Bucha Buddha’s Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha Recipe

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Kombucha and citrus fruits often go hand in hand, and passion fruit tangerine kombucha is likely to be your new favorite. Featuring the tangerine's inherent tangy sweetness, passion fruit's delicate fruitiness, and oolong kombucha's distinct tarty flavor, this recipe is a true delight.

Passion fruit tangerine kombucha is an indulgent drink that’s both delicious and healthy. Packed with probiotics and vitamins, this drink is an excellent tonic to drink on its own or with meals. Here’s our unique spin on one of our best-tasting, bubbly probiotic tea flavors! 


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Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    2 days

  • Yield:
    16 Servings 1x


The tangerine season is in the fall, while passion fruit is available nearly year-round. If you can’t find fresh tangerines, use watermelon, pomegranate, or orange juice instead. Certified organic fruits and juices are always ideal when brewing kombucha.




  1. Add equal parts tangerine and passion fruit juice to each 16-oz bottle.
  2. Fill each bottle with kombucha, leaving about an inch gap for headroom. Cap the lid tightly.
  3. Place the bottle in a warm, dark area for 48 hours.
  4. Place one bottle in the fridge for 6 hours and then taste it. If the taste and carbonation are to your likely, place the rest in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  5. Drink straight from the bottle or pour the kombucha into a serving glass and garnish with fresh lemon, berries, or herbs.


This recipe assumes you already completed a first fermentation with a kombucha culture (SCOBY) and starter tea. If not, you can use store-bought raw, unflavored kombucha.

This recipe calls for oolong kombucha tea, but you can use green or black tea kombucha if you prefer.

To make this recipe with fresh fruit, blend the fruits with a bit of water and then strain them to get the pulp and seeds out.

Yellow and purple passion fruits exist. I recommend purple passion fruit. It is juicer, sweeter, and less acidic.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 48 hours

What Does Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha Taste Like? 

Passion fruit tangerine kombucha possesses a medley of exquisite summertime flavors. This drink is sweet, fruity, and citrusy. It also holds just the right amount of tartness.

The tangerine juice is the beverage’s highlight ingredient—packing a powerful and noticeably citric kick. Passion fruit mellows it out while still contributing (and complementing) the tropical flavors present in the drink. 

Of course, the oolong kombucha tea is also appealing in its own right, featuring a delicate tea base with detoxifying acids that harmoniously combine the two fruits. 

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What Are the Health Benefits of Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha Tea? 

Raw kombucha is known for its contributions on the wellness front, primarily due to its bacteria cultures and tea base that provide antioxidants, vitamins, and an energy boost. When combined with passion fruit and tangerine, the health benefits of this beverage are amplified to new heights. 

Tangerine juice:

  • Is good for skin and eye health 
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Is high in vitamin C
  • Is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber 

Passion fruit juice:

  • Can reduce anxiety
  • Is high in vitamin A
  • Has many antioxidants
  • Is anti-inflammatory

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How Much Caffeine Is In Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha? 

An 8 fl oz serving of oolong tea kombucha has approximately 15 mg of caffeine. This number can change if you use a different type of tea for the first fermentation. Use white or green tea for the least amount of caffeine.

How Many Calories Are In Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha? 

Each 8 fl oz serving of passion fruit tangerine kombucha has approximately 37 calories. Most calories come from the kombucha, and the rest from the juices.

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

When making passion fruit tangerine kombucha, I recommend older kombucha. It mellows out the sweetness of the passion fruit and tangerine flavors. Additionally, an older kombucha will have more fizz than a younger one. However, if you prefer sweet drinks, use a young kombucha. You’ll reap the same health benefits either way.

Additionally, if you prefer buying over brewing, you can find Health-Ade passion fruit tangerine kombucha in most supermarkets.

Regardless, we highly urge you to give homemade passion fruit kombucha a try. The allure of crafting kombucha from scratch is highly satisfying. Plus, you get to enjoy the fruit (and live active cultures!) of your labor too.


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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