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DIY Kombucha at Home!

Author: Organika Health Products | March 14, 2018

We love kombucha!

We were recently taught how to make DIY Kombucha at home by our founder Thomas Chin! Who knew making your own Kombucha could be so easy, tasty, and not to mention the money you can save! Here is what you’ll need to make your own super Kombucha!

Ingredients & Supplies
  • 1 cup of Organika’s Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 gallon of water (16 cups)
  • 14 tea bags or orange pekoe tea
  • 1 SCOBY
  • 1 porcelain jar (4 litres size)
  • 1 cheesecloth
  • 1 rubber band

Instructions

  1. Combine tea bags and bring water to boil.
  2. Remove the tea bags. The longer the tea is left in the liquid, the stronger the tea will be.
  3. Combine the sugar into the mixture. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Cool the mixture to room temperature (20-30°C or 68-85°F).
  5. Add an active kombucha SCOBY
  6. Cover the jar with a tight-weave towel or cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. The tight-weave towel or cheesecloth allows the liquid to breathe. Please make sure there is no debris on the cloth or it will become fermented.
  7. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at (20-30°C or 68-85°F), out of sunlight, for 5-7 days or to taste. The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more vinegary it will taste.
  8. Optional – If you prefer plain kombucha, skip to step 11. If you want to add flavouring, you will need to do a second brew. There is no limit to the flavouring possibilities. Try adding ginger or fruits (Thomas recommends lavender). Remember to just add 1 small piece, literally, for starters and adjust to taste. You can also try adding 1 tsp of superfoods like Organika’s Organic Spirulina Powder or Activated Charcoal for added health benefits.
  9. After adding the flavouring superfoods, cover the jar with a tight-weave towel or cheese cloth and secure with a rubber band again.
  10. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at (20-30°C or 68-85°F), out of sunlight, for another 3 days or to taste.
  11. Once the kombucha has finished culturing, remove the SCOBY and store it in a Tupperware in the fridge.
  12. Pour the kombucha out into a Grolsch-style bottle or other tightly-sealed bottles. This creates a fizzy finished kombucha.
  13. Drink and enjoy!!

Disclaimer

The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. The products or claims made about specific nutrients or products are reviewed and evaluated by Organika based on available scientific evidence on its initiative. Such applications, however, have not been specifically assessed by Health Canada. Organika makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products sold, and shall not be responsible for any indirect, inconsequential and/or special damages for the reliance on or use of any information contained herein. This information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another medical professional. You should not use this information for diagnosing a health problem or disease but should always consult your physician.

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