What exactly is Kombucha?

The mystical elixir has been used and honoured for more than 2000 years in the Eastern world. Throughout the centuries Kombucha Tea has been named; “Immortality Tea”, “Miracle Tea” & “Elixir of Long Life”, suggestive of its curative & energising nature. Believed to have originated in East Asia, & subsequently traveling to Russia via the silk route, Kombucha is an ancient fermented drink made from sweetened tea.  Kombucha’s yeasts & bacteria coexist in a symbiotic colony, producing a naturally carbonated brew which combines sweet & sour in one refreshing mouthful. Our ancestors understood the value of ingesting fermented food & drinks on a daily basis, allowing the fermentation process to unlock nutrients & deliver food in a more bio-available form.

Today, as people are seeking healthier lifestyles, the fermented beverage has gained worldwide popularity, particularly across America, where it is widely enjoyed. You will discover, after the very first sip, why the Samurai Warriors believed Kombucha Tea to be a source of Chi, a revitalizing life force.

Our Story

The story behind Equinox Kombucha is a creative blend of singular events and unexpected circumstances mixed with a very strong will of spreading love and a vivid passion for the amazing Kombucha spirit. And this is the least we could say. The founders discovered the Kombucha wonder whilst traveling in South East Asia and instantly felt the benefits of its use. Enjoying a bottle of the Kombucha beverage every day before a new adventure, it is only once back in the Western world that they realized how much goodness they left behind. The couple then started brewing the beverage for themselves whilst planning their next move towards the dream of putting on a humanitarian project in South America. The new parents started a micro brewery in a small flat in Hebden Bridge, handing the brews out to friends and neighbors, but soon needed more space to supply enough elixir to the growing crowd of Kombucha lovers. With the help and support of beloved friends and family, Equinox Kombucha was born.

“What we’ve always wanted is to put together a humanitarian project and raise the awareness to sustainable living. Life decided we would take the Kombucha route to get there!”

Our Mission

Equinox Kombucha is a family business based in the valleys of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. We are absolutely passionate about the little wonder that is Kombucha, and truly believe in its infinite potential to improve people’s well-being.  To give people one more possibility to maintain their health, we are bringing Kombucha Tea into mainstream awareness. Cafes and restaurants, health food shops, skate parks, gyms and pubs: all are a perfect place to enjoy a bottle of The Living Tea.

Because we care about our planet and its people, we always choose ethically sourced ingredients, Fair Trade wherever possible, and always certified Organic. We brew our Kombucha Tea with the finest Organic Fairtrade Chun Me green tea, a Chinese leaf very popular in its country of origin for its strong and tangy taste. Along with Organic raw cane sugar (also Rainforest Alliance certified and EcoSocial certified) and a selection of good quality Organic herbal teas as well as Organic pure pressed Ginger juice.

A percentage of the profits of Equinox Kombucha will go into the development of humanitarian projects. We hope to do this in the form of the Equinox Foundation for humanitarian and wild life projects and the conservation of rainforests.