Have you ever wondered how to make kombucha at home? If you have, then this kombucha recipe is for you. We have been making kombucha for quite some time now, and we have perfected the recipe for you, our readers.
Kombucha recipe ingredients
- 50g sugar
- 1 teabag
- Kombucha Scoby (Buy here)
Things that you will need
- Measuring cups
- A teaspoon to stir with
- A big container to make your kombucha in
- A warm place to place your kombucha to grow
- A passion for kombucha
First, make a cup of tea
Kombucha needs caffeine and sugar to grow on. In order to do this, place a black tea bag into a cup. Measure 50g of sugar into the cup and pour hot water over into the cup. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Leave for 5 minutes so that the tea can pull well. When the 5 minutes have passed, take the teabag out and pour the tea into the container.
Thin the tea out
The kombucha SCOBY will die if you put it into the hot tea, so we will add water to cool it off and thin out the tea so that it is just right for the kombucha plant (SCOBY). Add cold water (preferably from the fridge) to the tea until the total amount is 1 litre. The thinned-out tea should now be cold enough to stick your finger in and hold it there forever. This means that the tea is cool and thin enough to add the SCOBY.
Add the kombucha SCOBY to the tea and water mix
Now it is time to add the Kombucha SCOBY to the tea mix. Add the kombucha SCOBY to the tea mix. If you use the kombucha starter that is recommended in this article, you will be able to drink the kombucha immediately. If you have used a dried out SCOBY, good luck since these rarely work. However, you will have to wait for it to grow a bit before you drink it.
The kombucha is really tasty when it has reached a PH of 3.7, make sure that your kombucha stays under PH 3.8, otherwise, there may grow some other things in it that you do not want. If it is too sour for your liking, add more of the thinned out sugar tea until it is just right for you. Since you are making it at home, you can make it according to your taste.
How to continue growing your kombucha
If you would like to continue making kombucha forever, you need to keep some aside to start the next batch with. The oldest kombucha SCOBY in the world is over 60 years old, so it really can go on forever.
Throw a little bit of kombucha into a glass jar and put a covering on top. Make sure that the PH is below 3.8, otherwise, it may go bad. Let it grow until it is sour enough to add more tea to it and make even more kombucha.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What’s kombucha made out of?
Kombucha is made out of only 3 ingredients namely, sugar, tea and a SCOBY, which is oftentimes also called a Kombucha Starter or kombucha mother.
Who made kombucha popular?
Kombucha existed in China long before it came to the west. Many sources believe that it started around 220 B.C. in China and became most famous for its healing properties. This is not surprising, as many Chinese foods have healing properties.
Can making kombucha be dangerous?
Yes, if you do not watch your kombucha closely, it can be very dangerous. Be sure to keep the PH below 3.8 to ensure nothing dangerous grows with it. If your DIY kombucha has a funny taste, it is better to throw it away.
When making kombucha, should the SCOBY float?
Yes, mostly the SCOBY floats or forms on top of the kombucha. It needs oxygen to be able to grow and ferment optimally.
When making kombucha?
When making kombucha, it is essential to have a great recipe that works well as explained above. It is also very important to have a good SCOBY that is probiotic and not dehydrated for the best results.
What’s kombucha made of?
Kombucha is made out of a live culture that is used to ferment black or green tea. It is much like ice tea but has many healing benefits.
Who made kombucha?
Kombucha is becoming more and more popular in the western world. Many businesses are making kombucha to sell and many people are making kombucha in their homes to drink and hand out to their friends.
How made kombucha tea?
Kombucha tea is very simple to make. Most people can make it in their homes. The recipe in this article gives a really simple way to make kombucha that anyone should be able to follow.
How kombucha made?
Kombucha is made by fermenting tea with a kombucha SCOBY. It only requires 3 ingredients in this easy-to-follow recipe that is explained in detail in this article.