The Best Kombuchas to Try Right Now

Diving into Kombucha – what it is, the benefits of drinking it, why I love it, and the BEST kombuchas to try now.

What is Kombucha, Benefits of Drinking Kombucha, and Kombuchas to try! | Louella Reese

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Fun fact: Joshua and I are obsessed with kombucha. Even more fun fact: Joshua refused to try it for probably two full years – when he finally did he was hooked and now may be even more obsessed than I am. We typically pick up a couple when we do our weekly grocery run. Plus an extra here and there if we’re feeling under the weather or really over indulged. The drink leaves us feeling refreshed, clean, and a little healthier. 

So what is kombucha exactly?

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that’s made by adding yeast and a culture of bacteria to a mixture of black or green tea, sugar, and sometimes additional flavorings or fruit juice. After you blend the tea with sugar, it becomes kombucha with the help of something called S.C.O.B.Y., which stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. This live bacteria sets the stage for a fermentation process, which is what gives kombucha its slight effervescence and tart-and-tangy taste.

What are the potential benefits of drinking kombucha?

Kombucha has several potential benefits with the key one having to do with your gut! As you have probably read on every kombucha bottle you’ve touched, the fermented beverage contains probiotics. Which are the “good bacteria” that are considered helpful for your body, especially your digestive system. 

A couple of additional potential benefits include ridding your body of toxins, boosts your energy, boost your immune system, ward off high blood pressure and heart disease. 

Below I’m sharing my top five favorite kombuchas to drink – two of them are favorites of Joshua. These are also my go to brands when it comes to kombucha – you do want to make sure you’re purchasing from a reputable source as improperly made kombucha can be unhealthy and potentially harmful to your body. So go with the trusted brands!

The BEST Kombuchas to try now

What is Kombucha, Benefits of Drinking Kombucha, and Kombuchas to try! | Louella Reese
What is Kombucha, Benefits of Drinking Kombucha, and Kombuchas to try! | Louella Reese
The BEST Kombuchas to Drink Now

Lenny Boy Brewing Lavenderade 

This is hands down my favorite kombucha! It is THE kombucha that actually turned me into a lover of the fermented tea drink. After a few sips of Lenny Boy Brewing’s Lavenderade I was hooked. The crisp tartness from fresh squeezed lemons complements the floral calming effects of lavender flowers. As Lenny Boy Brewing says, this kombucha will instantly take you to your happy place.

* this is also Joshua’s favorite Kombucha!

Contains Filtered Water, Kombucha Culture, Lemons, Green Tea, Lavender Flower, and Cane Sugar.

Lenny Boy Brewing Good Ol’ Ginger 

After drinking kombucha for a while I started trying out some of the classic flavors, such as ginger. At first, the ginger was overwhelming and too strong for my tastebuds. But after drinking flavors like the mentioned one above and below, I found myself enjoying and reaching for the classic ginger on occasion. One of the key drivers for that, ginger is amazing for the immune system and a digestive aid. You honestly feel a little cleaner, healthier, and stronger after drinking a Good Ol’ Ginger.
 
Contains Filtered Water, Kombucha Culture, Ginger, Green Tea, and Cane Sugar.
The BEST Kombuchas to Drink Now
The BEST Kombuchas to Drink Now

Health-Ade Blood Orange Carrot Ginger 

My grocery store go to kombucha! 90% of the time our grocery stores are well stocked with Health-Ade’s Blood Orange Carrot Ginger and I’m 100% likely to pick one up when they are! This flavor may sound a little unique, a little odd and I won’t lie it is BUT the combination is surprisingly refreshing and delicious. Has a slightly tart, yet robust flavor!

Contains Kombucha Culture, Organic Black Tea, Organic Green Tea, Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Blood Orange Juice, and Organic Ginger Juice. 

Health-Ade Grapefruit 

Fun fact: I don’t like actual grapefruit but I love grapefruit flavored items. Case and point Health-Ade’s Grapefruit kombucha. It is brewed with cold-pressed juice from Ruby Red grapefruits and offers a balanced sweet and tart citrus flavor for an uplifting start to your morning or afternoon treat.

Contains Kombucha Culture, Organic Black Tea, Organic Green Tea. Organic Grapefruit Juice, Organic Blood Orange Juice

The BEST Kombuchas to Drink Now
The BEST Kombuchas to Drink Now

GT’s Gingerade

This is our go to kombucha and flavor when shopping at Aldi. They on occasion have Health-Aid but typically it is GT’s. Joshua and I both reach for the ginger. It is fresh and makes us feel better after an indulgent weekend – we usually hit up Aldi on Sunday afternoon.

Again, the ginger is great to cleanse, heal, and rebalance your system.

Contains Kombucha Culture, Black Tea, Green Tea, Kiwi Juice, Fresh Pressed Ginger Juice

Looking for something else to drink? Check out my list of MUST TRY wines – includes rosé, champagne/prosecco, white, and red wines. 

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28 Comments

  1. Maureen wrote:

    That’s a cute denim dress! I adore the neckline. I have yet to try Kombucha! I have seen it all over IG but have been hesitant. Thank you for sharing your recommendations.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted 4.7.20 Reply
  2. I’ve never had Kombucha! I didn’t even know it was so good for you. Totally amazed!

    Posted 4.7.20 Reply
    • So glad you could learn something from today’s post 🙂 it really is such a great drink!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.7.20 Reply
  3. Morgan wrote:

    All about working on my gut health!! I haven’t tried the Lenny boy ones yet!

    -Morgan
    the HER chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 4.7.20 Reply
    • YES GIRL! You should totally scoop up some Lenny Boy – they’re doing curbside right now. Joshua and I just picked up a case today when we made our grocery store run.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.7.20 Reply
  4. Stephanie wrote:

    This makes me seriously wish I loved kombucha. My husband is a huge fan, and even my best friend adores it. But I’ve just never gotten into the flavor. And I know it would be so beneficial for me, considering I have a literal gut disease. BUT maybe one day I’ll be able to find one that works for me. I’ll have to test some of these!

    Posted 4.7.20 Reply
    • I definitely think it’s all about finding the right one for you and trying a bunch here and there. I hated it at first but now absolutely love it. I would highly recommend the Lenny Boy Brewing kombuchas as they are so light – both in flavor and in sugar.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.9.20 Reply
  5. Greta wrote:

    I’ve tried Kombucha for years and I can’t get over the taste. I try to hard to love it because I know it’s so good for you!

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
    • You’ll have to try the Lenny Boy Brewing kombuchas – they’re very light, very different from most kombuchas.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.9.20 Reply
  6. I’ve never tried Kombucha but I hear it’s all the rage. Flavors definitely sound interesting! Love the dress on you btw! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
  7. Anna English wrote:

    I’m not a fan of Kombucha, but you look super cute in these photos!

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
  8. Megan wrote:

    I’ve never tried these before! I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
  9. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    Lenny Boy is one of my favorite kombuchas! The strawberry is so so good!

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
  10. Health-Ade is my favorite one – I love their one with Jalapeno.

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    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
  11. Lee wrote:

    Yum! I don’t loveeee Kombucha but I drink it because I have a lot of stomach issues and it really does help my gut! That first lavender one sounds really good though; I need to see if we have that brand here!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    Posted 4.8.20 Reply
    • Oh I love hearing that you’ve noticed it helping your gut. I definitely think you’d love the lavender – so light and refreshing!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.9.20 Reply
  12. GT’s Gingerade is the only kombucha that I drink and I love it!

    Posted 4.9.20 Reply
  13. We love kombucha over here, because it’s so good for the gut and while it is an acquired taste, you really start to like it after a few bottles! x

    Posted 4.11.20 Reply
  14. Jamaria wrote:

    I loveeee your dress! I think I’ve only had this once, but I don’t remember if I loved it or not. I’m for sure interested in trying it again! Xo

    Posted 4.14.20 Reply
    • Thank you Jamaria – it is sooo much fun to wear – made for twirling! Definitely need to try again!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.14.20 Reply