Top 30 Kombucha Flavors

Looking for fresh inspiration to flavor your home brewed kombucha? Here are our top 30 best kombucha flavors (including our formula to perfect kombucha, every time!)

Collage of best kombucha flavors

Brewing kombucha can be so satisfying. Like when you watch your new SCOBY baby grow. Or taste your first fermentation and it’s just perfect. Or when you finally manage to get a good amount of carbonation in your bottles.

But nothing is more satisfying than we you crack open a bottle for that first taste and instantly fall in love with the flavor. So let’s talk kombucha flavoring!

Why flavor kombucha?

Without any added flavors, plain kombucha from the first fermentation tastes tart and slightly sweet, like a sour sparkling apple cider or ginger ale.

While kombucha can be enjoyed at this stage, we always take it through a second fermentation to add flavor and carbonation.

How to flavor kombucha

There are three aspects that influence the flavor of your kombucha:

  1. Tea: While black tea is most common, you can use a variety! These are our tea recommendations.
  2. Fermentation Length: The longer kombucha ferments, the more sour and vinegar tasting it will become.
  3. Added Flavors: After the first fermentation is complete, separate the kombucha from the SCOBY and flavor!

Today we’re focusing on the final step, adding flavors. The concept is simple: add fruit or flavorings and seal shut in an airtight bottle. The bacteria and yeast in the kombucha eat the sugars in the fruit while at the same time producing carbonation. The result is a fizzy home brewed kombucha, flavored just the way you want it!

Here’s our general formula for flavoring kombucha. For every 8 cups (half gallon), use either:

  • 1 cup finely chopped or pureed fruit, or
  • ½ cup fruit or vegetable juice, or
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or sugar, maple, agave)

It’s important to keep track of what flavors you use inside your bottles so that you’ll know how to recreate or tweak your recipes for the next batch! Be sure to snag our printable kombucha log books in the Comprehensive Guide to Kickass Kombucha.

Best kombucha flavor recipes

Pouring berry vanilla kombucha in a glass with a paper straw on white background

Blackberry Vanilla Kombucha Recipe

This Blackberry Vanilla Kombucha is like pie in kombucha form, with juicy berries and flavorful vanilla!
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Pouring vanilla orange kombucha into a glass

Vanilla and Orange Kombucha (Home Brewed Creamsicle Flavor!)

With sweet orange juice and fragrant vanilla, this Orange Creamsicle Kombucha is a treat! Try it on your next batch of home brewed kombucha.
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Trilogy copycat raspberry lemon kombucha in glasses on white background

Raspberry Ginger Kombucha Recipe (Trilogy Copycat!)

This Zingy Raspberry Kombucha is inspired by the widely popular Trilogy™ Kombucha, with refreshing flavors of raspberry, lemon, and ginger!
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Home Brewed Vanilla Peach Kombucha

This Vanilla Peach Kombucha recipe has juicy peaches, maple syrup, and a hint of vanilla (in other words, you're going to love it!)
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Green kombucha in a glass with a paper straw on a white background

Green Goddess Kombucha

Packed with moringa oleifera, spinach, and kiwi, this Green Goddess Kombucha is packed with nutrients and probiotics to fuel your day!
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Ginger Pepper Kombucha (Ultra-Fizzy!)

Looking for an exciting new flavor to try out on your homemade kombucha? This Spicy Ginger Kombucha recipe takes classic ginger kombucha and gives it a spicy kick!
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Cinnamon Apple Kombucha Recipe

With cozy cinnamon and crispy apples, this Spiced Apple Kombucha is the homemade kombucha flavor you need this fall.
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Home Brewed Lemon Ginger Kombucha

This Lemon Ginger Kombucha recipe is a classic citrusy flavor, perfect for your homemade kombucha!
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Rosemary Grape Kombucha

This Rosemary Grape Kombucha is delightfully sweet and a touch herby. A fun new flavor to try out on your homemade kombucha.
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Pouring chia seed kombucha into glass

Chia Seed Kombucha

For a fun texture and killer nutritional profile, try adding chia seeds to your next batch of kombucha!
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Carbonated rose kombucha in a glass on a white background

Rose Kombucha

How to make a delightfully floral rose kombucha! With just dried rosebuds and a few cherries (or sugar), your kombucha is transformed into a delicate rose flavor that you're going to love!
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Pouring pomegranate kombucha in a glass on white background

Home Brewed Pomegranate Kombucha

This Pomegranate Kombucha is an easy and festive kombucha flavor for trying out on your next batch of home brewed kombucha!
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Pouring kombucha with lavender into a glass

Lavender Kombucha

How to make a delicately floral lavender kombucha! With just dried lavender buds and a berries (or sugar), your kombucha is transformed into a delightful flavor straight from the south of France!
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Mulled wine kombucha on a white background with cinnamon and orange

Mulled Wine Kombucha

This mulled wine kombucha has all the cozy flavors of glühwein – cinnamon, cloves, orange, and red wine! A flavor packed Christmas kombucha flavor!
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Pouring beet kombucha into glass

Ginger Beet Kombucha

This Ginger Beet Kombucha is a healthy kombucha flavor that even the beet haters might like! It's a balance between sweet and zingy, with a color that pops!
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Kombucha in a glass with ice and a paper straw

Cream Soda Kombucha

This Cream Soda Kombucha is a deliciously sweet, vanilla flavored kombucha that tastes just like the classic cream soda of childhood!
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Pouring red cherry kombucha into a glass on a white background

Cherry Pie Kombucha

This cherry kombucha is packed with sweet cherries and fragrant vanilla, making for a delicious kombucha flavor you'll love!
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Kombucha in a mason jar

Chai Spice Kombucha

All the flavors of spiced chai tea, packed into a bottle of fizzy fermented kombucha!
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Candy Cane Kombucha

This Candy Cane Kombucha recipe is festive, fun, and super easy! The perfect brew for serving at the holidays (or for using all those leftover candy canes!)
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Turmeric kombucha in glass on white background

Turmeric Kombucha

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, so of course we’re throwing it into our kombucha for a healthier home brew!
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Home Brewed Pumpkin Kombucha

This Pumpkin Kombucha recipe is full of fresh pumpkin puree and seasonal spices, making for a rich and delicious brew.
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Home Brewed Mango Kombucha Recipe

Looking for a fresh flavor to try out on your homemade kombucha? This Mango Kombucha recipe is easy to brew and makes for a perfect balance between sweet and tart!
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4 Ingredient Blueberry Kombucha Recipe

The homemade kombucha brewers are going to love this one! This 4-ingredient Blueberry Kombucha recipe is delightfully fruity and easy to brew! Recipe works well with both fresh or frozen blueberries.
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Ginger kombucha in a glass with a paper straw

Ginger Ale Kombucha

With citrusy orange juice, spicy fresh ginger, and aromatic cloves, this Gingerade copycat kombucha flavor is more than meets the eye.
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How To Make Strawberry Kombucha

This classic Strawberry Kombucha flavor is easy to brew and perfect for flavoring your homemade kombucha!
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Banana kombucha in a jar with ice on a white background

Banana Bread Kombucha

With mashed bananas, brown sugar, and cinnamon, this Banana Bread Kombucha recipe is a kombucha flavor to cozy up to this winter.
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Pear kombucha in bottles with white background

Spiced Pear Kombucha

For a cool weather kombucha flavor, you have to try this Spiced Pear Kombucha! Cloves and ginger transform this fruity flavor into a cozy cider-like drink.
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Home Brewed Pineapple Kombucha Recipe (With Basil!)

Looking for a fun new flavor for your homemade kombucha? This Pineapple Basil Kombucha is delightfully tropical with an herby twist!
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Bottles of kombucha with bananas

Blueberry Banana Kombucha

This Blueberry Banana Kombucha is an instant classic, with mild banana flavor that's bursting with berry deliciousness!
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Home Brewed Mint Lime Kombucha Recipe

This Mint Lime Mojito Kombucha recipe is refreshing, zesty, and makes for a fun non-alcoholic cocktail (but of course, you can sneak in some booze too!)
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11 thoughts on “Top 30 Kombucha Flavors”

  1. Thank you Sarah! To be honest I didn’t even know there were so many flavors of kombucha. I’m new to this topic, but recently I had the opportunity to try raspberry and mango with passion fruit, and I really enjoyed it!

  2. I’ve used a cinnamon stick with some honey for the second Ferm! Yummy!
    I love this blog and all the wonderful ideas!! I want to use fresh oranges instead of oj. Do you have a recommendation? Cut them? Blend them? ????????‍♀️

  3. Hi Sarah. I wondered if I could make the F2 fruit flavouring before hand, and store in a jar in the fridge for a couple days? I always find the day my kombucha is ready to be bottled, is so hectic! Getting everything ready, clean, then starting to work on the fruit! Just thought maybe if the fruit was all ready and waiting, it could save some time and mental energy? Appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!

  4. Thank you Sarah! My favorite flavoring is elderflower. I combine the fresh flowers with some squeezed lemon. Not only is it refreshing, it looks really pretty, too. Another favorite is rhubarb.

  5. Thanks for all of these. My latest batch had some amazing taste results. One 32 oz bottle was 1/2c pineapple mashed and 1 Tbsp coconut flakes. Another was 1/4c pineapple mashed, 1/4c raspberries mashed and 1/2 T coconut flakes. Favorite so far is 1/4C naked juice mango, 1/4c mashed pineapple, and 1T lime juice.

    • I see you used Naked in your flavoring. I know the Naked brand uses small amounts of formaldehyde to preserve their beverages. Does this affect the yeast at all?