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How We Brew Kombucha

Kombucha Tea Time

The foundation of any kombucha is tea, and the fermentation process used to make kombucha only enhances teas’ positive effects on our health. Most teas are natural anti-inflammatories, rich in antioxidants and useful in fighting DNA-damaging free radicals.

We blend organic green and black teas to make Humm Kombucha, reaping the benefits of both varieties. The teas’ tannins affect the flavor and the performance of the SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). We sweeten the blend with organic fair trade cane sugar, which works with the SCOBY to create fermentation. The result is a fermented tea full of organic acids, B-vitamins and good bacteria.

Considering homebrewing kombucha? We’d love to help you get started! Here’s what you’ll need.

Bubbling Perfection

Though our Humm-ble beginnings were in Michelle’s kitchen, today we brew in large batches, using the same vats you’d find in a microbrewery. Our dedication and attention to detail remains the same; bigger tanks, but the same amount of love and passion as always.

Once we’ve made the perfect kombucha, we add organic fruit and berry juices and spices. Humm’s flavors run the gamut from light, sweet varieties such as Pomegranate Lemonade and Coconut Lime to more earthy and spicy flavors such as Chai and Apple Cinnamon. A visit to our first-in-the-nation taproom will give you a chance to try mixing and matching flavors or try our creative ‘Brewer’s Batches.’

As kombucha is a raw and living product, consistency is one of our most exciting challenges. Kombucha might not have a mind of its own, but it does have an energy and will of its own! After flavoring the kombucha, we gently carbonate the naturally effervescent drink to ensure that every single bottle has the perfect number of bubbles!

Art of Glass

Our custom bottles are works of art. Lovingly crafted from brown glass that protects the raw, living product within, Humm bottles have waves rippling up the neck, representative of the energy of the beverage and the Humm-sters who brew it. The images on the label represent who we are and where we’re heading. The pictures and words on the label represent the energy we put out to the universe.

Interested in homebrewing kombucha?: Remember that having a sterile environment is vital to making kombucha. Keep reading to learn more about homebrewing kombucha. Once you’ve got what you need to brew, here’s what happens next.

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