I went to visit my friend Ruth’s this week, and came home with a baby SCOBY! That is step one in making Kombucha – medicinal tea which provides beneficial probiotics and helps cleans and detoxify the liver. And seriously, it’s just plain fun to make. Weird cult like kinda fun!!!
SCOBY – Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast… looks like a jellyfish.
I don’t have a lot of time to write this so here is the quick and dirty version.
You will need 4 Organic Tea bags (most people use black, some use green) and 1 cup sugar per gallon of filtered water.
Boil the water. Add sugar to dissolve. Turn off heat and allow tea to brew and water to COMPLETELY cool. I let mine sit all day. Ruth has hers sit overnight.
Remove tea bags. Pour tea into your containers. We got these last year at a thrift store for about $1 each. Add your SCOBY.
Cover loosely. I cut a cloth diaper/burp cloth in half and secured with rubber band.
Tuck them away in warm dark place! Wait 7-10 days…. I will update you on part two in about a week 🙂 If you want more info now check out Kimberly Vogel’s site!!!
*** Pet Kombucha picture came from HERE.