Our bottles have changed and grown over the years, with the help of feedback from consumers like you. Our newest look is the natural evolution of that. We wanted our exterior to better reflect the chill, refreshing kombucha inside, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Our new packaging also features everyone’s favorite sloth, Otis Sisgood, bringing him into the spotlight like never before. You may recognize Otis from under our caps, but now you can enjoy him on the side of our bottles, too.
You also might notice a few name changes. Our tried-and-true recipes have stayed the same, but we’ve tweaked a few product names to better celebrate the delicious ‘booch you know and love:
Citrus Earl Grey
Our recipes are exactly the same! The ‘booch inside is still the Brew Dr. Kombucha you know and love
We’re working to roll out our new look all over, but it takes time! Keep an eye out, and our new bottles will reach you very soon. You may see a mix of old and new bottles during our transitional period.
Yes! Our bottles and cans are still recyclable, and our glass bottles still use 20%+ recycled glass.
Our tried-and-true recipes have stayed the same, but we’ve tweaked a few product names to better celebrate the chill, refreshing kombucha you know and love:
Wildberry Ginger is now Blackberry Trails
Lemon Ginger is now Lemon Grove
Citrus Earl Grey is now Orange Oasis
Ginger Turmeric is now Mountain Ginger
Short Answer: Brew Dr. Kombucha is a fizzy iced tea with gut-friendly benefits!
Long Answer: Brew Dr. Kombucha is a tasty, fizzy probiotic tea that’s slightly sweet, slightly tart, and easy-drinking. It’s made with organic ingredients, is gut friendly, and contains no artificial sweeteners — only the good stuff. It’s a great alternative to soda.
Tea leaves are fermented with cane sugar and a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria & Yeast). The result is a slightly acidic, lightly carbonated tea beverage with live & active cultures.
Yes! Our kombucha contains live and active cultures that naturally occur during fermentation – a mix of beneficial bacteria, yeasts, and organic acids.
Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for over two millennia, growing out of Asia and Eastern Europe.
We’re tea people. We started making kombucha in a tea house using only the highest-quality organic loose leaf tea. It would be easier to make a large batch of ‘plain’ kombucha with a cheap tea, but we believe in the art behind the flavor. This means we use high-quality organic teas, herbs, botanicals, fruits, and juices in our recipes. If you love the taste of our kombucha compared to a lot of other kombuchas out there, this is the reason!
Drinking Brew Dr. Kombucha is a tasty way to incorporate fermented food into your diet. The fermentation process IS what’s so special. Kombucha fermentation creates a mix of naturally occurring live and active cultures, such as:
- Beneficial bacteria and yeasts (acetic acetobacter, lactobacillus, saccharomyces) that can help populate the gut with healthy flora to aid in digestion
- Organic acids: acetic acid, lactic acid, propionic acid, glucuronic acid and gluconic acid. These organic acids are known to improve bioavailability of vitamins, prevent accumulation of heavy metals and insoluble oxalates, inhibit pathogenic bacteria, support joint health and modulate immunity.
There is less than 15 mg of caffeine in a 14 fl oz bottle of Brew Dr. Kombucha — on par with a cup of decaf coffee.
Yes! This preserves all of the naturally occurring live and active cultures.
We’re so glad you asked! In order for fermentation to occur, there must be three elements:
- Tea (made from tea leaves and water)
- Specific yeast and bacteria (called SCOBY)
- Sugar (we use raw, organic, cane sugar)
The sugar feeds the yeast and bacteria, aiding in its growth. Without sugar, you have no yeast and bacteria. Without yeast and bacteria, you have no kombucha. So in short, yes, there is sugar added to kombucha, but it's what makes it, well, kombucha!
You will never find artificial sweeteners in our kombucha. These can be harmful to the health of the SCOBY and disrupt gut health.
When you see "Added Sugar" on a nutritional label simply means that the sugar is not naturally occurring, as it would be for (for example) fruit. On our case, we add raw organic cane sugar prior to fermentation. For some of our fruitier flavors, we also add some organic fruit juice or fruit puree post-fermentation.
The only time we add sugar post-fermentation is when a batch of kombucha doesn't meet our standard specifications for sugar content. In those rare cases, we might add a little bit of sugar to ensure our product is consistent from batch to batch.
Yes, yes and yes! All of our flavors are USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, and kosher.
Good question! All fermentation produces alcohol. However, we utilize a method of non-heat distillation to gently remove alcohol from our ‘booch without harming the live and active cultures inside. This makes our product safe for all ages to enjoy. The excess alcohol is gently removed and repurposed for ethanol.
Yes, please! Brew Dr. Kombucha must be kept in the fridge. If unrefrigerated, raw kombucha will continue to ferment in the bottle or can. This can create more carbonation, and in extreme cases, the bottle or can may burst.
Yes, that’s Otis. Otis Sisgood. Having a sloth as our mascot feels right. It reminds us to slow down and appreciate our craft. Good tea and good kombucha take time and patience to make. We put Otis to use on our products to make people smile with creative wit and a relaxed approach to life. He likes to hide out under our bottle caps and on the side of our cans.