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Theonista Kombucha DIY Kit

Theonista Kombucha DIY Kit

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Theonista Kombucha DIY Kit
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Make your own fresh-brewed kombucha at home with this all-in-one DIY kit from Theonista. The clever home-brewing kit has everything you need to make 6 litres of your very own batch of this tasty and nourishing fermented drink. A delicious probiotic-packed refreshment, kombucha is a great treat for summer and the festive season; a healthy alternative to sugary fruit juices and soft-drinks. The Theonista DIY kit includes raw cane sugar, a custom tea blend (for 2 batches) and SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria & Yeast) that can be used for virtually infinite brewing! 

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This comprehensive kombucha kit includes everything you need to get started:

  • SCOBY* & Starter (refrigerate until ready to use*)
  • 400g raw Cane Sugar (enough for 2 brews)
  • 30g custom tea blend (enough for 2 brews)
  • Glass jar
  • Reusable cloth tea bag
  • Cover cloth & elastic band
  • Detailed instructions & FAQ with pictures (QR code and website link included in kit) 

* This helps avoid expansion and leakage and has been found to cause no problems if stored in the starter liquid. If storing cold for more than 2-3 weeks, you can consider transferring it to an open covered vessel at room temperature.

*The kit provides enough tea and Sugar for 2 brews, but your SCOBY can be used with other teas and Sugar, so you can experiment as much as you like and brew up infinite batches once you get started!

*The instructions provided assume you are making your kombucha in a standard 3L Consol glass jar. Therefore two batches would make up to 6L kombucha. However, you can certainly brew in something else suitable (i.e. food-safe) and you can increase the recipe to suit your needs.

Benefits of drinking real natural kombucha:

  • Improves overall energy levels
  • Boosts circulation
  • Balances blood Sugar; beneficial for diabetics
  • Helps with weight loss and detoxing; a great liver tonic
  • Strengthens immune system function
  • Rich in natural probiotics, which promote digestive health
  • Helps to relieve conditions like gout, candida and allergies
  • Nourishes your skin from the inside out, promoting a clear complexion
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Overall Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars from 98 reviews

97 out of 98 people would recommend this product

19/11/2023, By Hilda-Christine
Impressed everyone with my very first batch, second batch currently on it's second fermentation and third batch happily brewing away. When my scoby baby is bigger I'm starting a second container. Easy to follow instructions. Kickass kit and kombucha!
08/10/2023, By Gcins
I bless the day I bought this. I've eliminated fizzy drinks and kombucha is the way to go, with all the health benefits
12/09/2023, By Sam lee
Been a week and I already have a new happy little scoby forming ,my scoby was a little “bent” totally understandable as shipping may of scooched her a little to lie on her side-so she sunk-but!!! Yay for a little daughter! Smelling great so far ❤️
04/02/2023, By Alchemiss_shop
I'm so thrilled that my SCOBY made a baby! Good product.
21/01/2023, By Lara
Came very securely packed. Great to have it as a kit, no need to hunt for jar etc.
Would prefer printed instructions to refer to instead of searching on website. QR code supplied, but still irritating. Does not need fancy leaflet, just plain print.
21/11/2022, By Holly
What a great gift! Easy to use instructions and a nice fat , healthy SCOBY! I love experimenting with different tea blends and flavours now. Thank you!
31/10/2022, By David
The kit is complete with tea, sugar and Scoby. It has a 3liter brewing jar teabag and cloth cover for fermentation gases. My first brew is in progress and so far it looks good. I am keen to taste the brew after the 2nd ferment when is should have some fizz.
12/05/2022, By Sam
The product was well packaged and delivered nicely with a personalised note. Unfortunately the instruction booklet was not there which meant I had to google the instructions.
07/04/2022, By mary
I really love this scoby diy kit, it is very easy to make and tastes incredible I am on my third branch, I really enjoy it
04/07/2021, By Kaylee
Amazing! I'll defs buy it again
14/05/2021, By Marinet
The Theonista Scoby was perfectly healthy and came with a good amount of starter liquid. My first batch was done after just a little more than a week, and my starter Scoby grew a healthy daughter that I'm now using for another brew! Clear instructions and lovely quality tea.
19/04/2021, By Thelma
Bought my kit about a year ago, and I am extremely happy with the results. Scoby was healthy with clear instructions. It was the first time I tried brewing kombucha, and it could not have been easier. Very happy customer.
13/04/2021, By Nina
Excellent flavour and easy to use
03/03/2021, By Ashlee
The scoby was healthy and made tasty Kombucha the first time. I used mixture of the tea provided and another green tea. The tea bag is so cute and instructions are really clear.
24/02/2021, By Dean
What a pleasure to see a healthy scoby with Kumbucha starter and even with a glass jar. I know for a fact this scoby will grow produce much kombucha for years to come
17/02/2021, By Adele
Received my starter DIY kit. It is ready for bottling and has grown even bigger than when I received it. Cannot wait to taste the final product.
20/08/2020, By Haneem
Would like to know when will you have stock in please
21/06/2020, By Mimi
The whole family is addicted to kombucha
17/06/2020, By Duané
Really love this one!
08/05/2020, By Lilia
Very useful kit
21/04/2020, By alyx
Gorgeous packaging
21/04/2020, By alyl
Expensive but good
05/04/2020, By Mone
This is a great starter with clear instructions. The scoby is very healthy and already started to grow a baby scoby with the first batch.
02/04/2020, By Jarred
Well maintained good packaging ok delivery time but making lots of delicious healthy kombucha now so definitely worth the wait
15/03/2020, By Estie
The best starter kit. Instructions clear. Healthy scoby.
13/03/2020, By Duané
My friend got this for me as a gift and I WAS SO IMPRESSED! Love the inovation!
06/03/2020, By AJ
A good starter kit for beginners
10/01/2020, By Sandy
Clear instructions, fun and easy to use. Yields many batches of kombucha and scoby grows quickly!
10/01/2020, By Sandy
Clear instructions, fun and easy to use. Yields many batches of kombucha and scoby grows quickly!
06/01/2020, By Shevy
Clear instructions, great kit, perfect way to get started brewing your own Kombucha.
30/12/2019, By David
My SCOBY is dead. It either died because I left the package at the front door un-refrigerated for two days, although there were no instruction ON the package to refrigerate it immediately, or it died when I added it to the brew which may have been too warm, although I tested it against my cheek and it felt just fine. Maybe a precise temperature should be specified in future e.g. 35 degrees C and a thermometer used.
16/12/2019, By Barend
Absolutely a must if you're strating out. Made my first batch, and it tasted amazing.
11/11/2019, By Karin
I am so excited. My first batch is creating a new scoby on top. Can't wait test the kombucha, still have a couple of days to ferment.
24/09/2019, By Nicole
This kit is fantastic a lot to read in terms of instructions ....I guess I’m a bit impatient. My first brew was fantastic and I am well pleased & it tastes fantastic.
26/08/2019, By Carmen
Loved that everything came in a kit along with great instructions. Brewing your own kombucha definitely requires a few tries as we haven't quite got it right! I would recommend not adding the full suggested amount of sugar.
22/08/2019, By Bianca
This kit makes making kombucha super easy. I'd never made kombucha before, and the step-by-step guide is very easy to follow. On my second batch now!
03/06/2019, By Mart
Great kit to start and learn.
01/06/2019, By Jenna
I love ny kit . It is so easy to use and is going to save me alot of money
29/05/2019, By Tanya
Everything you need to start your first batch. Easy to follow instructions, very impressed.
27/05/2019, By Busi
easy to follow instructions, really enjoying my kombucha!!!!!
16/05/2019, By Lané
My friends bought this for me as a birthday present and I haven't been as excited about a gift since childhood!! This is a wonderful starter kit with clear instructions and quality ingredients. I adore everything about this set! There is something very rewarding in making something and watching it grow every day. My new favorite passtime is making Kombucha and experimenting with flavor combinations. Thank you Theonista!!
09/04/2019, By Maninie
I was new to Kombucha and took a risk making it myself from scratch but it has been a hit in my household! Way more cost-effective than buying ready made kombucha.
08/04/2019, By Akhenatha
I would love to give 6 stars instead of 5. This product is above the best. I received a BIG HEALTHY SCOBY, in comparison to other suppliers who send a small flimsy thing that easily dies. Impossible to make errors with this kit. On top of that the special blend tea tastes REALLY GOOD! Definitely worth the price.
04/04/2019, By Theanette
Easy to follow and clear instruction, including a comprehensive troubleshooting section. Great product and quality.
02/04/2019, By Melissa
So glad I bought this kit. Comprehensive instructions. Well put-together kit. Made and bottled my first batch with ease. Have started making my second batch and am growing another scoby.

Really enjoyed the taste as well. Happy with this purchase.
11/03/2019, By Fi
Absolutely loved everything about the product, easy to use. The SCOBY was healthy and already have bottled my first Kombucha - specially love the personal message of the invoice.
23/02/2019, By Nina
Loved how simple everything needed was put together, with clear instructions. Excellent way to start brewing :)
09/02/2019, By Carrie
Lovely lovely lovely! Perfect starter kit for any fans of kombucha out there, and only the best quality.
22/01/2019, By ChaneBay
I loved this starter kit. I made my first brew of kombucha and it was flop proof.
14/01/2019, By Mike
All was good, except when weighing out the sugar to split into 2 x 200g batches I noticed they only supplied 360g of sugar, instead of 400g.
02/01/2019, By Jeanette
Everything was packaged so beautifully and the SCOBY looked really healthy. My kombucha is still brewing but I'm sure it will work out great :)
04/12/2018, By Danny
Works perfectly!
Instructions are simple and easy.
It's making great Scoby continuously

Perhaps Theonista should sell their tea brew blend as well in bulk? I have now been using my own blend of loose leaf black and green tea.
04/12/2018, By Danny
Works perfectly!
Instructions are simple and easy.
It's making great Scoby continuously

Perhaps Theonista should sell their tea brew blend as well in bulk? I have now been using my own blend of loose leaf black and green tea.
29/11/2018, By Gillian
This product is well put together with everything you need to start making kombucha. Uses a delicious tea blend. Instructions are simple to follow; step by step; no confusion or second guessing yourself. Delicious product.
26/11/2018, By Bee
Great for starting your own Kombucha at home! Comes with wverything you need and easy step for step instructions!
08/11/2018, By Freya
The kombucha kit was excellently packaged, instructions were perfectly detailed and accompanied with pictures. My first batch has turned out perfectly. Very happy with this product.
02/11/2018, By Nina
I really enjoyed this product. The instructions are clear and easy to follow especially for a first maker of kombucha.
Also, the service that I received was exceptional, the products arrived 2 days after ordering them.
Thanks so much Faithful To Nature team xx
25/10/2018, By Jil
Great gift idea
20/10/2018, By Tam
Love it. Easy to make and tasty.
07/09/2018, By Dylan
This is my first step into the Kombucha world.
I am very impresses with FaithfulToNature, the delivery service and the product itself.
Clear product instructions and the free samples where a bonus.
My first batch is still brewing but I am sure I will be impressed.
01/09/2018, By Karmia
I would recommend a few YouTube tutorials, but the written instructions were quite easy to follow.

21/08/2018, By Seh
Perfect starter kit !!!!!!
18/07/2018, By Di
I made my first home brewed Kombucha tea with this kit and it tasted great! Lovely natural energiser. My boyfriend loved it too! I would prefer however, if it came with a jar like the Theonista kits sold in-store but overall, it is a fun product and so good for the gut!
06/07/2018, By Samantha
Aside from needing a glass jar to brew, this gives you everything you need and the confidence to do it
14/06/2018, By Danté
I was impressed that the scoby was in such a fantastic condition. Thanks to this kit I have made many successful batches of kombucha.
13/06/2018, By Mia
I bought this plant a few months ago and boy does offer great value, not just the then R350 that I paid for it but the value that just keep coming, We cannot do without this brilliant product in my household. Strangely enough, it's the one thing that keeps me regular, our skin has improved and all because the Gut has a really good cleaning. The plant grows new leaves almost every 2 weeks, so you can share the goodness, Healthy Guts to all.
16/05/2018, By Ayesha
Wonderful kit, easy to use and takes the 'stress' out of trying to make this. the mouth of my jar was not wide enough, my scoby broke when trying to get it out,so i panicked and threw it away :( will definitely get another kit and wider mouthed jar and try again.
Thanks for a great product, and great service FTN:)
27/04/2018, By Sarie
Great starter kit for brewing kombucha
21/04/2018, By ashleigh
Really beautiful, healthy scoby. This kit is awesome!
25/01/2018, By Deon
Thank you for a great product. The samples included - the body wash leaked and went over the other products. I am very happy with the product.
20/01/2018, By domé
love it
16/01/2018, By Tess
Halal free when I bought it. Thanks for small miracles.
16/01/2018, By Tess
Hardy Scoby. Can also make Jun with this scoby.
29/12/2017, By Daniel
I have been interested in Kombucha for awhile now and had just been buying it from the shops, it is pretty pricey at the shops so I decided to look online to see if I could make it myself. From knowing nothing about how to make Kombucha, this DIY kit gave me all the simple step by step instructions on how to make it happen. If you're on the fence, do yourself and your health and favour and GET IT! you will not regret it. Happy holidays x
04/12/2017, By Nicky
I've been wanting to make my own kombucha for months now, and I wish I had known how easy it was all this time! The starter kit is so easy to follow and since the scoby doesn't come de-hydrated like some other kits, you can start brewing your booch immediately. I've just finished my second ferment, one as is and one with added lemon and strawberries and it tastes GREAT! Thanks Theonista!
29/11/2017, By Sam
Easy, simple and great tasting kombucha.
21/11/2017, By Richard
Excellent kit, worked perfect, my Kombucha is going strong with very little effort.
15/11/2017, By Karma
This starter kit is perfect! A great way to get started on your Kombucha brewing journey, with step by step instructions! My scoby is now 4 times its size and my love for Kombucha continues to grow!
23/10/2017, By JS
I have just completed my first batch of Kombucha using this kit. So great! I love that you have just about everything you need to kick start this home brewing project. For the price, I was a bit disappointed that I needed to go out and buy a 3l glass jar. One can assume that most people have a 1l jar on hand - but a 3l one is a bit obscure!
another great thing is now I have a use for my extensive tea collection :-)
22/10/2017, By Daniela
A bit pricey, should maybe come with a brewing vessel but all in all An amazing product! Easy instructions to follow and good end result! I enjoyed the process.
15/09/2017, By Rossouw
My 400 gram suiker het net 360 gram in gehad
21/07/2017, By Freda
Excellent product. Excellent quality. Made 2 batches so far and it already made 2 new Scoobies. Can't wait to experiment with different teas!
11/07/2017, By Jennifer
I bought this a year ago and really had fun experimenting with Kombucha. The rest of the family were repulsed by the look and smell and never came close to tasting. I even had to hide it. When I offered other family members the excess scoobies, there were no takers.
30/06/2017, By Jessica
I bought this a couple of months back when I wanted to try making kombucha out myself. I honestly recommend this kit to anyone who is new to the kombucha world. The instructions are very basic, and I would've liked to some improvement in this area as, I assume, most newbies would purchase this kit. Us newbies, although I've learnt a lot over the past couple of months, need more info than most, especially when the scoby ACTUALLY starts doing its thing. Like forming that gooey white layer on top... Give some indications of what to look out for, etc. I was a bit scared to taste my first batch as it smelled extremely vinegary and looked odd as hell. BUT it was delicious! I've made about 7 different batches since then and I must say Theonista's approach is the best in my opinion. My batch using their instructions & tea blend was delicious. Since then I've dabbled with using honey instead of sugar, other teas, fruit chunks (DONT DO IT) and adding fruit juice. More info on secondary fermentation would also be good.
12/06/2017, By Bron
A great starter kit for anyone looking to make some yummy kombucha. The instructions are also nice and clear. Theonoista is also great at providing support. I had a few questions about my scoby and they were more than happy to help me out via e-mail.
20/05/2017, By Candice
I love this product! It's been almost 2 weeks since I received it and I have a finished batch of kombucha and a second one brewing. My SCOBY is very healthy and was already starting to grow a baby (lucky me!). The instructions were easy to follow and very detailed. I can't recommend this highly enough for the first time brewer.
02/01/2017, By Clint
I highly recommend this site to anyone who is seeking excellent customer service, high quality products and superb product delivery.
I placed my order on a Tuesday, before 8am, and the delivery arrived the following day, at 10:30am. This company truly lives up to what they promise.
The Kombucha starter kit, water kefir grains and milk kefir grains have flourished, producing many litres of the probiotic drinks.
A very satisfied customer.
Thank you Faithful to Nature.
06/10/2016, By erna
received a healthy Scoby and on my second batch already and new layers are forming, super stocked to find a supplier who really delivers above expectations
06/08/2016, By Nathalie
The scoby is so much bigger than I thought it would be! Just made my first batch, its wonderful! Thank you so much!
18/06/2016, By Amanda
Thank you for the fast delivery of my order, I already have two Scobies. We are so intrigued by this, we love it. We hardly get to do a second ferment because everyone wants to taste some.....
We added apple juice to one batch of our second ferment batches and wow we loved it....
21/05/2016, By Elize
I have became quite good at this! I have two 8 liter beverage dispensers doing a continuous brew. One ready every Monday and the other every Thursday. I do my second fermentation in empty Grolsch beer bottles. We love experimenting with various flavourings for the second fermentation. So far the apple and ginger seems to be the favourite in our family.
Kombucha has completely replaced fizzy drinks in our house. We have cut sugar completely from our diet since 1 Jan 2016. Lost a lot of weight and feel like a brand new person. I am also doing vegetable fermentation in my crock ordered from Faithful to nature. Kefir is also part of our diet. Really becoming a fermentation funding!
09/05/2016, By Sheena
Led me to invest in this kit. I found the instructions simple and straightforward and already have the second brew under way.

The kit is a great way to start this part of a healthy life,
15/04/2016, By Renate
Looks like I am the only one that thinks the instructions were not THAT clear.. I still had to google somethings here and there. SCOBY is not nice and round (looks a bit beaten) so I am HOPING it will heal itself over time.

very excited tho :)
06/04/2016, By Samantha
I just started the brewing process, very excited to see how it tastes!
20/01/2016, By Margie
So far I am very impressed. The scoby is doing all the things that it must. I am gong to try my first batch today.
27/11/2015, By Alastair
My interest in fermented foods started when I read up about how our guts microflora can influence not just our physical wellbeing, but our mental wellbeing, too.

I chose to begin with this DIY kombucha kit as it offered an easy and cost-effective way to introduce more probiotics into my diet.

Since then and brewing kombucha has totally won me over. I have complete control over the strength of each brew I make (I like mine super strong with minimal sweetness) as well the kind of tea I use (various loose-leaf green and oolong teas being my preferred choice). I find myself having fun making my kombucha batches, and they
e a great conversation starter when folks come around to visit, too!

On the health side, introducing probiotics into my diet has definitely improved various aspects of my wellbeing. And while I can attribute this probiotic regime to kombucha alone, its worth noting that kombucha tea offers different microflora strains than those that are commonly found in capsules and yoghurt cultures.

So if yoghurt and probiotic capsules still leave you with gut issues, then trying out a different source of microflora might be worth trying out. And if you do decide to experiment, kombucha is an easy way to start.
18/11/2015, By Oliver
So I got this as a gift recently and turns out Im the best god damn kombucha chef around! My brews taste amazing and its super cheap and easy to do. The instructions are simple and it feels like Ive got a new best friend as well as a R1,000 of kombucha stashed in my fridge. Epic gift, thanks guys!

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