What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from steeped tea and sugar combined with a culture of yeast and bacteria or a SCOBY.
What is a SCOBY? A SCOBY is a Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeasts.This means that it is a natural area for bacteria and yeast, which is essentially a fungus to come together and party. Why is some kombucha alcoholic? Adding sugar and yeast together begins fermentation, which may produce a kombucha with an alcohol content of 0.5% or more alcohol by volume. This is not enough to get one drunk but is enough for it to be regulated by The Man, man.