Kombucha Brewing

Well, as life would have it, a few days passed before I got the tea I wanted to make my first batch of kombucha. I’m a newbie here, so I’m learning as I go.

But I was excited to see the scoby already growing in the jar that held the starter! Hoping for a second scoby before too long!

Last night I made a batch of tea and let it sit covered to cool all night long. I left the tea bags in the water to full steep as well. This time used hibiscus tea, ginger tea, and green tea.

I combined the starter (approximately 1 cup), scoby, tea, and 1 cup of sugar into a half gallon mason jar. I added some freshly grated ginger as well.

One cup of sugar may seem like alot, but remember that the scoby feeds on sugar. So when it’s done brewing, it won’t have as high of a sugar content when you enjoy your kombucha!

I covered the mason jar with a coffee filter and the lid ring. I used a coffee filter because I happen to have a stack left over from years ago. Once they are gone I’ll probably use an old tea towel I’ll cut up or a piece of cotton fabric.

Now the jar full of pretty pink liquid will sit on my counter for a week or so. Fingers crossed it’ll taste amazing!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

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Kombucha!

I’ve read blog posts, watched YouTube videos, and scanned Pinterest for kombucha but always was a little (more than a little?) scared to try my hand at making my own. Plus, since I didn’t personally know anyone with a scoby to start my own kombucha. I wasn’t sure how I felt buying a scoby online. Today a friend gave me a cup of her yummy kombucha with a scoby to start my own! I’m excited to try new flavors with each batch!

I’m excited to see how it helps my family’s gut health. Do you drink kombucha?

Have you tried making your own kombucha? Any tips to share with this newbie?

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

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Blessings & JOY,

Sadie