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 kombuchas is 6.5 to 7 g per 250 ml. Most of the residual sugar found here comes from the 100% pure fruit juices that we use as flavorings.

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. We let the kombucha ferment for several days to ensure a perfect marriage of flavours and then add the desired aromas. Then, thanks to technological equipment, we can follow our brews and give you a 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 one year.

"Our desire is really to offer a high quality kombucha, using ancestral methods of brewing and carefully developing our recipes to enhance the flavors of each tea. "- Kim Décary, co-owner