Welcome to Laurel Farms®, Home of the Original American Kombucha®, Founded 1993, Laurel Canyon, California

Make your own Kombucha Tea® safely, easily and economically at home

Our Kombucha Growing Kits include:

  • Authentic, FDA safety-checked for home-growing, Kombucha "Mother" and "Starter Tea"
  • 21 page literature kit, including illustrated recipe sheet, growing tips, beauty treatments, pet and plant care, customer tips and testimonials
  • Free shipping and handling
  • Reusable gift box
  • Free, friendly phone help

Discover the healing power of this miraculous gift from God!

Even though it's called a Kombucha Tea Mushroom, or a Manchurian Mushroom, or a Russian grib "mushroom", or any of the dozens of other names it's acquired in the past several thousand years, the Kombucha isn't really a mushroom at all. It's a symbiotic combination of good bacteria and healthy yeast (not the kind that causes yeast problems) that, when left alone for 7-10 days floating in a mixture of ordinary sugar, tea and distilled water, combines to make an invigorating beverage containing vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, and glucuronic acid.

Glucuronic acid works with the liver to bind up environmental and metabolic toxins and excrete them from the body. Glucuronic acid also helps the body produce a very important group of polysaccharides which build strong connective tissue, cartilage, stimulate T-cell production, and increase cellular immunity. When the FDA tested the Laurel Farms Kombucha® in the early 1990's, they found that it contained glucuronic acid.

Although it's widely believed that the Kombucha originated in China around 220BC, where it may have been known as "The Divine Tea," we believe that its origins go back much farther in time, perhaps 4500 years. Dr. Zahi Hawass PhD Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Vice Minister of Culture of Egypt, told Betsy Pryor that the inventor was most likely an Egyptian, someone skilled in the fine Egyptian art of fermentation, perhaps a healer living in the time of the Pharaoh Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid.


You've seen Betsy Pryor of Laurel Farms on Dateline NBC, CBS, CNN, CBS, FOX and NBC News, Maury Povich, Leeza, The Other Side, E!, Mysteries, Miracles and Magic, and many others, heard her on radio talk shows, including Dr. Robert Atkins, MD on WOR NYC, and read about her in People Magazine, Newsweek, Globe, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, USA Today, and many others.

Writer of two best-selling books on Kombucha Tea®,Betsy Pryor is the "acknowledged Kombucha authority in the USA" and personally supervises the growing, packing and shipping of all Laurel Farms® Kombucha cultures. She has also written all the material included in our Kombucha Kit.