The 10 Best Kombucha Starter Kits

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in March of 2018. More and more people are falling in love with fermented teas, thanks to their bold flavors and the promise of a healthy gut. But bottled versions can be expensive, so if you drink them on a regular basis, one of these kombucha starter kits can help you save a lot of money. Starting with a SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast, you can explore an endless array of tastes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. The Kombucha Shop

2. Get Kombucha

3. Miloo Premium

Editor's Notes

October 04, 2019:

Great for beginners, The Kombucha Shop offers an in-depth guide with brewing and post-brewing instructions, plus pH test strips and a thermometer, so you can monitor every step of the process. The deluxe version comes with six glass bottles for storing your kombucha when it's done. The Kitchentoolz Two Phase includes four 32-ounce growlers made from your choice of clear or amber glass, plus a heat wrap to keep your brew at the optimal temperature if you're storing it in a location that gets colder than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

While most kits come with a one-gallon jar, the Northern Brewer EverBru offers three sizes ranging from one to three gallons, so it's great for those who like to share their homemade concoctions with friends and family. The two larger ones have stainless steel spigots, so you can serve it right out of the jar without even removing the lid.

If you already have a brewing vessel, the Brindle Southern Farms provides everything else you need to get started, and, unlike most others, it comes with a wooden mixing spoon and straws for taste-testing. The Fermentaholics Culture is a minimalist kit that includes a SCOBY and 12 ounces of starter tea, but you'll also need a jar, a cover, tea bags, and sugar, so it may not be the best choice for first-timers.

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Brew Your Bucha Choose from three different kits, the largest of which comes with enough supplies for six full one-gallon brews, plus four growlers and an auto-siphon for bottling. The company's website provides plenty of information about the brewing process and health benefits of kombucha, along with recipes for different flavors and cocktails you can make.

Kombucha Kamp Continuous Brewer This highly customizable option allows you to pick the color of the porcelain crock and cotton cover, the finish on the wooden stand, what type of flavoring you want, and whether or not to add a heater. Your purchase also comes with access to online videos that will teach you about the setup and upkeep of a continuous brewing system.

Uncommon Goods Jar & Brew Kit Forget regular old mason jars – this one was designed specifically for kombucha, with a filter and tap valve and a snap-in mesh screen rather than the usual cotton cover. It comes with a booklet full of recipes and has a reusable label on the top, so you'll always know what flavor is brewing.

4. Kitchentoolz Two Phase

5. Craft A Brew Complete

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6. Kitchentoolz Scoby

7. Fermentaholics Organic

8. Northern Brewer EverBru

9. Brindle Southern Farms

10. Fermentaholics Culture

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

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