The small traces of alcohol are often insignificant and occur naturally through fermentation. The alcohol percentage in YAYA Kombucha can be compared to a ripe fruit and that is about 0.3%. It is of course always your own choice whether or not to drink kombucha. Do what makes you feel comfortable! Do you want to taste kombucha? Then take a look at our shop. Here you will find different flavors of kombucha.
How do we make kombucha?
Kombucha is a drink that results from the fermentation of tea. We make kombucha every day and we are happy to explain how we work:
- Making kombucha starts with brewing strong, sweet tea.
- To this is added a SCOBY and starter liquid (sour kombucha). SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. This combination provides the perfect composition of yeast and bacteria to ferment the tea.
- The yeast and bacteria culture convert the sugars into acids and aromas. This process is called fermentation.
- We let the fermentation stand at room temperature for 10-20 days.
The kombucha is ready after about two weeks. When we make new kombucha, we can use the kombucha from the previous process as a starter liquid. Do you want to make kombucha yourself? Then choose the kombucha starter kit.
How is kombucha fermentation halal?
With the word fermentation it is often thought that a product is not halal. However, this is not necessarily the case with kombucha. Fermentation begins as soon as the kombucha’s yeast and bacteria culture comes into contact with sweet tea at room temperature. The sour kombucha contains live bacteria and yeasts. This kombucha’s yeasts & bacteria use sugars and converts them into acids (acetic, glucuronic and lactic acids), aromas, carbonic acid, cellulose material (SCOBY) and a small amount of alcohol (about 0.3%).
Fermentation of kombucha takes about 10 to 14 days and takes place at room temperature. During the fermentation, the tea becomes acidic, causing a small amount of bubbles (carbonic acid) to form. Also, the SCOBY will start to form on the surface of the drink. Kombucha is made in a glass vase or in a food-safe container.