A soft, yet powerfully transforming elixir, Jun is a fermented green tea drink, crafted with wild bacteria and yeasts to help heal your body (gut), mind and soul.
Our Jun is created using green tea, pure maple syrup and a Jun SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). The result is a tasty drink that is smooth yet slightly bubbly, and rich yet refreshingly light - a contradiction, we know, but wait until you try it yourself!
Using ethically sourced quality products, it is naturally fermented, maintaining traditions as to how it is handcrafted; slowly, patiently and with loads of love - oh, and some oming from our founder. Jun, the drink of the gods, is raw, unpasteurised, vegan, gluten free and extremely yummy.
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Why should you drink Jun?
Put simply, Jun allows us to boost our overall wellness, without compromising the enjoyments of life. As a probiotic aid, Jun works to increase our active healthy gut bacteria, which allows body functions to operate at a higher, more efficient level, as well aiding in balanced mind health.
Our Jun is also rich in minerals and low in sugar, which makes it an easy, effective and enjoyable ‘culture’ to dive into! Our flavours (& gods) have been selected specifically to bring numerous health benefits, which you can read more about here.
At of the gods, we focus on the connection of science and spirituality, and liaise regularly with experts in the bioscience field.
There is a two step process to fermentation that covers three components.
Is to create bacteria through the sugars provided to the SCOBY. This process is individual to each fermenter and brand as this stage is where not only bacteria is created but sugars reduced to produce the initial raw flavor.
First is to provide the flavour. Again a process of taste and sugar levels that can take each fermenter his own length of time.
Last is to adjust for sweetness / flavour / colour / texture (like red wine, the presence of tannins in tea creates a texture) as required. This is the final step before bottling to ensure the highest quality product is being produced each time. As Jun is a naturally fermented drink that is working with nature and the elements each ferment process is unique and individual.
Jun has a far more intentional and deliberate creation process than the average fermentation process. Combining techniques used in fermentation, distillation and brewing Jun is a glorious combination of alchemy and science to create not just a beverage, but a true 'energy' drink. Read more here if you would love to truly find out how we create such an amazing elixir.
The Creation Story.
There are so many health benefits to Jun that we could talk about them endlessly, and they are important health benefits that can create great change within. We can talk about the ingredients and the minerals, but I am of the belief that none of these create the true healing essence of Jun. For that, we have how she is created. That she begins through a slow cold brew process so that it slowly reveals the nutrients from the tea. Gently releasing hour by hour. That it’s then infused with crystal water bathed under a full moon from each cycle. This alone, begins its stillness, peace and grace. To instil this deeper into her being, the Gayatri Mantra (Universal Compassion) and the eternal OM sound are chanted to it daily. It is carried by the energy of surrounding crystals and it is opened to the oracles each setting, to bring forth the gods that are intentional for this brew. Lets not forget that we often turn to the stars, to the moon, to the planets in order to gain greater insight and strength for her becoming.
I personally think that whilst even all this is breathtaking, it is the conversations that it holds that are its most spectacular final element.
That everyday I speak with it of the energy it must hold. That one day someone will open a bottle and pour a glass with tears in their eyes thinking life is too much and that they simply can’t give anymore. They may speak of sadness or depression, stress or anxiety, and they may say I can’t go on. And they’ll need to be held, I tell her and you’ll need to be strong. You’ll need to comfort them and heal their hearts through your love. And for that person who opens the bottle in joy and celebration you will need to steady them. Keep them clear on their journey. There will be so many conversations. So many intimate moments that you are asked to be a part of and you’ll need to be brave and courageous and compassionate and patient and forgiving. Sometimes you’ll need simply kindness, and you’ll embrace them with a hug. But you can do all these things for it is why and how you were created, as a part of the truth of life.