So Erin gave us a scoby, which I promptly named “Freddy.” Don’t ask me why, but I did.
Ryan on the other hand put the scoby to use. He brewed our first batch of kombucha!
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is believed to possess all of these great health benefits. Whether or not it is really THAT good for you doesn’t really matter. It isn’t bad for you and I think it is delicious. So even if it has one quarter of the health benefits people claim that it has, I’m drinking it!
Here is our recipe!
Makes 1 quart of kombucha
You will need a glass jar to hold the liquid and a coffee filter or towel for a lid.
- 2 1/2 cups hot (not boiling) water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 black tea bags
- 1 green tea bag
- 1/2 cup already-made unflavored kombucha tea
- Kombucha culture (Scoby)
Heat up water to just before boiling and add sugar. Make sure it is all dissolved. Seep tea bags for 5-10 minutes in water that is hot but not boiling. Then let the tea completely cool to room temperature.
Then add tea to the scoby with starter kombucha (or already-made kombucha) in a mason jar.
Cover with a coffee filter and rubber band. Make sure nothing metal touches the kombucha or scoby. Make sure your hands are clean when handling the scoby.
Let sit for 5-30 days and enjoy!
If you choose not to follow this recipe, make sure to be careful in which one you select. Apparently you can brew a batch that is bad for you!