How-to-make-Kombucha-Let me show you how to make Kombucha. Homemade Kombucha tea is a delicious, fizzy fermented drink to help whip your gut into better health! It improves digestion, helps you lose weight and boosts your immunity.
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How to make Kombucha

Let me show you how to make Kombucha. Homemade Kombucha tea is a delicious, fizzy fermented drink to help whip your gut into better health! It improves digestion, helps you lose weight and boosts your immunity.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Eastern European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 wide mouth half gallon canning jars
  • 14 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 bags black tea or 2 tablespoons loose leaf tea
  • 1 cup starter tea from last batch of kombucha or store-bought kombucha unpasteurized, neutral-flavored
  • 1 scoby per fermentation jar

Instructions

Make sweet tea

  • Add sugar to hot distilled water. Mix until sugar is dissolved
  • Add tea bags and steep tea for about 15 minutes
  • Allow sweet tea to cool completely
  • In a clean glass jar ADD sweet tea, starter tea/plain kombucha, SCOBY
  • Cover jar securely with a tightly woven cloth (muslin, coffee filter,paper towels, clean kitchen towel)
  • Ferment in a cool dark spot for 7-10 days

Taste

  • Taste kombucha. Too sweet? Allow to brew for a couple more days. Too sour? Shorten brewing time on next batch. Just right? Proceed to next steps

Prep for a new batch of kombucha

  • Prepare and cool another pot of sweet tea
  • Remove the SCOBY from fermentation jar to a clean plate
  • Reserve 2 cups of brewed ‘just right’ kombucha & set aside

Bottle

  • Bottle the remaining kombucha and store in fridge

Make a new batch of kombucha

  • Wash and sterilize the jar being used for kombucha fermentation
  • In sterilized jar combine the fresh, cooled, sweet tea with reserved starter tea. Add SCOBY and ferment for 7-10 days

Enjoy!