It’s a sour drink of Mongol origins made with fermented tea and obtained through a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast in a sweet environment.
The sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) is a rustic shrub that belongs to the Eleagnacee family. Its fruits are orange berries that settle in compact masses on the branches, and are among the most nutritious and vitaminized fruits on earth. They have been consumed for centuries in Europe and Asia.
It’s a living and fermented product. Refrigeration helps keep the good taste.
Really not a big deal; it’s not milk. But don’t forget that one night on the countertop is like one month in the fridge. More time at room temperature means that the kombucha has more fizz and its flavours evolve faster. We recommend that you always keep it in the fridge.
Six months from brewing day. Check out our bottles to know more!
Completely normal. Those are small sediments from fruits, sea buckthorn leaves and kombucha culture.
Noooooooooooo! Kombucha is fizzy. It would be like shaking a beer or champagne bottle, with the same mess! However, we recommend turning the bottle upside once before opening it slowly.
Exclusively from producers located within a 150-kilometer radius from Mont-Ferréol. Boreal flavours have to be local!
YES! All our flavours are certified “Aliments du Québec”! This icon, quite different from the “Aliments préparés au Québec”, is only given to products containing over 85% of Québec sourced ingredients and, of course, made in Québec. We are more than proud to be the only kombucha with the complete “Aliments du Québec” certification.
Directly from the water table! Our plantation is positioned in altitude so we are lucky to have pure spring water thanks to an artesian well which crosses a sedimentation of granite.
Absolutely. Our installations are only used to brew kombucha. No barley or wheat around here.
No, simply because we don’t want to be prevented from working with small local producers because they aren’t certified “Organic”. What matters to us is that producers grow their fruits respecting their land, and we want to help them by buying local.
We’re one of the first companies in Canada to use the new labelling rules from Health Canada to become mandatory as of 2021. We hate misleading labels saying things like “10 grams of sugar per 200 millimeters” while the bottle is 355 millimeters. We love you enough to tell you clearly what’s in the entire bottle, without you having to use your calculator.
There must be sugar for the fermentation. We use organic sugar. Even with a bit of added sugar our kombucha is about 65% less sweet than soft drinks.
Very very little. There are tea traces from our kombucha culture, but contrary to other kombucha, our products aren’t made with tea but with sea buckthorn leaves. So drinking our kombucha is a bit like drinking herbal tea.
It’s a fermented product so there are always some traces of alcohol, like a few points of percentage. But the alcohol level will not go over 0,5 % as long it’s kept in the fridge. Note that Canadian regulation stipulates that a product with less than 1,1% of alcohol is considered alcohol free.
It’s really up to you. Some parents prefer not to because of the few traces of tea and alcohol. It’s probably a good decision for very young children. Otherwise our own 5 and 9 years old daughters drink kombucha every day.
Most certainly! One condition though: you have to share your recipes with us on social media!
In Québec, provincial laws require that all soft drinks, kombucha included, be sold in refundable containers with the “Quebec Consigné 5 ¢ Refund” mention. Since its very beginning, KMF has been always respected all laws and regulations regarding the deposit.
The bottle is refundable so you can bring it back to the store. If the retailer sells “Quebec Consigné 5 ¢ Refund” products, he must refund you 5 cents, even if he doesn’t sell our products.
You don’t want to go to the store? Our bottles also love the recycling bin!