Leafhopper's Black Bärbucha Kombucha
Aktualisiert: 25. Aug. 2022
One of our recent favorites - a bug bitten tea from Taiwan, becomes our current delicious Kombucha special.
Normally, I do not like using proper names of businesses in these posts, but there was no way of distinguishing this particular black tea, as the company that offers it, names it only as Black Tea.
The name of the company is Leafhopper - Where Honey Kisses Tea, and it specializes in bug bitten teas from Taiwan.
Bug bitten teas are well known for their honey notes, and the most famous bug bitten tea is the Oriental Beauty.
We have made a Kombucha special with this tea a while back, and there is a blog entry describing the whole phenomena of bug bitten teas.
To find out more, please click here
This particular tea is equally delicious, and it comes at the price tag way lower that most of Oriental Beauty teas.
We enjoy this tea, regardless if it is served in a Gongfu style, or just in a cup.
The characteristic notes are as follows: wild honey, dried fruits, and wood notes.
And exactly these notes come out through the fermentation process when this tea is transformed into Kombucha.
And that's in addition to the light sweetness and sourness, which are so characteristic for Kombucha.
This tea looks great and, it has a wonderful aroma.
On the pic below, you can see it after steeping.
As with all of our Kombucha varieties, we use only four ingredients. Tea is the star, then filtered water, unrefined brown sugar and our Kombucha cultures.
And that is all one needs, to make a great tasting Kombucha.
So, once our Kombucha is done, it goes into retail bottles.
Then comes the 2nd fermentation process in which natural carbonation develops.
Also, we never filter our Kombucha, so it stays as natural as it can be.
The whole process of fermentation and further conditioning takes about two weeks.
Once that's finished, it's showtime, and bottoms up!
Chilled and ready!
Ingredients: Filtered and Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, Unrefined Brown Sugar, and Leafhopper's Black Tea