Variations on Kombucha:

I’ve got many batches of kombucha going now — about 5 huge jars. Babies are sprouting all over!

Here are some successful recipes for kombucha tea that I have made in the last month (by successful, I mean outstanding in taste):

  • 20 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 bags green tea (Kirkland Signature)
  • 4 bags Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Tea

Fermentation period: 20 days — the length of this time to ferment is likely due to the colder weather. You want to dip a non-metal ladle or spoon in and sample your kombucha brew after about 11-14 days to test for desired flavor.  The flavor of this batch is reminiscent of spiced apple cider.

Also, a Jasmine Green Tea yieled a delicate floral flavor. Harvested early, this batch retained a sweetness to it that was almost overpowering. I’ll let the next batch ferment a few days longer.

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