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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First Try at Kombucha


I am SO excited about this! You can't even imagine! Last year I got really sick and my stomach got severely messed up. I couldn't eat anything without it throwing a fit...like a quartet of octopi in my stomach were all playing violins at the same time kind of fit. Anyway, I saw a Naturopath who gave me probiotics to take, which I consequently never remembered to take because I had to keep them in the fridge and take them between meals. Along this same time, I found G.T.'s Kombucha and drank as many as I could afford to buy (those things are pricey)! Within a few weeks, I felt better than I had in months! I swear by this stuff, but the only place to buy it around me sells it for three dollars a bottle. So I scoured Craigslist and found a lady nearby me who was giving away a SCOBY for free. I jumped on that and started brewing right away.

Here's what I needed to start brewing:

A SCOBY (A Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)
A little bit of Kombucha tea from the previous brew (I also got this from the lady who gave me the SCOBY) (or apple cider vinegar)
A large glass jar (it must be glass, anything else can damage the SCOBY) I use the ones with a spout on the bottom, which makes it really easy to bottle the kombucha).
8 Tea bags (either black, white, or green)
A non metal spoon (again...SCOBY's are sensitive - no metal)
Sugar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cheesecloth
Rubberband










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    1. You just can't wait to come back and brew your own, huh? =D

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! My mom has made this before for health reasons also!

    So glad you linked this recipe up!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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