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Home Brew Kombucha

Have you tried kombucha?  This is by FAR cheaper - make your own nutrient dense beverage for pennies per glass! 

Course Drinks
Keyword kombucha


  • 2 cups starter liquid ( brewed kombucha)
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 4-5 black tea bags ( 2 Tbsp loose leaf)
  • 14 cups filtered water
  • 6 air tight bottles
  • 1 gallon glass jar


  1. Boil 14 cups of filtered water

  2. Pour boiled water into a gallon glass jar holding the sugar and tea

  3. Stir to dissolve sugar - brew 20 minutes and remove tea bags - let tea cool to room temperature

  4. Add starter liquid and place scoby on top - if no scoby then no worries one should form during the brewing process - keep tea in dark, warm area of house for 5-7 or more days

  5. After 5-7 days tea should be lighter in color and you'll see a scoby or a larger scoby or scoby baby added into your original.  Less days for warm climates an longer for cool climates or winter seasons.  It's also perfectly normal to see strands of culture in the tea.  This is a good sign.

  6. Remove 2 cups of tea and the scoby as your next batch starter!

  7. Pour remaining kombucha into air tight bottles and add flavoring such as fresh ginger, fruit pieces, fruit puree or essential oils ( 1-2 drops per bottle)

  8. Place in the darkened warm area for 1-2 days to produce 2nd ferment and FIZZ! After this put into fridge to stop ferment - enjoy over ice, straight from the bottle, in a wine glass, or on the go !