Our Products 2019-01-03T15:10:40-04:00

AN AUTHENTIC & PREMIUM PROBIOTIC TEA

BLOOD ORANGE

JUICY & BRIGHT

Sweet and tangy, Aqua ViTea Blood Orange is reminiscent of a refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day. Tied for our number one selling flavor, it’s a favorite of young and old, shy and bold.

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BLOOD ORANGE

JUICY & BRIGHT

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BlueBernie

FRUITY & TART

BlueBernie combines the tartness of blueberries with the tang of lemon and the cool smokiness of cardamom. It’s refreshing and revitalizing – like stumbling upon a hidden cache of wild blueberry bushes at the peak of a hot summer hike.

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BlueBernie

FRUITY & TART

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Elderberry

FRUITY & MILD

Oh, sweet elixir of health and vigor! A favorite of the kids in our Aqua ViTea family, this blend is not only a potent digestive aid but a good sidekick to have as cold season kicks in.

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Elderberry

FRUITY & MILD

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Ginger

SPICY & BOLD

Ginger is, arguably, the most refreshing and replenishing of our brews. Zingy and warm, it’s the perfect drink to sooth a nervous stomach or cozy up with on a crisp Autumn night.

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Ginger

SPICY & BOLD

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Hibiscus Ginger Lime

FLORAL & BRIGHT

Lemony Hibiscus, floral lime, and spicy ginger
come together to awaken your taste buds in a way that is
both exciting and refreshing.

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Hibiscus Ginger Lime

FLORAL & BRIGHT

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Peachmint

JUICY & CRISP

A delightful blend of juicy peach, refreshing mint and bubbly Kombucha, this flavor will delight experienced Kombucha lovers and rookies alike. Peachmint is quickly becoming one of our most popular flavors. The people have spoken!

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Peachmint

JUICY & CRISP

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Strawberry Sage

FRUITY & SOFT

You’re walking through a sunny field on a hot day and the smell of sweet ripe strawberries envelopes you. Twist open a bottle of Strawberry Sage, close your eyes, and breathe in deeply. You’ll be transported.

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Strawberry Sage

FRUITY & SOFT

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Tea-Totaler

TANGY TEA

The absence of additional fruits and roots, means that the original flavor and essence of Kombucha shines through in our base brew. Sometimes a sip of something simple and straightforward is what we seek.

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Tea-Totaler

TANGY TEA

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Turmeric Sunrise

SPICY & BRIGHT

Bright and bubbly, our Turmeric Sunrise has a smooth start with a spicy finishing kick. Earthy yet pungent, it is the perfect morning beverage, especially when you’re feeling sluggish.

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Turmeric Sunrise

SPICY & BRIGHT

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Watermelon Habanero

SPICY & BRIGHT

Refreshing and delicious with subtle heat, this one might be your new favorite. Think “cool breeze on a warm summer day.” Mmmm… Don’t let that Habanero frighten you, it’s just a tickle. Bring on the Sweet Heat!

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Watermelon Habanero

SPICY & BRIGHT

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Mulled Cider

EARTHY & SPICY

As summer turns to autumn, we can feel an edge to the air, see a change in the trees, and sense the excitement of finding a fall flavor favorite at the fountain. Find this seasonal flavor from September through December.

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Mulled Cider

SPICY & BRIGHT

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CBD Chaga Chai

COMPLEX & EARTHY

The warming, aromatic spiciness of chai is a great match for the mild earthiness of the chaga, the budding star of the mushroom tea world and sustainably harvested from the woods of New England.

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Chaga Chai

COMPLEX & EARTHY

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CBD Green Tea

SHARP & SMOKEY

For this special concoction, we used Gunpowder green tea, with its pleasant tea-forward taste and a hint of smokiness, sourced from sustainable organic farms in the mountains of China’s Zhejiang region.

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CBD Green Tea

SHARP & SMOKEY

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OUR AUTHENTIC KOMBUCHA
CAN BE ENJOYED BY ALL

Blending ancient brewing traditions and new technologies enables us to meet our responsibility to produce authentic, non-alcoholic Kombucha.

WHAT IS IN OUR KOMBUCHA

 

FAQS

 

The following are some common questions we get from our customers. Hopefully this will be helpful to you, but if you still would like more info on our products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What are the origins of Kombucha? 2018-12-03T13:58:12-04:00

It’s important first to note that the true origins of Kombucha are unknown, hence all the legends circulating about that very question. Our research tells us that Kombucha—or some version of it—spread from China to Japan and north along the Silk Road through Mongolia to Siberia and Russia. From there, it spread to Europe, namely Germany, before disappearing during the World Wars due to tea and sugar rationing. It then appeared again in the United States and other countries in the 1950s.

Along this migration, the drink carries with it numerous tales of origin: Some say it was invented in China for an emperor who believed it would help him live a long life. Others say the samurai of ancient Japan drank it to have energy for battle. Genghis Kahn also might have fed it to his armies. Still others cite the legend we refer to on our Original bottle label—when villagers of an ancient Siberian culture who could no longer afford tea turned to the forest in search of a nutrient base other than tea to drink. They found birch trees, or perhaps the Siberian equivalent of birch, which may have been something closer to a poplar. For us, the birch tree is an iconic symbol for the Northeast, where we brew and live and create stuff, thus we feel a special connection with that legend.

Is there any research to support the health claims about Kombucha? 2018-12-03T13:58:47-04:00

Research about Kombucha is more widely available in Europe and Asia than in the United States. Kombucha pioneer Gunther Frank wrote a book called, “Kombucha: Healthy Beverage and Natural Remedy from the Far East, Its Correct Preparation and Use”. It’s an excellent resource and should be a mainstay for any Kombucha enthusiast. You might also want to look into research conducted by Dr. Rudolf Sklenar of Oberhessen, who has used Kombucha to treat a wide array of illnesses.

Can I drink Kombucha if I have a compromised immune system? 2018-12-03T13:59:26-04:00

This is a very important question to ask. All authentic Kombucha is unpasteurized, and we are committed to making an authentic product. As you may know, the beverage is renowned for its detoxifying effects on the body, among other health benefits. Our research tells us that these benefits are reported in healthy people, and not necessarily in people with compromised immune systems or damaged organs. To play it safe, we suggest consulting your physician/nutritionist before drinking Kombucha. We obviously brew with healthy SCOBYs in a very clean and safe environment with cutting edge equipment, so the question is more about whether it is wise for you to ingest live cultures and probiotics of any kind.

Can I drink Kombucha if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? 2018-12-03T13:59:31-04:00

Many pregnant and breastfeeding women have sung Kombucha’s praises for giving them energy and much needed nausea relief. We do recommend that you consult your naturopathic physician or allopathic doctor before consuming our product, however. Congratulations on the new or soon-to-be addition to your family!

What is a SCOBY? 2018-12-03T13:59:35-04:00

The term SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. This squishy gelatinous mass that some people call a “mushroom” is often mistaken as the SCOBY. The squishy mass is, in fact, a cell mat—a pad of lifeless cells that are a result of the biological process of SCOBY fermentation. It does have bacteria and yeast in and on it, however the living symbiotic culture itself is…the Kombucha!

Should I shake my Kombucha to get rid of the “floaties”? 2018-12-03T13:59:40-04:00

Not recommended! Remember that Kombucha is a living food under carbonated pressure, so you should always be mindful to keep your bottle upright. If not, it can become very active and overflow. If you really want to stir up the live culture, a slow, gentle turn upside-down and back again should do the trick.

What are the things floating at the bottom of my bottle? 2018-12-03T13:59:44-04:00

The “floaties” are the solid form of Kombucha, the living elements of the Kombucha culture present in every bottle. They reflect the strength and vitality of Aqua ViTea Kombucha “the tea water of life”.

How long is Kombucha good in the fridge? 2018-12-03T13:59:49-04:00

We suggest that you enjoy our Kombucha within 3 months of it being bottled or kegged. (To figure out when your Kombucha was bottled or kegged, look at the best by date.) The Kombucha will never go bad, and the nutritional value will not decrease. After 3 months, however, the flavor profile does start to change. Also, the flavor profile may change more drastically from one flavor to another depending on the juice used.

Is it safe to drink unpasteurized Kombucha? 2018-12-03T13:59:54-04:00

Yes. Fermented foods, like Kombucha, eliminate harmful bacterial growth and increase shelf life, which are the primary goals of pasteurization. In addition, Kombucha has an acidic pH that is unsuitable for harmful bacteria.

Is there alcohol in your Kombucha? 2018-12-03T13:59:58-04:00

We adhere to the FDA standards for a non-alcoholic beverage, which means our Kombucha contains less than .5% ABV (alcohol by volume). It’s important to note that all authentic Kombucha contains a trace amount of alcohol because it is a fermented food. (Other fermented foods like yoghurt, kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut also contain trace amounts.) We choose to indicate this on our labels even though we are not required to do so because we understand that any amount of alcohol could be a concern for someone who is pregnant, allergic, underage, or has other alcohol sensitivities.

Is there caffeine in your Kombucha? 2018-12-03T14:00:03-04:00

Caffeine is one of the nutrients that feeds the yeast and bacteria and is mostly dissipated by the end of the fermentation. There is some residual caffeine (comparable to decaf tea), so people with caffeine sensitivities might want to “test the waters” or avoid drinking Kombucha.

Why is sugar an ingredient? 2018-12-03T14:00:09-04:00

Sugar is a key component to any fermentation. When brewing Kombucha, the sugar fuels the yeast cells, which convert it into food for the beneficial bacteria. By the end of the fermentation process, very little sugar remains. The sugar noted in our nutritional information usually comes from the fruits and roots we use to create our various flavors.

What kind of tea do you use? 2018-12-03T14:02:15-04:00

We use a blend of organic green and black teas to balance the high nutrient content needs of the developing Kombucha culture with our needs for antioxidant benefits.

When should I drink Kombucha? 2018-12-03T14:02:20-04:00

You can drink Kombucha anytime of day or night, but it can have different effects on the body depending on when you drink it. When consumed with a meal it can aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. Drink it before a workout for endurance or after for recovery. Most people prefer drinking Kombucha during the daytime given that it can be a strong mental stimulant (beneficial if you are pulling an “all-nighter”). Just listen to your body, pay attention to your cravings, and respond accordingly.

How much Kombucha should I drink? 2018-12-03T14:02:24-04:00

Kombucha consumption really comes down to you and what works for your body. The right amount depends on your own diet and health, and how it makes you feel. Our suggestion would be to start small, say 4 to 6oz, and go up from there. Also, it is always good to drink water along with Kombucha to help flush out your system.

Why should I drink Kombucha? 2018-12-03T14:02:29-04:00

Because you want a delicious, organic, energizing beverage alternative that is low in sugar. Kombucha is a truly functional food, containing beneficial enzymes, organic acids, and probiotics that restore your body’s natural balance.