Bucha Buddha’s Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha Recipe

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This recipe includes two exceptional kombucha flavor additions—strawberries and hibiscus—to concoct a floral, fruity, sweet, and tart drink. Strawberry hibiscus kombucha tea is easy to put together and full of health benefits. 

Made with a green tea hibiscus base, this recipe comes together fairly quickly and effortlessly. It has plenty of carbonation and minimal carbs and calories. For the health-conscious kombucha connoisseur, this tea is a delight.


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Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    3 days

  • Yield:
    8 Servings 1x


This floral and fruity gluten-free kombucha will sweep you off your feet! Strawberry hibiscus kombucha is an excellent start for those who wish to try kombucha without being overly exposed to its sour taste.




  1. Puree or crush the strawberries to release their juices.
  2. Evenly divide the strawberries among your glass bottles.
  3. Add equal amounts of hibiscus kombucha to each glass, leaving 1-inch headspace. Cap the bottles tightly.
  4. Ferment the strawberry hibiscus kombucha for about 3-5 days.
  5. Put one serving in the refrigerator for 6 hours. Taste it. If you are happy with the flavor and carbonation, place the rest of the kombucha in the fridge to stop the fermentation.
  6. Optionally strain the kombucha.
  7. Garnish with optional lemon wedges, and enjoy.


We recommend using ripe strawberries as their sweetness neutralizes the slightly sour taste of the hibiscus.

Hibiscus green tea is a great base, but you could also use white, oolong, or black tea flavored with hibiscus.

If the final product isn’t sweet enough, add a 1/2 teaspoon of sweetener before serving. Try organic cane sugar, maple syrup, agave syrup, brown sugar, or honey.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 72 hours

What Does Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha Taste Like?

Strawberry hibiscus kombucha is sweet, floral, sour, and highly refreshing. The strawberries somewhat neutralize the sour taste of kombucha due to their inherent sweetness. At the same time, adding hibiscus to kombucha gives the beverage a floral taste.

Depending on the length of fermentation, the taste of the kombucha base falls along the sweet-sour spectrum. The older the kombucha, the sourer the taste. 

What Is Hibiscus?

Hibiscus is a type of flower that, when used in cooking, has a strong floral taste with a hint of sourness. Some may compare hibiscus’s taste to cranberries due to its tart flavor.

Hibiscus flowers have a trumpet shape with five or more petals. The flowers can be white, pink, red, blue, orange, peach, yellow, or purple.

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Fresh and dried hibiscus flowers

What Are the Health Benefits of Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha?

As a SCOBY ferments sweet tea, it produces acetic acid, probiotics, and enzymes that enhance gut health and eliminate harmful microorganisms. The beverage is low in calories and carbohydrates, making it ideal for daily consumption.

Green tea kombucha also contains tea polyphenols and antioxidants that may improve cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, and prevent cancer growth. When flavored with hibiscus, you’ll also receive a decent dose of potassium, antioxidants, and other nutrients.


  • Contain anthocyanin, which helps improve vascular function.
  • Help to regulate blood pressure.
  • May reduce cholesterol.
  • Help to reduce inflammation.
  • Are a good source of vitamin C.

How Much Caffeine Is In Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha?

There is approximately 10 mg of caffeine in each 8 fl oz serving of strawberry hibiscus kombucha. The caffeine comes solely from the flavored kombucha base, which uses green tea leaves.

If you use black tea, the caffeine content will be slightly higher, around 15 mg per serving.

How Many Calories Are In Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha?

The exact amount of calories depends on how long you fermented your kombucha base and the size of your strawberries. Assuming your recipe has no added sugar, you can expect about 50 calories per serving of strawberry hibiscus kombucha.

If you strain the drink before consuming it, the calorie content will be slightly lower since you won’t eat the strawberry chunks.

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

You can use young or old kombucha for this recipe.

Young kombucha allows the sweetness of the kombucha to cut through, producing a delightful, floral, and fruity taste. Use older, tarter kombucha if you don’t want your drink overly sweet. A longer brew length also allows the kombucha to develop more carbonation.


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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