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Equinox Kombucha has won the Veg Fest national award for best vegan drink

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Hebden Bridge's Equinox Kombucha has won the Veg Fest award for the best vegan drink in a public vote.

Robert Charles, one of the founders of the business told the HebWeb, "This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work the team has put in. We have moved forward massively in the past year. We have always believed in our product and it's great to see people agree."

The Award was given at the Veg fest event at Olympia, which several thousand people attended. The award was presented to Chris Peters. who said, "Receiving this award is brilliant. The business has only been going for 18 months and already we are exporting to Finland, Denmark and Sweden. People just seem to love it."

Equinox Kombucha is a fermented tea drink available in four flavours, Original, Wild Berry, Raspberry and Elderflower and Ginger. It has its roots in the east where there are many myths as to its healing and curative qualities going back 2,000 years. Equinox Kombucha is brewed for the current market, refreshing and tasty.

Background Information

Equinox Kombucha is a new drink is taking the soft drinks market by storm. Boyed by an investment of over £100,000 Equinox Kombucha production has gone from a few hundred bottles per month to a production capacity of 30,000 bottles per month in the last 18 months.
Robbie Charles, one of the founders said "We just can't believe how well received our product is. Demand has grown hugely, which has allowed us to grow. Were really proud of Equinox Kombucha"

Equinox Kombucha offers a fresh, new way of enjoying the numerous benefits of Kombucha Tea. To cater for every taste, we have created a range of 4 delicious flavours, each overflowing with a light, crisp elegance and a wild sparkle: Original, Raspberry and Elderflower, Wild Berry and Ginger.Perfect with a good meal, after an intense work out, or simply when the time is right, Equinox Kombucha is a delicious and healthy alternative to regular sugar and caffeine based drinks. It is brewed & blended with passion and your body will love it!

What is Kombucha Tea?

The mystical elixir has been used and honoured for more than 2,000 years in the Eastern world. Throughout the centuries Kombucha Tea has been named; "Immortality Tea", "Miracle Tea" & "Elixir of Long Life", suggestive of a curative and energising nature. Believed to have originated in East Asia & subsequently travelling to Russia via the silk route, Kombucha is an ancient fermented drink made from sweetened tea.  Kombucha's yeasts & bacteria coexist in a symbiotic colony, producing a carbonated brew which combines sweet & sour in one refreshing mouthful. Our ancestors understood the value of ingesting fermented food & drinks on a daily basis, allowing the fermentation process to unlock nutrients & deliver food in a more bio-available form. 
Today, as people are seeking healthier lifestyles, the fermented beverage has gained worldwide popularity, particularly across America, where it is widely enjoyed. You will discover, after the very first sip, why the Samurai of Ancient Japan believed Kombucha Tea to be a source of Chi, a revitalising life force.

Their Story

The story behind Equinox Kombucha is a creative blend of singular events and unexpected circumstances mixed with a very strong will of spreading love. The founders discovered the Kombucha wonder whilst traveling in South East Asia and instantly felt the benefits of its use. Enjoying a bottle of the Kombucha beverage every day before a new adventure, it is only once back in the Western world that they realised how much goodness they left behind. They then started brewing the beverage for themselves whilst planning their next move towards the dream of putting on a humanitarian project in South America. New parents, they started a micro brewery in a small flat in Hebden Bridge but soon needed more space to supply enough elixir to the growing crowd of Kombucha lovers. With the help and support of beloved friends and family, Equinox Kombucha was born.

They have expanded massively since then, building on popularity of their product and moving to a large unit and have received substantial investment to allow us to increase our capacity to brew Kombucha.
Once the business is established and profitable enough, then a percentage of the profits of Equinox Kombucha will go into the development of humanitarian projects. They hope to do this in the form of the Equinox Foundation for humanitarian and wild life projects and the conservation of rainforests.

Robbie said "What we've always wanted is to put together a humanitarian project and raise the awareness of sustainable living. Life decided we would take the Kombucha route to get there!"

Their Mission

Equinox Kombucha is a family business based in the valleys of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. They are passionate about the little wonder that is Kombucha, and truly believe in its infinite potential to improve people's wellbeing. They are bringing Kombucha Tea into mainstream awareness. Cafes and restaurants, health food shops, skate parks, gyms and pubs: all are a perfect place to enjoy a bottle of The Living Tea.

They always choose ethically sourced ingredients, Fair Trade wherever possible and always certified Organic. They brew Kombucha Tea with the finest Organic Fairtrade Chun Me green tea, a Chinese leaf very popular in its country of origin for its strong and tangy taste. They also use organic raw cane sugar (also Rainforest Alliance certified and EcoSocial certified) organic herbal teas as well as organic pure pressed Ginger juice. Quality, sustainability and fairness are at the heart of our choice of ingredients.