Kombucha is a bacterial/yeast culture known as the Kombucha mushroom (although not actually a mushroom). Kombucha's origin dates back thousands of years to China or the Middle East.
Tea and sugar are fermented with the Kombucha culture in a thorough and professionally controlled fermentation procedure. This produces the ‘live’ beverage that is known to promote well being.
When Kombucha is thoroughly and correctly fermented by Lewtress, it consists of acetic acid, carbonic acid, vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, B15, various beneficial enzymes and essential amino acids, folic acid, gluconic acid, glucuronic acid and lactic acid, as well as usnic acid – a natural product of fermentation, suppressing development of micro-organisms not belonging to the Kombucha culture.
A well and professionally fermented Kombucha will have a slightly acidic taste, since through the fermentation process the sugar is converted first into alcohol and subsequently into valuable lactic and other soluble organic acids.
Glucronic acid is perhaps the secret why Lewtress Kombucha tonics are so effective. Trading Standards have repeatedly tested our products with their ‘on the shelf test’ proving that Lewtress Kombucha tonics are natural, live palatable drinks and remain this way, without the use of any additives, colourings, stabilisers, preservatives or heat treatment/pasteurisation processes of any kind. Unlike most other commercially produced Kombucha products on the market throughout the World today, Lewtress is still one of the only producers in the UK and beyond to have achieved this. In addition, research showed that the Lewtress recommended serving of Kombucha tonic was half that normally suggested by others, making it extrememely cost effective. In fact, one single 1 litre bottle of Lewtress Kombucha contains 20 servings!
Lewtress Kombucha is safe for both children and pregnant women when used as recommended.
Lewtress believe Kombucha has to be probiotic (‘live’) to contain beneficial properties. Lewtress is one of only a handful of producers in the UK who supply probiotic Kombucha products. This has been verified in tests by Trading Standards.
Note: Lewtress have found that by fermenting their range of concentrates (eg Horny Goat Weed, Damaina etc) with Kombucha, their effectiveness is greatly enhanced.
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