Originally Posted by Pivzavod
My question is - to serve / sell Kombucha commercially you need to have the same type of alcohol license you would need to have a regular bar? It contains alcohol but not a lot and is sold on a commercial level where it is not classified as alcohol.
If made properly it will have less than .05% ABV it shouldn't even have that if fully fermented, any Alcohol made is converted by the bacteria into an acid of one sort or another. As long as you just say What it is and do not promise ANY health benefits from it, you should be fine. Stupid FDA rules you cant say "this has made me healthier" even if you personally FEEL the effects. You can say "this MAY improve how you feel but is not intended as a cure for any condition". Look up the advertising guidelines for herbal supplements to find out what can and cant be said.
If in doubt just say it is a fermented tea and after you drink it for awhile you can draw your own conclusions as to if it makes you feel any healthier or not.