Frequently Asked Questions


What is kombucha?

A tart, effervescent, and detoxifying fermented tea packed full of probiotics, digestive enzymes, organic acids, as well as several vitamins. During the fermentation process, the symbiotic culture of healthy bacteria and yeast (S.C.O.B.Y.) metabolizes our proprietary blend of organic green tea, organic black tea and organic cane sugar. Resulting in a healthy, delicious and refreshing beverage.

Does kombucha contain CAFFEINE?

Kombucha contains small amounts of naturally occurring caffeine from the green and black teas. During the fermentation process, the kombucha culture consumes much of the natural caffeine as a nutrient, although some is left behind. Our lab tests show natural caffeine contents of about 23 to 24 milligrams per can (which is about half of what’s in a soda). Do not consume if you are avoiding caffeine or consult with a physician. 

Does kombucha contain alcohol?

Kombucha contains trace amounts of natural alcohol as a byproduct of the fermentation process. The FDA and TTB consider products with levels under <.5% ABV NON ALCOHOLIC. We have a in-house lab where each batch is tested throughout the fermentation process as well as perform routine third party audits to ensure compliance for NON ALCOHOL certification. Do not consume if you are avoiding alcohol or consult with your caregiver. 

What is nitro cold brew?

Cold steeped coffee infused with food grade nitrogen resulting in a less bitter, more flavorful brew with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a lasting freshness. The process of cold brewing coffee replaces damaging heat with mellowing time, extracting more flavor but less oils (bitterness). The infusion of food grade nitrogen creates a creamy head as a result of the tiny nitrogen bubbles cascading both flavor and aroma to the surface.

Why cans?

  • Infinitely recyclable
  • Protect flavors
  • Made in Hawai'i + recycled locally
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Safer for our beaches

Is BPA in cans a concern?

Our cans are lined with the highest standard BPA Non Intent (BPA-NI) liner developed by BALL Corporation so the liquid never comes in direct contact with the aluminum. BPA-NI is California Prop 65 compliant.

Does kombucha and nitro cold brew have to stay refrigerated?

YES! Our Kombucha is a raw living culture and Nitro Cold Brew is perishable. They both need to be kept refrigerated until consumption; proper storage is 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the shelf life of Vitalitea Hawaii?

Our beverages are best enjoyed fresh within 150 days of production. All products have a Best By Date clearly printed on the bottom edge of the can. 

Please reach out to us if you have any other questions or comments!