Frequently Asked Questions


Kombucha is a tea drink that’s fermented naturally using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, known as SCOBY. The fermentation process of brewing kombucha creates an incredibly rich source of natural probiotics that are literally swimming with antioxidants. It also produces high levels of extremely beneficial acids, amino acids and enzymes that are all great for the gut. Kombucha is an amazingly natural mood-lifter and body-booster!
Yes, in so many ways! Let’s list them;
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Detoxification
  • Eczema/allergy relief
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves digestion, relieves bloating
  • Increases antimicrobial activity
  • Kills harmful bacteria, fights against certain diseases
  • Maintains skin and gut health ie better liver function
  • Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Stress reliever
Yes, everyone can enjoy our Kombucha. While it tastes really good and is easy to drink, we do encourage drinking Kombucha in moderation. Each bottle of Curate’s Kombucha contains 270ml. This amount is good for daily consumption and over a period of time it does help your body stay well balanced.

Our curators believe that with everything , the principle of balance applies. We therefore recommend that you do not drink more than 500ml per day. For new drinkers and children, start slow with a recommended 50-100ml per sitting before slowly increasing your intake – allowing the body to detox.
Due to the fermentation process all kombuchas contain tiny trace amounts of alcohol and caffeine. For this reason, it may be best to avoid drinking kombucha while pregnant and breastfeeding.
The answer is yes, a small number of people do experience some mild side effects. In actual fact, the side effects are caused by the toxins within the body that the kombucha is helping to get rid of. This is sometimes known as the “Healing Crisis”. The potential for this to happen is the reason why we advise people who are new to kombucha to only drink a few ounces a day at first (with plenty of water). Allow your body time to work with the healing properties of kombucha, so that you can notice the effects its having on you.
Our kombucha can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It really is a natural mood lifter, so open a bottle whenever you’re feeling a little low!

To enjoy kombucha’s natural health benefits, such as to reduce bloating or to aid in detoxing, start your day with a bottle of curate’s kombucha on an empty stomach. If your focus is to aid digestion or if you have gastric issues, then drink a bottle after a meal. kombucha is also an awesome alternative to unhealthy snacking and can be used to aid weight loss, so if you’re hankering for something unhealthy, reach for a bottle instead and satiate those cravings!
It is said that the hallmark of a good kombucha isn’t the fizz. At curate we pride ourselves in providing a deliciously palatable experience without the need to have too much fizz. We believe we’ve found the perfect balance of fizz to flavour. If you’re a kombucha drinker who does love the fizz, then here’s a tip for you; to increase the fizziness of your kombucha, simply leave it out at room temperature for 1-2 days max before returning it to the refrigerator. This allows the carbonation process to continue and create more of those refreshing bubbles in your bottle. Please do NOT add soda water - this is a crime against kombucha!
Technically, our kombuchas do not expire. Don’t be put off by any floaties or strands in the bottle – these sediments are healthy cultures, and they are totally normal. You can gently shake the bottle or use a strainer to sift them out before drinking it, if you wish.

curate’s kombuchas are a non-pasteurised drink and the fermentation process continues even after bottling, and is perfectly normal. Though they do not expire, the taste of the kombucha will change over time to become sharper to the taste.

We recommend that you keep our kombuchas refrigerated from the time you receive it. Our kombuchas have a shelf life of 4 weeks. Every bottle is brewed in small batches and is bottled by hand. Our Curators have enjoyed the testing and tasting experience in order to recommend that you consume your bottles within 1.5-2 weeks.

Once opened, consume within 3 days for the freshest taste. Never ever freeze kombuchas! And beware of kombucha explosions when opened after the bottles are left for an extended period of time at room temperature - that’s too much fizz for you!
Another fantastic fact about kombucha is that it goes well with anything and everything! Of course, curate has come up with some particularly delicious infusions. But the scope for new kombucha-combos reaches far and wide. We’ve included some cocktail and mocktail recipes here on our site - but we’d love to hear about some of your favourites too!

As for food and snacks, we really enjoy consuming our own gift packs as nuts and dried fruits make the perfect healthy accompaniment to be washed down with a bottle of our signature brew!

Kombucha is also a great after-dinner digestif, and so it is always a good idea to keep a few bottles for the festive seasons.
Doing well by doing good is at the heart of our business model. Cúrate is an environmentally conscientious business. We made the carefully considered decision of using glass bottles, so that you can reuse them as you like. Also, glass can be recycled, unlike plastic bottles.

You can always upcycle your bottle or join us in our sustainable efforts by returning your bottles to us, either at the shop or to the delivery man. For every bottle you return, we will offer you a discount of 50 cents on your next order.
Most certainly. We love ideating and curating with others. We believe that collaboration is Multiplication. It only serves to make us all better, as the collective impact it delivers reaches that much further.

Nuts and Dried Fruits

Our nuts and dried fruits are handpicked from globally sourced suppliers. We at curate, have carefully considered each of our products to ensure the ultimate experience of taste, texture, freshness and nutrition for you.
All our packs have an ideal shelf life of 6 months. For optimum freshness, we recommend that you enjoy our nuts and dried fruits within 3 months of purchase.

Once opened, try to consume them within 4- 6 weeks, as all of our products contain no added preservatives.
For maximum freshness, we recommend storing them in your fridge (especially once they’ve been opened). Should you choose to store them in your food cabinets or pantry, remember to store them inside an airtight container in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. You may also consider sealing them securely with a food clip.
Yes, our entire product range is vegan friendly and gluten free. Please rest assured that our entire range is not packed alongside any meat, eggs or dairy products.
All of our edibles are packed in food grade biodegradable resealable packets to ensure taste and freshness, even after they’ve been opened.
Absolutely! Natural, unsalted nuts are one of the best ways for guilt-free snacking.They’re an awesome alternative to heavily salted or sugary snacks like chips and cookies. curate’s nuts are 100% natural, are high in protein and will provide you with the energy needed to get through the day.
Definitely! But as with anything in life, moderation is key to gaining the best they have to offer. Dried fruits are a fantastic source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. As an alternative to high-calorie snacks you can’t beat them for a deliciously diverse range of flavours.
Check out our online shop and click on the specific product you’re after - we’ve included the various health benefits according to each one. Alternatively, you can click here to find out more about the health benefits of eating nuts.

Shipping & Returns

We accept all major credit cards, Pay Now and PayPal.
We provide free shipping for orders above $60. For all orders $60 and below, we charge a small fee of $5 (surcharge of $10 for Sentosa Island deliveries). Unfortunately, we do not deliver to Jurong Island.

Shipping is currently only available in Singapore. International shipping is available upon request.
Orders placed before 6pm will generally ship out the next working day. But, there are times when shipping takes longer if your order contains kombuchas. Our kombuchas are freshly brewed in small batches and bottled carefully by hand. Each kombucha batch takes about 10-14 days to ferment. In light of this, we advise you to PRE-ORDER your kombuchas to avoid disappointment!

Each batch of kombuchas we brew is taste-tested by our Curators to ensure consistency and our premium quality standards. If our Curators are not satisfied that our standards are met with an individual batch, then there may be delays should we need to re-brew a new batch. We ask for your kind understanding should this situation occur.
You can specify a delivery date and time block when placing your order. We will deliver your products within the time block you have selected. A confirmation email specifying the delivery date and time will be sent to you upon payment.
Kindly reschedule your delivery for a time that you will be able to receive your delivery.
You sure can! However, it would help us tremendously if you could contact us to book an appointment time slot in advance. Our Whatsapp number is 88359249.

Upon receiving the confirmation email, your order would need to be collected within 7 days.

Self-collection days and timings are from Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm (excluding Public Holidays).
cúrate offers a one-time rescheduling option free of charge. However, all subsequent rescheduling of orders will be charged a small fee.
Unfortunately once an order has been placed, you cannot cancel it. We will accept changes to the order (i.e adding products, changing shipping info, substituting products, delivery time block etc). We will try our best to accommodate order cancellations in certain circumstances, but we cannot provide any guarantees.
Unfortunately we do not take returns or exchanges on any of our products. Our products are subject to strict taste and quality guidelines, and so any exchanges and returns would impact the authenticity and quality of our products. We will however do our best to help in any given circumstance.

Do note that as kombucha contains live cultures, there may be slight differences in taste, colour and fizziness, subject to climate and storage conditions. Not all batches are 100% identical, though we try to ensure consistency across our range.
Our kombuchas are stored in temperature-controlled conditions before delivery. After being chilled, our bottled kombucha is stable at room temperature for several hours which is why we are able to deliver it without cold trucks or ice packs.
Most definitely. Please contact us via Whatsapp at 88359249 or fill out the contact form online.
Yes we do supply at wholesale price and we also customise for corporate orders. Please contact us via Whatsapp at 88359249 or fill out the contact form online. Our team will be in touch with you shortly.
Yes. Please visit us at our quaint little shop. Come on down to 216 Joo Chiat Road, #01-12 (directly next to 7 Eleven and opposite Common Man Roasters). We look forward to serving you there.