Kombucha

I am a big kombucha connoisseur.

I just started making it again for the 3rd time lol.

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I add 4 cups of tap water into a pot, i use tap but you can use filtered

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Bring it to a good boil and add like 5-6 organic black tea bags (other people use other ones this is just what i use)

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I shut the burner off and let it brew for 6-8 minutes

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I give it a few good stirs

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I use this sugar

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pour 1 cup into the tea and stir it really well, it needs to be dissolved completely

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I pour the tea into a gallon glass container, NOT plastic, not metal, nothing metal should touch the scoby or the tea the scoby will touch

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I fill the container 3/4 the way full with cold filtered water

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leave enough room at the top for the scoby and the starter tea

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Add the scoby

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add the starter tea (about a cup or so )

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Cover with an old t-shirt, coffee filter or fabric, secure tightly with a rubber band.

 

I let it is for like 8-12 days, but really just use a plastic straw, stick it below the scoby and taste it, when its as tart as you want or sweet as you want it is done.

 

 

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I got bottles with flip tops, grolsch beer bottles to be exact, it keeps a nice seal for great fizz

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This time I did blueberry, one raspberry because I ran out of blueberry

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Fill the bottles almost completely full, usually I leave the next empty. It seems to fizz really well this way

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I take my scoby out (before adding the tea to the bottles and also take out a cup of the tea, sit it aside in a glass container)

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Isn’t she pretty

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Brew the new batch of tea as I did here and add the scoby and the cup of the tea that you set aside, cover and brew for 8-12 days.

 

Now with the flip top bottles, I open mine daily to burp them so that they don’t explode. They are usually fizzy and flavorful enough for me after 3 days. I strain with a non metal fine mesh strainer and drink it up!!

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