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At REAL, we make Sparkling Tea as the perfect, non alcoholic alternative to Champagne and sparkling wine. On this blog, you’ll see how our story started, where it has been, and where it is headed, as we attempt to help people change the way they drink.

Each year, as spring gradually becomes summer, REAL Founder David and Head Brewer Guillermo carry out a tea tasting to sample the best of the year’s Darjeeling tea harvest before choosing the exact pick to buy for the year ahead to use in our natural fermentation process for Royal Flush Sparkling Tea. The Darjeeling harvest… Read more »

Quality loose leaf teas are at the heart of what we do at REAL. Our sparkling teas are unique in that they aren’t flavoured, instead, we rely on the quality of our loose teas and a slow, natural fermentation process to produce a liquid with incredible depth and complexity. Now is the perfect time to… Read more »

At REAL, we are supporting The Red Cross in its Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. This cause is incredibly close to all of us at REAL, none more so than our friend and colleague Oleg, Ukrainian national and REAL’s longest standing employee who joined co-founders David and Adrian as Technical Brewer in 2017. As the war in… Read more »

 | Featured, Podcast

We chat to Amelia Christie-Miller of Foodchain, working to put sustainability, zero waste and provenance at the heart of the food industry. 

In this month’s edition of Shani’s Sober Diaries, she looks at the questions. Be prepared: if you’re going sober, you’ll be asked a lot of questions.

Welcome to the seventh of our Real Podcast series, brought to you by Real Kombucha, and a fascinating chat with Chef Chantelle Nicholson. 

Meet Shani, a London 20-something. Tired of life on what she felt was an alcohol-fuelled treadmill, she quit booze – and wrote these sober diaries about it.

Kombucha bars are burgeoning across the country. In this article, we pick some of our favourite spots, each ideal for a summer’s evening in its own way.

To celebrate our arrival on the shelves of Whole Foods Market, we challenged Mark Hix, Elly Pear and Joey O’Hare to choose one of our kombucha styles, to create the ideal dish with which to pair them, but to make sure the ingredients were all available in Whole Foods shops across London.

 | Featured, The Modern Drinker

Pairing exquisite non-alcoholic drinks with the finest food. This video by Real Kombucha introduces the best option for non-drinkers.

An interview with Sober Curious author, Ruby Warrington. A change in language is needed in order to help people improve their relationship with alcohol.

In this video and longform interview we meet Jamie Park, head chef at The Frog Hoxton (owned by Adam Handling). He discusses how the food world is changing.

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