René’s Kombucha


Rene's KombuchaKombucha 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).

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Rene's Kombucha

For a Kombucha Tasting near you please refer to our Calendar!

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Outlets for René’s Kombucha, (not updated)

Please refer to 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,

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.
Fizzfully yours,



29 thoughts on “René’s Kombucha

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  2. Hi Rene,
    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…


    • 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?


    • 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.


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  4. 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?


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