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