Kombucha is a healthy, fermented tea that has become popular in recent years. It is full of probiotics and other good things for your body. It is easy to make at home and can be flavored in many different ways. I like to make the original kombucha recipe, but there are many different variations out there. This kombucha recipe from tea kombucha is my favorite because it makes about one gallon at a time, which lasts us about two weeks if we’re drinking it daily (and we usually are). We even give some away to our friends!
brew kombucha From Kombucha Kamp
4 cups water, room temperature (use the “green” setting on your faucet)
1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (see note below)
1/2 cup starter tea from previous batch scoby hotel of kombucha or store-bought bottled kombucha. If you use bottled kombucha to make your first batch, be sure it does not contain any sweeteners. We recommend GT’s Kombucha brand. If using white sugar or brown sugar, dissolve in a small amount of boiling water before adding to cold tea. Allow the mixture to cool before adding to tea.
1/8 teaspoon SCOBY culture (from a previous batch of kombucha)* – this will grow into a new SCOBY and start producing new batches of kombucha!
*If you have never made kombucha before, you can order flavoring kombucha a SCOBY from our website at www.kombuchakamp.com or purchase one locally at your health food store or natural food co-op if they carry it.
The Kombucha Recipe From Kombucha Kamp is a great place to start if you’re new to brewing kombucha at home.
The recipe is from the book, The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea by Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory.
Here’s what you need:
2 quarts filtered water (and 1 more for rinsing your jar)
1 cup sugar (you can use less if desired, but this makes a nice sweet brew)
1/4 cup loose black tea or tea bags (use caffeine-free if you want decaf kombucha)
A Basic Kombucha Recipe
This basic kombucha recipe is a great place to start with water kefir. You can make it with or without sugar, and you can flavor it with anything you like.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup of tea (black, green or oolong)
1/2 cup sugar (optional)
1/4 cup starter liquid from previous batch how to make kombucha (or store bought kombucha)
Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is produced by fermenting sweetened tea with a yeast culture. The yeast converts sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide, and then into vinegar. This makes kombucha very healthy for you, as it is rich in probiotics and natural acids. Kombucha can be made from any type of tea, but green and black teas are the most popular choices.
1 Gallon Distilled Water (not tap water)
8-10 Organic Tea Bags (your favorite kind) or 1 cup loose leaf tea
4-6 Tablespoons Raw Organic Sugar or Honey (or 1/4 cup white sugar)**
In this video, Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp shows how to make kombucha. She starts by sterilizing a jar, then adds the tea and sugar, followed by the starter tea bag. She puts in her SCOBY and covers the jar with cheesecloth and a rubber band. Then she lets it sit for 24 hours. Once it’s fermented, she pours off some of the liquid and adds fresh tea to the jar. She repeats this process until she has used all of her tea. Then she bottles it up and lets it ferment for 7 more days before consuming it.
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