Kombucha Tea can be really expensive when bought by bottles, but it is moderately easy to make when done at home.
What is Kombucha? For starters, Kombucha is a drink targeted to make our bodies healthy. The drink is reported to boost the body’s systems, making the drink an instant bestseller to people who watch their bodies all the time and keep track of their fitness and health regime. Known to detoxification qualities, this drink is a certified must – have.
But the tea can be expensive when bought by bottle. But the good news is that it is moderately easy to make and you can actually make this in the confines of your home. If you make your own Kombucha tea, you are ensured that it will be very clean, and given the set of ingredients, materials and directions, you may be on the path of being a good Kombucha Brewer!
To make the tea, you’ll need the following ingredients: you’re Kombucha Culture, your tea, a wide mouth gallon jar, cheesecloth, sugar or any other sweetener, and lastly, a large pot.
Here are the directions:
- To make the Kombucha Tea, you have to secure the Kombucha Culture first as it is the substance responsible for the fermenting process. Without it, there will be no tea in the first place. Finding it can be tricky but there are sites existing in the internet that can send you the culture through delivery packages. Usually, the culture is often accompanied by a Kombucha Starter. This can be of help as well so don’t have it thrown out.
- Next, find a wide opening gallon jar and clean it well. The trick is to sanitize it with hot water so that the germs and bacteria present will disappear. Also, a good scrub partnered with your dishwashing soap can also do the trick, but still, sanitizing it through hot water is a must. After sanitizing it, let it cool and wipe it with a clean dry cloth and set it aside.
- Then you have to do is to make tea. In the large pot, boil in 3 quarts of water. The water can either be filtered or distilled. While boiling, turn the heat off and add in five teabags of green, black or white tea. Any other tea variants cannot do, as some tea types have oil in them that can deactivate the culture. Add the sweetener into the tea.
- While brewing the tea, and if you want it to be strong, let it steep for 10 minutes, after the time is up, take the teabags out and let it cool on room temperature. Then pour the tea into the clean gallon jar and pour the culture into it, together with the starter it came with. Let your Kombucha brew in a nice warm place for two weeks. This will be the tea base you will use to make the Kombucha tea.
- Now it is time to brew your tea. The first step is to open the bottle after the two weeks are up, take the cultures out and pour all the mixture but be sure to leave two cups of the mixture. This will be the new home of the cultures. The extra liquid is what the base will be. Then brew the tea like what you did earlier and mix it there. You now have your Kombucha Tea. In case you don’t want to drink it yet, refrigerate the drink. Plastic bottles for preserving will do.
Enjoy brewing and taste for yourself the sweet and medicinal essence of Kombucha Tea.