Learn how to make Kombucha Tea at home. You will fall in love with this healthy, fizzy drink with only four ingredients. This drink is packed with amazing health benefits and it’s simple to make at home in five to seven days.
Kombucha Tea can easily become an addiction. Aside from the amazing health benefits of natural probiotics, it also has an amazing taste. When you make Kombucha Tea at home, you can start with a basic batch and then create your own flavors.
How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home
What is needed to make this tea? Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea, which you make, then it is fermented with the help of a Scoby. “SCOBY” is actually an acronym for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.” The SCOBY bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, creating a refreshingly fizzy tea. Low in calories and sugar, slightly sour and fizzy, this is sure to become your new favorite drink!
To make this healthy tea, we recommend buying your SCOBY starter from Getkombucha.com. If you’re looking for different flavor combinations, you should head over to Pinterest because you are sure to find many you’ll love there!
- 1 Kombucha Culture (SCOBY)
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 4-6 tsp loose-leaf tea or 4-6 tea bags
- 14 cups filtered water
- Boil 4 cups of water.
- Add hot water and tea directly into your Kombucha brewer (whatever you chose to brew in).
- Let the tea steep in the water for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags or strain out the loose tea if you are using loose-leaf tea.
- Add your sugar into the hot tea, stirring until it's dissolved.
- Fill your kombucha brewer with cold spring water all the way until it is around ¾ full.
- Allow the tea to completely cool before adding your Kombucha mushrooms, culture, and starter tea.
- Cover with a breathable cover (cheesecloth works well) and secure with the rubber band.
- Place in a slightly warm, dark, and ventilated place for 5-7 days.
- After around 5 days, gently insert a straw underneath the Kombucha culture and taste test. If it's too sour, reduce your brewing cycle next time and bottle immediately. If it's too sweet, allow to brew for a few more days. Continue to taste every day until you come to a taste that is right for you.
Home Chef Tip: Since Kombucha is naturally detoxifying, be certain to drink plenty of water during the day as well. A good rule of thumb is to drink an equal amount of water with your Kombucha.
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Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research, doctor recommendations, and personal experience.