How to Brew Kombucha
Equipment Needed
  • 12 cups water, filtered if possible
  • 4 bags organic black tea
  • 1 bag organic green tea
  • 1 cup organic or natural cane sugar (non-GMO, please)
  • 1 cup starter liquid (obtain from a friend with scoby, or purchase original GT kombucha from store)
  • 1 scoby (find one from a friend or purchase here)
Way 1
  1. Pour 1 cup of sugar into your glass jar
  2. Add 4 cups of warm water; stir to dissolve sugar
  3. Pour in the remaining 8 cups of water; stir
  4. Place tea bags in the water and let sit for 5-10 minutes; remove tea bags
  5. Pour in your starter liquid; stir
  6. Place scoby on top; cover with breathable fabric; place rubber band around cloth so it doesn't move
  7. Place in a warm, dark cabinet for anywhere from 5-30 days (we usually do about 7 days)
  8. Kombucha is ready when another scoby has formed on top of the "mother" and you notice small bubbles when you move the kombucha around
  9. At this time, you can drink as is or flavor for the second ferment (blog post coming soon)
Way 2
  1. Boil 12 cups of water; add in 1 cup of sugar; stir to dissolve
  2. Turn off heat; add in tea; brew for 5-10 minutes; remove
  3. Let sit until the tea becomes room temperature (this can take 5-8 hours)
  4. Repeat steps 5-9
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