Frequently asked questions
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented, naturally effervescent, probiotic-rich beverage. Kombucha begins simply as tea, sugar and a culture (called SCOBY) and during the process of fermentation, it develops a pleasant sweet-sour taste (similar to cider) and a healthy array of vital organic acids, enzymes, probiotics, Vitamins B and C and minerals.
What is a Kombucha Scoby?
A SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) is the culture used to turn sweet tea into kombucha. It’s a cellulose matrix of friendly bacteria, yeasts, and enzymes (probiotics) that will eat the sugar in sweet tea and in exchange make bubbles and healthy organic acids. It may look weird, but it’s totally natural–and it’s similar to what is used to make many fermented foods, like real yogurt, kefir, and sourdough bread!
Who is Beast Bucha?
We are a small, locally owned business and we love both brewing kombucha and sharing the health benefits of this brew.
Our kombucha is not mass-produced. Our approach is artisanal and we focus on the quality of the brew by using only organic ingredients and making in small batches at a time. Our products are made with love and with high-quality loose leaf teas and ingredients.
Is there alcohol in Kombucha?
The microorganisms in kombucha cannot completely break down the alcohol produced during the fermentation, so there is always a residual amount [usually around 0.3-0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV)].
It is important to remember that alcohol is a naturally-occurring macronutrient and is often present in very small amounts in foods (i.e. fresh-squeezed orange juice, for example, has about 0.1% ABV).
Can I get drunk drinking Kombucha?
It is IMPOSSIBLE to get drunk on kombucha. Because it promotes elimination, it would be extremely difficult to build up that much alcohol in your system. If you drink too much kombucha, you are likely to end up with an upset stomach or bloating, as you would be introducing far too many probiotic organisms in your digestive tract.
What are those things floating in the Kombucha?
Those are strands of the living cultures in kombucha. You find them in raw, living kombucha and they are very obvious in the bottle. Don’t worry, they are also perfectly safe to consume! Think of them as “floating probiotics.”
Is your Kombucha raw and unpasteurised?
Yes, absolutely. 100%!
Our Kombucha is also is vegan, Paleo, Non-GMO and gluten-free.
How much should I drink a day?
Our take and advice on this is to listen to your own body, see and observe how you feel. If it’s your first time, start with half a bottle and eventually 1 or even 2 bottles a day would be fine. Too much too soon (or even drinking them too fast) may cause some bloating and an upset stomach.
We think it’s a really delicious drink brimming with health benefits, so… enjoy them!
Where can I buy Beast Bucha Kombucha?
We are available at all Ben’s Independent Grocer outlets in Kuala Lumpur.
You can also purchase online in 6-packs.
In addition to that, we also stock at selected gyms and cafes around the Klang Valley.
*Please note that as our kombucha is a raw and living drink, you will need to keep the bottles refrigerated.
How long can I store my kombucha?
Our kombucha can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Due to its low pH levels, it's kept safe from harmful pathogens. However, do note that our kombucha will still continue to ferment with refrigeration, but at a much slower rate so there may be a slight change in flavor (more sour).
Nonetheless, it is still beneficial and safe to drink!