Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is supposed to provide your gut flora with healthy bacteria (pro-biotics). I have been drinking kombucha for about a year now and decided it was time to try my hand at making it homemade.

I am in the experimentation phase.

I ordered a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) online.

Meet Scooter the SCOBY: IMG_4825

Scooter likes to eat sugar in brewed tea and produces the good bacteria as a byproduct. Scooter also likes pina coladas and long walks on the beach. If he had legs.

Its important to taste your kombucha (it takes 7-14 days to brew, depending on the temperature). IMG_0031

My first attempt at brewing and bottling was okay. The tea turned out pretty sweet (even after 14 days), but I have a new batch going and will let it ferment longer, to hopefully cut down on the sweetness.

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Each time a new batch is brewed, Scooter will make a SCOBY baby. So if anyone is interested in trying Kombucha themselves, let me know and you can adopt one of Scooter's babies!