It is easy. Other blogs out there in the blogosphere will try and convince you that learning how to make kombucha is a long and frustrating process. It does not have to be.
You can start your first batch of Kombucha in 30 minutes or less, and start drinking those kombucha benefits in just a week or so.
First things first, here's what you'll need
Kombucha Brewing Supplies
- Scoby Bonnet (or an old T-Shirt, if you are willing to risk mold growth)
- 1 Gallon Jar
- Starter tea (ie. some mature kombucha)
If you haven't noticed, most of these kombucha brewing supplies you can find on our site.
How to Make Kombucha
- Make some sweet tea-For all you southerners out there, this step should be easy. For my west coast besties, let me break it down for you. Essentially you're going to want to boil some hot water and add a bunch of tea bags in. Let the tea steep (pro. tip: you will know it is steeping if the water is getting darker). Steep your tea for few minutes, and then take out the tea bags or diffuser. Add several cups of sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved (pro. tip: you'll know the sugar is fully dissolved once invisible).
- Chill-No really, just allow your sweet tea to chill. Sometimes this can take a while. I have been known to put my sweet tea in the refrigerator for a bit to speed up the process. If you are smart, or in a rush, you can just add some cold water to your sweet tea mixture.
- You are Done-Well not really, but almost. All you have to do now is put your cold sweet tea in your brewing vessel, plop in your scoby (pro. tip: do not plop your scoby, place it gently), and add the starter tea to the top. Cap it all off with your scoby bonnet or T-Shirt and viola! You are done.
- Pray, Whisper, Beg-Ok, so now for the hard part: scoby encouragement. Perhaps the hardest, and most underrated part of the process.
Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back. Have a mini dance party. Your first batch of Kombucha has been made.
I bet you still might have loads of questions. That's ok. Take them to the forum, and make some new brewing friends!!