Christmas hours. PLEASE NOTE!

Christmas deliveries close on Wednesday 20th Dec at midday so if you want your fermenting goodies by Christmas, order by this Tuesday night please. South Island orders need to be in by Tuesday 3pm or delivery by Friday is unlikely.

Due to limited delivery services between Christmas and new year, there will be NO deliveries between Dec 21st and January 8th. All orders placed during this time will be held over for dispatch during the week starting Jan 8th.

Complete Kombucha Making Kit.

Everything you need to make your own kombucha
- just add water!

Now available here

Fermentation Workshops

Next on 13th January.
Learn how to ferment beverages and vegetables .

Click here for details.


We are David and Claire in Tauranga, NZ and this website is based on our own personal use and experiments in making Kombucha and Water Kefir (Tibicos) over the last few years and was not initially intended as a detailed or exhaustive archive of information about making the Kombucha tea drink or Water Kefir. However, due to the unexpected popularity of the website, a regular stream of questions, queries and requests (and our own further forays into other fermented products), it has grown into a full time business growing cultures for sale and making ready to drink probiotic beverages for the cafes, health shops and food markets in a multitude of places.
You can view our business website,, here.

We have personally been making and drinking Kombucha now for over several years and was first told about it by a friend in the natural health industry. With the growing understanding and production of fermented foods/drinks we were keen to give it a go and haven't looked back.

The art of brewing our own "Home Made Red Bull" as David calls it is is a fascinating and rewarding exercise that we believe is rewarding both our health and our wallets (by not buying drinks at the shops). While we have never drunk many shop bought fizzy drinks anyway, we now never buy them as drinking Kombucha, Tibicos, Tepache, Ginger beer and all the other drinks we experiment with is a whole lot cheaper, tastier and better for you in every way.

If you want to learn more about why to make and drink naturally fermented beverages and their many claimed health benefits, then please follow the links on the left to learn about the many tasty options we have available to us all these days.

If you are looking for somewhere to obtain a Kombucha culture or 'Scoby' or Water or milk  Kefir Grains so you can make your own, then you can purchase a kombucha Scoby or Kefir Grains here.

Otherwise enjoy the read and info on this site and we wish you all the fun and best of health if you choose to delve into the fine art of making your own Healthy Brews.

David and Claire 


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