Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food. Sometimes referred to as a “mushroom”, the Kombucha culture is actually a symbiotic colony of friendly bacteria and beneficial yeast (SCOBY).
This tea-based drink has been known for over 2500 years in China and Japan and was used as a daily health tonic and natural remedy.
René’s Kombucha is fermented/cultured for 6-8 days. This, and the use of our selected organic teas, assures a very pleasant flavour. René’s Kombucha is NOT pasteurised and hence contains the live cultures provided by the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast).
Kombucha drinkers around the world have reported a massive list of ailments which have responded positively to drinking Kombucha on a regular basis, far more details on this fellow New Zealand blog here.
Similar to lightly carbonated apple cider, the taste is sparkling and, in our opinion, very pleasant.
Over time the amount of carbon dioxide – fizz- in bottled Kombucha increases. This is due to the continued slow culturing process by the live micro-organisms in the liquid. Using organic fruit teas from two suppliers René’s Kombucha offers some refreshing fruit flavours that are well-received by young and old.
Currently we provide these flavour options:
Pomegranate, Lemon & Ginger, Red Berry; and our newest addition: Maqui & Guarana!
For a Kombucha Tasting near you please refer to our Calendar!
In addition to high-quality organic fruit teas, all our Kombucha is brewed with organic Tulsi (Sacred Basil) and organic green tea. We use organic golden cane sugar as the fuel for our Kombucha cultures.
Due to fair trade regulations and the current NZ legislation governing health claims about one’s products, we are not able to list all the benefits we understand Kombucha can provide. We encourage you to do your own reading and online research about Kombucha and it’s possible benefits.
Do a Google search! There is MUCH information on Kombucha and many amazing testimonies. You might want to include the terms: pro-biotic, live enzymes, organic acids and polyphenols in your search!
And by all means, meet us at a Kombucha tasting near you!
Outlets for René’s Kombucha
Auckland: Farro Fresh in Grey Lynn, Mt Wellington, Epsom, Orakei and on the North Shore, The Wise Cicada in Newmarket also has our Red Berry flavour on tap!, CERES Wholefoods in Ellerslie, Huckleberry Farms in Glen Innes, New Lynn and Royal Oak and Harvest Wholefoods in Grey Lynn, The Goodness Grocer in Pukekohe, Commonsense Organics in Mt Eden, Columbus Coffee in Glen Innes, Ela Cuisine in Elliott Stables, The Island Grocer on Waiheke Island, Coffee Lab in Glenfield
Rangiora: The Organic Food House
Wanaka: Soulfood Organics
Queenstown: Raeward Fresh
Dunedin: Taste Nature
Gore: Miss Cocoa Coffee
Testimonials for René’s Kombucha
“I give it to my grandchildren. They love it! Much better than drinking soda pops.”
Christine R., Auckland
“I have been drinking René’s Kombucha for quite some time now. I love the lift it gives me. My son and husband are hooked too.”
Liz C., Auckland
“Since I started drinking René’s Kombucha my desire to drink a glass of wine in the evening has vanished. I now have Kombucha – even at work. My staff loves it too.”
Peter S., Auckland
“My husband and I are drinking René’s Kombucha daily. Believe it or not, it now replaces my morning coffee. I get such a good boost from it there is no desire for coffee any longer. Try it! Seriously great stuff!”
Sally Anderson, Auckland, www.sally-anderson.com
To order and to join the ranks of our happy Kombucha drinkers please get in touch here.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.