Although our minds have been trained to run a mile away from bacteria and microbes, not all of them play villains. Most, surprisingly, could and should be made your best friends! Promoting the exact same culture is The Culture Ko., an online brand that is letting you drink your way to a happy gut with its kombuchas.
Have a strong aversion to the taste? Check out their flavour options of anything from Apple Cinnamon, Rose Lemonade (the floral notes and zing will make you forget the drink is even fermented), to Ginger Lemon or Mint Lime. Still prefer the classic? They have Original kombucha too. We, however, are waiting for them to launch their new concoctions, of which the Cocoa Mint sounds most promising and unique.
These kombuchas are made with a blend of whole leaf black and green tea from Assam brewed in small batches. Available in two sizes, 250ml at INR 150 and 500ml bottles for INR 250, buy them through The Culture Ko's Instagram page or WhatsApp. The Culture Ko. will also work around specific needs so, if you’re diabetic or are on the keto diet, just let them know and they will specially ferment their booch for a longer period of time, to lower sugar levels and will use stevia as a sweetener.
Looking for more insight into the brand? The Culture Ko. is the vision of 22-year-old Anand, a fitness enthusiast who isn't just looking to kombucha to meet your gut needs. The brand will soon be exploring beyond fermented drinks and expand to snacks that have benefits for the gut.