Spiced Winter Kombucha

The Kombucha experiment continues. I now have several offspring that have grown from the original SCOBY obtained in August. I have given 4 or 5 away, and have many more that i will have to post on Craigslist soon.

The following recipe was created with the holidays in mind. The final flavor is sweeter and more complex than the green or black tea variations I have been using. I really enjoyed this batch, and have another of this recipe brewing now. The flavor is reminiscent of mulled cider.

  • 20 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 teabags of Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea
  • 5 Ginger Green Tea Bags
  • 2-3 Kombucha Mothers

Bring water to boil in a large stock pot. Once boiling, turn off heat and dissolve sugar completely. Add teabags, steeping for 10-20 minutes, depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.

Let cool completely, and pour into two or three large jars. Cover jar with a cheesecloth or a towel and seal with a rubber band. Allow to ferment for 11 days.

Do you have any favorite kombucha recipes? Has kombucha positively affected your life? Are there any ideas for kombucha you would like me to experiment with and post about here? Comment below and let me know!

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