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Shelf life of Kombucha - That's why it belongs in the fridge!

All the facts about shelf life and storage of the fermented tea drink.

Unpasteurized vs. pasteurized Kombucha

We only sell unpasteurized kombucha. For one very simple reason! During pasteurization, the tea drink is heated. In the process, it loses almost all of its valuable nutrients and probiotic bacteria. In the end, it's still a refreshing drink, but no more so than a soft drink.

What is the shelf life of kombucha? How do I store the fermented tea drink?

The finished tea drink has a shelf life of up to 9 months. After bottling, the fermentation process is not automatically stopped. From time to time kombucha becomes a little more sour and gets more sparkling natural carbonic acid. However, it never really goes bad. Therefore, the drink should be stored as cool and dark as possible. This is best done in the refrigerator or in a cold cellar room. Here it is only exposed to a few external influences and can be stored in peace. The shelf life can thus be extended by some time. Through constant cooling, the fermentation is delayed and it only slowly becomes a little more sour.


Some large kombucha manufacturers pasteurize their drinks and add artificial probiotics and then advertise it as a probiotic drink.

KOMBUCHERY Blog Autor Merle

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Note: This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional analysis, advice or medical information, but contains the author's personal opinion based on researched literature and personal experience on the subject.

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