Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food. Sometimes referred to as a “mushroom”, the Kombucha culture is actually a symbiotic colony of friendly bacteria and beneficial yeast (SCOBY).
This tea-based drink has been known for over 2500 years in China and Japan and was used as a daily health tonic and natural remedy.
René’s Kombucha is fermented/cultured for 6-8 days. This, and the use of our selected organic teas, assures a very pleasant flavour. René’s Kombucha is NOT pasteurised and hence contains the live cultures provided by the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast).
PLEASE NOTE, this is our OLD page. For up to date info and our online store please visit us at www.reneskombucha.com.
For a Kombucha Tasting near you please refer to our Calendar!
Outlets for René’s Kombucha, (not updated)
Please refer to www.reneskombucha.com for an up to date list of our retailers and hospitality partners.
North of Auckland: PutiPutiRa in Whangarei; Warkworth Butchery in Warkworth, Whole Life Organics in Maungaturoto, Raw Milk Mangawhai, The Kaiwaka Cheese Shop in Kaiwaka.
Auckland: Farro Fresh in Grey Lynn, Mt Wellington, Epsom, Orakei and on the North Shore, CERES Wholefoods in Ellerslie, Huckleberry Farms in Glen Innes, New Lynn and Royal Oak and Harvest Wholefoods in Grey Lynn, The Goodness Grocer in Pukekohe, Commonsense Organics in Mt Eden, Columbus Coffee in Glen Innes, Ela Cuisine in Elliott Stables, The Island Grocer on Waiheke Island, Coffee Lab in Glenfield
Waikato: Village Organics in Hamilton, in Rotorua: Go360 and Vetro Rotorua Ltd.
Bay of Plenty: Wild Earth Organics in Tauranga , Michelle’s Health and Nutrition in Whakatane
Hawkes Bay: The Chantal Shop in Napier and Cornucopia Organics in Hastings
Wellington: Commonsense Organics (all shops in the larger Wellington area) and Moore Wilson’s Fresh Market in Te Aro
Queenstown: Raeward Fresh
Dunedin: Taste Nature
Testimonials for René’s Kombucha
“I give it to my grandchildren. They love it! Much better than drinking soda pops.”
Christine R., Auckland
“I have been drinking René’s Kombucha for quite some time now. I love the lift it gives me. My son and husband are hooked too.”
Liz C., Auckland
“Since I started drinking René’s Kombucha my desire to drink a glass of wine in the evening has vanished. I now have Kombucha – even at work. My staff loves it too.”
Peter S., Auckland
“My husband and I are drinking René’s Kombucha daily. Believe it or not, it now replaces my morning coffee. I get such a good boost from it there is no desire for coffee any longer. Try it! Seriously great stuff!”
Sally Anderson, Auckland, www.sally-anderson.com
To order and to join the ranks of our happy Kombucha drinkers please get in touch here.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Hi there I really want to buy some Kombucha! Can you help me?
Sure, Chris, have a look above! All the shops selling my product are listed there. Soon it will be available in Nelson too. Cheers, Rene 🙂
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I really enjoy your Kombucha. It’s lovely. I’d like to be able to buy it in bulk – or a least not in individual glass bottles. My family and I can drink A LOT of it – but I can’t justify amassing so many bottles. Do you have any plans to make it in larger flagons or large plastic contains?
Thanks very much,
Haha! Yes, Shelley, I’m just negotiating with a retired petrol station in Auckland. We’ll have Kombucha on the pump there 😉
No seriously, at this point 750ml bottles only. I’m happy to take the empty bottles back from you. They are always welcome as sample bottles! Have you considered making it yourself? The Wise Cicada in Newmarket and CERES Wholefoods in Ellerslie are selling my starter kits…
Thanks Rene. You’re right. I should make it myself. But I struggle with laziness and fear that it won’t be as nice as yours. But I’ll give it a try.
Did you see that there is a ‘Cultured Foods’ Demo & Degustation Class coming up on April 9, 2014 at the Wise Cicada? http://wp.me/P1RysK-5
We’ll go through the whole Kombucha-making process there and then. 🙂
Hi Alexa, sure thing! Will be in touch by e-mail. Rene 🙂
Pomegranate flavour is crazy…
Hi there, will you ever sell this direct online? $18 for a bottle from the store is a bit spency for me! Thanks! Mia
Hi Mia, both Farro Fresh in Auckland and Moore Wilson in Wellington are selling my Kombucha for $15.50/bottle. I suggest you get one of my starter kits and make your own! Way cheaper!!! Where are you based?
Queenstown! When you sell to your suppliers, do you offer a suggested retail price?
I have a fixed wholesale price plus freight. Shipping from Warkworth is incuring a higher freight cost than to Auckland, hence the higher price. Taste Nature in Dunedin is selling my starter kits.
Hi – live in Christchurch area – any stockists locally?
Not yet. Any suggestions?
Lotus Heart, Pikos or Liberty Market would be good options.
Thank you! Liberty Market is stocking it now. A tasting there is coming up on Friday and Saturday, July 1st and 2nd.
Hi there. Will you be having anymore workshops I’m Auckland in the near future?
Have a look here: http://wp.me/P1RysK-5 Hayley!
Is this kombucha pasteurized?
No. This is a living product. It is not carbonated either. The fizz in the bottle develops from the live cultures slowly continuing the fermentation process.
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should I keep the starter kit refrigerated?
Yes, until you use it.
Kia ora, I’ve been using your starter kits successfully for 6 months. I’d like to try the Celestial Seasonings teas you suggest. Where can I buy them in Auckland?
Most organic stores will have them. Try the Wise Cicada in Newmarket!
Hi there – i live in christchurch just wondering if you sell down here please?
Liberty Market 🙂