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How to Make Kombucha at Home to Get the Many Benefits

Kombucha is an age-old fermented tea drink that may help improve digestion and is a natural source of antioxidants and benefitical enzymes. Make kombucha at home with this easy recipe. 
Course Drinks
Calories 240kcal
Author Katie Wells

Ingredients

  • gallon size glass jar make sure its really clean!!
  • 1 gallon of brewed sweetened tea ratio: 1 cup of sugar per gallon of tea 
  • a SCOBY and 1 cup of liquid from a previous batch of kombucha
  • fermentation cover or coffee filter or thin cloth and a rubber band

Instructions

  • Sterilize all equipment and wash hands thoroughly.
  • Make 1 gallon of tea using black tea or a mixture of black tea with green/white tea or herbal teas.
  • Add 1 cup of natural sugar. Honey is not recommended and other sugar substitutes do not work.
  • Let the sweetened tea cool and place in a 1 gallon or larger glass jar.
  • Add 1 cup of brewed raw kombucha (or 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar).
  • Carefully place the SCOBY or "mother" on  top of the mixture, ideally floating it on top to seal the mixture off from air.
  • If the SCOBY is not the same size as the container, don't worry. It will grow to fill the container as it ferments.
  • Cover the jar with a cheesecloth or piece of organic cloth and a rubber band.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 7-12 days to desired tartness.
  • Remove the SCOBY and 1 cup of finished kmobucha to start a new batch and repeat steps 1-9.
  • If a fizzy finished drink is desired, pour finished kombucha into airtight jars or bottles and add organic juice or fresh/frozen fruit. Add 1 part juice/fruit to 4 parts kombucha.
  • Cover tightly and let sit an additional 1-2 days until carbonated.
  • Store in the refrigerator in airtight containers until consumed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.3g | Sugar: 16.3g