Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that has been around for thousands of years. It's made with a combination of tea, sugar and a culture also known as a 'mother' or SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The Scoby feasts on the tea and sugar converting it into good for your guts bacteria, acids and enzymes that help to detoxify the body, boost your immune system and increase your energy levels.
Kombucha is easy to make and can be flavoured any way you like to create a delicious, low sugar, probiotic rich, bubbly beverage.
To get started you will need a Kombucha SCOBY, tea, sugar and a brewing vessel. To get your hands on a SCOBY you can Contact Us or ask someone you know someone who brews.
You only need to purchase/acquire a new SCOBY for your first ever batch. Once you are brewing (as long as it's given enough love and attention) your SCOBY will continue to grow and reproduce.
For your brew vessel the easiest option is a wide mouth glass jar but if you want to use something a bit more special you can use a ceramic crock or oak barrel. 4-5L vessels are ideal but you can start with anything as small as 1L. See the table below for ingredient ratios to suit different vessel sizes.
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Ingredient ratio to vessel size
|VESSEL SIZE||TEA||SUGAR||BOILING WATER||STARTER LIQUID|
|One litre||1½ teaspoons loose leaf tea or 2 tea bags||¼ cup||2 cups||½ cup|
|Three litre||1½ tablespoons loose leaf tea or 6 tea bags||¾ cup||6 cups||1½ cup|
|Five litre||2½ tablespoons loose leaf tea or 10 tea bags||1¼ cup||10 cups||2½ cup|