Does Synergy Kombucha Have Caffeine?

GT’s Synergy Kombucha has approximately 8-14mg of caffeine per 16 fluid ounce bottle.  This is due to the natural brewing process which uses a combination of black and green tea. Both contain small amounts of caffeine that make their way into the final product.

how much caffeine is in Kombucha tea

Will Caffeine from Kombucha Tea Cause Stimulation?

Small servings of coffee typically have approximately 100mg of caffeine; nearly 10x more than Kombucha tea.

Most coffee, like Starbucks, contains far more. An average American coffee product can contain 200-300mg of caffeine.

It is unlikely that the 8-14mg of caffeine in Kombucha tea will provide any form of mental or physical stimulation even remotely similar to something like coffee – or even regular tea.

Is Caffeine in Kombucha negligible?

Unless the brewer is adding additional caffeine – which would be listed on the label – Kombucha tea contains a negligible amount of caffeine.

Unless you have an allergy or religious conviction, anyone with caffeine restrictions should be able to consume Kombucha without concerns about caffeine.

Some brands may contain up to 40mg of caffeine (still 60% less than a small coffee) due to their high black tea content.


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Most of our content is a little longer than this, but this is a subject that has come up a lot recently with all of the discussions about small intestine bacterial overgrowth and probiotics like Mutaflor.

3 thoughts on “Does Synergy Kombucha Have Caffeine?”

  1. Hello I gave up coffee in June 2017 after a period of 2.5/3 years of drinking 2/3 cups a day. My main reason was that I was diagnosed with low iron and afterwards I found out about the negative effects caffeine has on iron absorption by the body. I don”t attribute my low iron levels to my caffeine consumption as there were other a lot bigger factors at the time but it probably contributed at least at little. My other reason is exactly as it”s mentioned in the article achieving natually high energy levels rather than relying on a drug. I am constantly shocked how amongst all the media hype that promotes the benefits of caffeine the negative effects of it on the body”s iron absorption are ignored. I was very surprised that this article, being one of the most informative I have come accros, failed to mention it. It”s generally recommended that people should not consume caffeine at least 1 to 2 hours before and after a meal. I feel like the effects by caffeine on iron absorption should be right there with other drawbacks such as addiction. Thank you for the informative article. It has proven a motivational read at a time when I am being drawn back to drinking coffe and considering going completely caffeine free again.

  2. I have been caffeine free since college when I was a caffeine junky. Wish I would have never done the stuff. My mental recall is perfect when not on caffeine. Spotty on caffeine. I find that after 20 years with no caffeine, I can feel it with a Kombucha but it is very mild. In contrast I had a root beer a while back that I did not know had caffeine and I had a nasty headache a sweated from the root beer. Root beer caffeine=50mg, Kombucha 10mg. 10mg seems to be a low enough amount to not affect me negatively but I can still feel it.


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