Hello all! I feel like we have a new living being added to the family. I have a Kombucha baby that I adopted from my dear friend Suzanne. I’ve finally had a minute to make the tea mixture and I’ve taken pictures of my adventure. Here’s how you make Kombucha.
around about a 1 gallon glass jar
cheese cloth or a coffee filter and a rubber band
You need a SCOBY baby/mama
A cup of sugar
3-6 tea bags to taste (black or green)
3 quarts of boiling water.
Boil water. Add one cup of sugar to dissolve. Add tea bags and let cool to room temperature.
****Before handling your SCOBY make sure you wash your hands. Thoroughly wash all things you plan to use in this process! Also wait until your water is room temperature. Would you put a real baby in boiling water? No. You wouldn’t. That will kill your baby! ****
Pour your tea into your large glass jar
Now your starter, when you get your SCOBY, should have about 1/2 a cup or so of starter liquid from the last batch of kombucha. Pout the starter liquid into the large glass container with the tea in it.
Now wash your hands if you havent already or just do it again for good measure and get your hands on the baby and put it on top of the tea. If your baby sinks to the bottom…you have killed your baby…no just kidding. Dont worry about it. It will rise back up.
Now cover that baby with a blanket (or cheese cloth rather) and put a rubber band around the brim and WALLA! You just started on your kombucha journey. Store the jar in a warm dark place for 7-10 days. Look for bubbles. Thats what you want. When you are done you will have a new layer of SCOBY that is shiny on top…thats you’re new baby. Pull it off and but it in a smaller mason jar for gifting or start two new batches and repeat until SCOBY has out numbered your household and takes over with a mind of its own. Whatever floats your boat.
I have no clue if this will work. I shall update you.