How To Make Kombucha Tea
Congratulations, you now own your own kombucha Scoby and starter tea from wherever you bought the scoby. It is now time to brew your first tea. Try not to feel overwhelmed as kombucha tea is very easy to make.
How To Make - It is as simple as brewing tea as normal. Once the tea has cooled down, you will then proceed to add your SCOBY to it. Cover your tea with muslin or any breathable piece of fabric, secure it in place with a rubber band and then leave the tea to sit out in a warm place for anything between 2 weeks to a month. - Viola
- Ensure you have bought your Kombucha Starter Kit
Kombucha is a probiotic food or drink that has a tangy fizzy taste which makes it easy to serve to kids or even as a tool to help cope with cutting out commercial fizzy drinks. Once you have brewed your kombucha tea, you can choose to add other fruit and vegetable juice to the tea or even use it to drizzle over salads.
The first tea is very easy to brew at home even with no prior fermenting experience. I love seeing my colony of bacteria growing and getting larger in the glass jar, it gives me a sense of fulfillment. The process is equally calming, so brewing kombucha can easily be an activity you indulge in once every week or two to just simply put yourself in a meditative mood or a reflective mood. Sadly, it only takes a few minutes to wrap up, so unless you go crazy and brew large batches that can take about 30 minutes to complete, your preparations should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
I have put together a collection of some of the most resourceful and recognized videos on Youtube which show how to make kombucha below, in order to assist you to gain an understanding of the process. Sometimes it is easier to promote something that others have done a good job of explaining. Despite the fact I have made videos myself, I would encourage you to watch the recommended videos also as some provide insightful information that will go on to serve you in your fermentation course.
Drinking kombucha tea introduces healthy, good bacteria in our gut which in turn promotes an all-round healthy gut. Kombucha tea makes it easy for those with a dairy intolerance to enjoy a similarly rich probiotic drink foregoing sugar-rich, dairy yogurt and milk drinks. Your homemade kombucha tea should have froth on the surface at some stage during fermentation. This indicates that your kombucha is ready and full of synergistic probiotic yeast.
WARNING: FERMENTING KOMBUCHA IS BREWING WHICH RESULTS IN SOME AMOUNT OF NATURAL ALCOHOL CONTENT IN YOUR HOME BREWED KOMBUCHA
Where is Kombucha derived From?
Some people are under the impression that Kombucha originated from China over 2000 years ago before being taken to Japan and then proceeded to move to the West. Others claim that it originated in Russia. The exact origin is unknown, however, your own kombucha scoby was grown from my own kitchen in London.
Reasons Why You Should Invest In The Homemade Kombucha Kit
- Most gut-friendly drinks come in the form of dairy products such as yogurt and milk drinks, Kombucha tea makes it easy for those with dairy intolerance to enjoy a similarly rich probiotic drink.
- It is very easy to brew at home, no special equipment is needed for this type of fermenting.
- You can brew endless kombucha tea from the same scoby, kombucha vinaigrette, or make kombucha skincare products with your starter scoby.
- You know exactly what goes into your homemade kombucha as you get to control how much sugar to add and not have to worry about preserving the drink.
- Your first purchased SCOBY will grow in no time and reproduce further baby colonies that you will be able to give away to friends and family so they can start their own starter tea too.
- You can give your kombucha SCOBY a break by freezing it whenever you wish if you need to travel or simply want to take a break from brewing tea.
- You may use green tea only, black tea only, or a combination of both teas as long as it is no decaffeinated.
- The original starter tea is made using organic brown sugar, however, you can use either white or brown for your homemade brews. You can also use stevia, molasses, and other alternative sugars.
- You can recharge your SCOBY every few months to rejuvenate their productivity. This is explained in the notes.