1. What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a slightly sweetened beverage from the acetic fermentation of an infusion of tea leaves (Camellia sinensis, Latin name).
2. What is the sugar level in your kombuchas?
The amount of sugar inside our kombucha is around 9g to 11g per 350 ml. As kombucha is made from fermented tea, it needs sugar to ferment and be alive.
We also have a low sugar kombucha line that have no more than 1g of sugar per bottle.
3. Does your kombuchas contain alcohol?
On average there is 0.02% alcohol in kombucha. Our brewing techniques allows us to control the maximum alcohol content. In fact, a ripe fruit left on your counter could have a higher alcohol level.
4. What is the caffeine content?
Much of the caffeine produced by the infusion of different teas is digested in the fermentation process. In the end, we find on average 6 mg of caffeine per portion of 250 ml, the equivalent of a decaffeinated coffee.
5. Is kombucha made from a mushroom?
A popular belief says that kombucha is a certain mushroom that would ferment tea. This belief comes from the mass that forms on kombucha brews during fermentation. This mass bears the real name of: SCOBY, for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. So no, it’s not a mushroom.
6. What are your fermentation techniques?
We draw our fermentation techniques from authentic and ancestral brewery methods. Our kombucha base is fermented for 3 months to ensure a great diversity of micro-nutrients. Then, we brew more tea and carefully add our others high quality ingredients to give you the perfect kombucha every time.
7. When to drink kombucha?
There is no better time to drink a kombucha than right now. Jokes aside, kombucha is good at any time of the day, whether at work, after sports, as an aperitif or cocktail. For an even more amazing experience, we recommend you to pour your Lao in a beautiful wine glass and pair it with one of your favorite meals.
8. What is the best method for preserving kombucha?
Since kombucha is a living drink that is made from yeasts and bacteria that are still alive, it must be kept cool at all times to ensure its stability.
9. What is the deposit in the bottle?
The deposits at the bottom of the bottle are quite normal. These are yeasts that are dormant due to cold setting. It can be compared to the deposit found in beers on lees.
10. What is the shelf life of kombucha?
You should know that kombucha is a fermented product and that fermentation is the oldest food preservation technique. So, the question is: how long does Lao consider that our product keeps its ideal taste? Well, the answer is 6 months.
``Our desire is to offer not only a kombucha, but a premium beverage that is beneficial as well as gorgeous and timelessly delicious.``