Montreal – Canada – August 4th, 2015. Mortier Pilon is proud to unveil its exclusive new home brewing line designed especially for the making of kombucha, making it easier than ever for foodies and health-conscious consumers to brew their own kombucha at home.

Kombucha is a living drink made by fermenting sweetened tea using a kombucha culture, or SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. As the SCOBY ‘digests’ the sugar in the tea, it generates a variety of probiotics, enzymes, and amino acids, turning the initial tea into a nutrient-packed, tangy, effervescent health drink that’s also deliciously addictive. Company President Jonathan Coutu elaborates.

“Kombucha is just one of those amazing turning points in the history of food”, he says. “It’s thought to have been invented over two thousand years ago, in China, where they used to call it ‘tea of immortality’ because of its health benefits, which are still a big part of why it’s so popular today. It’s been known to promote digestive health, boost the immune system, increase energy levels—we want everyone to not only have access to that, but be able to make it happen right at home, in their own kitchen.”

The line consists of two products. First, a five-liter fermentation crock—the first ever to have been designed specifically for kombucha brewing—, which comes complete with its own filter, tap valve, a rewritable label to identify each batch, and a recipe booklet; second, a 350-ml swing top glass bottle to store and share your kombucha in. But the bottle is more than just a receptacle for your delicious homebrew. Coutu explains: “more than a companion product to the crock”, he says, “the bottle is really a part of the brewing process, in the sense that the bottled kombucha will go through a second fermentation phase, making it tastier and fizzier.”

The kombucha crock retails at $59.99/£ 49.95/€ 49.95, while the bottles will sell for $/£/€ 5.95 each, and both are available for pre-order starting now!

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