in managing diabetes, protecting the liver and in maintaining a good healthy heart rate. Peptea has found a way to retain the goodness of Kombucha by adding flavors of natural organic fruit and vegetable flavorings. Kombucha was first used over 2240 years ago but over the ages, it became known as the “Miracle Elixir of health” because of its amazing health benefits.
Our Peptea brand Kombucha is grown in clean bacteria controlled room with a tested Kombucha scoby. Our Pep Tea brand Kombucha is fermented with beneficial yeast that helps re-populates the gut. The standout feature of our brand is we use the right bacteria in the correct scientific balance, all our Kombucha drinks are expertly tested before it is sold in the market or our store. Kombucha contains Vitamin B12 which is very vital for the body to remain in a good mental state. A Kombucha drink relives your body from the stress and pressure of your everyday hectic life.
Pep Tea is a famous Kombucha brands and a registered brand label of Opera Foods.
Be relieved of your stress and boost your mental health with a fruity Kombucha drink from Pep Tea.
Kombucha is a health drink which is made from the natural fermentation of Green tea. Pep Tea brand organic kombucha drinks are loaded with real and organic green tea powder, fermented and brewed. These kombucha drinks are of the highest quality and purely made in Australia. They are very rich in amino acids, vitamin B and antioxidants. Some of the Kombucha health benefits are they are low in calories, fat-free, Lactose-free and Vegan-friendly.
There are four different flavors of Kombucha available in our online store. The Flavors are Mango, Ginger, Lime & Ginger, and Apple & Pomegranate. If you are drinking kombucha for its health benefits you should have the PepTea labeled kombucha drinks which are consistently good with no side effects and zero sugar.
You can order Organic Kombucha Tea of 350ml sugar-free drinks which contains a mixed box of 12 drinks of Mango, Ginger, Lime & Ginger and Apple & Pomegranate. Buy Kombucha In Bulk Online Direct, Organic, Sugar Free and in 4 great flavours
You can also buy all 4 Kombucha flavours from Pep Tea at Harris Farm Markets