Shipping Information

What Shipping Methods Are Available?

YAYA Kombucha offers shipping with same day delivery (for orders placed before 11:00 am) or you can choose to pick up your order at our brewery in Amsterdam (except Saturday and Sunday).

Do You Ship Internationally?

We currently do not offer international orders.

How Long Will It Take To Get My Package?

Orders placed on working days before 11:00 am will be delivered on the same day between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Orders placed after 11 am will be delivered the next working day. Did you order during the weekend? Then you can expect your package at home on Monday between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Our delivery service (Trunkrs) will send you an update as soon as your order has been dispatched along with track and trace information.

Return policy

Can I return products?

You have 15 days from the shipping date of your order to return your purchase from yayakombucha.com free of charge. You can return your order at our brewery in Amsterdam. You only have to present the purchase receipt along with the items you wish to return.

How Can I Cancel Or Change My Order?

Order that have not been processed yet can be changed at any time. To change your order, please send an email to shop(at)yayakombucha.com.

How Do I Track My Order?

Once you have placed an order, you will receive an order confirmation in your email. Once your order has been dispatched, you will receive another notification which includes a track and trace link.

About Kombucha

What Is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea, sugar and a scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). The scoby contains a unique composition of bacteria and yeasts that convert the sugars in the sweet tea into organic acids and aromas. At the end of the fermentation, the kombucha has a decreased sugar content and a fresh tangy taste.

Is Kombucha Vegan?

Only plant-based ingredients are used to make kombucha (tea, sugar, water). It is sometimes thought that the lactic acid bacteria in the kombucha culture are bacteria from milk and therefore it would not be vegan. Lactic acid bacteria have this name because, in addition to regular sugar, this bacteria can also convert milk sugar (lactose) into acid. For this reason, this bacterium is mainly used in the dairy industry for making cheese and yoghurt. The bacteria or acid itself does not have an animal origin.

Is Kombucha Keto?

Kombucha is low in proteins and fats and often contains a small amount of sugar. Kombucha is therefore not keto.

Is Kombucha Healthy?

Kombucha has been consumed for many centuries. One reason for this would be the health-promoting effects of the drink. Because a live culture of bacteria and yeast is added to kombucha, this drink is said to have a positive effect on the microbiome and intestinal health. Other positive health benefits are associated with the fermentation products such as B vitamins and antioxidants that the drink contains. Lab and animal studies show positive effects, but there is still no conclusive scientific evidence to show that this also applies to humans.

Is Kombucha Good For You?

Kombucha is sometimes consumed because it is said to have health-promoting effects. Lab and animal tests show positive effects. For example, kombucha improves digestion, is good for the immune system and prevents the development of cancer. However, there is currently not enough scientific research to show that kombucha has these effects on humans. It is therefore still unclear what kombucha is good for.

When Should You Drink Kombucha?

Kombucha can be enjoyed at any time of the day. At lunch, after having coffee, as a thirst quencher on the beach or as an alcohol-free alternative at a party.

How Should You Drink Kombucha?

Kombucha is usually enjoyed neat, without anything else. Sometimes it is enjoyed with flavourings such as fruit juice or spices. Kombucha is also suitable for making mock and cocktails.

How Does Kombucha Fermentation Work?

Making kombucha starts with brewing a strong sweet tea. A scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and starter liquid (sour kombucha) are added to this tea. Both the scoby and the sour kombucha contain the perfect combination of bacteria and yeast to ferment the tea into new kombucha. This bacteria and yeast culture convert the sugars into organic acids and aromas during the fermentation. The fermentation can take 10-20 days and takes place at room temperature. During the fermentation the tea becomes sour and a small amount of bubbles (carbon dioxide) is created. Also, the scoby will begin to form on the surface of the drink. Making kombucha is done in a glass vase or food safe container. Because kombucha fermentation is an aerobic process, the culture needs oxygen to live, therefore a (cheese) cloth is usually used as a cover. This will keep the fruit flies at bay and the culture gets enough oxygen to transform the tea into kombucha. The kombucha is ready after about two weeks. You can store the kombucha in bottles for drinking, while you can use another part as a starter liquid to make new batch of kombucha. After fermentation, keep the bottles of kombucha in the refrigerator. At low temperatures, the fermentation will slow down / stop so that the kombucha remains tasty for the longest.

Is Kombucha Safe To Drink?

Store bought kombucha is the safest to drink. If you are making kombucha at home, it is good to learn more about the preparation and food safety processes involved. Kombucha is a 'living' drink that is made by process of fermentation. This means that a live culture of bacteria and yeasts is involved, which must be maintained by creating the right environmental circumstances. Important factors consist of the right amount of nutrients for the culture in the form of sugar, presence of oxygen, an ambient temperature of about 19-27 degrees, and a low acidity. The acidity is particularly important when making kombucha at home. To ensure that your culture remains healthy and that no fungus or unwanted bacteria grow in the drink during fermentation, an acidity of pH 4.0 is best to start with. The acidity will gradually increase as the fermentation progresses, because the culture converts the sugars into organic acids. These acids and proper storage will ensure that your culture remains healthy and kombucha is safe to drink.

Where Did Kombucha Originate?

It is unknown where kombucha exactly comes from. The drink has been consumed in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe for many hundreds of years. In Eastern Europe, kombucha Tea is called Kvass. Translated from Japanese, kombucha literally means 'seaweed tea', but seaweed is not an ingredient used in kombucha production. Where the name is derived from is unknown. Through wars and trade routes, the drink has found its way to the rest of Europe and America. In the 1960s, kombucha was widely consumed by hippie communities. This is why kombucha got the name 'hippie' tea. In 1995, the first commercial kombucha brand was established in America. From that moment on, many kombucha producers came into excistence as kombucha popularity has continued to grow.

Why Should You Drink Kombucha?

Because it taste great!

What Does Kombucha Taste Like?

A high quality kombucha should have a pale golden colour and a slight apple aroma. The drink is refreshing and light to drink and balances acidity with sweetness.

Should Your Drink Kombucha While Pregnant?

Kombucha is a 'raw' product. In the preparation process of kombucha fermentation takes place by means of a live bacteria and yeast culture. Alcohol formation also takes place during this fermentation. The amount of alcohol varies but is usually around 0.5% or less and can vary by brand. YAYA Kombucha contains 0.15% alcohol. For this reason some people decide not to drink it when pregnant, while others chose to drink it becuase of the live culture. In the end it is a personal decision.

Does Kombucha Help With Weight-loss?

Different kombucha's can contain varying amounts of sugar. YAYA Kombucha contains relatively little sugar which makes it a better alternative to sugary soda's. YAYA Kombucha contains an average of about 4.5 grams of sugar per 100 ml, while sugary soda's contains an average of 11 grams of sugar per 100 ml. Kombucha is therefore lower in calories, making it a better fit in a heatly diet.

How Is Kombucha Made?

Making kombucha starts with brewing a strong sweet tea. A scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and starter liquid (sour kombucha) are added to this tea. Both the scoby and the sour kombucha contain the perfect combination of bacteria and yeast to ferment the tea into new kombucha. This bacteria and yeast culture convert the sugars into organic acids and aromas during the fermentation. The fermentation can take 10-20 days and takes place at room temperature. During the fermentation the tea becomes sour and a small amount of bubbles (carbon dioxide) is created. Also, the scoby will begin to form on the surface of the drink. Making kombucha is done in a glass vase or food safe container. Because kombucha fermentation is an aerobic process, the culture needs oxygen to live, therefore a (cheese) cloth is usually used as a cover. This will keep the fruit flies at bay and the culture gets enough oxygen to transform the tea into kombucha. The kombucha is ready after about two weeks. You can store the kombucha in bottles for drinking, while you can use another part as a starter liquid to make new batch of kombucha. After fermentation, keep the bottles of kombucha in the refrigerator. At low temperatures, the fermentation will slow down / stop so that the kombucha remains tasty for the longest.

Where Can You Buy YAYA Kombucha?

YAYA Kombucha is available at organic specialty stores and Ekoplaza, it is also available at supermarkets such as Jumbo and Albert Heijn (to-go). In addition, kombucha is often on the menu at lunch and coffee shops. YAYA Kombucha is also available through the online store.

What Is Kombucha Made Of?

Kombucha is made from tea, sugar, water and a scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).

Why Is Kombucha Good For You?

Kombucha is sometimes drunk because it is said to have health-promoting effects. Lab and animal tests show positive effects. For example, kombucha improves digestion, is good for the immune system and prevents the development of cancer. However, there is currently not enough scientific research to show that kombucha has these effects on humans. It is therefore unclear whether kombucha is healthy for you.