Home Made Kombucha (Fermented Tea)

Makes 15-16 16 Oz Bottles so adjust accordingly to your home consumption

2 gallons BooZi Treated Water

1 1\2 Cups of Organic Sugar

5 Green Tea Bags

5 any other flavor your desire tea bags

*Fruit Juice for 2nd fermentation

2 1-gallon jars

2 Cheese Cloths with string or rubber bands

2 Scoobys or Mothers 

* 15-16 bottles that can handle carbonation

Here we go! 

 In a large stock pot bring your BooZi treated water, sugar, and tea to a boil.

In a large stock pot bring your BooZi treated water, sugar, and tea to a boil.

 Turn off heat, allow the tea to steep for 20 minutes and toss. Allow tea to cool up to room temperature. 

Turn off heat, allow the tea to steep for 20 minutes and toss. Allow tea to cool up to room temperature. 

 Place a mother\scooby in each jar with kombucha from the last batch, or 1\2 cup of vinegar, OR a cup of commercial kombucha (which is what I did for my first batch) 

Place a mother\scooby in each jar with kombucha from the last batch, or 1\2 cup of vinegar, OR a cup of commercial kombucha (which is what I did for my first batch) 

 Add in your room temperature tea and fill it to the top. 

Add in your room temperature tea and fill it to the top. 

 Cover with a Cheese Cloth to allow the tea to breathe and secure with a rubber band or string. Place in indirect or no lighted place with consistant temperature for a week. (I have mine on a shelf in the basement) 

Cover with a Cheese Cloth to allow the tea to breathe and secure with a rubber band or string. Place in indirect or no lighted place with consistant temperature for a week. (I have mine on a shelf in the basement) 

That is fermentation 1. If you like your kombucha non carbonated, you may stop there and simply place in a pitcher and keep in your fridge as you consume it. 

Fermentation 2 here we go! 

 Depending on the flavor of your tea, you will need real fruit juice to add for the 2nd round. This gives with probiotic bacterias natural sugars to feed on as it converts to carbonation. In your 16 oz glass bottles (That can handle carbonation) place 2 tbsp-1\4 cup of fruit juice. The more sugar content in the juice, the more carbonated it will become. 

Depending on the flavor of your tea, you will need real fruit juice to add for the 2nd round. This gives with probiotic bacterias natural sugars to feed on as it converts to carbonation. In your 16 oz glass bottles (That can handle carbonation) place 2 tbsp-1\4 cup of fruit juice. The more sugar content in the juice, the more carbonated it will become. 

 Place the scooby\mother in a bowl with a little kombucha and cover off to the side. Top off with your fermented tea. Cap the bottles and place in a dark or indirect lighted place with consistent temperature for a week. (Again, mine is on the shelf in my basement) After the week you can place the bottles in the fridge and enjoy them every day. Reuse your bottles every week and keep this process as a rotation for inexpensive alternatives to probiotic health. 

Place the scooby\mother in a bowl with a little kombucha and cover off to the side. Top off with your fermented tea. Cap the bottles and place in a dark or indirect lighted place with consistent temperature for a week. (Again, mine is on the shelf in my basement) After the week you can place the bottles in the fridge and enjoy them every day. Reuse your bottles every week and keep this process as a rotation for inexpensive alternatives to probiotic health.