View Full Version : Kombucha: Does it contain caffeine?
10-06-2007, 06:22 PM
I just tried the guava Kombucha, and added a ton of stevia and it was just delicious!
This stuff gives me so much energy!! So, does it contain caffeine, or is it just pure, energetic food?:eek: And, what about sugar, does it contain any type of sugar, does anyone know?
Citrus rules, although guava runs a close second. I am stocking up if they are sugar free and caffine free. They are on sale for 2/5.00!!
10-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Hmmmmm....I only know a little bit about making your own Kombucha. You have to have a scoby (looks like a strange mushroom) and I think you place it in sugar water. So, in a way there IS sugar. However, the scoby lives on the sugar while producing the kombucha so there isn't any (or much) sugar left when you drink it.
Kombucha is VERY good for you, but I do believe there is some caffiene. And it is very detoxing.
Sorry, I guess I don't know that much after all :o If I'm wrong, someone else chime in!
10-08-2007, 05:57 PM
thanks for your reply.
I found loads of info on this by googling. I also called some manufacturers of it and it has a little caffiene (1/3 the amount of coffee) after about 30 days of fermenting. It also has a little sugar after fermenting, but not even enough for a diabetic type 2 to worry bout. This is great news.
This is what is replacing my lattes. My Lattes were 4.25 each. The Kombucha is only 3.00, and so much more nutrition, too. So glad I found out about Kombucha and gave it a second chance. The second time I added loads of stevia, and it was marvelous.
Don't try this in a green smoothie. Can anyone guess why?? LOL...
10-08-2007, 06:29 PM
I can't believe my beloved kombucha contains caffeine. I had no clue. Sobs.... Oh well, still better than coffee or soda I guess...:(
10-08-2007, 11:01 PM
It's a different kinda caffeine, though. It's a bit denatured and much less potent per 1/3 cup serving then the normal stuff. So, it's really not bad at all.
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