TheBean_TheLeaf created the topic: ***Homemade Kombucha Brewing***
08 Feb 2019 15:13#1
Did you know that you can use nearly any tea to make Kombucha at home?
Here at The Bean & The Leaf we make it easy, we have over 60 varieTEAS of loose/full leaf tea or bagged tea! Perfect for your Kombucha brewing needs.
Stop by today, we are located at 25797 Conifer Rd. B-206, Conifer, CO 890433 in the Aspen Park Village Shopping Center.
Kombucha starts out as a sugary tea, which is then fermented with the help of a scoby. “SCOBY” is actually an acronym for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.” It’s very close cousins to the mother used to make vinegar.
The scoby bacteria and yeast eat most of the sugar in the tea, transforming the tea into a refreshingly fizzy, slightly sour fermented (but mostly non-alcoholic) beverage that is relatively low in calories and sugar and has many health benefits.
-1 Cup Organic Sugar
-4-6 Teabags (Organic Green, Black or White)
-Kombucha Starter Culture ~ SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)
-1 Cup starter liquid (from another Kombucha tea or previous batch)
-Brewing glass jar (AMAZON - 1 Gallon Glass Kombucha Jar w/Cotton Cloth Cover & Plastic Lid for Storage after Brewing)
-Bring 4 cups water to a boil.
-Turn water off , add tea bags ~ let steep for 10-20 minutes
-Stir in 1 Cup organic Sugar
-Let tea cool completely
-After it cools, pour in brewing jar
-Pour in starter liquid and SCOBY
-Cover with cloth and secure with rubber band
-Set in a dark warm place out of sunlight
-Keep undisturbed for 7 days.
-After 7 days try your kombucha with a straw or spoon. If it tastes too bitter than it has brewed too long. If it is too sweet put cloth and rubber band back on and let sit for a few more days trying it every so often until it tastes to your liking.
-Drink as desired.
-Put it in fridge right away or fill up smaller bottles almost to the top and store for second fermentation for more carbonation.
Kombucha benefits you experience may vary-
• Probiotics by the billions
• Helps to alkalize the body
• Helps in the detoxification of the liver
• Increases metabolism
• Improves digestion
• Relieves constipation
• Boosts energy
• Reduces the size kidney stones
• High in antioxidants
• Can be applied topically to soften the skin from eczema and other skin disorders
• Speeds up the healing of ulcers (kills h.pylori on contact)
• Helps clear up candida and yeast infections
• Aids healthy cell regeneration
• Lowers glucose levels to prevent spiking after a meal