The fermentation of tea has occured all over the world for thousands of years, the process is very similar to the fermentation of grapes when making wine. Until recently, tea fermentation has typically been a domestic undertaking, with people fermenting at home in glass jars.
At REAL we have worked closely with wine makers, champagne makers, beer brewers and microbiologists around the world to perfect both the art and science of producing the best sparkling tea fermentations in the world. Detailed microbiology, DNA testing, chemical analysis enable us to perfect our brews.
As with wines, it is yeasts that are responsible for the creation of the body and character of the drinks. Yeasts work on the unique compounds in the teas to produce fruity, spicy, floral and aromatic compounds that blend with the acids and delicate sweetness to give perfect balance to the drinks