Clove Club

Isaac McHale


Mark Hix

The Hand & Flowers

Tom Kerridge

Sat Bains

Sat Bains


Alan Yau

The Pig

Kamil Oseka

Nathan Outlaw

Nathan Outlaw

No. 6

Paul Ainsworth


Luke Tipping

The Fat Duck

Heston Blumenthal


Simon Rogan


Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

Non-alcoholic fermentation at its finest

Inspired by techniques going back over millennia, blended with processes from fine wines and craft beers, at Real Kombucha we really know our fermentation. Our unique brewing process builds on the delicacy of our teas with complex floral and fruity flavours, astringency and subtle acidity more commonly seen in the most carefully crafted alcoholic brews.

A quest to discover the Truly Exquisite

Real Kombucha is brewed from hand-picked, loose-leaf fine teas carefully selected from small gardens around the world. Working closely with our very own tea expert, we have experimented with over 150 teas to develop our three individual brews. Focused on complexity of flavour, our drinks have an ability, unique amongst non-alcoholic drinks, to pair with a wide variety of different foods.


Brewed from Dragonwell, a pan-roasted green tea from the area around Longjing Village in Zhejiang, China. Dragonwell makes a kombucha that is light and fruity with notes of grapefruit and lemon, with the clearly detectable undertone of green tea.


Brewed from First Flush Darjeeling, known in India as the Queen of Teas. Picked by hand as the first tips emerge in spring, the tea is richly fragrant and creates a kombucha that is fresh with notes of rhubarb, white peach, almond and a subtle astringency.


Real Kombucha’s Smoke House is brewed from a high-grown black tea from the southwestern districts of the Yunnan province in Southern China. A delicious brew with a warm, golden colour and a rich, smokey flavour that reveals apple and caramel undertones.

Non-alcoholic Christmas drinks: here’s what the experts will be serving

Non-alcoholic Christmas drinks have always been a toughie. It's a time of celebration – a time for having something that little bit special – so the usual non-alcoholic options just don't cut it. A glass of sparkling water at the office Christmas party feels a lot...

Not drinking? These pubs are inviting non-drinkers to rejoin the party

Ever tried a night off the alcohol? If a good drink is part of your typical evening out, it's not easy. Whether you're a designated driver, pregnant, taking on a sober month or simply having a night off, the choices you're left with are usually packed full of sugar or...

A Christmas kombucha recipe for mulled booch

In years gone by, the idea of a non-alcoholic Christmas would've been unthinkable. (Indeed, there are members of our team that can't even remember Christmases in years gone by because of the alcohol.) However, as anyone who reads our blog regularly will know, we're...

Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Everything you ever wanted to know (and more)

We’re pretty proud of the fact that, despite having only just reached our first birthday, Real Kombucha is being written about as the choice when it comes to non-alcoholic drinks. In little over a year, we’ve found ourselves on the selection list in articles by The...

Kombucha UK: why all kombuchas are not created equally

Our summer festival season has drawn to a close, and we're in the midst of looking over what we've learnt. Part of this process involves sifting through questions we've answered during our time chatting with customers, and one that came up again and again concerning...

Kombucha Cocktails: Where to find the best in the UK

As London Cocktail Week comes into focus, kombucha cocktails are really grabbing the attention. Mixologists all over the country are starting to realise just how well the acidity in this amazing fermented drink binds their flavours together, whether they're making...

Kombucha benefits: does kombucha have caffeine?

As we spend more time with our customers, we find that certain questions around kombucha benefits frequently pop up. We recently looked at the amount of alcohol in kombucha, but we're just as commonly asked about the amount of caffeine that kombucha contains. So we...

The Real Podcast, Episode 1: The Mark Hix Interview

Welcome to the first episode in our all-new podcast series, in which we'll be chatting with some of the amazing creators and innovators that we've met – and continue to meet – on our journey. You can get straight into it by clicking the Mixcloud player below, or by...

Now serving: Real Kombucha in Brighton

It's wonderful to be able to announce that Real Kombucha is now available in some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels in Brighton. We've been keen to find a way into the legendary seaside resort for some time, and – to be honest – we had assumed that somebody...

Making kombucha: It all started in a Kilner jar…

A typical day at Real Kombucha begins when we swing open the door at our Chiltern Hills brewery. We'll check the brewing tanks, make sure everything is ticking over nicely – that our Old Mothers look content and nicely fed – and then we'll get on with whichever...