The word on the street is, kombucha tea! The popular beverage is on everyone’s , winning over the masses thanks to its healthy, fizzy and refreshing properties. Not limited to store , the can even be made at home, making it a convenient choice for many. It’s no wonder then that is said to be USA’s fastest growing functional . For the uninitiated, Kombucha tea is a beverage, made by adding a symbiotic culture of and (SCOBY) to a solution of tea and sugar. If you’re wondering how to make kombucha tea at home, follow the steps given below, and you’ll be good to go!
An Easy-To-Make Recipe of Kombucha Tea With SCOBY
Basic Tea Ingredients
- 1 gallon water
- 4-6 tea bags You can also use 4-6 tsp or 15-20 gms of loose-leaf tea
- 1 cup sugar beets or 200 gms to be precise
- 1-2 cups starter liquid from a previous batch or an original flavored store-bought Kombucha or 250-200 ml to be precise
- To make kombucha tea, bring 1 gallon of water to boil (or to the recommended temperature for the type of tea as may be mentioned at the back of the tea container).
- Once boiled, pour the water over the tea leaves. If you are using tea bags, dip them in the boiled water.
- Allow it to steep for 3-10 minutes. Note that this will again depend on the type of tea.
- Remove or strain the tea from the liquid. Thereafter add 1 cup of sugar into the tea and let it cool till it comes to room temperature.
- Add the SCOBY and 1-2 cups of the starter liquid, which is either from the previous batch or an original flavored store-bought Kombucha.
- Cover the mixed concoction with a cloth and secure it with a rubber band, so as to not allow it to spill.
- Store the Kombucha in a warm place, away from sunlight. Now, be patient and wait for it to ferment, which usually takes 7 to 21 days. Once fermented, its ready for consumption. Enjoy the tea and note that a person is not recommended to have more than 4 ounces of the tea in a day.
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