Kombucha, the ancient beverage of fermented tea, sugar, and yeast, can be brewed to create countless delicious flavors. With so many options, it can be hard to narrow down a favorite. Here are some of ours — one of them might become yours, too.
What Does Kombucha Taste Like?
Kombucha naturally has a tangy, tart flavor, similar to the flavor you’ll find in tart frozen yogurt. Every kombucha will have some tangy quality, but most brewers choose to add additional flavors that can span the range from fruity to herbal.
It’s important to keep an eye on the ingredient labels, though. Some brewers will include less-than-desirable ingredients, like heaps of added sugar, to create the additional flavors in their booch.
How Do We Create Our Flying Embers Hard Kombucha Flavors?
Our flavors start with our organic black tea steeped with an adaptogen blend of turmeric, ginseng, and ginger. Along with organic cane sugar and champagne yeast, these ingredients make up the base of every brew. By the time fermentation is finished, our SCOBY (a.k.a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) eats up all the sugar, leaving a delicious fermented tea to add our innovative flavors to.
Whole plant botanicals and superfruits are used to create our inspired flavor combinations. We believe that real ingredients result in a better taste, so we only use USDA-certified organic ingredients in our hard kombucha.
In addition to being organic, our ingredients are all vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly, which means that people from all lifestyles can enjoy our hard kombucha together.
The Best Kombucha Flavors for Spring and Summer
Spring and summer are the seasons of fresh fruits and bright flavors. That means that the best kombucha flavors to reach for use plant botanicals and fruits inspired by the season.
1. Wild Berry Hard Kombucha
Our bright and fruity Wild Berry hard kombucha combines the luscious flavors of fresh elderberries, goji berries, and raspberries. It’s the perfect accompaniment to serve with fresh summer fruits in all their forms: raw, baked in a pie, or in a jam.
2. Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha
Tired of uninspired margaritas on taco night? Mix things up with a can of Pineapple Chili hard booch. This drink combines the bold, tropical flavor of summer pineapple with the sweet heat of chili pepper. It’s proof that sweet and spicy flavors can coexist harmoniously.
3. Grapefruit Thyme Hard Kombucha
Our Grapefruit Thyme hard kombucha features the tangy citrus taste of pink grapefruit, which pairs beautifully with the natural tartness of kombucha. The slightly sweet treat has a botanical finish with a hint of cool and crisp thyme.
4. Watermelon Basil Hard Kombucha
Nothing says summer quite like the juicy taste of watermelon. Our Watermelon Basil hard kombucha pairs summery watermelon with herbal basil for a refreshing combo. A hint of sea salt brings the flavors together for a crisp finish.
5. Orange Passion Mimosa Hard Kombucha
Citrus fans will immediately love our Orange Passion Mimosa hard kombucha. This flavor reimagines a classic mimosa and adds a tropical twist of juicy passionfruit and guava.
This drink is a ready-to-go cocktail in a can, making it easy to serve for a summer brunch or outdoor picnic. Try replacing an ordinary mimosa with this deliciously juicy (and zero-sugar) take on the classic cocktail.
6. Mango Coconut Hard Kombucha
Some things are just better together, like the tropical tastes of mango and coconut. Our Mango Coconut hard kombucha does just that, taking the flavors of bright, juicy mango and nutty yet sweet coconut and combining them to create one exceptional flavor experience.
7. Tropical Hops Collection
Why settle for one taste of summer when you could have three? Our Tropical Hops collection takes three tropical fruits — guava, mango, and passionfruit — and crafts them into culinary creations using a variety of tangy hops.
Our Guava Citra combines the tangy taste of guava with equally refreshing citrus flavors. For a more seasoned taste, our Spicy Mango Mosaic adds a dash of heat to the bright flavor of mango.
Last on this drink roster is Passionfruit Simcoe, which pairs the fresh, tart tastes of passionfruit with the earthy hop simcoe. These flavors are exclusive to this collection, so we’d suggest trying them before the weather turns chilly.
The Best Kombucha Flavors for Fall and Winter
Fall and winter flavors are a lot more than just pumpkin spice. Here are our top suggestions for cold-weather hard kombuchas (although you can absolutely enjoy these flavors any time of year).
1. Black Cherry Hard Kombucha
Are you tired of every fruity fall cuisine consisting of apples, apples, apples? Trade over-used apple flavors for a new fall favorite, black cherry.
Our Black Cherry hard kombucha complements the tangy taste of kombucha with muddled black cherries and a hint of fresh lime. It’s the ideal drink to transition your tastes from summer to fall.
2. Ginger Hard Kombucha
While spring and summer flavors are all about florals and fruits, winter flavors focus more on earthy, aromatic ingredients. Our Ginger hard kombucha features a zingy blend of herbal winter flavors.
We start with fresh, crisp ginger, layered with a blend of turmeric and oak for complexity. It all comes together with a hint of zesty lemon. This is the perfect drink to serve alongside a favorite winter treat.
3. Tropical Hops Hard Kombucha
If cold weather has you longing for a taste of summer, banish your winter blues with our Tropical Hopscollection. The flavors of Guava Citra, Passionfruit Simcoe, and Spicy Mango Mosaic offer refreshing tropical flavors to remind you of warm, sunny days, even if there’s snow outside your window.
4. Bubbly Hard Kombucha
The winter season is filled with jubilant holidays like New Year’s Eve. These joyous occasions warrant celebratory toasts. Instead of resorting to the typical champagne, mix things up with an equally fun and fizzy drink, our Bubbly hard kombucha.
Bubbly shares the same bright texture and crisp, dry taste as traditional champagne, but minus the sugar bomb. No need to break out your fancy Champagne flutes either —our Bubbly is ready to be served right from its elegant pink can.
Can’t Decide? Grab a Variety Pack
With so many delicious options, it’s hard to choose just one.
Luckily, you don’t have to. Our variety packs include multiple flavors so you can sample an array of botanical booches. Along with the aforementioned Tropical Hops pack, we also offer our Hard Kombucha Variety pack and High ABV Heaven pack, so you can decide what flavors make sense for your night.
After reading about all our delicious flavors, you might have an inkling of which will be your favorite. But don’t leave it up to guesswork — find your favorite flavor by trying them all!