What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea originating from Asia over 2,000 years ago. It is revered for its ability to improve digestion, assist vital functions, and elicit feelings of well-being.   The symbiotic relationship between bacteria and yeasts in the kombucha has a balancing effect on our internal systems.

What Does Kombucha Taste Like?

The initial fermentation results in a slightly sweet, slightly sour drink with a flavor profile similar to apple cider vinegar. After adding a small amount of local and/or organic raw flavors, the resulting mixture is bottled and goes through an additional fermentation.

How is Kombucha Made?

In its purest form, kombucha is made from water, sugar, and tea. Counter Culture kombucha features triple-filtered water, local organic cane sugar, and organic black tea for added potency. Once the requisite culture of bacteria and yeast is added, the sweet tea ferments for 1-4 weeks depending on desired levels of sweetness/tartness. When the kombucha is ready, a bounty of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients can be added to enhance the flavor and benefits of kombucha.

What flavors does Counter Culture kombucha feature?

Check store shelves, visit us online, or follow us on social media to see current or upcoming flavors. Many flavors rotate based on crop seasons and availability, so don’t miss your chance to experience the unique tastes of South Florida:

Tropical – lychee, starfruit, jackfruit, dragonfruit, passionfruit, mango, guava
Roots – beet, ginger, turmeric, carrot
Fruits – strawberry, key lime, pomegranate, pineapple, watermelon, acai, tangerine
Greens – wheatgrass, spirulina, mint, basil, kale, cucumber

What are the Benefits of Kombucha?

An exclusive benefit of this fizzy infusion is glucoronic acid, a potent detoxifier. The liver produces glucuronic acid naturally, but glucuronic acid supplements are recommended in an increasingly toxic world. See our post on the many benefits.

What makes Counter Culture kombucha unique?

Counter Culture is a small local business dedicated to supporting the culture, environment, and economy of South Florida. By sourcing ingredients from local organic farmers, producers, and growers, we can reduce our carbon footprint and help stem the tide of climate change.   In addition, we issue empty bottle refunds to customers in order to reuse our bottles and minimize waste. Anything that can’t be reused (boxes, containers, peels, seeds, stems, etc.) is composted or recycled.

What is an empty bottle refund?

Check the side of the label for the refund amount ($0.50, $1.00, $2.00).  Participating locations will refund the amount listed or issue a store credit for each empty Counter Culture bottle returned in good condition.