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6 flavours to take your Kombucha to the next level

Throughout lockdown, the popularity of home fermentation has exploded. Social feeds were filled with first attempts of sourdoughs and  home brew beer, all improving with every post. 

But it was Kombucha that has captured the minds of many. All across the UK; the globe even, an already stable community of Kombucha brewers became even larger.

Not only does kombucha taste fantastic, but the ability to experiment with new and exciting flavours has kept home brewers addicted for many years.

Here are our top six flavourings that will take your homemade kombucha to the next level. 


Raspberries are one of the most popular flavourings for first time brewers. This simple berry can bring your Kombucha alive. With the addition of just a few raspberries and the magic of time, your raspberry kombucha will be tasting fresh, tart and sweet and a guaranteed hit.  

Raspberry kombucha
Raspberry kombucha (Credit Lucas Chin, Wikipedia)


Rhubarb and Ginger 

Is there a better flavour combination than Rhubarb and ginger? I would argue not. The magic combination of the sharpness of rhubarb and  the fiery heat of ginger is a flavour that will bring your kombucha to life. However, be sure to add a touch of sugar to help balance rhubarbs intense tart quality.

Fresh Rhubarb
Fresh Rhubarb (Credit: RhubarbFarmer Wikipedia)


Kombucha and beer, my two favourite drinks. Why not add those punchy hoppy flavours and transform you Kombucha into a west coast IPA impersonator.  If you want to give it a try, use hop buds, instead of hop pellets used for brewing. This will give you a softer and delicate flavour, and a superior finish.

Unpicked Hops
Unpicked Hops (Credit: Bru-n0, Pixabay)


Carrot and Cumin 

Why limit yourself to the flavours of Great Britain. This more savory spin on Kombucha adds a Morrocan flare which may take you by surprise.
The sweet and earthy notes of carrot match sublimely with rich earthy-citrus spice of cumin and will show you Kombucha is far more than a base for fruit. 

Sliced Carrots
Sliced Carrots (Credit: Devanath, Pixabay)


Mango Mint and Lime

Throughout my brewing adventure, this has been by far my favorite flavouring. This spin on a fruity Mojito is sure to go down a storm with anyone who tries it. The exoitic intense sweetness of mango, is cut with the sharpness of the lime, and all complimented by the fresh floral qualities of mint. This is a must try, and one you will definitely want to make again.

Diced Mango
Diced Mango (Credit: Lynn Gardner)

Summer Berries

The Great British summertime brings a symphony of flavour, all of which are a fantastic addition to your kombucha. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, the list goes on. The combination is up to you, pick your favorite summer fruits and get experimental. This is what home brewing kombucha is all about. 

Summer Berries
Summer Berries (Credit: Marco Verch)

Feature image credit: sk, Flikr