How to Make Kombucha Tea
- Boil Water
- Add hot water & tea bags directly into your kombucha brewer (that’s what ever you chose to brew kombucha in!)
- Let the tea sit/swim/relax in the water anywhere between for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags (or if you are using loose tea strain out the loose tea). Eventually you will need the tea to cool down before adding your Kombucha Mushrooms, but in the meantime, let’s take advantage of hot tea and move on to step
6. Now this is the fun cool ninja part… Chances are your tea is still hot. This will cool it down quickly!! Fill your kombucha brewer with cold spring water all the way until it is around ¾ full.
7. The name of the game here is that we want the newly prepared SWEET TEA to be below 80 degrees. WHY? Because the yeast in kombucha do not like the heat too much (they're like your Aunt Sally).. and when you add your kombucha starter tea and kombucha mushrooms to the SWEET TEA solution, you risk having the yeasts die off.
Step 2 – Kombucha Recipe 1 Gallon: Add Your Kombucha Culture and Starter Tea
- When your tea has cooled down add your kombucha mushroom culture along with the starter tea into your brewing vessel.
- Cover with your breathable cover and secure with the rubber band.
- Place in a slightly warm, dark and ventilated place – open closet is good, counter top is also good but make sure it is away from smoke.. so if you burn stuff on the stove a lot, the kitchen might not be the best place
- Do a little happy dance!
- Wait 5 to 10 days. Your kombucha culture might sink or swim. Either is ok, you also might notice a thin layer growing on top. If left undisturbed this will be your new kombucha baby!
- After around 5 days, or when you are ready to taste your KT, gently insert a straw underneath the kombucha culture and taste test. If too sour, then reduce your brewing cycle next time and bottle immediately. If too sweet, allow to brew for a few more days. Continue to taste every day or so until you come to a taste that is right for you. The one thing to mention is that ideally you want you Kombucha PH when you test it to be below 3.0 as this will ensure that the likely hood of pathogens or mold happening is next to none.
- Enjoy! Start off with 2 to 4oz up to 3 times a day (6 to 12 ounces total) in the
morning, with meals to help with digestion and at night. Drink plenty of water as it is a natural detoxify-er and you want to flush the newly released toxins out. A good rule of thumb is drink an equal amount of water with your kombucha.