Buddy Kombucha

Buddy Kombucha is handmade in small batches in our little fermentary in Newburgh, Fife. We only use whole fruit, flowers or herbs – no juices, pureés or concentrates. Our kombucha is organic, raw and unfiltered so has billions of beneficial microbes as well as the organic acids which all help our gut regulate our immune system and intact enzymes which help us get the goodness from the fibre in our food.

Our kombucha is full flavour with tang. It comes in four varieties

Lemon & Ginger – the classic made with whole organic lemons and ginger

Hibiscus & Lime – originally a Wildcard but so popular it is now our best seller

Half Nelson is a hopped kombucha made with half Nelson Sauvign hops. Tastes a bit like a craft beer or light IPA but without the alcohol.

Wildcard – take a walk on the wildside with a seasonal flavour every month. Very popular with our regulars.

Why drink kombucha?

Our guts and the bacteria living inside us are truly amazing. We have evolved together over 300 million years. They are part of us. But today the diversity of microbes in our gut is under threat. Science is finally realising how we need these microbes and their enzymes more than we ever knew. Live fermented food like kefir, kombucha and kimchi are full of the prebiotics, enzymes and postbiotics that can help keep our microbiome diverse and happy.

A diverse healthy gut utilises more nutrients in our fibre and is much better at synthesising vitamins. Our gut bacteria are crucial, playing a major role in regulating our immune system, helping keep it ticking over nicely.

Here at Buddy, we make our kombucha with these things in mind. We use only the very best and simplest of ingredients, always organic. We use organic raw cane sugar and single estate biodynamic teas from India. Buddy Kombucha is fermented at 26ºC along with its ‘SCOBY’ of bacteria and yeast, slowly fermenting until it has just the tangy taste we love. We then second ferment and keep our flavours real, so for example lemon and ginger means just that, we only use fresh, whole unwaxed organic lemons direct from Spanish organic farms and fresh organic ginger from Peru. Once ready, our booch is bottled by hand in our little home fermentary in Newburgh, Fife, then cooled for a few days to condition.

Have a taste of Buddy Kombucha. It might be the start of a wonderful friendship.

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