posted on Mar, 15 2014 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by kosmicjack
OK here's the instructions that came with my initial scoby.
~How we make 1 quart of Kombucha Tea ~
(Kombucha tea is NOT an exact science. You can use different ratios of starter tea and sweet tea, more or less sugar. Experiment to your taste! )
1/3 c. sugar (using white sugar produces the most detoxifying tea, the most gluceronic acid)
2-3 tea bags (or about 1/2 ounce loose tea) (Plain black or green tea is best. Avoid teas with oils or else you will grow mold. Read the label.)
1/2 c. starter tea (which is just already prepared kombucha tea)
1 quart filtered water
1 kombucha mushroom
Boil a quart of water in a pot. Boil for 10 minutes to remove the chlorine if your filter does not remove it. Add 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar and mix until
dissolved. NO metal utensils. Metal, even rings on hands should NEVER touch the culture so be aware of that. Add tea bags, steep, and cool to room
temp. Remove bags. Place kombucha and starter tea (your culture will be floating in the starter tea) in glass jar - plastic may leach into tea so
only use glass. Pour tea you made into jar but leave about 1-2" room for tea to "breathe" while brewing. Cover with the coffee filter or piece of
paper towel and secure with rubber band (to keep fruit flies out). Place in pantry or on counter (just not in direct sun) and do not disturb! Start
tasting after 4-5 days (you can use a straw) and let it brew until
your preferred taste. The longer you brew, the more acidic it gets. When you see bubbles at the top of the liquid, it should be just right, nice and
tart and sparkling. Ours takes about 5-7 days, although it can take up to 10. In the warmer months it does not take as long. Some prefer even
longer brewing times. Remove the mushroom and the baby mushroom (new mushroom) which may have attached itself to the first. Bottle or drink. Start
all over again! We also include instructions on how to make gallon size brews as well as other tips.
Experts recommend starting with 2-4 ounces per day. Listen to your body. Some people find this is enough, others drink several ounces per day. We
drink it by the glassful. Kombucha tea is a diuretic so be sure and be drinking plenty of water as well, if you are consuming the tea on a regular
I make 1 and 1/2 gal at a time.
edit on 15-3-2014 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)