General Kombucha FAQ’s:

Does my kombucha need to be refrigerated?
Yes. Kombucha needs to be refrigerated. If left out it can become more vinegary and it will continue to ferment. Similar to shaking a soda bottle, leaving a bottle of kombucha unrefrigerated for too long will build a lot of CO2 content.

What’s the ideal temperature for kombucha?
Kombucha should be stored at 34-40º F /1.1-4.4ºC.

Is Seek North pasteurized?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage that is most commonly consumed raw (unpasteurized). We don’t pasteurize our kombucha so we can protect the probiotics and nutrients in a living form. Unpasteurized and raw means that our product is not subject to pasteurization via heat or chemical means.

I have some kombucha with expired “Best by dates”. Is it still good?
Yes. Kombucha won’t go bad and will continue to ferment and become more vinegary as time passes. You’ll notice the flavors become more dry and vinegary but it still packs all that probiotic goodness. Extending it's shelf life also means that the product can experience slight shifts in ethanol as the fermentation process continues in the bottle. If you are concerned about higher levels of alcohol in the kombucha then keep to the best buy dates printed on the bottles.

There’s something floating on top of my kombucha, should I drink it?
That floating thing is a Scoby (symbiotic colony of yeast and bacteria), which guarantees that our product is 100% raw and unpasteurized. It’s basically a super-concentrated solid form of kombucha. If you’re a hard core booch drinker you’ll chug this little floater but if you’re a novice, feel free to discard it.

There’s sediment on the bottom of my kombucha. Should I shake it my kombucha?
Naturally occurring yeasts likes to settle on the bottom of kombucha. Shaking kombucha is similar to shaking a bottle of soda, so we don’t recommend doing it! To stir up the contents, just give it a gentle swirl or gently rock the bottle a few times.

How much kombucha can I drink?
Kombucha has different effects on every individual. If you’re fairly new to kombucha we recommend starting with 4 to 8 ounces once to twice a day until your body gets accustomed to it.  If the vinegar taste is too strong for you, feel free to dilute your kombucha with water or cold tea if needed. We also recommend drinking as much water as you do kombucha. As you get used to drinking kombucha, you can build it into your daily routine.

Do you have a probiotic breakdown or panel?
Usually if there is a probiotic count on a kombucha label it is because lab made powdered or liquid probiotics were added to the kombucha before bottling.  It is the only way kombucha brands can quantify an amount on a label. For example, when you see “2 billion” probiotics that's because probiotics were added to the bottles.

Our product is guaranteed raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized.  We do not quantify amounts because we do not add lab made probiotics.  All of our probiotics are naturally occurring, and the exact amount will vary slightly from batch to batch.  Probiotics like lactobacillus can be found in our kombucha. 

Does Seek North Kombucha contain Vitamin B12?
Yes. See our nutrional label for exact Vitamin B12 content.

Does Seek North Kombucha contain alcohol?
We use a state of the art technology, a unique Spinning Cone Column (SCC), which separates the alcohol content from the kombucha without affecting the bacterial profile, or adding heat. This way, we are able to keep all of the useful bacteria and nutrients intact, and remove alcohol effectively. In fact, this process is so effective that Seek North produces the one of the only product lines that is essentially alcohol free (.1-.5% alcohol). We are one of an extremely few kombucha companies nationwide that actually uses this alcohol separation technology.

We aim to produce the best quality kombucha. This means our booch is 100% certified organic, local, raw, undiluted, zero-additives, and 100% natural. Our product is Certified Organic, and Certified Kosher.

Can I mix kombucha with alcohol?
Yes. Check out the following page on our website for some refreshing recipes!

Can I cook with kombucha?
Yes. Check out the following page on our website for some refreshing recipes!