Artisan Kombucha, brewed and bottled by hand and with care in small batches

What is Kombucha, anyway?

Kombucha is a tangy, slightly effervescent fermented tea beverage. The key is it is fermented. Which of course, is why it’s got that tang and all that healthy goodness.

But, what’s the big deal about Kombucha?

It’s all about the gut. In fact, as Hippocrates pointed out, “All disease begins in the gut.” And, it’s not just about digestive and immune issues. Did you know the state of your gut may also be responsible for any number of other health issues you experience related to your brain and mental health?

How’s your mood, your memory, your sleep?

As you can see, there’s a lot of action happening in your digestive tract that affects the way your entire body functions. That’s why it’s so important to keep it in tip-top condition. If everything is flowing well, you will be able to maintain a healthy weight, keep your energy levels high and absorb more nutrients.

How can Kombucha do all this?

We could write all day and probably not cover all the details as to how Kombucha does what it does. That said, we’ve included a couple of very good links for you to check out. First, try Organic Facts. If that’s not enough, visit Dr. Axe’s site. Then, please feel free to do your own research.

Kombucha for the craft brew aficionados

Kombucha is the perfect non-alcoholic alternative to the craft brew movement which has caught the nation by storm. Everywhere you look there’s a new brewery, taproom or craft-centric restaurant opening up. To frequent these venues is an event. It’s fun. It’s casual. You can hang out with your family and friends – even friends of the four-legged variety.

But, what if you’re the designated driver? What if you can’t or don’t drink – for whatever reason? You shouldn’t have to suffer through a boring soda or tepid glass of water.

If your favorite hangout doesn’t offer booch on tap, they should. Ask them to give Jasper Ridge a call at 704-699-4031. We would love to hook them up. And, you’ll flip over ‘booch on tap! We’ll travel to the ends of the Charlotte Metro Area and beyond to fill their tanks!

Did you know there is also a plethora of craft cocktails that can be created with this healthy elixir? Ask your favorite bartender to serve some up today!

 

Why Jasper Ridge?

When asked why Jasper Ridge Kombucha, we oftentimes found the answer to be indefinable and intangible. But, Michael Pollan, author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, smithed the perfect and cohesive answer:

To ferment your own food is to lodge a small but eloquent protest – on behalf of the senses and the microbes – against the homogenization of flavors and food experiences now rolling like a great, undifferentiated lawn across the globe. It is also a declaration of independence from an economy that would much prefer we remain passive consumers of its standardized commodities…

Chef Jeff, our booch master, has worked in the food industry over three decades, since age 16. Over the years, he’s noticed that food, at an increasingly alarming rate, has become unidentifiable. It is no longer something healthful that builds our bodies, making them strong and resilient. Instead, it has morphed into something pretty and shiny, but offering little to help us thrive.

In fact, oftentimes the food we eat actually makes us sick.

Did you know cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods for years? Our forefathers and mothers knew fermented foods truly feed us what we need. Chef knows, too. That’s why he is declaring independence from unhealthy food and he wants you to join us.

Early on, Chef realized what we all know; Kombucha is the perfect fermented beverage. After all, it’s been around the globe for over 2,000 years. He also recognized that Kombucha doesn’t need marketing ploys like added herbs and flowers or cold-pressed juices to entice. He simply wanted to make it taste really, really good. And, with his culinary background and knowledge of flavor profiles and food science, he’s done it!

He’s discovered more gentle brewing and extraction methods. And, because he knows how the south likes her beverages smooth, sweet and fruity, that’s exactly the flavor profiles he’s opted for.

Reported Health Benefits

Though there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence from avid Kombucha supporters, clinical studies are few and far between. And, though not a magic bullet, a few reported health benefits include:

  • Liver detoxification
  • Improved pancreas function
  • Increased energy
  • Better digestion
  • Improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
  • Reducing Candida (yeast)
  • Helps nutrient assimilation
  • May be beneficial for weight loss

These benefits could be partially due to the concentration of beneficial enzymes and acids present, including Gluconacetobacter, Lactobacillus and Zygosaccharomyces.

 (source: http://wellnessmama.com/23994/kombucha-benefits/)

Recipes

Kombucha is a versatile beverage. The wonderful thing about it is you can drink it just about any way you want. You can enjoy it as a simple, fruity drink or play with it to make it bubbly and impart your own flavors. We’d like to teach you everything there is to know about and to do with booch. Just stay with us.

 

 

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Ready Made and Ready to Go

Jasper Ridge Kombucha offers a variety of down-home flavors for you to choose from. As our Booch Master creates his flavor sensations, he rushes to unveil them for you to enjoy. Please contact us to find this week’s freshly-brewed concoction. And, if you have your own ideas, please let us know – either by calling or on our Facebook page. We might try it out.

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Create Your Own Masterpiece

Everyone has their own tastes. The great thing about Kombucha is you can make it be just about anything you want it to be. Simply start with our basic Blackstrap Kombucha. It is the perfect palate, as it has absolutely no added flavors. If you’re unsure as to what to do next, we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

Testimonials

It seems everyone has something good to say about Kombucha: Jasper Ridge Kombucha, in particular. If a person has never had Kombucha, they are pleasantly surprised at how good this robust, refreshing beverage tastes. Many people, who are avid booch drinkers, tell us they enjoy ours the most.

But, don’t take our word for it. Let’s see what people have to say.

…I genuinely believe in your product…  I’ve tried many other Kombuchas out there and none of them even come close!

Mimi V. Friend From Farmers’ Market

I had the opportunity to sample this tea that has been around for ages at the Purple Pumpkin Fair at the Hilton Garden Inn and absolutely fell in love! I really liked the Apple and Orange flavors! A very refreshing, tasty tea with many fantastic physiological benefits! I can’t wait to get my hands on this tea again!!

Melanie G., Purple Pumpkin Fair

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Disclaimer

Information found on this site is meant to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your health care provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

And, as with any raw or fermented product, those with any health condition or who are pregnant/nursing should check with a doctor before consuming.