Kombucha or “booch”, is a great alcohol alternative when you’re abstaining. The fizzy fermented tea drink is loved by health nuts and has been touted for boosting everything from gut health to energy levels. These are the five best Kombucha brands to try in 2021…
Best Kombucha brands
Topping out list of the best Kombucha brands to try in 2021 is JARR Kombucha – one of the first champions of the sparkling drink in London. There are three tasty flavours in the range – Original, Ginger and Passionfruit – which all come in an adorable amber-coloured glass bottle. We recommend heading to its taproom in Hackney Wick to sample them all – when we’re allowed out again!
Guzzlers of ‘booch’ will no doubt be familiar with Fix8, which markets itself as ‘proper premium kombucha’. It makes its flagship flavours by infusing its raw kombucha with medicinal-grade herbs, extracts and essences. Triple Ginger is a fiery failsafe, while Strawberry Tulsi is a summer favourite, and Citrus Saffron is a sophisticated afternoon uplifter.
Remedy Kombucha is the brainchild of Melbourne-based husband and wife team, Emmet and Sarah Condon, who started making kombucha on their kitchen table. It is now one of the biggest kombucha brands in Australia and it stocks four of its flavours in the UK (Apple Crisp, Cherry Plum, Ginger Lemon and Raspberry Lemonade).
A grown up, guilt-free take on a childhood classic, this Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha is lip-smackingly good. No sugar, no nasties, just crammed full of live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants that are good for your gut and overall wellbeing.
London-based Boo Chi is brewed using traditional Far Eastern methods and is bursting with probiotics, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and beneficial bacteria. There are four blends to choose from; Original to balance, Turmeric to brighten, Korean Ginseng to boost and Fresh Mint to revive.
Equinox Kombucha is craft brewed in West Yorkshire using the finest organic Chun-Mee green tea, pure spring water and raw cane sugar. It comes in a range of flavours, including Raspberry & Elderflower, Peach & Tumeric and Espresso Coffee (the UK’s first coffee kombucha). We’re also keen to get our hands on the limited edition Spiced Gingerbread, which is exclusively available at Waitrose.
Left Field pride themselves on their unfiltered, raw kombucha, unsullied with juices or flavourings. Clean and crisp with just the right amount of fizz, their green-tea-based brew is almost champagne-like with hints of apple and honey. Delish!
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