Looking for the best kombuchas to buy? Read on to find the results of our taste test for the best fermented tea drink.
What is kombucha?
Tangy, funky and fizzy, kombucha is a fermented sweetened tea that’s exploded in popularity recently as drinkers embrace its distinctively sour yet refreshing flavour. Click here to find out how to make your own…
How the best kombucha taste test worked
Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best kombuchas, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with. Entries all had to be original flavour.
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The results for the best kombucha taste test
Comments: Green and black tea combined with yerba mate and rooibos provides a well-balanced yet complex flavour profile to this funky kombucha. With notes of vanilla and tomato on the nose followed by floral flavours on the tongue, this is an all-round refreshing drink and wowed our judging panel.
Comments: Organic oolong and organic green tea, fermented with filtered water and organic cane sugar give this kombucha a strong acidic tang. A well-balanced, refreshing drink, with a lingering flavour.
Comments: Thanks to the fragrant mate leaves, lime blossom and lemon verbena tea herbal extracts, this original kombucha has a distinctive and gently sweet floral flavour, with notes of honey on the nose. With a gentle fizz, it’s a lighter booch option.
Other kombuchas we tried
Remedy, £2.99/330ml; planetorganic.com. Buy now
PRESS, £3.50/275ml; press-london.com. Buy now
Clever Kombucha, £35/case of 12, 300ml; cleverkombucha.co.uk. Buy now
Lo Bros, £2/330ml; ocado.com. Buy now
Kombucha Kat, £1.99/250ml; ocado.com. Buy now
Real Kombucha Dry Dragon, £29.99/case of 12, 275ml; realkombucha.co.uk. Buy now
Rude Health, £1.99/250ml; Waitrose. Buy now
Equinox Kombucha, £36/case of 20, 275ml; Amazon. Buy now
Captain Kombucha, £2.99/400ml; Holland and Barrett. Buy now
Taste test conducted and written by Ellie Edwards