Kombucha Tasting Events

If you're serious about living a healthier lifestyle and being the best version of you, then having a healthy gut is one of the most important things you can do.

And it's easier than you think to achieve.

No fad diets or crazy supplements from the mystical mountains of Tibet.

It's as simple as adding fermented food & drink into your daily diet.

Drinking Kombucha daily is the perfect gateway to improving your health

But as you'll find out at our Tasting Events, not all Kombucha's are made equal.

What you find in the supermarket isn't the real deal.

It's not the proper Kombucha packed with live cultures and made the real way.

At Functional Drinks Club we only sell Kombucha from UK Makers who make it properly.

What does that mean?

It means it's unpasteurised, raw, unfiltered, and is made with a SCOBY.

This is the kind of Kombucha that improves your health and makes your gut sing.

And it's these Kombucha's you'll discover at our Tasting Events.

We have a number of Kombucha Tasting Dates available for you to book and these are run from the Functional Drinks Club shop in Otley.

You can also book a private Kombucha Tasting Event, just email kevin@functionaldrinks.co.uk to arrange (min 4 people for a private booking).

Meet your Host

Hey, my name's Kev and I'm the owner of Functional Drinks Club.

I worked in a high pressure job for 20 years, I was burnt out without knowing it, and I was missing my little girl grow up. I knew I needed to change.

It all changed for me when I decided to quit drinking alcohol and discovered Kombucha.

Since then, I've lost over 2 stones, my energy levels have improved and I'm enjoying life a hell of a lot more I tell you that.

I also left my high pressure role to take a step back and set-up Functional Drinks Club.

I'm passionate about helping other people to discover the transformational impact improving gut health can have on their lives.

If you're looking to make a change, then make one of our Kombucha Tasting Sessions your starting point.

  • Taste 8 different Kombuchas

    We'll try 8 different Kombuchas in total. Different brands, styles and flavours. The goal is to help you find a style and flavour profile you can carry on with afterwards.

  • Take any 2 bottles home

    That's right, you get to take home any 2 bottles of Kombucha from the shop at the end of the event.

  • How to spot a good Kombucha?

    Super important because not all Kombuchas are made equal. There's a lot out there with bad ingredients and high in sugar and you normally find them on the supermarket shelf.

  • What to eat and drink to improve your gut health?

    We'll take a more holistic look what you can eat and drink to improve your gut health. And it will be small changes you can easily make in your day to day life.

  • Kimchi or Kraut Tasting

    During the tasting session we'll also let you try some Kimchi or Kraut from some of the best UK makers around. It's all about the 4Ks of fermented food and drinks and mixing it up keeps it interesting and fun while being super good for you.

  • Fun & Laughter

    It's not really included in the ticket, but if you come ready to have fun then it will be a great session for everyone involved.

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Customer Reviews

Hear from people who have attended one of our Kombucha Tasting Events.

Founder Kev talking you through a Kombucha Tasting Session

Improving your Gut Health

The benefits of a well-balanced gut microbiome.

  • Improve your Heart Health with Kombucha

    Improve your Heart Health

    It doesn't matter what age you are, a bad diet will always catch up with you. I'm now 43. I remember when the actor John Candy died of a heart attack at 43 and thought he was old. Now I know that 43 is no age to die at all. He had his whole life ahead of him. What you do in your 40's dictates the health you'll have in the second half of your life.

  • Boost your Immune System with Kombucha

    Boost your Immune System

    Always coming down with one bug or another regardless of the time of year? Well, having a healthy gut could help you fight back against the dreaded lurgy. There's nothing worse than having a cold or sniffle while you're trying to be the best version of yourself. It's time to fight back by making your microbiome a superheroes playground.

  • Improve your Mental Health

    By now you will have heard or read about how food impacts on your mental health. It's more than that. Your gut is known as the "Second Brain". It fuels your mental health by powering your brain. So, if you have a petrol car and you fill it with diesel, what happens? The same applies here. If you fuel your body with crap, then it impacts on everything. Including your mood.

  • Healthy Digestive System

    A healthy gut filled with good bacteria means your waste system will work more efficiently. If you're struggling to poo, constipated, then adding a fermented food and drinks to your daily diet will help. It can be Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir or Kraut. I like to stack the 4Ks during the day and I am clockwork baby.

  • Weight Management with Kombucha at Functional Drinks Club

    Weight Management

    I've lost 2 stone since I started drinking Kombucha daily 11 months ago. And I've kept it off. Everyone is different, but what I will say is this. Yes fermented food and drink can help you lose weight, but only if your diet doesn't consist of pizza and kebabs or other ultra processed foods.

  • Reduce Inflammation with Kombucha at Functional Drinks Club

    Reduce Inflammation

    I suffer from psoriasis and drinking Kombucha every day has reduced it drastically. Like I always say, everyone is different, but for me it's made a massive difference. Yes, I still have to daily moisturise, but I'm not having to rub steroid cream all over my body as much as I used to and that is a big win in my eyes.

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Kombucha Tasting Event at Functional Drinks Club

Kombucha Tasting Events

The number one Kombucha Tasting Session in Yorkshire. 

Outside of Functional Drinks Club in Otley

Where to Find Us

Functional Drinks Club

17 Manor Square
LS21 3AP

Near the Black Horse in Otley and across the road from the Milk Bar (one of the best cafes in Leeds).

We're going to be running Leeds City Centre Kombucha Tasting Events this Summer. Make sure you leave your email address to hear about when they drop (subscribe at the bottom of this page).

The Godfather of Gut Health

Tim Spector, co-founder of the Zoe Programme, is one of the world's leading experts on gut health. We're big fans of the Zoe Programme and a lot of people who come into Functional Drinks Club have completed the programme.

This short video tells you the 5 food groups to add to your diet to improve your gut health. Obviously Kombucha is one of them amongst others.