3 Steps To Start Making Kombucha At Home
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Serves: ½ gallon
Directions for making a ½ gallon of kombucha
  • 1 SCOBY
  • 1 cup plain raw kombucha
  • 1 tbsp of loose leaf tea or 4 tea bags
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 6½ cups purified water
  1. Heat a cup of water and let the tea steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea out and add the sugar.
  3. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add the sweetened tea and cold water to a ½ gallon glass jar.
  5. Add 1 cup of plain kombucha.
  6. Add the SCOBY.
  7. Cover the jar with a cotton cloth and secure with a rubber band.
  8. Place in a cool, dark place on your counter.
  9. A new SCOBY will begin to form on the surface after a few days.
  10. Taste test after 5 days. If you like the taste, bottle it up and make a new batch or leave it out a few more days. The longer you ferment it, the more sour it will become.
  11. Bottle the kombucha and put it in the fridge.
  12. Start a new batch.
To make the Kombucha bubbly, bottle it, seal it tight and place it on the counter to ferment for a few more days. You can add juice, herbal tea or flavored tea during this step of the process to flavor it.
Recipe by Fermented Food Lab at https://www.fermentedfoodlab.com/3-steps-to-start-making-kombucha-home/