Kombucha

Kombucha

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Recipe by thekeyesingredients.com Course: Drinks
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • Living culture or “S.C.O.B.Y.” (Symbiotic Culture of Bacterial Yeast)

  • 12 caffeinated organic tea bags (caffeinated green tea and Tulsi green tea work well)

  • 1 gallon filtered water

  • 1/4 cup previous batch or 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar (for first batch)

  • 1 cup organic cane sugar (“healthy” sugars do not ferment)

  • Large stainless steel pot

  • Wooden spoon

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil
  • Add tea bags, stir and allow to steep for 20 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and stir in sugar
  • Use only a wooden spoon, do not allow any metal other than stainless steel to touch the mix
  • Allow to cool completely, adding the S.C.O.B.Y. to hot water will kill it
  • Pour into a large glass pitcher or jar and add the S.C.O.B.Y.
  • Cover jar with cheese cloth or a paper towel and secure it with an elastic band around the lip
  • Let it sit undisturbed in a dark room for 7-10 days
  • The longer it sits, the less sweet it will be-the ninth day is consistently a good taste for me
  • The S.C.O.B.Y. will reproduce
  • Take the new S.C.O.B.Y. and place it covered in tea in a glass jar
  • It will thicken as it is stored
  • ‘s can be used over and over

Notes

  • Serve on ice and add whatever flavor you like.
  • Citrus, berry fresh mint and fresh grated ginger are delicious.

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Posted on

June 6, 2014

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