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a basic kombucha recipe

  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • 2 tbsp green or black loose leaf tea or (6-8 tea bags)
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1 scoby with 1 cup starter fluid (kombucha from the last batch)
  1. bring the gallon of water to a boil.

  2. steep tea 5-10 minutes

  3. remove tea bag(s), stir in organic sugar until completely dissolved.

  4. let sweet tea mixture completely cool.

  5. pour sweet tea mixture into your glass fermenting vessel. 

    *for extra precaution rinse glass container with white vinegar first (do not clean with an antibacterial soap this will kill the scoby) 

  6. add your scoby and 1 cup of starter to your sweet tea mixture.

  7. cover jar with a breathable fabric (I use a tea towel), secure with a string. 

  8. leave this out to ferment for 1-4 weeks. 1 week will still be very sweet 4 weeks will be more vinegar tasting but also more detoxifying. 

  9. A new scoby will form on the top which you will want to save for the next batch, along with 1 cup of kombucha.

  10. either bottle and store your kombucha or flavor using any number of fresh fruits or juices, leaving it to further ferment 2-4 days. 

  11. Strain, bottle, and store in the fridge. Enjoy!