Bucha Buddha’s Passionfruit Kombucha Recipe

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Raw kombucha packs a fun, fizzy punch that's delightful to sip on, but fusing it with the tropical flavors of passionfruit elevates the beverage to a whole new dimension. Sweet, tart, and thirst-quenching, this passionfruit kombucha recipe is a great way to welcome the warm summer months. 

Our passionfruit kombucha recipe is carefully crafted to bring out the sweet, tangy, and tart flavors of the passionfruit and the lip-smacking tartness of the kombucha. Besides having plenty of probiotics, this exotic kombucha recipe is also vegan and keto-friendly, making it an ideal choice for people following a health-conscious diet.


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Passionfruit Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    2 Servings 1x


While you can use any variety, purple passionfruits tend to be sweeter than yellow ones. This fruit adds a unique flavor to a sweet and floral kombucha base.



  • 15 ounces of green tea kombucha
  • Pulp from 1 passionfruit


  1. Pour equal amounts of organic green tea kombucha into two 8-ounce flip-top bottles.
  2. Gently scoop out the passionfruit pulp from the fruit. Include the seeds.
  3. Divide the passionfruit pulp among both glasses, stirring to combine with kombucha.
  4. Seal each glass tightly and leave at room temperature for 2 days.
  5. After two days, leave the bottles to chill in a refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
  6. Take the kombucha out of the fridge. Strain if desired.
  7. Garnish with optional fresh fruit, basil, lime, or mint leaves. Enjoy!


You can use white or black tea as alternative kombucha tea bases.

Add half a teaspoon of organic cane sugar in each bottle to enjoy a sweeter drink.

If you don’t have access to fresh fruit, use 1 tbsp of organic passion fruit juice or pulp in each bottle.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does Passionfruit Kombucha Taste Like?

Passionfruit kombucha has a sweet, tangy, and tart taste thanks to the exotic fruit addition. Besides that, the carbonation of the kombucha is also very noticeable, creating a fun sensation in your mouth with each sip.

This kombucha recipe is refreshing and perfect for hot-weather drinking, especially in a tropical climate.

What is Passionfruit?

Passionfruit is a tropical fruit from the Passiflora vine, a passion flower found in clustered regions across South America. However, it’s now grown and harvested in coastal places where they can enjoy full sun.

As for its physical appearance, this fruit is small, egg-shaped, enclosed in a tough outer shell. Its colors range from yellow to dark purple. A notable aspect of this fruit is its juicy center, dotted with tiny, black seeds.

Passionfruit possesses a distinct sweet and tart flavor. It’s often used as a main ingredient in desserts, particularly sorbets, tarts, and jams.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Passionfruit Kombucha?

Kombucha’s numerous health benefits make it one of the best liquid-based superfoods. It is packed with antioxidants, probiotics, and beneficial acids, which assist in food digestion and safeguard the body against harmful pathogens. It’s also gluten-free and low in carbohydrates.

Passionfruit massively boosts the health benefits of this beverage, too. Here are some of the excellent properties of this exotic fruit:

  • Rich source of antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin C
  • Improves digestion and gut health
  • Contains compounds that could reduce inflammation
  • Regulates blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart health

How Much Caffeine Is In Passionfruit Kombucha?

An 8-ounce serving of passionfruit kombucha contains about 10 mg of caffeine. The caffeine content comes entirely from the green tea base.

This caffeine content is small enough not to interfere with sleep, but the vitamins and probiotics offer a bit of an energy burst. This beverage is perfect to drink any time of the day, whether it’s 8 AM or 8 PM.

How Many Calories Are In Passionfruit Kombucha?

Our spin on passionfruit kombucha has approximately 40 calories per 8 fl oz. This is without considering any additional garnishes or sweeteners. Thirty calories come from the kombucha, and approximately ten come from the passionfruit.

4 Creative Variations of This Recipe

While passionfruit gives the kombucha a complex and enjoyable flavor, the beauty of kombucha brewing is that you can mix and match your ingredients however you’d like. Try one of the following:

  1. Mango slices. Add 1/4 cup of mango slices to make a mango passionfruit kombucha.
  2. Rosemary or cilantro. Add 2 sprigs of either rosemary or cilantro with the passionfruit.
  3. Grapefruit juice: Mix half a cup of grapefruit juice with the newly fermented passionfruit kombucha before serving.
  4. Maple syrup: Pour half a tablespoon of maple syrup into each bottle of newly fermented passionfruit kombucha before serving.

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

I recommend using sweet kombucha for this recipe. Passionfruit has a slightly tart flavor, and using a sour kombucha can be a bit overkill. Balancing the flavors out with a subtly sweet kombucha base is ideal. However, it’s up to you. If you like your kombucha extra tart, feel free to use an older, more sour batch.

Try our other organic kombucha recipes, such as watermelon jalapeno, tangerine carrot, or ginger kombucha.


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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