what makes lion heart kombucha so special?

our enthusiasm for kombucha is real

After 12+ years of brewing kombucha WE STILL LOVE IT! Every batch is carefully crafted to make sure it tastes great and that the culture is healthy and thriving. We are proud to make a beverage that is delightful to drink and healthy for you. We focus on local flavors and sustainable processes to ensure that our kombucha is good for not only our bodies but for the earth as well. Lion Heart is 100% traditionally brewed with our mother culture which was brought from Russia in the 1980’s and has never touched non-organic tea. We have always used quality, fermentation grade wine-making equipment, and never stored our brewing Kombucha or SCOBYs in plastic. Our dedication to quality runs deep; our commitment to the health of our community runs even deeper. We are proud to pay our employees well, provide health benefits and offer a flexible schedule to accommodate and support their lives outside of work. We continually grow thanks to our dedicated crew and community of die-hard fans obsessed with our low sugar style, fresh local flavors, and reliable quality.

Lion Heart Kombucha sample cups at their brewery headquarters in Portland, OR

low sugar “dry” style

You’ll first notice Lion Heart Kombucha has just the right amount of sweetness at just 2g-5g sugar per bottle.  After years of perfecting our recipe, you’ll discover that while our brew may be low in sugar, our kombucha is big in taste. Our rotating seasonal flavors have up to 6g per 8oz serving because we use more fruit/juice in their recipe.

about the owners

In 2008 Jared and Amanda Englund began teaching brewing classes in their SE Portland home and two years later opened Lion Heart Kombucha. The brewery is named for their child Lev (whose name means “lion” in Russian and “heart” in Hebrew). Both Jared and Amanda have a deep love for farms and local food networks and weaving those connections into their brewery was an important foundation for their company to grow.

Lion Heart Kombucha family in the park
Lion Heart Kombucha family in the park

about the owners

In 2008 Jared and Amanda Englund began teaching brewing classes in their SE Portland home and two years later opened Lion Heart Kombucha. The brewery is named for their child Lev (whose name means “lion” in Russian and “heart” in Hebrew). Both Jared and Amanda have a deep love for farms and local food networks and weaving those connections into their brewery was an important foundation for their company to grow.

Lion Heart Kombucha

the local choice

Sourcing local and farm-direct organic ingredients is one of our specialties. When you drink a bottle of Lion Heart you are supporting a strong local and organic food system. We partner as much as possible with other small businesses and farms to make sure that we are doing our part to invest in the local economy and also to develop relationships that are long lasting and mutually supportive. We work with and highly recommend:

Jasmine Pearl Tea Company
Columbia Gorge Organics
Earthly Gourmet
Rose City Label
Glory Bee Foods
Olshen’s Bottle Supply
Direct Transport
Paywrite Payroll Service
Apex Refrigeration
F.H. Steinbart Co.
Practical Fusion
Glacier Tanks
Brewcraft USA
Misplaced Screenprinting

dedicated to social justice

Lion Heart Kombucha supports the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to supporting social justice movements in our community. We are a company that is anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQIA+ affirming/representing, Jewish and pro-Palestinian resilience. We actively support organizations in Portland that are bringing relief and resilience to Indigenous communities and people of color, such as Equitable Giving Circle, Don’t Shoot Portland and Snack Bloc. We are open to receiving feedback about how we can do better, as we are a company founded and run by white people. We understand unlearning white supremacy is a life-long process and are committed to this work.

Red and grey heart on a black background
Red and grey heart on a black background

dedicated to social justice

Lion Heart Kombucha supports the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to supporting social justice movements in our community. We are a company that is anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQIA+ affirming/representing, Jewish and pro-Palestinian resilience. We actively support organizations in Portland that are bringing relief and resilience to Indigenous communities and people of color, such as Equitable Giving Circle, Don’t Shoot Portland and Snack Bloc. We are open to receiving feedback about how we can do better, as we are a company founded and run by white people. We understand unlearning white supremacy is a life-long process and are committed to this work.