Kombucha Tea Recipe
The Kombucha Tea Recipe on this page contains instructions for those wanting to brew their own kombucha tea. How to make this elixir is actually quite educational and interesting. If you want to know
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Kombucha Tea Recipe
In order to make authentic Kombucha Tea, you must obtain a kombucha mushroom or kombucha culture. Crazy for Tea has
for purchase. Just visit our Kombucha Culture Page and order yourself a scobie!
Once you have obtained your starter culture. Kombucha Tea making is actually quite easy, but it does take some time to brew. Once the Kombucha recipe has been followed, it can take up to 7-14 days to obtain the precious elixir. The length of time to brew it to your liking will vary, you need to test it out to determine the flavour you like best. The less time brewed, the sweeter the tea, the longer you brew it, the stronger and more acidic or dry tasting it becomes.
Here is what you will need for this Kombucha Tea Recipe:
- Organic Kombucha Starter Culture or Kit
- Organic Black Tea – brewed and cooled
- Organic White Sugar (if you cana find it!)
- Glass Jar – 1 quart or 2 litres minimum
- Cotton Cloth or Paper Towel
- Rubber Band
Kombucha Tea – How to Make It!
Once you have gathered all the necessary items above, it is really quite simple. Boil your water in a stainless pot, once the water has boiled for 5 minutes, reduce heat and add your tea bags. For 6 cups of water, use 6 tea bags. Brew for 10 minutes and remove tea bags. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and dissolve in the hot tea. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Pour your sweet tea into a clean glass jar, add the Kombucha culture & the fluid (starter tea) it came with gently to the jar. It will appear to ‘float' or 'sink', either is fine. Place a piece of cotton cloth over the top and secure with a rubber band.
This keeps airbourne particles out, but allows the tea to breath as it brews.
Place the jar in a warm place, out of direct sunlight. You are now going to leave the Kombucha Tea for 7-12 days. The kombucha culture or kombucha mushroom will appear to grow over this time and a new culture will form on the surface, thickening as days go by. Remember it is actually alive! With good pro biotics and enzymes for your body.
On the 7th day onward you can strain off the tea and use the mushroom again. Remember to save some of your tea brew for the starter tea along with the cultures for a new batch.
Some people totally discard the original mushroom, but you can use it many times, until it turns a dark brown in color and then discard it. It won't matter at that time because you will have many baby cultures to use for future batches.
Store your kombucha tea in the refrigerator with a tight fitting lid.
Kombucha Juice or Concentrate
Some people prefer to buy the concentrate which is available online and add it to freshly brewed teas. Just remember that you are wanting the living enzymes from the Kombucha for maximum health benefit. Do not boil the concentrate or you will kill all the good micro organisms. You will have to wait until your brewed tea cools to add the concentrate.
Have fun and good luck!
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