Kombucha from Pakistan via Abu Dhabi to Perth

While in the backseat of a cab en route to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi last year, I had this box of Pakistan’s finest thrust enthusiastically into my hands by our garrulous taxi driver who proclaimed it “the best tea in the world!” I was visiting a girlfriend who lives in the city and experiencing the strange delights of a Middle Eastern country I wouldn’t otherwise have thought to visit.


I’m not a huge black tea drinker but I just had to bring it home to Australia given how generous and delightful our taxi driver had been. It’s been languishing in my cupboard for a while until I had the bright idea: what better base for my kombucha than “the world’s best tea”? I just bottled another batch of kombucha this morning, adding a few drops of DoTerra ginger and lemon oils for flavour. What a great way to start the morning!

Thanks, my Pakistani taxi driver from Abu Dhabi, wherever you are!