Kombucha
Brew your own kombucha in several simple steps!
Servings Prep Time
2L 1 dayminutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minsminutes 7 daysminutes
Servings Prep Time
2L 1 dayminutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minsminutes 7 daysminutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring 2L of water to a boil. Let boil for 10 mins. Turn heat down slightly and add 1/2 cup sugar. Bring sugar water to boil for another 10 mins. Turn heat off.
  2. Add tea (2 TBSP ). Let steep in tea balls or tea bags anywhere from 20 mins to overnight. This depends on your taste preference. The longer it steeps, the more tannins are released and generally the “fuller” the tea tastes. LET COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE. It’s very important that you don’t add SCOBY to hot water as you will kill it.
  3. Empty sweet tea into glass jar leaving enough room for SCOBY and starter. Your starter tea will generally be about 10% of tea from previous batch.
  4. Add SCOBY and starter and make sure there’s enough space for air at the top. Cover with muslin and rubber band. Leave it in a dark cupboard for the next week or more depending on how fizzy and sweet you like it.
  5. Notes: don’t ever use any metal with the scoby, only glass or plastic. The scoby should be whitish-brownish in colour and have a smooth surface (it kinda looks like a jellyfish). If you see mold throw everything out and clean everything with vinegar. You’ll have to start from scratch again. Scobys will naturally split so you can give them away to friends or add them to your composter.