The First Thing You’ll Notice . . .
. . . is the beautiful, rich, amber color of your Made-to-Order Kombucha. It’s a hallmark of our made-at-home, made-by-hand, meticulous process that ensures each bottle virtually “glows” with the wonderful nutrients and flavors of this ancient, healthy drink.
You may also notice . . .
. . . what appear to be thin “strands” suspended in the brew. These strands are just thin tendrils of protein that are formed during the brewing process. The strands are harmless, and you will probably not notice them if you drink them (they don’t taste any different from the brew itself), but you can easily remove them with a spoon or a fork and discard them.
. . . a clear jelly-like substance either on the surface of the brew or suspended in it. This Kombucha “jelly” is really the start of a new SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast)—the “starter” or live Kombucha culture that is used to brew all our MTO Kombucha. All of our MTO Kombucha contains healthy Kombucha cultures, and a new SCOBY will start to form eventually, even when you keep your brew refrigerated. Many people simply drink any Kombucha “jelly” that forms in their brew, others like to chew it a bit, and others simply remove it with a fork or a spoon and place it with their composting materials. It’s completely harmless, and may actually contain higher concentrations of the many beneficial Kombucha nutrients.
. . . some sediment on the bottom of your MTO Kombucha bottle. This is a natural result of gravity causing some of the MTO Kombucha nutrients to settle on the bottom of the bottle. Simply tilt the bottle back and forth to “stir up” the sediment, and proceed to enjoy your MTO Kombucha.
You Should NEVER See . . .
. . . any kind of green mold in your MTO Kombucha. A green mold usually means your brew has been contaminated by some foreign substance (e.g., drinking from the bottle and leaving the brew out at room temperature for a couple of days could create conditions that would support the growth of mold). You should NEVER drink any Kombucha that has green mold in it or on it—throw it away and open a new bottle.