a basic kombucha recipe
bring the gallon of water to a boil.
steep tea 5-10 minutes
remove tea bag(s), stir in organic sugar until completely dissolved.
let sweet tea mixture completely cool.
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)
add your scoby and 1 cup of starter to your sweet tea mixture.
cover jar with a breathable fabric (I use a tea towel), secure with a string.
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.
A new scoby will form on the top which you will want to save for the next batch, along with 1 cup of kombucha.
either bottle and store your kombucha or flavor using any number of fresh fruits or juices, leaving it to further ferment 2-4 days.
Strain, bottle, and store in the fridge. Enjoy!