The Tonica Kombucha Story began in 2006 when Zoey Shamai, a traveling yogini, returned home from a yoga ashram with a new treasure, kombucha tea.
While teaching yoga abroad, Zoey came across kombucha tea and was amazed by the incredible digestive boost she got from this fermented tea.
Tucking the precious kombucha culture into a jar, Zoey tiptoed it all the way back to Toronto, where she continued to brew her living bubbles. She began to share her then named “fairy’s tonic” kombucha with friends and yoga students and soon the word spread about her healthy, sparkling beverage.
“Having grown up in a health food family, tagging along with my mom as she built one of the first hemp companies, I was no stranger to health foods. But I had NEVER had such an immediate energy buzz & digestive power as I did from kombucha, I was hooked.” – Zoey Shamai