Let the soda companies hide their secret recipes in vaults. We'll gladly share our basic kombucha recipe with you. Just be ready to add "giant gelatinous pancake of yeast and bacteria" to your shopping list.
Green, white and black tea leaves from organic fair-trade sources -- a great natural source of antioxidants.
Fresh water, purified through a 3-step filtering process.
Raw, unrefined golden cane sugar that's exclusively organic and fairly traded.
Herb and root-based, our 100% natural ingredients all have medicinal attributes.
SCOBY sounds like an adorable acronym until you find out that it stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. But fear not. The SCOBY (which is also known as the Mother or kombucha culture) actually metabolizes the organic sugar and caffeine in the tea, so you don't have to, resulting in a drink with organic acids and microorganisms.
We'd list "love" as the 6th ingredient but RISE is vegan-friendly so we're cheese-free. Putting the ingredients together is straightforward. Mother takes care of the more complicated, essential step: fermentation.
4 of our 5 kombucha ingredients are actually common kitchen staples. You just need “mother” to make the magic happen.
Infuse water, sugar, tea and natural flavours to create a lightly sweetened tea.
Add the SCOBY to the lukewarm tea. Leave the culture in tea for 7 to 14 days. The sugar momentarily turns into alcohol during fermentation, and then the alcohol virtually disappears as it is naturally processed into organic acids (giving the drink it’s tangy taste). The yeast and bacteria amplify the flavours.
At RISE, we're hands-on right down to the last step. Our kombucha is bottled and refrigerated in Montreal -Saint-Leonard- to ensure a perfect balance of temperature, fizziness and flavours.