Basic Kombucha

Basic Kombucha

The basic kombucha recipe can be altered to your specific liking. I always recommend using a black tea from an organic source. Orange pekoe is my personal favorite as is the most nutritious for the scoby and the longest fermented tea. It has the best pH level for the scoby and gives the strongest flavor. (pH is 2.6-4) Green tea can also be used but I recommend mixing it half and half with black tea. As long as it is a true leaf tea. After the batch I then go back to a black te base for the next brew as to give the scoby some nutrition back. Oolong tea (almost a black tea) This gives a softer, milder flavor Green tea especially lighter in color takes less time to ferment. Rooibos this is not a leaf from a tea plant, it’s a red tea. I advise to stay away from red teas, they don’t feed the scoby. Herbal teas You can do this occasionally but I don’t advise it. You would need to do a black tea again right after as to feed the scoby. White tea Although this is a tea from a leaf it is not a fermentable tea and cannot be used. You could try to mix it with black tea and see if you get a result but it is not advised. ** Stay away from teas with oil in them it will kill the bacteria in the kombucha and can make it go rancid. Chai Tea Do not use this type of tea. You can et around this by using a black tea and adding the...