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Our Base Teas

Our premium loose leaf teas are sourced exclusively from reputable local purveyors.

We triple filter our water and we only ferment in food grade glass vessels
using a commercially sourced authentic non-GMO kombucha culture.


Note: Varieties available in store may differ from those listed on our website

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Formosa Orange Pekoe

 Orange Pekoe is a term used to

describe a tea leaf size or a grading measurement, typically of a blend of caffeinated black teas commonly enjoyed as "Breakfast" blends. In this case Formosa Orange Pekoe refers to black tea grown in Taiwan.

Taiwan was once called Formosa meaning Paradise. Our Formosa Orange Pekoe Kombucha is available in Original or with one of seven available flavour pairings. (Ginger, Red Mango, Schizandra, Lemon, Lemon & Cayenne, Dragon Eye, Zante Currant).

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Formosa Sencha

This lovely variety of Taiwanese green tea produces a mildly aromatic pale yellow infusion with delicate yet lively sweet aromas. Sencha is known to contain high levels of powerful heart-healthy polyphenols as well as antioxidants. This tea variety is also caffeinated but is steeped for much less time and at a lower temperature than black tea.

Our Formosa Sencha Kombucha is available in Original or with Lime.

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Formosa Jasmine

This Taiwanese Grade A Jasmine green tea variety is delicately infused with jasmine flowers during curing. It produces an exceptional kombucha that is beyond enhancement with any fruit flavour pairing. Unique and truly refreshing, this stand alone kombucha has been described by one of our customers as "absolutely divine"!

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Formosa

Pi-Lo Chun

Also called green snail tea, this full bodied Taiwanese green tea variety is grown among peach, apricot & plum trees. This single bud & tiny single spiral leaf tea has a sweet aftertaste. It produces amazing original kombucha and it also pairs beautifully with pineapple.

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Lung Ching

The Superior Grade Lung-Ching (Dragon’s Well) is a China green tea variety that is harvested in early Spring.The infused tea reveals one perfect tea bud and a leaf with gentle flavour that is smooth and slightly sweet. Lung Ching makes an amazing stand alone kombucha and it also pairs incredibly well with kumquat.

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Mao Jian

Mao Jian (Hairy Tip) is a hand

picked green tea from China's Hunan Province. After harvesting in the Spring it is tightly rolled and pan-fried. This semi-sweet high grade tea produces a light, fresh, slightly grassy aroma. Enjoy our wonderfully refreshing original Mao Jian kombucha or try it with either pineapple or kumquat.

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Our Whole Food Flavour Pairings

We carefully source or personally hand select ingredients to prepare the flavour pairings shown below.

We make every effort to obtain Certified Organic whole foods depending upon availability.

Be sure to keep watch for exciting new flavour pairings in the near future!

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Ginger

We prepare our ginger flavour exclusively from fresh whole organic ginger, filtered water and raw organic cane sugar. A popular flavouring in Asian cuisine, ginger is also highly regarded for its warming and immune boosting properties.

We have found that ginger pairs beautifully with Orange Pekoe.

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Red Mango

Our red mango flavour simply consists of organic red mango purée. Rich in prebiotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and polyphenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds, new research reveals mango fruit protects against colon, breast and prostate cancers as well as leukemia. We have found that red mango pairs beautifully with Orange Pekoe.

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Schizandra

We make our schizandra flavour from whole dried Schizandra chinensis berries, filtered water and raw organic cane sugar. It pairs amazingly with Orange Pekoe!

A powerful adaptogen and tonic for all body systems, this berry is especially revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as the most potent medicinal berry available.

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Zante Currant

We prepare our zante (black) currant flavour by starting with delicious raw, organic, dried currants. High in phenolic flavonoid content and an excellent source of fibre, vitamin C and iron, they also boast a long list of other nutrients such as vitamins A and B along with minerals copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Zante currants have an extremely high ORAC value (powerful antioxidant profile). These high levels of phyto-antioxidants may benefit our health in the numerous ways such as improving brain function, memory and motor coordination. Being naturally very sweet, filtered water is the only other ingredient in this flavour preparation.

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Pineapple

Pineapple is another fruit that is nutrient dense and has a huge list of health benefits. It's a wonderful source of manganese for example, which is an essential co-factor in a number of enzymes involved in antioxidant defenses. The key oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase, which disarms free radicals produced within mitochondria, requires manganese. Pineapple is also a great source of the vitamin Thiamine (B1) which acts as a co-factor in enzymatic reactions central to energy production. Bai Mu Dan pairs wonderfully with our own flavour preparation made with fresh pineapple, filtered water and raw organic cane sugar.

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Kumquat

The Kumquat (Fortunella japonica) is yet another outstanding super-fruit with too many health benefits to list here! These lovely little citrus fruits are loaded with antioxidant vitamins (A, C and E), B vitamins (thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid), flavonoid antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein, zeaxanthin and tannin. They also contain the minerals calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. Aromatic and sweet yet tangy and zesty, this little fruit packs a flavor punch.

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Goji Berry

They may not look like much but once again we are pleased to bring you the health benefits of kombucha combined with a well known super-fruit. Another heavyweight in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the goji berry is sought after for its broad nutrient profile as well

as its superb antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting functions. Moreover, goji berries are known to cleanse the liver, promote healthy skin, stabilize blood sugar, protect eye health and even boost energy and mood.  

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Lime

You will certainly be picking another winning combination when you choose our Sencha with Lime Kombucha...so delicious and so refreshing! Limes have an impressive list of health benefits. Most notably they are high in Vitamin C. Vitamins thiamine and folate are also present along with minerals calcium, iron and potassium, plus flavonoids and the cancer fighting phytochemical limonene. When added to Sencha's powerful heart-healthy polyphenols and antioxidants, you know you are consuming something great!

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Lemon

We prepare our lemon flavour with whole organic lemons containing vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons also contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene and flavonol glycosides. Although acidic in nature, lemons are renowned for their alkalizing effect on the body, being the only food that is anionic rather than cationic. Lemons also stimulate the liver, promote bowel peristalsis and dissolve uric acid and other petrochemical toxins.

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Lemon & Cayenne

When you choose a bottle of our orange pekoe kombucha with lemon and cayenne, you receive all of the goodness of the kombucha and the lemon plus the added flavor and health benefits of the cayenne. A salivary stimulant, a digestive aid and a detoxing agent, cayenne is also known for its anti-inflammatory effect and its ability to improve circulation thereby warming the body. Cayenne is an excellent support for fending off colds and flu due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties along with its ability to break up and move congested mucus. Cayenne contains vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate. vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, as well as flavonoids and carotenoids.

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Dragon Eye

This small fruit, also called longan, has great nutritional benefits including vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C, along with minerals iron, copper, potassium and magnesium. Longan delivers protein and dietary fibre as well as phenolic acids that provide antioxidant, antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. These berries may offer numerous health benefits, including improving immunity against colds and flu, promoting blood circulation and maintaining cardiovascular health. Longan berries tonify and stimulate the spleen which is the organ responsible for producing and recycling red blood cells. Longan may improve heart conditions, reducing the risk of cardiac arrest and, as well as soothe the nervous system and reduce signs of aging.

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