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.
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!