Kombucha … is it for you?
I love having a small glass of ‘booch’ with my meals, encouraging healthy ‘guts’ and supporting my immune system.
It has a number of wonderful health benefits and contains loads of probiotics, antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties.
- 16 cups filtered water
- 1 cup organic raw sugar
- 6 green tea bags
- 6 black tea bags
- 1 Scoby
- 1 cup kombucha (from a previous batch or store bought)
- Pour 4 cups of boiling water into a jug, add tea bags and sugar, steep for 5 minutes (ensure sugar has dissolved), cool
- Strain into a large sterilised glass jar, top with remaining water (12 cups)⠀
- Add kombucha
- Add scoby
- Cover with a muslin cloth and secure
- Pop in a dark, warm place
- Let the fermenting process begin
- Once you are happy with your flavour, remove the scoby (use for your next brew)
- Transfer your brew to bottles and pop in the fridge
- You are looking for a slightly sour taste which should occur around day 7-10 depending on the room temperature.
- Leave for additional time if not to your taste ... my brews normally take 10-14 days
- During the fermentation process your brew will form another Scoby on the surface (use for another brew)
- Once kombucha is bottled you may add additional flavouring like fresh ginger, turmeric or even mint. ⠀