Making Kombucha

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For the last six months I have been on a MAJOR kombucha kick. Thanks to Dietitian Cassie, I've been sold on the countless benefits of this addicting tonic. Its claim to fame is its rich source of probiotic. Newsflash!

“The road to health is paved with good intestines!” ― Sherry A. Rogers

I gladly "treat" my gut daily with this fizzy drink. However, at $4 a pop, it's a pricey addiction. Case in point, I started to make my own! Making your self costs about five cents a bottle!! It takes about 30-45 minutes to brew a batch and it takes a minimum of seven days to ferment until you can add flavor and drink. It has become part of my weekly routine. If I don't have time, it's perfectly okay to let it sit for a few weeks. (The longer it sits the fizzier and less sugar your kombucha will contain.)

Have questions? Here are some great trusted resources to satisfy your every quandary!

What you will need:

  • 1 C White Sugar
  • 4 C Purified Water
  • 4 Organic Black or Green Tea Bags (Caffeinated!)
  • Flavoring of choice (fruit, spices, extracts)
  • CLEAN Glass 1 - Gallon Jar
  • Cheese Cloth + Rubber Band
  • Glass jars for processed kombucha
1 C Sugar + 4 C Purified Water
1 C Sugar + 4 C Purified Water
4 Organic Green Tea Bags
4 Organic Green Tea Bags
Combine + Bring to a boil
Combine + Bring to a boil
Add tea bags + brew for 15 minutes
Add tea bags + brew for 15 minutes
Let cool to room temp. Add tea to a gallon jar.
Let cool to room temp. Add tea to a gallon jar.
Add purified water, leave room for scoby + 1 1/2 C kombucha
Add purified water, leave room for scoby + 1 1/2 C kombucha
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Add scoby
Add scoby
Add kombucha
Add kombucha
Seal with cheese cloth + rubberbinder. Let sit for 7 days+
Seal with cheese cloth + rubberbinder. Let sit for 7 days+
Flavor your "buch"! Ginger + Blueberry my faves
Flavor your "buch"! Ginger + Blueberry my faves
Add small amount with brewed kombucha
Add small amount with brewed kombucha
Pure joy
Pure joy
Enjoy your little Kombucha Family
Enjoy your little Kombucha Family

What is your favorite flavor to add to your kombucha?

Always Inspired,

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