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Kombucha Starter Culture

Two Options Available:

1. Dehydrated Kombucha Culture: and Ready-to-Ship $18.99

2. Kombucha Starter: Ready-to-Culture

(Pick-up in Manitoba): $18.99

Location of Pickup in Manitoba:


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About Kombucha:  Have you heard of Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the Immortal Health Elixir? It's been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.

Made from sweetened tea that's been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, a.k.a. "mother" because of its ability to reproduce, or a "mushroom" because of its appearance), Kombucha didn't gain prominence in the West until recently. Here are some incredible health benefits:

  • Kombucha Health Benefit #1  Detoxification: it  produces healthy livers and aides cancer prevention. One of kombucha's greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver. Kombucha is very high in Glucaric acid, and studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer.

  • Kombucha Health Benefit #2  Joint Care & Healthy Aging: Kombucha contains glucosamines, a strong preventive and treatment for all forms of arthritis. Glucosamines increases synovial hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid functions physiologically to aid preservation of cartilage structure and prevent arthritic pain, with relief comparable to NSAIDs and advantage over glucocorticoids. Hyaluronic acid enables connective tissue to bind moisture thousands of times its weight and maintains tissue structure, moisture, lubrication and flexibility and lessens free radical damage, while associated collagen retards and reduces wrinkles.

  • Kombucha Health Benefit #3  Gut Health & Overall Well Being: Because it's naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability. As such, it's noted for reducing or eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.

  • Health Benefit #4  Immune Boosting: Kombucha is extraordinarily anti-oxidant rich; thus, boosting your immune system and energy levels.

Why make your own?

  • Better ingredients: You have complete control over the ingredients  you use (e.g., organic, fair-trade, fruit quality, etc.)

  • Save $$$: Making your own kombucha costs significantly less than commercial kombucha. Commercial kombucha sells for $4-5+ per bottle. Using a kombucha starter culture, you brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon or less.The scoby culture can also be used indefinitely (with proper care)!  Kombucha is very versatile allowing you to customize the flavors to better suit your families needs. The end result is a bubbly drink making it a great alternative to soda.

What is the process to make kombucha?

  • The kombucha scoby starter is placed in a sweetened tea, and allowed to culture for a period of time on the counter (preferably at room temperature). The resulting kombucha beverage has a slightly carbonated zing and is packed full of B vitamins; it's that easy!



Dehydrated Kombucha Starter Culture

Ready for Shipping (Cultures for Life brand)

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  • Contains 1 dehydrated kombucha starter culture and 10 pH strips

  • Instructions are included

  • Shipping Information:

    • The Kombucha tea starter culture is shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. The product keeps:

      •  At room temperature (68F to 78F): 3 to 4 weeks

      •  In the refrigerator (40F to 45F): 9 months

      • In the freezer (0 to 25F): not recommended

  • Shipping & Handling:  flat rate anywhere in Canada

    • Add up to two culture starter kits for this flat rate! Click here for more nourishing and exciting culture starter kits.

    • Please leave two weeks for delivery

$18.99 Kombucha Starter Culture: Ready to Ship





Kombucha Starter Ready-to-Culture:

Ready for Pick-up (in Manitoba only)

    • Sold in a glass jar for travel (pick up in Winnipeg only)

    • You will receive a kombucha scoby culture & starter fluid

    • Instructions are included

    • Premium Culture: Cultured by Wholly Canadian with fair-trade & organic ingredients

    • Pick up in Manitoba:

      • Upon payment we will hold your culture for two weeks.

      • Contact info & directions will be sent upon payment. Contact us here if you have any questions.

      •  Click here for more nourishing and exciting culture starter kits.

$18.99 Kombucha Culture: Ready for Pick-up


Location of Pickup in Manitoba:





Kombucha Tea Instructions and Troubleshooting:  

  • Instructions for using Culture for Health's dehydrated culture are included, but  can also be found here.

  •  Having trouble making kombucha? Browse Culture for Health's Kombucha Troubleshooting Articles.

Ingredients of Dehydrated Culture:

  • Organic sugar, Organic black tea, Live active cultures

  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Allergen Information:

  • The Kombucha Tea Starter Culture is a gluten-free product.

  • It is manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.



HANDS-ON--Bubbly & Creams Course: Winnipeg, MB

BEAT THE SUGAR CRAZE! Sweet cool drinks are a must all year-round!  Is your family reaching for drinks laden with sugar (frozen drink concentrates, powder drinks, soda, and even just plain 100% juice?)  All of these are chalk-full of sugar!  And sugar lowers the immune system.

Interested in real whole food?

Take this bubbly  & creams course and learn to make homemade soda drinks fit for the whole family . Not only will you be beating the sugar craze, but providing drinks that are full of probiotics (healthy bacteria)! 

And you will be providing your family with nutrient-dense healthy cultured cream & cheese products right in your kitchen!

So let's start there.  Want to give your family an immune boost while still providing fun, refreshing, sparkling drinks?  

Interested in making rich creams and cheeses that are full of probiotics right in your kitchen?

Here's what you will learn:

  • water kefir flavoured with fruit (sparkling drink)

  • dairy kefir drink

  • kombucha

  • cultured cream: served as sour cream and sweetened clotted cream

Click here for more details . . .