I’ve been making homemade kombucha for about two years now and the whole family loves it. If you’re not familiar with kombucha, it’s a sweet, fermented, effervescent tea full of probiotics and properties which stimulate the liver to discard toxins. It’s much more economical to make kombucha at home than buying it in stores.
I started experimenting with flavored kombucha and found it really quite simple. Instead of adding the flavored tea at the end, I like to add it at the beginning. Our favorite flavored tea is hibiscus, so I’ve been adding 1/4 cup dried hibiscus to the hot water along with the other tea bags. It gives the tea a pretty pink color and wonderful flavor.
The whole process might sound a bit scary, but I assure you, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Boil the water, add your sweetener and tea bags, let it cool, pour the mixture into a large pitcher and add the scoby. After 8 days, you have homemade flavored kombucha!
Here are a few items you need to get started:
A large jar to store the kombucha while it ferments
A couple of glass bottles to store the brewed kombucha
Or, if you prefer to have it all sent to you in one package, then I recommend the Kombucha Starter Kit that comes with everything you need to get going!
What’s your favorite flavor of kombucha? Please share links and recipes!