Kelsey Willard summarizes my love of the kombucha brew of champions well. "Wanting to ward off those nasty lingering colds from this winter? Maybe you are looking for an alternative to coffee &/or soft drinks? Or maybe you are looking for a new choice of "juice" for your littles, instead of feeding them the pasteurized liquid sugar from the super market. Whatever your reasonings may be, Kombucha deserves your attention and a try."
- one gallon glass jar
- green or black tea bags
- non-stainless steal pot
- glass bowl
- one cup sugar
- kombucha scoby
- Pour out kombucha into glass containers, store in refrigerator.
- Leave scoby mother and a quart of juice in your gallon glass jar.
- Boil a gallon of water in pot (use no stainless steel with kombucha).
- Turn off stove.
- Pour half the hot water into a glass bowl and stir in 1 cup sugar.
- Place 5-6 green or black tea bags in pot (the one without sugar), add any tea flavoring you like, and let the tea steep 45 minutes. (I use decaf green tea.)
- When cool enough, pour both liquids into scoby jar, leaving 1" space at top.
- Cover with cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- Let it all brew until you like the flavor, then repeat the recipe. Time varies by temperature, size and number of scobies, and personal preference.