Kombucha Starter Culture


Just the starter culture. Add this SCOBY to sweet tea and ferment away to make a healthy, soda-like kombucha with all the tart zing you want.

Our Kombucha Starter Culture is shipped in a dehydrated state and must be rehydrated before use.
Watch How It's Made

Each bag contains:

  • 1 dehydrated kombucha starter culture (SCOBY)

  • 5 pH strips

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

What you’ll need:

  • Cane sugar (organic recommended)

  • Plain black tea

  • Distilled white vinegar (or starter tea from another batch)

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our Kombucha Starter Culture is shipped in a dehydrated state and must be rehydrated before use. 
  • For best results, store in the refrigerator and use by the date on the box.
  • Freezer storage is not recommended

Kombucha Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures

Kombucha Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

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Naturally rich in probiotics and antioxidants

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Assists your digestive health

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Makes batch after batch - saving you money!

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Pro Tip Corner

Delicious fizzy kombucha is just one grolsch bottle away! Add your finished kombucha to a bottle, close the lid, and leave overnight. Wake up to refreshing 'booch.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Outstanding Company and Awesome Website

I purchased my scoby in June 2017 and diligently went about the process as described in the instructions to rehydrate the scoby. After several months of brewing, no baby scoby had been produced. I did, however, drink the kombucha hoping the drink would make a difference in digestion. Customer service support was super helpful along the way and gave me some good tips to get the drink going. I tried adding half a bottle of unflavored, raw store-bought tea to my brew. I finally received a second scoby and have started it brewing in a warmer environment and it is producing a scoby already. I put the quart bottle in a styrofoam cooler with a coffee filter on the top secured by a rubber band. Also in the cooler, I put a 12 oz jar of hot water and re-warm it daily (almost daily). It keeps the brew in the proper temperature range. When I open the cooler to re-warm the water, I spray the top of the bottle with white vinegar. I've never had an issue with mold. Thanks CFH.

Love this starter

I have been making kombucha for over a year now, but wanted to start again with 2 new SCOBYs since mine had been sitting for over 6 months. (I know those were probably fine, but when I brewed again my kombucha was yeast-ier than I desired.) These new mothers got things going again!

Very excited to begin making my own!

My husband and I really like Kombucha. It gets to be kind of expensive when getting it at the store. Thought I would try making my own to save money and control the ingredients that goes into it. With the support CFH provides, starting it was amazingly easy. Just have to wait for the SCOBY to activate and then ready to begin making my own.

Fun and easy

This is so fun and easy! If you have a question, you just email them and they respond very quickly. I have four going right now and am looking forward to when I have tea every day!!

new to cultures

First impression was not real exciting.....I mean a little package for a price. However, the service and support soon became evident. I was thrilled when the culture started growing after ten days. Now I am really "in to it" and feel my money was well spent.