What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a ancient chinese fermented sparkling drink based on tea, which the first recorded used of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dinasty. A symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast ferment the "water-tea-sugar" mix into a refreshing & bubbly drink.

Our process:

Our Kombucha is unpasteurized, made of organic tea and white organic sugar. After the fermentation process the drink naturally get his carbonation on the bottle, when complete we keep it cold. The kombucha will rest one week, before to be delivered, to give the time to the carbonation and the flavours to harmonise themselves. Starting from that moment we can serve the drink or wait for it. It's gonna evolve like a wine

Our oldest kombucha was 1 year and half old and gave the same experience than an old wine!

 

How to?

It can be served straight from the bottle or use to make delicious cocktails. Wine glass are suggested to serve the Kombucha, allowing a clear look at the drink itself, as well as helping to accentuate all the aromas of the drink. The Kombucha can replace any ginger ale or sparkling soda in your cocktail, providing the same fizz, with less of a sweet aftertaste but with the full tea flavours experience.

Collection points:

All bottles are returnable, help us recycling them by returning your hempty one, we will wash them and fill them again!

You can return them to the shops where you bought it but also Café de Ceuvel,  Sterk, T & Black Gold.

Our quest!

Our quest is to ferment tea in a way we can find all the tea flavours and combine them to the fermentation notes in order to get a complexity and delightment while drinking original tea variety in this fermented format offered by the kombucha process.

 

Sustainable Drink?

The fermentation process seems to be a way to get a more sustainable food production, in fact thanks to the fermentation we can reduce the energy we envolve while processing the food. We can reduce and even avoid energy (gaz, electricity) on specific phase to create the goods since the fermentation can take over the transformation, the stabilisation and the food safety. So we don't have to pasteurized for hours, to boil or cook...

Actions!

Organic ingredient is the first step: organic tea from China, organic beetroot sugar from the Netherland and Germany.

Reducing to the minimu our waste, composting the left over tea, delivering in crates instead of carton boxes.

Re-usingthe bottles we put on the market by cleaning them and refilling them. In 2017 we have been able to refill them 4 times.

Being part of local market like The Food Assembly and working with engaged partners like Café de Ceuvel and Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Next step:

Catch and integrate the rainwater  to our bottle cleaning process, getting green energy electricity, getting green energy for the deliveries like bikes, integrate a sustainable production location, integrating truely organic cleaning materials, develop our own "T'leave to bottle" concept &  support local environmental actions.


 

But in the end it's all about taste and sensations so let'us introduce you to our main occupation and get to know our main kombucha line!


Main Line: to get the spirit of the tea!

Jasmine Kombucha

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Tasting notes

 

Colour: pale gold with green reflects
Mouth: primary attack on the jasmine taste then ripped apricot, slide on the roasted hazelnut keep on going with revealing the aromas of the green tea. It ends on a light bitterness of the green tea and the oxidation aromas due to the fermentation process of the Kombucha.
Nose: vivid flowery jasmine, light oxidation that brings into secondary elderflower and rhubarb aromas, fresh cut grass notes
Bubble: creamy but energetic
Acidity: well balanced with a light sweet after taste
Pairing: dessert, raw fish, light starter composed with veggie.

 

Ingredients: Water, sugar*, Jasmijn Tea*, Kombucha Culture
Contains 4gr of sugar per 100gr

Energetic value  24 kcal/100g

Sodium 71 mg/kg,

Caffeine 200mg/l
Keep your kombucha on the fridge.

*organic ingredients EU/non EU
Contains traces of the symbiotic culture which is edible.

Available in 50cl & 75cl

Earl Grey Kombucha

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Tasting notes

 

Colour: amber red brick reflects
Mouth: round and velvet attack, the first mouth reveals a playfull palette of citrus that in the end focuses on the bergamot flavors, first by expressing the juice part of the fruit to progressively lead you on the skin aromas, it evolves on the black tea range and some grilled bread notes, as well as pecan nuts, ending on a refreshing feeling with a light characteristic astringent mouth due to the black tea tannins.
Nose: bergamot skin, woody, warm dry black tea leaves
Bubble: creamy and smooth
Acidity: characteristic of a ripped citrus with a rich chestnut honey after taste
Pairing: dark chocolate, white meat, braised fish

 

Ingredients: Water, sugar*, Earl Grey Tea*, Kombucha Culture
Contains 4gr of sugar per 100gr

Energetic value 23 kcal/100gr

Sodium 70mg/kg

Caffeine 210mg/l.
Keep your kombucha on the fridge.
*organic ingredients EU/non EU
Contains traces of the symbiotic culture which is edible.

Available in 50cl & 75cl

Lapsang Souchong Kombucha

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Tasting notes

 

Colour: amber copper reflects
Mouth: smooth attack on the smoke aromas, warm oak barrel, dried cèpe and dried herbs slide on the longan aromas, then come the resin palette from the burned one to the fresh pine notes that lead on the iodine feeling at the end; like if you would sit on a rocky cliff surrounded by pine trees at 17h on a warm afternoon. Finish with a light bitter due to the tea and fresh menthol feeling due to the pine. Remind of a smoked whisky.
Nose: smoky, oak and black tea, oxidation notes
Bubble: small & delicate but punchy
Acidity: light balanced by a warm body
Pairing: grilled red meat, grilled lobster, octopus, roasted veggies, blue cheese, poached fruits.

 

Ingredients: Water, sugar*, Lapsang Souchong Tea*, Kombucha Culture
Contains 4gr of sugar per 100gr,

Energetic value 26kcal/100gr

Sodium 65mg/kg

Caffeine 190mg/l
Keep your kombucha on the fridge.
*organic ingredients EU/non EU
Contains traces of the symbiotic culture which is edible.

Available in 50cl & 75cl