Classic Bärbucha Kombucha
Aktualisiert: Feb 10
After describing all of our special brews, it is time to write a few words about our Classic Line & our Bärbucha Kombucha Classic takes the spotlight in this blog entry.
This so called "base" Kombucha is one of the simplest to make, but it can be one of the most difficult as far as "flavor". So many brewers fail this test & for that reason not too many actually make this Kombucha.
Sine we specialize in single tea Kombucha, any of of them could be our Classic. But we took a different path & for our Classic we created a special (and secret) mixture of four teas to get our very characteristic & very recognizable flavor. But the whole process took about a year to mature & to adjust. Luckily, we started experimenting with it long before we started our commercial production & we had this product ready for our official start in May, 2015. Unofficially, our friends enjoyed it already throughout most of 2014.
So, as mentioned above, the teas that go into this mixture are our trade secret. So we don't reveal which ones we use. But what we can tell is that two of them are green & they constitute about 75% of this mix & the other two are black.
Together, all four of our teas, create a symphony of flavors & many people ask us after trying our Classic for the first time, if we add some fruit or some other flavoring agent to our Kombucha.
We don't. It is just the teas & the fact that we use unrefined Organic brown sugar. This sugar adds to the complexity of flavor in our Kombucha & through fermentation it adds caramelized notes to the finished Kombucha. That creates the flavor similar to that of apple cider.
It does not hurt that we use filtered & revitalized water for all our Kombucha & the fact that we always serve it in Champagne glass, elevates the quality of our brew even more.
There was a study done on quality of bubbles in Champagne & the end conclusion was that bubbles differed, depending in what that Champagne was served in. The worst bubbles formed in plastic cups. And since all the bubbles in our Kombucha are natural (so NO artificial CO2 added), we want to create the ultimate conditions for enjoyment of our Kombucha.
Our Classic is also one of our most popular varieties, so we make a lot of it...
As with of all our Kombucha - just 4 ingredients. Three of them are always the same. And these are: Water, Sugar & Our Cultures. What changes is the tea (teas or tea-like substance).
So we have the 4 tea blend in this case. Then, it's a week's time & our brew is ready.
But first, we have to label our bottles. That we still do manually.
Next comes our fermenting jar (10 L glass) with the Scoby still in it.
A beautiful & healthy Scoby, shall we say.
Next the Scoby goes to rest up a bit & we strain our Kombucha into another container. This we do to remove larger yeast pieces & Scoby particles.
Doesn't that look yummy already? And we are not finished yet.
Now, it's time for our favorite helper - the Elonmaster:
Here's another shot during the bottling process:
Classic bottles at different stages.
And when all is done, it's time for our classic shot of this Classic variety!
One more posing shot!
Our Bärbucha Classic is also available in 1 L bottles...
Ingredients: Filtered & Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, Unrefined Brown Sugar, Green & Black Tea