We are really excited to welcome Aqua Vitea as a Partner Producer. In general we have always wanted a Kombucha to offer to you as it is such a healthy and tasty drink. Aqua Vitea is not sweet, but very drinkable. These are pint bottles that easily serve two.
Elderberries tip the scales of medicinal berries with extremely high levels of antioxidants and anti-viral qualities. Elderberry Kombucha is sweet and bright during the summer months and the perfect winter remedy for colds and influenza more common during the winter months.
Elderberries held a prominent place in our ancestral medicine chest. Lost for a generation, their role as a vital "functional food" has resurfaced thanks to the wisdom of our elders. We are proud to be supporting the "re-birth" of these berries.
Aqua Vitea Kombucha is Micro-brewed in Vermont through the combined experience of Naturopathic medicine and professional brewing techniques. They are dedicated to the green living principles of using organic ingredients, buying fair-trade teas, supporting local farmers, and offering ecologically sound and healthy patterns of consumption to the customer.
We are working with them to start offering their products in returnable bottles - more on that later.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made simply from tea, sugar, water, and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (scoby). Known commonly as an ancient elixir, it has been revered for centuries for its life enhancing qualities.
Our Kombucha brewery is located in Bristol, VT near Middlebury and our Kombucha is not industrially produced. It is brewed in small batches using Green Mountain spring water, organic and fair-trade green and black tea, organic cane juice and superior leach-free fermenting vessels. We start by brewing a very strong and sweet batch of tea. The brew is cooled and moved to the fermenting vessel where the Kombucha culture is added. After some time has passed and the culture has begun to transform the sweet tea into the ancient elixir, we begin to closely monitor the brew. Fermentation is stopped when we believe the brew has reached the perfect balance of taste and medicinal value.