Our fanning blends are the undisputed champs of kombucha brewing, and here's why:
- Superfood for a Super SCOBY:
Fannings, the small tea particles that fill tea-bags worldwide, have a secret power. Their surface area is exponentially larger than whole leaf tea, leading to a nutrient extraction rate that's off the charts. This means your SCOBY gets a nutrient-packed feast, not just a snack. It's like feeding your SCOBY a five-course meal instead of a fast-food snack.
- Flavor that Packs a Punch:
More nutrients for your SCOBY equals more kombucha goodness and a flavor that's out of this world. It's like turning up the volume on your favorite song - everything just gets better.
- Cost-Effective Kombucha:
Fannings are the budget-friendly choice for top-notch kombucha. They're less expensive than whole leaf teas, but don't skimp on quality. While different types of tea (white, black, green) can produce slightly different flavor profiles, we've found no noticeable difference between pricey whole-leaf teas and fannings. This isn't a tea party with the Queen - it's a feast for your SCOBY, and fannings are what your SCOBY craves!
We traveled the globe, braved the elements, and wrestled with the odd tea dragon to bring you the finest organic loose leaf teas for your booch brewing adventures.
We get these gems straight from the source, blend and pack them here in good ole USA, and then, like a booch-loving Robin Hood, we pass those juicy savings straight onto you. It's a win-win, baby!
16 oz. store-bought
1 lb Organic Tea Blend
1 lb Brew Booster
|Per 16 oz.||$3.99||6¢||27¢|
Brewing kombucha at home is an easy way to reduce your environmental impact. Let’s go through the lifecycle of a bottle...
Filling & ProductionBrewing kombucha commercially is like throwing a water-guzzling party. It slurps up 7 gallons of water for each gallon of booch. For less efficient breweries, it's a whopping 10 gallons. Plus, the energy needed for the rapid heating, chilling, and cold storage is no joke. It's a thirsty and power-hungry process, and Mother Nature is picking up the tab.
Transportation to Distribution CentersThat store-bought booch didn't just magically appear on the shelf. It took a detour to a distribution center, hitching a ride in a refrigerated truck. And let me tell you, those chilly trucks guzzle diesel like a dehydrated marathon runner. It's a cold, hard fact that they need more fuel than your standard big rig.
Transportation to StoreYour bottle of booch typically chills out in cold storage for a week or two at the distribution center before it struts its stuff on the store shelf. But getting it there? That's a whole other journey, mirroring the same supply chain shenanigans it's already been through twice. And let's be real, who keeps fresh booch in their fridge that long? We sure don't!
Recycle / LandfillRecycling a glass bottle is like a high-energy dance-off. It demands nearly as much energy as crafting a new one, all because of the melt-it-down-and-make-it-new routine. And that's if we're lucky. Worst case? It ends up in a landfill, a sad finale for a once proud container.
Bottle ManufacturingPicture this: sand is mined and then hitchhikes its way to the bottle factory, all on the back of fossil fuels. Then, in a fiery dance, fossil fuels crank up the heat, melting the sand into a molten glass river that's then sculpted into your bottle. It's a resource-intensive process that's as dramatic as it sounds!
Bottle ShippingDepending on the factory's location, those bottles often embark on a cross-country road trip (or worse, imported). This globetrotting adventure guzzles a hefty amount of fuel and adds a pretty penny to the overall cost. It's like sending your booch on a world tour before it even hits your lips!
Be good to Mother – make more booch at home!