Flavoring Kombucha When Bottling

How to flavor kombucha with tea, fruit and juice

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The best way to flavor kombucha is when bottling. This is called the second ferment. This post covers a number of different ways to flavor kombucha for simple and delicious soda pop! 


Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups brewed kombucha tea (ready for bottling)
  • 1/2 cup of flavor (juice, tea, fruit)
  • 1 1/2 tsp to 2 Tbsp sugar (optional, to prime carbonation)


  1. The best way to flavor kombucha is when bottling. Make sure to use a plastic pop bottle or a swing-top beer bottle that can handle the buildup of carbonation. Here’s how to bottle and flavor your kombucha.
  2. Add the flavors directly to the bottle. If using tea or tart fruit, then add a bit of extra sugar to prime the carbonation. 
  3. Fill the bottle with the brewed kombucha.
  4. Cap with an air-tight lid and leave the kombucha to ferment at room temperature for 1 to 4 more days. The kombucha is ready when it is carbonated. The exact length of time will depend on how warm it is in your home.
  5. Pop the finished kombucha in the fridge and enjoy it within 1 month. 


  • There are a number of ways to add flavor to kombucha. See the sections above for flavoring with tea, juice, fresh fruit, and other options.
  • This recipe is designed for a 750 mL (3 cups) bottle. However, if you don’t drink a lot of kombuchas, I recommend using single-serving-sized bottles so that the kombucha doesn’t lose all its carbonation from being popped open multiple times.