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Who makes the best kombucha?

Craving a kombucha but don’t know where to start? Let the experts guide you into the world of funky flavour and gut-friendly ingredients, with the results from our blind taste test of the country’s finest

Looking for the best kombuchas to buy? Read on to find the results of our taste test for the best fermented tea drink.

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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

Gold: Holos Kombucha, £14.99 for a case of six, 250ml, drydrinker.com

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.

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Holos Kombucha

Silver: Jarr Kombucha, £29 for a case of six, 473ml, jarrkombucha.com

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.

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Bronze: Biona Organic, £17.94 for a case of six, 330ml, Amazon

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.

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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


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Taste test conducted and written by Ellie Edwards