Bucha Buddha’s Lavender Mint Kombucha Recipe

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Known for its soothing and anti-congestive properties, lavender is an exceptional addition to the beloved fermented tonic. Add the cool and refreshing mint herb into the mix, and you've got a delicious lavender mint kombucha!

The fresh coolness of the mint and the aromatic sweetness of the lavender are a match made in heaven. Both ingredients complement each other well, so having them in a single kombucha recipe is a no-brainer! This recipe will show you how to brew lavender mint kombucha in your home kitchen easily.


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Lavender Mint Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    2 days

  • Yield:
    16 Servings 1x


Aside from tasting great, this drink is packed with antioxidants that will boost your immune system and give you a healthy burst of energy. You can usually find culinary lavender at your local health food store or online.




  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the mixture of mint, lavender buds, and sugar into a bowl.
  3. Pour the water over the herbs and sugar.
  4. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves (1-2 minutes).
  5. Set it aside to cool.
  6. Strain the mixture while pouring the liquid into a 1-gallon jar.
  7. Add the oolong tea kombucha to the jar and mix well.
  8. Funnel the kombucha mix into bottles. Put a lid on them.
  9. Leave the bottles to ferment in a warm place for 2 days.
  10. Before consuming, put the drink in a fridge for 6 hours. Serve and enjoy!


If you only have fresh, organic lavender on hand, you’ll need to increase the measurement to 1 1/2 cups.

If you don’t have oolong tea kombucha, use unflavored kombucha with a green or black tea base.

Add a squeeze of fresh lemon, ginger, or lemongrass to this recipe to enhance its flavor profile. Alternatively, use ginger kombucha instead of unflavored oolong tea kombucha.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 48 hours

What Does Lavender Mint Kombucha Taste Like?

Lavender mint kombucha has a sweet, herbal, and soothing flavor. Both the lavender and mint contain distinct herbaceous notes that complement each other perfectly. The oolong tea base adds a subtle citrusy sweetness to the mix that ties everything together nicely. Of course, the distinct tartness from the kombucha flavor is also present, sweeter if brewed for a short time and sourer if brewed for longer.

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Health Benefits of Lavender Mint Kombucha

Kombucha has many health benefits, mainly derived from its active culture, the SCOBY. Kombucha improves digestion, boosts energy levels, and creates a healthier gut microbiome. That said, the lavender and mint in this particular recipe add a new host of benefits to kombucha that is not present in its unflavored state.

Lavender and mint work together to:

  • Help promote sleep.
  • Improve skin health.
  • Relieve colds and asthma.
  • Freshen oral odor.
  • Encourage and improve bowel movements.

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How Many Calories Does Lavender Mint Kombucha Have?

Kombucha tends to have a very low amount of calories, and lavender mint kombucha is no different. An 8 oz serving of lavender mint kombucha has about 35 calories. Mint and lavender contain almost zero calories, making them great for people following a low-calorie diet.

How Much Caffeine Is in Lavender Mint Kombucha?

You can expect approximately 20 mg of caffeine per 8 oz serving of lavender mint kombucha. Oolong tea is semi-oxidized, resembling a cross between black and green tea. A cup of oolong tea has about 60 mg of caffeine, but after fermenting the tea, only about 1/3 of the original caffeine is left.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Ultimately, the fermentation time for kombucha is up to you! I prefer things on the sweeter side, so I’d go with young kombucha. Young kombucha provides a milder flavor that accentuates lavender and mint. This will translate to an overall mellow and sweet taste.

Older kombucha contains more probiotic acids and will have a tarter texture. This is great for people who prefer their kombucha to pack a sourer punch.


Joshua recently discovered flavored kombucha and has since become a fan of its taste and health properties. He's currently attempting to taste test at least 20 different kombucha flavors, and his current favorite is apple kombucha.

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