How to Make Kombucha

(1st fermentation) 

What do you need to make kombucha

how to make kombucha

 Before you begin, make sure that all your jars and brewing equipment are thoroughly cleaned.

Step 1

Bring filtered water up to a boil, then shut off the heat. Drop tea bags in and allow to steep for 5-6 minutes.

Step 2

While tea is still warm, add sugar & stir until dissolved then remove tea bags, leaving only sweet tea.

Step 3

Allow sweetened tea to cool to room temperature (preferably 68°  - 85° F)
→ If tea is too hot, you could kill the scoby. Be kind to the scoby! (Sweeten tea should be cooled to the touch of a finger.)

Once cooled, add in newly made sweet tea mixture into brew jar. 

Step 4

Pour in starter liquid & scoby culture.

Step 5

 Cover container with clean cloth or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band. 

→ Set aside for 5-14 days (ideally between 78°-85° F room temperature), or until your kombucha has reached your desired taste. 

(After 5 days, taste your brew with a clean straw. If it is too sweet, let it ferment longer. The longer it ferments, the more acidic and less sweet it will become.) 

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