Where to drink kombucha in London
If you’re a Londoner, you will no doubt have heard the word ‘kombucha’ by now. You’ve probably seen a bottle of it, too, stacked between better known soft drinks in cafés and healthy food chains across the city. Often indeterminable in colour and tasting like bitter, sour vinegar (unless heavily flavoured), kombucha is actually a fermented, slightly alcoholic black or green tea. Its exact origins are unknown, but it’s thought to have originated in China, Russia or possibly Eastern Europe. One thing we do know, though, is that kombucha is on the rise, loved for its numerous health properties, including strengthening the immune system and aiding digestion.
Curious to give it a whirl but not totally convinced you’re a kombucha fan? We’ve rounded up the bars and cafés across London doing something innovative, hip and delicious with fermentation.