Kombuchas are those unconventional and highly misinterpreted drinks that we've become pretty accustomed to over the last couple of years. The journey of moving away from ultra fizzy and sweetened drinks towards these fermented healthy concoctions has been great, honestly. Offering a gazillion health benefits, these functional beverages have undoubtedly become our favourite go-to-drinks. So, here's a list of some kick ass local brands that you can order Kombuchas from and bid adieu to those unhealthy drinks (not counting booze here, guys).
Kombucha Therapy: Order The Best Of Kombuchas From These Indie Brands
Personally tried and tested, Atmosphere Kombucha is a Delhi-based brand which has one of the most exciting Kombuchas. The right amount of fizzy and sweet, these come in the nine delightful flavours. My favourites were the Exotic Lime, Blueberry Lavender and Spicy Ginger.
Flavours: Himalayan Plum, Blue Mint, Spicy Ginger, Flower Power, Lychee Love, Blueberry Lavender, Exotic Lime, Raspberry Lemonade and Mango Berry
Price: INR 880 (Pack of 4)
Brewed using five different kinds of green and black teas, Toyo Kombucha is rightfully made for the Indian palate - smooth with strong hints of tea. Free of preservatives, these non-alcoholic beverages help build strong immunity. Toyo Kombuchas come in a bunch of great flavours and are really easy on the pockets, which is great. And they're available across other cities as well, woohoo!
Flavours: Original, Mango, Lemongrass, Exotic Peach.
Price: INR 570 (Pack of 6)
These gluten-free and vegan Kombuchas are available in six fun flavours. Organic Kombuchas are fermented at home and produced in small batches which adds to its exclusivity. These can be ordered in a pack of four, eight or twelve and you can even opt for monthly subscription plans with them
Flavours: Guava, Ginger, Raspberry, Litchi, Rose & Apple, Pomegranate.
Price: INR 600 (Pack of 4) upwards
Headquartered in Faridabad, Raw Kombucha is another brand that bottles these functional beverages in many (ten!) different fruity flavours. What's really fun is that they can be doubled up as mixers while making exceptional cocktails. If you're not sure which flavour suits your taste buds the best? Order their Trial Sampler Pack and you should be good to go.
Flavours: Original, Hibiscus Lime, Apple, Shikanji, Lavender Blue, Lemon Ginger & Mint, Mango, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Tropical Twist.
Price: INR 870 (Pack of 6)
Another excellent brand tried and tested by our crew member, Dr. Booch Kombuchas are prepared using black tea from Meghalaya and organic sugar. Available in divine flavours, these are packed in upcycled glass bottles. Pretty cool, don't you think?
Flavours: Blueberry Ginger, Cucumber Mint, Pineapple Clove, Mango Mint, Just Ginger, Beetroot Ginger, Apple Cinnamon, Rose Rosemary.
Price: INR 999 (Pack of 8)
If you're looking for farm-fresh fizzy kicks, Krishi Cress is the place to be. Fermented using fresh produce straight from the farms, these Kombuchas are available in delicious flavours with intriguing names (which is what intrigued us in the first place). For instance, Cleanse (Ginger, Okra and Dandelion Root), Glow (Basil, Guava and Arjun Shak), Vision (Blue Pea, Swiss Chard and Lemon) and so many more.
Flavours: Other flavours include Life (Beetroot, Ginger and Indian Hibiscus), Stabilize (Beetroot, Moringa and Indian Hibiscus), Immunity (Mint, Turmeric and Indian Hibiscus), Breathe (Borage, Japanese Mint and Lemongrass). Berry (Strawberry, Gooseberry and Mulberry)
Price: INR 237 onwards
Dense with powerful, healing herbs Bhu Kombucha is a great detoxifying agent and a wonderful beverage in all. Their Kombuchas are filled in a vintage-looking glass bottle. But that's not even the best part, we were really drawn towards the names of these Kombuchas - Electric, Heal, Love and so on. Don't hold back if you wish to order more than just one flavour, we know we wouldn't.
Flavours: Balmy (Cinnamon & Star Anise), Electric (Chili & Lime), Fresh (Cucumber & Mint), Heal (Turmeric & Ginger), Love (Vanilla Bean), Pukka (Original Green Tea), Spicy (Pineapple & Ginger) and Warm (Apple & Cinnamon).
Price: INR 1,200 (Pack of 4)