Why the top UK restaurants have started serving kombucha

Why the top UK restaurants have started serving kombucha

When we set out to create Real Kombucha, we were driven by a passion to create a fantastic tasting, complex soft drink that worked just as well served with food as it did to quench your thirst down the pub on a Friday night. So, while we were pretty amazed when our humble little brew started getting picked up by some of the most respected restaurateurs and sommeliers in the industry, I guess we needn’t have been so surprised. We absolutely love what we do, but it is even more special when other people do, too. (more…)

Kombucha tea: what’s the best for brewing?

Kombucha tea: what’s the best for brewing?

What’s the best kombucha tea out there? I frequently get asked this question by those starting out. As there are a plethora of teas on the market, along with many drinks masquerading as tea, it’s pretty tough to find your way through it all. So here’s a little of what I’ve learnt during my years brewing booch.  (more…)

Where did all that fermentation go? A brief history of fermented foods

Where did all that fermentation go? A brief history of fermented foods

Once upon a time, every home had pots and pots of different foods in various stages of fermentation. There is no part of the world that doesn’t have a tradition of fermentation, whether you’re talking about alcoholic beverages, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, cheese, bread, soy sauce, salami or our own kombucha. But over the last 50 years or so, many cultures have lost a big part of the skills and traditions surrounding food fermentation. (more…)

Respect to our Old Mothers

Respect to our Old Mothers

As every kombucha brewer knows, behind every great brew there’s a potent old mother.

But wait… isn’t it rather insulting to talk about your old mum in that way? Don’t we show respect to our elders? Well indeed we do. So much so that we name them.

We are talking about our mother cultures, of course – the very essence of a great kombucha. (more…)