- Raspberry, Fig & Ginger, Burnt Orange, our 'Foraged' specials
Our most popular flavour is the Fig and Ginger, but coming in second is the simple Raspberry and Lime. Recently measured to contain over 250 billion colony forming units of good gut bacteria per 200mls. This is 'feel good' in a bottle. The health benefits are obvious, but the flavours are what we aim for, and for a pick me up in the morning, 11am or early evening it's perfect.
As we are now a licensed product you won't find it in all of the smaller independant stores like before. You'll need to hunt it down or get in contact with us. We are happy to provide the only licensed and minimal intervention water kefir in the market now - you can trust that we continue to make this traditionally and as you would at home.
This is 'Pèt Nat' - naturally sparkling. A very rare thing these days and something we could not change. There aren't many naturally sparkling drinks out there that aren't wine! Treat it kindly and similar to a craft beer and make sure to always tip your bottle gently to mix in the sediment, keep refrigerated and open with care. If there's a lot of action just open slightly and close again until it settles down. Be patient.
Our kefir is fermented in stainless steel vats in a temperature controlled room for 48 hours, and fed the best organic raw sugar and the crispest, spring water sourced very close to The Fermentary in Daylesford. It eats 97% of that sugar so you are left with a gently sour, slightly fizzy drink.
We ferment continuously from a large family of water kefir SCOBYs. (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) - we are even getting them from locals who grow too many and bring them over and wow! they meld and play very well together. (Don't worry - word 'grain' is used to describe their shape and doesn't have any further relationship to grains. So YES! water kefir is gluten free. :)
See the picture of the SCOBY in my hands on the right? We care for our kefir grains like family members - these are living beings that require love and some serious care.
Sometimes you might get a bottle that is less fizzy than the last - you can pop it on the bench for the night and see how it is in the morning.
ALWAYS keep this refrigerated.