The Art of Crafting Honeybrew: A Look into Jun Culture

Years ago, the Honeybrew team set out on a mission to create a flavorful drink that doesn't make you feel guilty for indulging. We wanted to reinvent the approach to drinking, providing an uplifting experience that can improve your health and well{bee}ing. 

Our innovative formula features a blend of authentic Jun culture, local honey, and organic herbs and botanicals. The ingredients we hand-picked for this formula contain nutrients like enzymes, phytonutrients, and probiotics, providing a buzz you can feel good about whenever you need to grab a cold one. 

We're here to walk you through our vision behind Jun vs. Kombucha and the benefits of making Honeybrew your go-to brew.

Let's take a closer look:

Origins and History of Jun Culture

Over the years, kombucha has become a popular alternative to beer and wine. It's been used for centuries and is an ancient sister to jun culture. Jun is not as popularized in Western cultures. However, for over 5,000 years, it's been used in Tibet for its potent healing qualities and beneficial probiotics. History tells us jun culture is also great for making a delicious alcoholic brew. 

Jun vs. Kombucha

Jun culture is similar to kombucha. However, kombucha is made with black tea and sugar. While jun culture is derived from green tea and honey. We chose Jun vs. Kombucha because green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and has slightly less caffeine than black tea. Honey also has more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than the sugar used in kombucha. 

Honeybrew is a double-fermented alcoholic Jun. Jun tea scoby and other Jun cultures are used for making alcoholic beverages like mead and cider. But we've taken the recipe one step further by adding other beneficial probiotics, botanicals, and feel-good ingredients into our drink. 

The Fermentation Process:

As you probably know by now: Honeybrew is a fermented beverage. It contains two strains of probiotics, lactobacillus plantarum & Lactobacillus paracasei. Both probiotics are backed by years of data and research and can benefit your lifestyle. 

All of our Honeybrew goes through a four-step fermentation process. Here's how it works:

  • Step 1: Fermentation: We blend herbal tea with other tonic ingredients to create the flavor you know and love.
  • Step 2: Remove Culture: After we remove the culture, we add honey to enhance the rich flavor.
  • Step 3: Crash the Product: The product is then moved to a glycol-jacketed, conical fermentation tank and gets prepped for a second round of fermentation. Once that's complete, we "crash" the product.
  • Step 4: Carbonate: The last step is to add carbonation to the alcoholic beverage and get it bottled and ready for Leaf & Hive customers. 

Local Honey and Its Importance

Honey is the most important ingredient we use in our Honeybrew. Our Honeybrew is made with locally sourced, organic honey. Investing in local honey allows us to quality-check every ingredient in our formula. 

Raw honey is also a potent source of antioxidants and is a phytonutrient powerhouse. Committing to locally sourced honey ensures that all the beneficial nutrients are still intact before we add it to our brew. 

Organic and Sustainably Sourced Herbs and Botanicals

Our team is committed to only using the finest organic and sustainably sourced herbs and botanicals. From the green tea and flowers to the fresh fruit and extracts - we have spent years perfecting our formula and searching for the perfect ingredients to include in each flavor we offer. 

When you get a taste of a Honeybrew, there are there nutrients you can look forward to:


We never heated our honey over 105F ̊ during the brewing process. This ensures the enzyme content is still intact. During fermentation, the nootropics and other phytonutrients are also broken down into their metabolite form, making them much easier to consume.


All of the herbs and botanicals are jam-packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential to our overall health. They help protect the body from free radicals and oxidation. 


Honeybrew has over 1 trillion CFUs per liter of beneficial probiotics, including 46 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast. The probiotics found in our Honeybrew are backed by extensive peer-reviewed research and are known to benefit the immune system and your overall brain health. 

Health Benefits of Honeybrew and Jun Culture:

We chose jun vs. Kombucha because of the notable health differences. We like to think of jun culture as an "improved" kombucha with more benefits for the individual. By combining Jun with locally sourced honey and beneficial botanicals, you can look forward to benefits such as:

  • Improved Digestion: Lactobacillus Plantarum can help boost digestive function and repair the intestinal lining.  
  • Enhanced Immunity: Lactobacillus Plantarum is an antioxidant-rich probiotic that can help improve your immune response and keep disease-causing bacteria at bay.  
  • A Natural Mood Booster: Studies suggest that Lactobacillus Plantarum can help inflammation in the brain, boosting overall mood and mental health. 
  • Improved Overall Health: Including probiotics in your diet can improve overall health and keep your inner ecosystem balanced and thriving. The combination of good bacteria and yeast can help digest food, absorb nutrients, and build immunity.  

Experience Superior Craftsmanship and Excellent Taste 

Honeybrew is in a league of its own. This effervescent alcoholic beverage is unlike any other drink on the market - and is the perfect beverage to use in cocktail recipes or to simply sip on its own. 

Our team spends countless hours crafting the perfect batch of Honeybrew. The craftsmanship and meticulous process of ensuring consistency, taste, and quality sets our Honeybrew apart from the rest. 

We set out on a mission to elevate the alcohol industry with a beverage that combines old-world wisdom with contemporary drinking culture - and we're excited to share what we've created with the world around us. 

Explore our selection of Honeybrew today to see what the buzz is all about.