Blending your Kombucha with different Teas!

check the important info on which teas you can use to blend your own unique Kombucha.

As you may noticed from your Kombucha instructions, I use 20% Black and 80% Green Tea. Why? Because I just like it so :) I love the Green Sencha tea and the little bit of Black Assam Tea gives it a slight tangy punch. Love It! You can, of course, create your own magic blend :)

Often I get asked what kind of Tea can be used to brew Kombucha??  
Answer: All tea's that are unflavoured AND come from the plant Camellia sinensis. FYI here are some teas that are made from the Camellia sinensis plant: Balck tea, white tea, oolong tea, green tea, pu-er tea and a few more.

If you use any of the above, you are safe.

Can you use other flavoured teas, eg. Hibiscus or rooibos? 

Yes BUT please do it only with your spare scoby and with teas that don't have any oils in it (peppermint would not be good) and its best done with a little bit of green or black tea in order to provide the scoby with some caffeine that it needs as a food source.

I hope that his information helps you further on your Kombucha brewing journey! 


  • Karl Herber

    Hi Tina
    that is a great question. It could be that its too cold for the scobe to grow. It could also be contaminated with some detergent or sope.
    If it does not build a protective baby scoby on top of the brew, its best not to drink it. Try to use a heat mat if its to cold. Here is a link to our heat mat.
    Hope that helps.
    If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

  • Tina Freund

    Please could you tell my why my mother scoby is not producing a baby scoby? I buy my scobies from you and they always produce. Is there something wrong with it? Will it still produce superior and healthy kombucha? This is the first time this has happened.
    Kind regards,
    Tina Freund

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