Green tea kombucha

Green tea kombucha basic recipe will be useful for beginners or experienced brewers. You will learn the basics and make sure your kombucha culture grows strong and full of beneficial bacteria.
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Ingredients for green tea kombucha:

  • 5,2 l water
  • 25 g green tea
  • 250 g sugar
  • 500 ml kombucha from
    previous batch
  • kombucha SCOBY

Green tea preparation

Green tea kombucha is prepared with water tea and sugar. Bring 1 l of water to boil and remove from heat. Prepare the tea and let it steep for 3-4 minutes. Strain the tea and stir in sugar after it cools down a bit. Sugar must be completely dissolved. Top up with remaining water. Cool down completely. Pour in the old kombucha and gently place the SCOBY on top. Cover with a lid that enables airflow or with a piece of cloth. 

Leave to ferment at room temperature (21-25 °C) for 7-14 days, away from direct sunlight. After about 5-7 days, you can start tasting your kombucha to find the taste you like. The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more acidic it will taste.

During the fermentation a new SCOBY may form on top of the kombucha. This is baby kombucha SCOBY that you can use for a new batch of kombucha. It may stick to your old one so you will need to gently peel it off.

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