Homemade kombucha

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Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
10080
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
200 ml kombucha starter tea
2¾ l water
200 g sugar
6 tea bags black tea
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • pot (small)
  • whisk
  • glass jar (large)
  • kitchen towel
  • rubber band
  • sieve
  • pitcher

Nutrition per serving

Cal
134
Protein
0 g
Fat
0 g
Carb
35 g
  • Step 1/4

    • 200 ml water
    • 200 g sugar
    • 6 tea bags black tea
    • pot (small)
    • whisk
    • glass jar (large)

    Add water and sugar to a pot. Heat on medium-high heat for approx. 2 min. until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat. Add the black or Earl Grey tea bags and let brew for approx. 3 min., then add tea to a 3 L / 3 qt sterilized glass jar.

  • Step 2/4

    • 2½ l water
    • 200 ml kombucha starter tea
    • SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
    • kitchen towel
    • rubber band

    Add water, kombucha liquid, and SCOBY to the jar. Cover the jar with a clean cloth and fix it with a rubber band. Leave it in a dark place to ferment for 7-10 days.

  • Step 3/4

    Taste on day 7 to see if it's acidic enough, if not, let ferment up to 10 days. When tasting, always stir the liquid first with a clean spoon and then taste to check if the flavor is to your liking.

  • Step 4/4

    • sieve
    • pitcher

    Once the kombucha is fermented and you’re happy with the ratio of sweetness and acidity, remove the cover and strain most of the liquid into a jug, leaving the SCOBY and at least 300 ml / 2.5 cups of kombucha liquid in the jar for your next batch. Enjoy the kombucha immediately or, for a more carbonated result, pour into stoppered bottles and leave in a dark place for a second ferment, approx. 3 days. Be sure to burp the bottles every day to release any gas and store the bottled kombucha in a cool dark place, or the fridge (where it can be kept up to 6 months), once you’re happy with the result.

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