Flavour - the heart and soul of our kombucha
Jack's Kombucha - Bringing flavour to life
When you make a product that has just a few ingredients, their quality - and how they are treated - means everything.
Our authentic kombucha is an infusion of Cornish water, single-estate, permacultured tea and just the right amount of unrefined, fair trade, organic sugar to activate and sustain the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), which transforms the infusion into a living, feel good drink, brimming with active cultures and delicious layers of flavour. ...Liquid loveliness!
"Fermented flavour alchemy"
We infuse our custom tea blend at 80 degrees to preserve the flavour and also the beneficial antioxidants and flavonoid compounds naturally found in tea.
The specially shaped fermentation vessels we use have an important role in flavour as well, promoting aerobic bacteria and the organic acids they produce from the sugar, while keeping the yeast under control. This produces a kombucha with a more balanced, complex taste and a clean, tart finish.
Jack's is unpasteurised which means all the beneficial active cultures and flavours are present in the drink you buy - the way proper kombucha should be. That's why you'll only find Jack's in the chiller, never on the shelf.
We source single estate teas from The Azores in the Atlantic - a part of the world where the climate and soil produce some of the finest teas in the world for kombucha making. Due to the islands' unique climate, there are no pests to threaten the crop, so permaculture practices thrive - along with the tea! Pesticides and other chemicals have never been used, resulting in the purest tea.
Each kombucha we make features a custom blend of these teas - perfected with experimentation over the years to give our drinks the complex layering of flavour and a full mouth drinking experience they are known for.
Organic, fairly traded sugar
Aligning perfectly with our ethos of supporting growers fairly.
Kombucha is naturally much lower in sugar compared with most soft drinks. Just enough organic raw cane sugar is added to stimulate the fermentation and complement the flavour resulting in a very balanced kombucha that has a refreshingly tart, clean finish.
We use a local, natural water source for our brews - certified and filtered of course. The pH lends itself well to our first fermentation process, resulting in what we think is a superior result compared with filtered mains water used by most kombucha manufacturers.
Made in Cornwall
All the kombucha we sell is craft brewed by us near Falmouth in Cornwall. How come? Read our story >
In keeping with Cornwall's maritime traditions, soon we’ll be importing our carefully sourced ingredients from far flung shores by sail to reduce fossil fuel dependent food miles to a minimum and to ensure that the growers continue to be supported fairly. Stay tuned for more - follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch the story unfold.
Is Jack’s Kombucha alcoholic?
Our kombuchas make a very satisfying alternative to alcoholic drinks. They contain a trace amount of naturally occurring alcohol due to the fermentation process which we diligently keep as low as possible - less than 0.5 ABV, or in other words, less than the amount of alcohol in a ripe banana.
Our range features a pure, natural kombucha. In our world, nailing a straight up kombucha is a badge of honour - with just 3 ingredients and the active cultures, it’s the purest test of our skills in finessing the perfect brew - something we pride ourselves on at Jack’s.
We also offer natural flavour infusions in our core range, as well as seasonal small-batch brews, allowing us to make full use of delicious local ingredients; from rhubarb to foraged plants, flowers and berries from Cornish hedgerows, rivers, woodland and shorelines.
And all our kombuchas are unpasteurised, giving you a fuller flavour and all the benefits of consuming a living, active drink.
Here’s our core range, available 365…
Delivers a very satisfying full-mouth feel, complex layers of flavour and a slightly tangy, tart, clean finish that awakens your taste buds. Our Original Kombucha complements a wide range of foods where a good Sav Blanc or Brut Prosecco would make a good paring. Great with Asian and Indian fusion cuisine. Try it with oysters or really good fish and chips. Buy our pure original kombucha >
Infused with ginger
This punchy little number has a generous amount of organic ginger. Each fizzing bubble carries an earthy, slightly citrus spicy note, with a delightful warming sensation and complex layers of flavour. This flavour bomb is both delicious and invigorating for mind and body. Enjoying this moment of pure refreshment either on its own, used as a mixer for mocktails/cocktails or served with your favourite spicy snack or meal. Buy our ginger infused kombucha >
Infused with raspberry
Fetch the champagne flutes for this rosy nectar!
We use the best raspberries available in the UK to give to you this floral and fruity number. With its beautiful pale rose colour, a tart characteristic and subtle layers of flavour, this one’s bound to please everyone. Pairs well with any food where a good Rose wine would be a natural choice. Buy our raspberry infused kombucha >
Small-batch, seasonal kombucha infusions
Our seasonal infusions are sold by the 750ml resealable bottle. If you’re local to the Penryn/Falmouth area, arrange a visit to our brew house at Argal Home Farm Studios, or rock up to any of our local Farmers' Market stalls and buy a full 75 cl flip top bottle - or more - of your favourite Jack’s. (Have a free taste first to help you choose) £7.99 - 750ml (including a refundable £2 deposit on the bottle). Then, when it’s empty, come back and we’ll refill it - straight from the keg. Or bring your own resealable glass bottle and we’ll fill that! £5.99 per 750ml refill.
Discover Jack's Kombucha when you're out and about
Find out where you can enjoy a Jack's with a meal, pick some up for your al fresco lunch, a beach BBQ or picnic when you're out and about in Cornwall. Check our stockist list >