UpDog Kombucha started with two women with a passion for kombucha and healthy living. As college students, they began brewing their kombucha as a hobby in their dorm rooms. What began as two yogis' pastimes, has turned into a flourishing business that has spread across North Carolina and its neighbors.
UpDog Kombucha is handcrafted and made in small batches to ensure the best product for our customers. UpDog is USDA Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, Women Founded, and less than 0.05% ABV. UpDog offers a low sugar, low-calorie beverage packed with nutritional value and great flavor.
Some Questions answered
How do we make UpDog?
Kombucha is made through a natural fermentation process. We blend black and green tea with a live culture of bacteria and yeast called SCOBY. The SCOBY eats the sugar in the tea, creating trace amounts of alcohol and carbon dioxide that gives our kombucha the sparkle we love. Once the fermentation process is complete, most of the original sugars have been consumed, leaving you with a healthy bubbly beverage to enjoy!
What's In it?
Our kombucha is simple. Vegan, gluten-free, low sugar, and low calorie. After brewing our tea blend, we just add whole fruits, herbs, and fresh roots to create our wholesome flavors. That’s it. No chemicals, no preservatives, no corn syrup. At the end of the brewing process, our kombucha has only 5-9 grams of sugar and sits between 20-40 calories per 12oz serving depending on the flavor.
IS KOMBUCHA A NEW TREND?
Actually, kombucha has been around for centuries and has just recently found its way to the States. While the origins of kombucha are hazy, there are claims this fermented tea began in Asia with Korean doctors, while other sources claim the tea to have (most likely) originated in Ukraine and Russia. Wherever kombucha may have first originated, we at UpDog are so grateful for the efforts of other cultures to create the drink we all love.