The Wonders of Kombucha
- 1 cup white sugar (organic is good but not necessary)
- 1 gallon of purified water
- 1/2 cup of kombucha
- 6 organic black tea bags (or 6 tsp of lose leaf organic black tea)
- 1 scoby
- 1 gallon size glass jar
- 1 glass 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup
- 1 cloth napkin, towel or cheese cloth
- 1 rubber band or piece of twine
- Bring to 2 cups of water to a boil. Put the sugar and black tea in the Pyrex measuring cup, pour boiling water over and stir till the sugar is dissolved.
- Let brew for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags or loose tea and then pour the tea into the gallon size glass jar.
- Fill the jar with purified water to 3 inches below the rim.
- Once the tea is completely cooled add the scoby and 1/4 cup of kombucha.
- Cover with the cloth and secure it with the rubber band or twine.
- Let it brew for at least one week. In the summer I let mine brew for two weeks, in the winter time I let it brew for four weeks. It really depends how you want it to taste and temperature inside your house. I like mine just a bit sweet. They longer you let it brew the stronger it will taste, in addition the longer it brews the less sugar it has since the scoby feeds off the sugar and tea. When you are satisfied with the taste remove the scoby and reserve 1/4 a cup of the liquid to start another batch.
Recipe by Nourishing Simplicity at https://nourishingsimplicity.org/2011/07/the-wonders-of-kombucha.html