Kombucha is still a relative new beverage to the UK. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding kombucha, and our kombucha:

What’s SCOBY?

  • SCOBY is the abbreviation of Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It’s the ingredients that are used in fermentation of kombucha. Some brewers refer to it as the “mother” of every batch of kombucha. 

What benefits can you get from it?

  • Reduction of Diabetic complications
  • Antioxidants in Kombucha help reduce the impact of oxidative stress caused by diabetes
  • Kill bad bacteria
  • Contains antibiotics and antimicrobial components that kill E. coli, salmonella, and shigella, help stave off food poisoning
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Lower bad cholesterol (low-density) and triglycerides, whilst increasing good cholesterol
  • Gut Health
  • High levels of probiotics, amino acids and enzymes. Some research has shown kombucha may prevent and heal stomach ulcers

What’s the floating bits?

  • The floating bits are baby SCOBY, and it only occurs in unpasteurised kombucha. It’s perfectly normal for it to occur inside the bottle. It’s a sign that your kombucha is alive and it continues to ferment and produce probiotics that you need for your body. 

Are they safe to consume?

  • They’re perfectly edible - and actually very good for you. It has a soft, jelly-like texture that’s almost like the jelly in boba tea. 

Why they need to be stored in the fridge?

  • Fermentation takes place between 18C - 28C. Store kombucha inside the fridge can stop fermentation from taking place and hence preserve the flavours, and reduce the chance of SCOBY growth, as well as ethanol production. 

Why is LIFE KOMBUCHA not pasteurised?

  • Pasteurisation kills all bacteria and vitamins. A lot of big beverage companies decided to pasteurise their kombucha to make them more long-lasting. We then ended up drinking something that is flavourful, kombucha-like, but without all its health benefits, and we believe it would help us. 
  • We want to make kombucha as fresh as possible, almost from jars to you. To preserve all the healthy acids, probiotics, anti-oxidants, we are very strict in our brewing process and preservation process.

Why my Jasmine Green Tea Kombucha not as fizzy as the rest of the range?

  • Jasmine Green Tea Kombucha is made to be less fizzy, that's why you don't find it as fizzy as the others. The reason behind is that we found a lot of people love kombucha but cannot take any beverages that are gassy/ bubbly, especially those who suffer from IBS, or simply has a sensitive tongue/ stomach. We want everyone to enjoy the taste and health benefits of kombucha, so we polished the brewing process to make it that way. 


Hope you learn more about Kombucha today! More questions? Feel free to email us on lifekombuchauk@gmail.com