A rare cousin of Kombucha, Jun is made by fermenting tea and honey with a SCOBY, creating a natural effervescence. The Jun SCOBY (culture) and Kombucha SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) look similar but thrive on completely different substrates; Jun being honey and Kombucha being sugar. Our authentic heirloom Jun SCOBY feeds on honey, whereas Kombucha’s SCOBY feeds on Cane Sugar, and is uniquely adapted to work with the host of bacteria, organisms and antimicrobial properties present in honey. The result of this fermentation is a delicious and healthy drink that contains probiotics, prebiotics and amino acids. This ferment features a lighter and smoother taste that does not present vinegar tones that are prominent in other Kombucha varieties on the market.
Being fermented with honey, WILD TONIC® is both prebiotic AND probiotic, another differentiator from traditional Kombucha! Probiotics introduce bacteria into your gut. Not just any bacteria, but good bacteria that is essential for good gut health. Prebiotics are fuel for probiotics to do their job. So, in essence, WILD TONIC® contains double the benefits!
WILD TONIC® is available in 3 varieties: Non-Alcohol, 5.6% ABV and 7.6% ABV! All varieties are hand-crafted with organic fruit juices, herbs & botanicals creating tantalizing flavors. Our non-alcohol Kombucha is 100% fermented with honey while our alcohol line uses both honey and organic golden cane sugar in the ferment to increase alcohol levels while at the same time leaving a clean, crisp flavor profile.
Our Jun is made with 100% pure honey. This allows for a smooth, clean taste that customers love. Honey provides antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. In addition, honey is a natural source of energy.
Our Jun is created with a blend of exotic organic teas, offering exceptional quality and flavor. All of our teas are ethically and sustainably sourced.
The richness of WILD TONIC® hues and flavor profiles derive from carefully selected combinations of certified USDA organic fruit juices.
Our herbs and spices are sourced from organic farms and are essential to the unique flavors of WILD TONIC®, setting us apart from others on the market.
Organically grown botanicals in our ferment add delicate floral notes that enhance the herbs, spices and fruits.
These cute and fuzzy little insects contribute to our lives more than one would think!
Unfortunately, their population is declining.
Did you know that if bees don’t exist neither does coffee, chocolate, watermelon, avocados and countless other foods? The pollination from honey bees in the United States contribute to over 150 crops, generating $20 billion annually.
The following plants are just a few of the bee-friendly plants that you can add to your garden:
By purchasing from local organic farms, you are helping to support the bees and beekeepers in your area.
With a passion for art, brewing and bees, company founder, Holly Lyman is dedicated to a sustainable vision for the company by supporting organic farmers and partnering with local beekeeping organizations who focus on bee conservation.
It is a part of Wild Tonic’s mission to helps efforts dedicated to strengthening bee populations. By identifying and encouraging the Wild characteristics in bees, we can help them adapt and thrive once again in an increasingly industrial world, in the face of over-domestication and colony collapse. The stunning cobalt blue that attracts bees to flowers is what inspired the creation of our bottles.
Here are some of our other practices to minimize our impact on the environment and honor the earth that sustains us:
Our efficient and streamlined production facility monitors and maximizes energy usage.
We compost our teas, herbs, flowers and fruit. Cardboard, paper products, cans, metal and plastic are recycled. Systems are used to reduce water consumption. The WILD TONIC® signature blue bottles are reusable and recyclable. All sample cups used for demos and events are compostable.
We use biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products.