Kombucha is fermented tea. Alcohol is a natural result of fermentation. Our kombucha comes in at 1.5% ABV, as does any kombucha made in the traditional style. Many companies are willing to strip alcohol in order to sell their booch alongside juice. We, however, reject any process that compromises the taste or living culture in our kombucha.
We begin by brewing a batch of organic green and black tea. The brew is cooled and then blended with liquid from a previous batch, introducing our tea to the yeasts and bacteria native to our SCOBY. SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast and is the culture responsible for fermenting the tea. When the SCOBY is introduced to the brew, the yeasts will begin converting sugars into alcohol and the bacteria, in turn, will convert that alcohol into B vitamins and organic acids.
While our experimental flavors can only be found in our tasting room, we have bottled our most popular flavors:
Chaga Chai - Wild foraged Chaga mushrooms from Maine are combined with chai spices in this autumn seasonal. At the moment, our Chaga Chai kombucha is only available in our tasting room and Maine locations.
Elderberry - Available from the Fall and throughout Winter, look out for our popular Elderberry kombucha when it hits store shelves again this Fall!
Ginger Root - We juice fresh ginger in-house, providing potency in our highly effervescent booch. It pairs well in cocktails and can be found all over New England.
Wild Blueberry - Maine Blueberries boost flavor and antioxidant content in our booch. When mixing at home, be liberal.
Turmeric - Please welcome our newest addition to our line up! We juice fresh turmeric in-house and combine it with black pepper for an earthy experience.
Ghost Chili Pepper - We combine hot peppers (Jalapeno, Habanero, and Ghost Chili Pepper) to add a slight kick to our kombucha. This easy-to-drink kombucha packs just enough heat to satisfy your taste buds.
Toasted Oak - A tea of toasted oak chips is added post-fermentation to this kombucha, bringing all the vanilla, funky oak notes your palate desires.