What the heck is Kombucha?
I’ve seen Kombucha in the supermarkets and have tried a few different flavors. I decided I like it but didn’t like paying almost $4.00 per bottle. After a weeks worth of research and watching YouTube videos I was ready to make my own!
What is it?
Kombucha is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Wikipedia
Now my process:
Here is my gallon jar with the SCOBY* floating in it. Amazon sells the entire kit if you are interested. This is the link of what I ordered.
I added sweetened black tea to ferment for the first time (F1).
A thermometer is helpful to gauge the temperature. I have the jar on a heating blanket.
Next is the 2nd fermentation (F2) which I added some fruit and fruit juice along with the sweetened tea brew.
After a few days you put the bottles in the refrigerator which stops the fermenting.