Artist Kombucha Labels

Kombucha (pronounced “kom-BOO-cha”), often called “mushroom tea,” is a raw, freshly brewed drink made by hand from sweet tea and a Kombucha culture known as a “SCOBY” (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). It is naturally effervescent through the magic of fermentation, very low in sugar and rich in probiotics, live enzymes and antioxidants. It originated in China around 221 BC and was called the “Elixir of Life”. SCOBY metabolizes the sugar and tea to grow and transforms the liquid into a refreshing, slightly tangy beverage that has very low in sugar and has only 25 calories per serving. In comparison 1 can of soda contains 230 calories and for four times amount of sugar.

 This makes our Bucha a delicious and healthy alternative to sugar loaded, heavy processed sodas and sports drinks. Baba's Bucha is handcrafted in small batches using only fair trade organic ingredients and local seasonal produce. It is vegan, raw,  gluten free and has no artificial flavorings or colors, brewed in glass, served in glass.

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Barbara Houston


Barbara Houston was born in Saskatchewan and her full time art practice is based in Bonavista, NL.

She attended Parson’s School of Design in New York City, the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, OCADU (formerly OCAD) in Toronto and ECUAD (formerly ECIAD) in Vancouver. Houston’s work includes painting on linen, canvas and torrefied maple panels, drawings, linocut prints, and sculpture.

Houston has worked nationally and internationally with projects in Canada, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia (India and Japan). Houston was an teaching assistant while attending Parson’s and UofM, a University design instructor/mentor, she leads art and design workshops at the community level. 

Her work is included in public and corporate collections across Canada. Houston is a member of VANL, ArtsNL, Surface Design Association, the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, Eastern Edge and CARFAC.


Energizing, Immune Boosting, & Probiotic-rich

Bonabooch Kombucha Co. is a small-batch kombuchary located in Bonavista, Newfoundland. We combine the millennia old fermentation process of making kombucha with local foods and fresh organic ingredients to craft some truly unique flavors.

Discover our range of seasonal kombucha on tap and a variety of locally foraged food in our small storefront. Learn about the fermentation process and how a specific culture known as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts) is used to produce this gut friendly functional beverage.