At Get Cultured we handcraft super-powered beverages using ancient, probiotic cultures.

Here at 'Get Cultured!' we are passionate about naturally fermented probiotic beverages that are good for the gut.
Our range of beverages are made with special, naturally occurring probiotic cultures that have been used in
traditional cultures all around the globe throughout written and unwritten history, as part of their regular diet for
good health. We encourage everyone to 'Get Cultured!' with our drinks and add the rich plethora of minerals, acids,
enzymes and probiotic flora back into our diets today, to promote excellent health and wellbeing.

Our drinks are available at selected retail shops and markets in the Bay of Plenty as well as online via our 'SHOP' link above.


(Pronounced ‘kom-BOO-cha’)

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage, but it doesn't taste like tea and could be described as fruity and refreshingly tart with a light effervescence and crisp tang.

The tea is brewed with a naturally occurring acetic acid culture called a Kombucha SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria & Yeast).

We give the Kombucha SCOBY organic sugar and organic teas as it feeds on sucrose and tannins, and then we add organic fruit tisanes for great flavour, all made with our all-natural triple-filtered cloud juice. In return the culture gives us a beautiful beverage rich in enzymes, minerals and beneficial acids, which are a great addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Because of this, Kombucha is making a stronger daily appearance in cafes and health shops so demand is constantly going up.
More kombucha info at


 Range of Kombuhca flavours



Flavours currently in production:
Vanilla Chai / Berry fruit / Green Tea & Lime / Peach and Rose

 You can find these drinks at the markets we attend, and in selected stores in the Tauranga region

Ginger Beer - the orginal and New Zealands only probiotic version.

Ginger beer selection


Our ginger beer is not a simple brew made with brewer’s yeast, nor is it the childhood-experiment style brew made with a mere ginger skin ‘Ginger Bug’; instead our special brew is made with a now-rare culture called ‘Ginger Beer Plant’, or ‘DSMZ Strain 2472’ as it is known as at the Leibniz Institute – the German Culture Bank (yeah, apparently that’s a thing). Like Water Kefir Tibi, this culture looks like crystals, but these ones are smaller, smoother, round, gelatinous, and nowhere near as prolific as the Tibi.

This culture has a mysterious past; its origins are possibly in Tibet, yet it somehow ended up in mainstream Britain for 200 years between the 18th and 20th centuries, becoming so popular it was most likely the ‘soda’ behind the old wive’s tale of ‘soda for an upset stomach’, but then it fell completely out of favour during World War 2 due to sugar rationing. Quite ironic really that its slow resurgence back into modern society is due to the kindness of the aforementioned German Culture bank, hmmm…

We brew the Ginger Beer Plant with fresh and ground ginger, organic sugar and our triple-filtered cloud juice;the result is the holy grail of ginger beer: a fizzy, spicy, refreshing and probiotic beverage – the goodness of Ginger AND probiotic flora - who would have thought a weird history lesson could taste so good?!

We are, to the best of our knowledge, the only commercial  makers of this probiotic Ginger beer in New Zealand.


(Pronounced ‘tuh-BEE-cos’)

Tibicos (also known by the misnomer 'Water Kefir') is a fruit soda, made by feeding Tibi (another type of SCOBY) sugar-water solutions and/or fruit juice. Tibi look like little crystals, and can be found naturally occurring on pads of the Opuntia cactus (the Prickly Pear) in their native home of Mexico. Central Americans call the fermented drink made by these Tibi ‘Tibicos’.

We feed the Tibi organic raw sugar as it feeds on the sucrose and the minerals within our very own all-natural triple-filtered cloud juice. In return the culture gives us a beverage with a wide spectrum of probiotic flora. We then ferment this beverage again with fruit juices to make low sugar fruit sodas  with awesome flavour and lots of bubbles!

Our fruit Tibicos is the perfect fizzy drink alternative for kids!

Water Kefir fruit soda

Only available at the markets and special events, flavours are:
Apple & Berry / Grape / Mango / Guava

Coconut Tibicos


This is a sugar-free lifestyle-friendly version of the fruit Tibicos. We feed the Tibi grains 100% coconut water and in return it gives us …coconut water… but lacto-fermented with a wide spectrum probiotic content! Perfect for the Paleo or sugar-free lifestyle. Coconut tibicos has a rich tang and sometimes a light effervescence too which goes great in smoothies or juices as well as when drunk neat.

You will soon find this product in selected stores and in limited numbers at the markets we attend.


For more information on sourcing our 'Healthy brews', see our stockists below or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Here is the latest of what we're up to...

Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info, but otherwise:

First of the Summer workshops is January 13TH. See below for more details.


We are now at the Rotorua night Markets every Thursday night through till March, so if you're visiting Rotovegas over summer, come on down to the markets on a Thursday night, hunt us out and grab a coldie Kombucha, Tibicos or Ginger beer. Ahhhhhhhhhh


VEGAN VIBES Food fest is coming soon on the 23rd of September for a smorgasbord of all things Vegan, including of course our range of Kombucha and Ginger Beers.

It's all happening at Soper Reserve, 95 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui 10am - 4pm


VEGAN FOOD FAIR (April 23rd) in Auckland at Alexandra Park, Greenlane, saw us amongst many other healthy food makers helping people like you become healthy, happy and full of energy. We had sold out of all our RTDs by 2pm so will need 2 car loads of stock next year - Thanks Auckland! :o)



Feb 2017

Our Fermentation Workshops have been their usual success this summer so we've added April and May dates now since the March drink workshop booked out so early in Feb.

So if you want to learn how top make your own kombucha, kefir, tepache, probiotic lemonade or how to ferment your vegetable surplus, then book into our workshops here.


December 16, 2016


YES, you will find us at the evening food markets at Papamoa's Domain on Thursday evenings and Mount Maunganui's Coronation park every Friday from now till the end of March.

The first Saturday of each month will also see us at the Mount's Coronation Park for the Little Big Markets too.

Come and enjoy one of our Kombuchas, probiotic fruit sodas or specialty Ginger beers with your gourmet meal  -Yumm eeee.


November fermentation workshops went off with the usual bang and full bookings so if you too want to learn how to make your own cheap but delicious and healthy drinks and fermented veggies, then plan for our summer series - the second Saturday of January, February and March.



October 2016

Our October workshops went off a treat to start our spring season and our next/last ones for the year are November 26th so if you're keen to learn about making your own probiotic fermented drinks or veggies, then click here for all the details.


September 2016

Summer Markets are booked in!

This coming summer we will be spreading the Kombucha, Kefir and Ginger Beer joy at:

Mount Maunganui's Gourmet night Markets every Friday evening from December till March

Papamoa's Dinner in the Domain every Thursday evening from December till February

Mount Maunganui's 'Big little Markets' the first Saturday morning of December, Jan and Feb

The new 'Vegan Vibes' expo on September 24th, 10am-4pm.



August 2016

Online sales of our RTD Probiotics are now up and running!!! -

We have our boxes now so we can ship our delicious and healthy probiotic drinks country wide, to your door or store. Need a fizzy drink alternative??? These are it!!!

They come in boxes of 12 bottles (and 20's coming soon) and you can choose from 4 flavours of Kombucha, 2 flavours of our unique probiotic Ginger Beer and 1 flavour of our Coconut Tobicos (near zero sugar, fermented coconut water).

Simply click the 'Shop' button at the top of the page or here to grab a supply now.

Whether you're in Kaitaia or Bluff, we''ll do our best to get some to you.


July 2016

Our first Food Show above has now been and gone and was a great learning curve on marketing/selling our products at such an event.

Thanks to all who came and saw and tasted and bought. back to getting our drinks in the shops....







 Fermentation workshops

Click here to book your place...

So which shops stock our products - where can you get them?

Apart from the aforementioned evening and Saturday markets,

you can currently find our drinks at:
Wild earth organics Tauranga


Wild earth Organics

777 Cameron road,


Papamoa Bin Inn

Fashion Island
30F Gravitt Road


 Flaveur Breads  

31 Totara Street,
Mount Maunganui

Plum Organics

Fashion Island, Gravatt road,

Giovanni's Restaurant and Pizzeria

346 Te Ngae Road

Capers Cafe Palmerston North

Capers Cafe

272 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North
Healthy Thymes cafe and health shop

Healthy Thymes

106 The Runway, The Landing

Nourish Cafe

Cnr of Te Puna Rd & SH2,
Te Puna

Watch this space as we up production to go into more shops :o)

In the meantime if you are interested in stocking our drinks yourself for retail sale, having us at an event or sourcing them for regular personal use, please contact us with the form below and tell us how we can help.
If you'd like to source a culture to make you own probiotic drinks at home you can buy live culture supplies here.

Passionate experimenters and developers of fermented foods and drinks.

We are a David and Claire, a husband & wife team that love life, laughter, science fiction, growing our own food and kayaking adventures. We are passionate about healthy living, letting ‘thy food by thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food’ as Hippocrates once wisely said.

David, a keen fisherman and lover of the great outdoors, has always been passionate about healthy living. In 2009 he took to Kombucha as an addition to his healthy diet and lifestyle and has never looked back.

Claire on the other hand, a keen touring kayaker, nature lover, film and music buff, has had a lifelong love-hate relationship with both healthy living and fast-food joints, and was thrilled to be introduced to Kombucha in 2011 by her awesome future husband. It helped her wean herself from soft drinks immediately, and along with other cultured foods and drinks contributed to fixing digestive and immune issues and regaining good health.

As passionate gardeners and science geeks we both love all aspects of brewing fermented drinks (so much experimenting and growing things), and hope to share our passion with you through our awesome range of delicious, healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar, raw probiotic beverages that are the perfect alternative to fizzy drinks.

We love hearing from people so get in touch with us below.

Phone us on (027) 518 3018

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