A Kombucha Tour of KC

Bubbly kombucha is popping up all over Kansas City!  This sweet and fizzy fermented tea is fun to drink and has become increasingly popular in the States among those looking for a tasty drink with health benefits. 

Known as the probiotic elixir of life, itโ€™s said to boost immunity, energy, aids in detox, and is high in antioxidants, B vitamins, and amino acids.  Kombucha can be made with a variety of teas, like green, black, white, and roobios teas, which can be flavored with fruit, herbs, or spices.  It's fermented with a scoby, which is an acronym for a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.  This living home is what transforms sweet tea into tart and tangy kombucha that's naturally effervescent.  Here's where you can find the best local kombucha on tap:

Tea-Biotics
11415 Strang Line Rd

 
 Photo courtesy of Tea-Biotics.

Photo courtesy of Tea-Biotics.

 

These Lenexa scoby masters are brewing up fizzy fresh organic kombucha that's made in small batches with love!  Flavors include hibiscus watermelon, cherry lime, mule mix, and elderberry mango.  Find their fresh kombucha on tap all over the Kansas City area, the Overland Park Farmers Market, or visit their taproom at 11415 Strang Line Rd in Lenexa, where you can sample 24 different flavors and get 64 oz. growlers to enjoy at home. 

KANbucha

 
 Photo courtesy of Kanbucha.

Photo courtesy of Kanbucha.

 

Combine Kansas and kombucha, and you have KANbucha!  It's made locally in Lawrence in small batches with all organic ingredients and teas from Hugo Tea Company in Kansas City.  Flavors range from sweet to spicy and include ginger, chai, roonilla, om tree, jazzminade, grape, and gingerose.  Find it on tap in Lawrence at the Bourgeois Pig and the Burger Stand.  If you can't make the trip out to Lawrence, you can find bottled KANbucha locally at Enjoy Pure Food + Drink, The Filling Station, Vitality Bowls, and Whole Foods.

The Brewkery
1443 Swift St.

 
 Photo courtesy of The Brewkery

Photo courtesy of The Brewkery

 

Find tasty, handcrafted artisanal kombucha in North Kansas City at The Brewkery!  They've been brewing their Lucky Elixir kombucha since 2015 to numerous stores all over the midwest.  In February of 2018, they opened a kombucha taproom at 1443 Swift St in North KC where you can try new flavors and enjoy a flight or pint of kombucha.  Favorites include berry blend, hop'd peach, ginger lime, and mango.