The Pros and Cons of Home-Brewing Organic Kombucha Tea
First of all, you need to know what organic kombucha tea is before you read this page. If you don't know what it is, read my page about
organic kombucha tea.
After reading that page, you should have a great understanding of what it actually is.
Now that you have some knowledge, I'm going to help you figure out whether or not you should home-brew it at your house, or simply buy it in tea form and ready to drink. Sometimes it's difficult making up your mind on whether or not you'd like to start a new project, but hopefully by the time you're done reading this page - you'll have your mind made up!
First, let's start with brewing organic kombucha tea yourself.
Home-Brewing Kombucha Tea
If you want to make this wonderful tea from scratch in the comfort of your own home, you must take a few things into consideration.
- It's expensive in the beginning - It's a big more expensive (only at first) to make it yourself because you have to deal with the fact that it might take a few tries to make it how you like it.
- It takes awhile to make - Like home-brewing anything, organic kombucha tea takes a little while to set up and make. All in all, it takes roughly a week from start to finish.
- You must pay attention - If you don't pay attention and check on it periodically, it might not turn out as well as you'd hope. Although you don't need to check on it constantly, it still requires some attention.
- You must be careful - Because of acid the kombucha culture makes, it may leak out the harmful chemicals of the containers you're using to make it. For this reason they must be completely sterile each time you use them, so it requires a good amount of attention to cleanliness.
Pro's For Home-Brewing Your Own Organic Kombucha Tea:
- It's fun - Doing any type of project like this is always fun, if you like building or making things from scratch and enjoy watching it grow from nothing into something wonderful.
- You can make it taste how you want - After experimenting a few times, you'll get a knack for how it should taste and how you can make it taste better for you.
- Most materials only have to be bought once - After acquiring most of the materials used to make it, you can keep them for a good amount of time. Of course things that are actually used to make the tea (sugar, kombucha culture, tea, etc.) are used up each time, but the expensive stuff can be used more than once.
- You can experiment - After making a few batches and understanding how it works, you can begin to experiment. You can add more ingredients, vary how long it ferments, or many other things to make it taste a little better.
So there you have it - all of the pro's and con's of home-brewing your own organic kombucha tea. Read over that list one more time and I think you'll be able to make up your mind on whether or not you'd like to start brewing it yourself.
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