SNOW
CHRYSANTHEMUM



INGREDIENTS: FILTERED WATER, HONEY, KOMBUCHA STARTER, SNOW CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS

Snow Chrysanthemum is a hardy, high-altitude, nutritionally rich varietal of the Chrysanthemum flower that grows in the Kunlun Mountain area of China.  

In our ferment, we express this amino-acid rich tisane in the style of a Jun (a kombucha ferment sweetened with honey instead of sugar) and present it as still beverage instead of carbonated.  

Densley floral with notes of starfruit, shaved asparagus, and sugar ham, this ferment operates like a juicy orange/skin-contact wine in terms of pairings. It works as a beautiful foil with fatty or doughy foods, sharp greens, or as a cool-down from spicy food. 

Enjoy chilled at your favorite white-wine temperature, or we add equal parts seltzer and a handful of ice for a summer spritz - no judgement ;)

 


QI DAN



INGREDIENTS: FILTERED WATER, SUGAR, KOMBUCHA STARTER, QI DAN TEA
Called “Mystery Red” and descended from one of the oldest tea cultivars in the Wuyi region, Qi Dan enduringly remains one of the best expressions of the region’s spicy, minerally redolent finishes (famously known to develop on the tongue even after the last sip)

We ply Qi Dan’s trademark aftertaste with a straighfroward kombucha ferment. The tea’s translation via fermentation develops a uniquely deep acid profile which both enhances and softens the sharpness of the original tea.  

Deeply resinous, our ferment expresses a deep volcanic character with notes of plum, hardwoods,and baking spice with a luxurious, coating mouthfeel. Pairs excellently with loud cheeses, gamey meat, or as an accompaniment for a holiday feast (incidentally aiding in digestion).  

Enjoy at a chilled red wine temperature or higher, and allow the bottle to breath for a few minutes for maximum impact. 

 



JASMINE GREEN



INGREDIENTS: FILTERED WATER, HONEY, KOMBUCHA STARTER, JASMINE GREEN TEA PEARLS

The Jasmine tea we source has been scented multiple times with fresh Jasmine flowers and hand-rolled to ensure meticulously high-quality (no artificial perfumes or scented sprays go into our product).

A kombucha ferment unpacks the dense fragrance of jasmine and recasts its almost overpowering character in a broader and deeper expression.   

Notes of eucalyptus, tuberose, and green peach revolve kaleidoscopically inside the elegant jasmine bouquet. Pairs nicely with fresh fruits, deep clear broths (pho, consomme, etc.), and soft cheeses. 

Enjoy chilled, and note the evolving aromatics as it comes to temperature. 

*NOTE - this product is now made with sugar, not honey (new pic pending :P )

 



WEN SHAN
BAO ZHONG



INGREDIENTS: FILTERED WATER, SUGAR, KOMBUCHA STARTER, WEN SHAN BAO ZHONG TEA

Wen Shan Bao Zhong is a lightly oxidized oolong produced in northern Taiwan and is best known for its characteristic broad floral nose, thick texture, and subtle oaty sweetness.

In its fermented form, our Bao Zhong’s signature floral verdancy is amplified and extended as the volatiles play against the increased acidity developed in the kombucha ferment.       

The bright floral aromatics balance perfectly against the ferment’s refined cereal undertones, and is accented by notes of fresh hay, marzipan, and orchid. Pairs well with sashimi, cucumber sandwiches, and chilled soups.    

Enjoy very chilled and hopefully from a balcony with a hanging garden - or, you know, the park.

 





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NON-ALCOHOLIC FERMENTED BEVERAGES
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ABOUT



Our company lives at the intersection of two culinary wisdom traditions: tea production and fermentation.

Both practices have a lineage which extends deep into prehistory, and both represent an innately symbiotic relationship between humans and their natural surroundings. In bringing them together, we have a class of non-alcoholic fermented beverages commonly referred to as “kombucha.”

However,
most people’s relationship with kombucha has nothing to do with the tea in the bottle. In fact, with the world of tea being a gastronomic landscape as deep and storied as what is found in wine production, it’s almost remarkable that what has come to be known as kombucha has almost nothing to do with the tea it’s made from. 

We believe tea matters, and by using the chemistry of kombucha fermentation to unpack and translate the world of tea we’ve discovered there’s room in this category of beverage for a grown-up offering that sits comfortably in stemware.

Operating out of Brooklyn since 2019, we at UF source high-end and/or high-impact teas that we transform into an effervescent, non-alcoholic libation that’ll grace your next dinner-party or be a welcome addition to your evening wind-down ritual. 

With more and more people seeking to reduce alcohol in their lifestyle, or just hoping to get more of a metabolic pick-me-up from their go-to beverages, we find ourselves happily embraced by a movement to drink better - and we gladly accept the challenge. 

Thank you for your interest in what we do!

Oh yeah, and tea is just the beginning…



XOXO,

the Unified Team


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS KOMBUCHA? WHAT IS JUN? 
Kombucha is a beverage made from sweetened tea and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of yeasts and bacteria). The yeasts and bacteria act in tandem to create a hostile environment for any other microbial life and to create a tangy, complex beverage for us. This process has been refined with mutual evolution for millenia, and it is a time-tested method of food preservation.
Kombucha is the common term for a beverage made in this manner, and Jun is a dinstinction given to a ferment that is sweetened with honey rather than sugar. 


WHY DOES THE TEA MATTER?
Kombucha uses tea (camelia sinensis) as an essential aspect of its chemistry; the polyphenols, catechins, tannins, caffeine, and subtle sugars in the brewed tea are utilized all across the spectrum of the ferment. It stands to reason, then, when you use high-quality tea leaves produced by artisans who spend their working lives inflecting the tea into different styles and expressions that the end result would be decidedly different. 

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS
Tea leaves, water, sweetener (honey or sugar), and aged, matured kombucha to serve as a starter.


IS IT INCREDIBLY HEALTHY?
While there are ongoing studies that generally conclude fermented foods of all classifications have a generally positive effect on human health... we don’t really care that much, honestly. We got into this for flavor, not as a dietetic exercise. There’s a lot of literature on probiotics and their benefits that float around on the web (and we recommend reading some of them), but we avoid a bit of the herd-mindset around fermented food hype. As legendary fermented food enthusiast Sandor Katz declared in his 2012 masterpiece The Art of Fermentation, “Kombucha is neither panacea nore peril. Like any ferment, it contains unique metabolic byproducts and living bacterial cultures that may or may not agree with you.” 

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN IT?
How we measure our products doesn’t give us lab-accurate nutritional information, but our metrics tell us that a standard 150mL of our product will have about 7.5 grams of sugar per serving which would be 30 calories per glass. 

IS IT COMPLETELY ALCOHOL FREE?
As per the USDA, an acohol-free beverage must contain no more than 0.5% ABV to qualify as non-alcoholic beverage. Our recipes have been verified to produce well under that legal limit and are non-alcoholic. Sometimes it seems weird that ANY alcohol is allowed in non-alcoholic drinks, but trace amounts of alcohol are a common feature of fermentation. For context, if you wanted to ingest enough of our product to consume the same amount of ethanol in a 12oz bottle of budweiser, then you would have to consume more than five 750mL bottles of our product in an hour. Even we can’t do that haha. 


WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED
Since this product is a living, unpasteurized product, it is important in terms of quality and alcohol control to keep it refrigerated. In terms of shelf-stability, these ferments can outlast certain refrigerators - but to keep them in the very best shape (and to make sure they don’t spew) they must be refrigerated.  

WHY DOES SHIPPING TAKE A WHILE
We’re a 2 person operation (currently) who brew, bottle, label, and sell every bottle that leaves our doors. We also service a lot of restaurants who we love as well, so sometimes orders may be delayed. Check out our terms and conditions page to hear the same thing said in a different way, but know its just so we can get the best bottle to you.



 WHY DO I HAVE TO GET IT PRIORITY MAILED
We ship priority (with cold packs during warm weather) so that it can come to you in perfect shape - especially in the summer! Too much time at higher temperatures reduces the quality we work so hard to maintain - as well as creating a far-too-fizzy product. 


For any other questions, shoot us an email at info@unifiedferments.com

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