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6 Local Kombucha Teas We Love

By Sarah Rosen 4.6.21

In case you haven’t heard, kombucha has gone the way of flavored seltzer and become a Texas obsession. Kombucha tea is a raw, effervescent beverage made by blending fermented tea, sugar, and natural juices. In addition to its uniquely sweet, acidic flavor, kombucha can provide probiotic effects, detoxification, and caffeine. Best of all, kombucha tea is refreshing, delicious, and oh so trendy — and a welcome relief from the Texas heat!

Local Texas kombucha brands have taken residence all over Texas, from Austin to Dallas. Here’s a guide to some of the best Texas kombucha brands to enjoy at your backyard barbecue or before your morning workout.

Holy kombucha tea
Imani Chet Lytle

Holy Kombucha

For: The nutritionist.
About: Hailing from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Holy Kombucha boasts a taste that is “made in heaven.” It uses 100% raw, organic products as part of the company’s wellness mission.
Flavors we love: Blood Orange, Raspberry Pomegranate, and Prickly Pear

Element kombucha tea
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Element Kombucha

For: The herbalist.
About: This San Antonio-based kombucha is 100% raw and offers a more herbaceous taste than other kombuchas. The company features a line of kombucha flavors geared to specific health benefits, such as seasonal allergies and skin vitality.
Flavors we love: Ginger Nettle and Lavender Spearmint

Buddha Brew kombucha tea
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Buddha’s Brew Kombucha

For: The transcendentalist.
About: The Buddha’s Brew brand first began as a booth at a farmers market in Austin and quickly blossomed into its own brewery. Their kombucha tea is one of the fizziest brands you’ll find, inspired by spirituality and mindfulness.
Flavors we love: Honeydew, Tart Cherry Melon, and Basil Honey Ginger

Greenbelt Kombucha

For: The artist.
About: Greenbelt Kombucha is canned in Austin and brewed using 100% wind energy. The artisanal flavors are each as unique as the last, providing a refreshing twist on Texas kombucha for a reasonable price.
Flavors we love: Strawberry Fields Rooibos Tea and Blueberry Acai Yaupon Tea

The Kombucha Company

For: The minimalist.
About: The Kombucha Company brews their tea with purified Texas rainwater in Richmond. Their flavors are a simple concept (except for one rebel) that are as satisfyingly quenching as Texas kombucha comes.
Flavors we love: Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, and Spicy Pickle(!)

Kosmic kombucha tea
Imani Chet Lytle

Kosmic Kombucha

For: The adventurous.
About: Another Austin local, Kosmic Kombucha is a wild and colorful brand with offbeat flavors and style. If you like exploring new flavor combos and ingredients (such as papaya, chocolate, or Tabasco), you’ll enjoy trying their 16 different flavored teas.
Flavors we love: Salty Dog, Ms. Pink, and Black Magic

Learn more about Texas tea traditions on our blog.

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