Clove Club

Isaac McHale


Mark Hix

The Hand & Flowers

Tom Kerridge

Le Gavroche

Michel Roux Jr

Sat Bains

Sat Bains

The Pig

Kamil Oseka

Le Manoir

Raymond Blanc


Alan Yau

Nathan Outlaw

Nathan Outlaw

No. 6

Paul Ainsworth


Luke Tipping

Restaurant Story

Tom Sellers

The Fat Duck

Heston Blumenthal


Simon Rogan


Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

The Frog

Adam Handling

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.

Catching up with Joey O’Hare – a podcast with Masterchef’s Queen of Fermentation

For this week's Real Podcast, I jumped on the wrong bus from Waterloo and turned up late for my meeting with Joey O'Hare. That's OK – she's a kindly soul, as you might have guessed if you ever saw her on Masterchef: The Professionals.  It's been quite a while since...

Exploring Veganism in Bristol, the World’s Most Vegan City – a podcast

Hello, and welcome to the Real Podcast, produced by Real Kombucha – non-alcoholic fermentation at its finest – and presented by Jon Wilks. This is our second episode (you’ll find the first on our blog or on any of our podcasting channels), and we’re continuing very...

Try Dry Podcast

As part of our #DryJanuary work, we've been helping the good folks at Penguin Books to promote their new book, Try Dry: The Official Guide to a Month Off Booze. With a foreword by dry comedian (no pub intended), Lee Mack, it's a very comprehensive collection of ideas,...

Cami Vidal: a conversation with a Healthy Hedonist

On a cold day in mid-December, a healthy hedonist arrived at our brewery. Despite the rather striking description, there's nothing particularly unusual about that. There are a decent number of healthy hedonists working at the Real Kombucha site. However, as we'd never...

Dry January, Veganuary, Go Sober… what can a month really do?

How many people give up alcohol for Dry January? How about Go Sober for October? Has Veganuary stolen a march on them both? Not that any of the above matters in the slightest, of course. Dry January and Go Sober for October do wonderful work regardless of the crowd...

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

Mulled booch, eh? 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...

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...