Mate + Tea Blend for Kombucha (Certified Organic)
From Asia, to Africa, to South America, we searched the world to find the best Certified Organic teas for the kombucha home brewer and the commercial brewer alike. We import them directly, blend and package them in-house, and pass the savings along to you. This is our blend of Mate, Black, Green, and White teas for Kombucha, and it's the same mate blend we use in our working brewery everyday.
Our fanning blends are hands-down the best choice for kombucha for a few simple reasons:
1: More nutrition for a healthier scoby: fannings are the small particles of tea used in almost every tea-bag around the world, and when brewed, the surface area of fannings is exponentially more than the surface area of whole leaf tea. This means a much higher nutrient extraction rate, versus whole leaf, and (gram for gram) much more nutrition for your scoby than whole leaf tea.
2: Better flavor: more nutrients for the scoby means more kombucha goodness and better flavor in the end product.
3: Cost: fannings are much less expensive than whole leaf teas, with no loss in quality. While different general types of tea (white, black, green) can produce slightly different flavor profiles in finished kombucha, we've found no noticeable difference between expensive whole-leaf teas and fannings. This isn't pinky-up tea with The Queen - it's food for your a scoby - and fannings are what your scoby wants!
See product photos for brewing instructions and product usage chart. Disposable tea bags recommended for this product (tea balls and muslin bags not recommended).
Black tea maintains a rich, fragrant flavor profile with a mellow earthy finish.
Green tea is harvested when its antioxidant content is at its peak. A skip away from the savoriness of black tea, towards the vegetal, sweet, and grassy, the leaves are then minimally processed, resulting in tea leaves that are incredibly rich in powerful antioxidant polyphenols (plant chemicals).
White tea is a delicate, crisp white tea known for its neutral, nut-like character. Slightly savory, slightly sweet, slightly grassy — and a tea that produces a beautiful color in finished kombucha.
Want to know more? Checkout our article to learn All About Kombucha & Tea.
Brewing with our system makes it exceptionally easy to make your own kombucha at home.
Act 1: Brew tea for kombucha
Put desired amount of tea into disposable kombucha.com Drawstring Filter Bags (tea balls and muslin bags not recommended for this blend). PRO TIP: tea will expand in water, so only fill your tea bags up about half way, otherwise bags may burst.
Add your sugar and filtered water to a pot, heat to a rolling boil, then add filled tea bags. Immediately remove from heat, cover, and allow to cool to room temperature. Remove tea bags. PRO TIP: Need to cool your brew more quickly? Use only 1/4 to 1/3 of the total water to boil, allow tea to steep, then add the remainder at chilled or room temperature.
Add your cooled brew to your scoby and starter liquid. Cover with a piece of cloth (or kombucha.com Fer-Mesh) and an elastic band, then place in a well-ventilated area between 72-80 degrees. Do not place in direct sunlight.
Act 2: Ferment Your Booch
Allow your brew to ferment for 5-10 days (warmer >temperatures take less time), or until your brew reaches desired flavor.
Optional: flavor with kombucha.com Brew Booster or your favorite booch fixins, and bottle for secondary fermentation. Enjoy your creation!
Act 3: Boost your brew with Brew Booster
before you begin
For kombucha and other living beverages, reserve your scoby
and/or any starter liquid needed for your next batch, before adding
Brew Booster. Use during first (primary) fermentation notrecommended.
Put desired amount of BrewBooster into muslin bag or tea ball and add to your brew (drawstring paper filter bags not recommended). Muslin bag or tea ball is not required, but you’ll likely want to strain later
Put your brew in the refrigerator and allow to steep for 4-72 hours, or longer (the longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor). Optional : for kombucha and other living beverages, leave at room temperature for higher levels of carbonation.
Remove the bag, tea ball, or strain your brew. For kombucha and other living beverages, bottle for secondary fermentation and carbonation if desired. Store in refrigerator. Enjoy your brew!
Super premium, potent deliciousness inside. Begin with the
suggested starting usage – you can always add more 😉
Best quality green tea. I love the jun i brewed with it. Great price and quick turnaround time for shipping.
Mate is such a beautiful flavor when made into kombucha- so special!
High-quality mate! 10/10
A rich mate works so well with kombucha
Finally! I’ve found kombucha tea with mate… the flavor blew my socks off