Frequently Asked Questions
Is there added sugar in your kombucha?
We brew our kombucha the traditional way, with no added sugars. The fermentation process ends up metabolizing a great deal of the sugar that naturally occurs in teas, making our kombuchas even lower in sugar than the tea bases we begin with. All kombucha typically has between 7 to 9 grams of sugar in a 14 oz bottle, see individual nutritional panels for exact content.
Does my kombucha need to be refrigerated?
Yes. Kombucha needs to be refrigerated. If left out it can become more vinegary and it will continue to ferment. Similar to shaking a soda bottle, leaving a bottle of kombucha unrefrigerated for too long will build a lot of CO2 content.
What’s the ideal temperature for kombucha?
Kombucha should be stored at 35-40º F.
Is Seek North pasteurized?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage that is most commonly consumed raw (unpasteurized). We don’t pasteurize our kombucha so we can protect the probiotics and nutrients in a living form. Unpasteurized and raw means that our product is not subject to pasteurization via heat or chemical means.
I have some kombucha with expired “Best by dates”. Is it still good?
Yes. Kombucha won’t go bad and will continue to ferment and become more vinegary as time passes. You’ll notice the flavors become more dry and vinegary but it still packs all that probiotic goodness. Extending it's shelf life also means that the product can experience slight shifts in ethanol as the fermentation process continues in the bottle. If you are concerned about higher levels of alcohol in the kombucha then keep to the best buy dates printed on the bottles.
There’s something floating on top of my kombucha, should I drink it?
That floating thing is a Scoby (symbiotic colony of yeast and bacteria), which guarantees that our product is 100% raw and unpasteurized. It’s basically a super-concentrated solid form of kombucha. If you’re a hard core booch drinker you’ll chug this little floater but if you’re a novice, feel free to discard it.
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