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Raised a vegetarian and instilled with Eastern philosophy at a very young age, GT Dave quickly adopted a spiritual view of the world. Along with a deep respect for all living things, GT’s parents, Laraine and Michael, were also quick to pass on their affinity for “funky foods.”

In early 1993, the Dave family was gifted a Mother SCOBY from the Himalayas. Intrigued by Kombucha’s ancient healing properties, they used this beautiful living culture to brew their own homemade batches of the fizzy, fermented tea.

In late 1994, Laraine was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer. When she miraculously healed, doctors asked if she’d made any recent changes to her lifestyle. Laraine explained that she had long been a vegetarian, but for the last two years had been drinking the family’s very pungent, homemade tea – GT’s Kombucha.

Inspired by his mom’s story, it became GT’s mission to make authentic Kombucha easily accessible for everyone, everywhere. At only 15-years-old, GT Dave began bottling his brew in the kitchen of his parents’ Southern California home. He had no business plan, just an earnest desire to share the healing powers of his humble offering with the world.

Over 20 years later, GT’s Kombucha has maintained that altruistic mission and have stayed true to the sacred brewing process of this ancient elixir. Using heirloom cultures from that Himalayan Mother SCOBY, we continue to handcraft our signature, small batch Kombucha with lots of love, as nature intended.

With a commitment to integrity and authenticity, we’ve established GT’s as the #1-selling Kombucha and are proud to remain a family owned & operated company – always cultured, never compromised. Since day one, GT’s Kombucha is raw, organic, and naturally effervescent.

Now, under the umbrella of GT’s Living Foods, we’ve embraced our innovative spirit and continue to look to nature as our main source of inspiration. The GT’s Living Foods logo, inspired by the SCOBY that started it all, keeps us close to our honest roots as we move forward in our natural evolution to help people live happier, healthier lives.

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Our Humble Gift

We started making our Kombucha based on the belief that it could touch people’s lives and make the world a better place. From our family to yours, we are honored and humbled to share this gift with you.

Peace & blessings.

Our Legacy


Laraine Dave is diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She drinks homemade Kombucha throughout her treatments to keep her immune system strong and miraculously recovers.


Inspired by how Kombucha helped his mother, GT begins brewing small batches at home in his parents’ kitchen.  Later that year, he introduces his very first Kombucha Original bottles to LA health food store, Erewhon.


GT introduces his first flavored Kombuchas and expands to sell his bottles in more LA health stores.


GT creates his new Synergy line of Kombucha made with real fruit juices and puree, including Cosmic Cranberry, Strawberry Serenity, and Mystic Mango.


GT starts selling Kombucha and Synergy Kombucha in California Whole Foods stores.


GT expands and moves into a larger brewing facility in order to begin national distribution.


GT introduces his new Enlightened Kombucha line, a reformulation of his original formula. He called his original formula Classic Kombucha.


GT releases 5 new Chia flavors to the Synergy Kombucha line.


GT’s Kombucha celebrates our 20th anniversary and debuts a special seasonal flavor called “Sharing Gratitude” to honor the occasion and all the people who helped us along the way.


After meeting the Larsen family, GT expands his product offerings and introduces CocoKefir and CocoYo. He was touched by their story and devotion to their daughter, Tula, who suffered intestinal health issues. They partnered together to share this super-probiotic gift with the world, in hopes it would help others.


GT continues to oversee the company in Los Angeles, growing his team to innovate new flavors and products as GT’s Living Foods.

Today we are proud to offer over 30 Kombucha flavors and other offerings for our fans to enjoy.

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