About a year ago I discovered Kombucha., yet I was afraid of it for some reason. It seemed mysterious and foreign. I decided to try some store bought kombucha, actually they opened one in the store for us to sample it. I was hooked. I have been ever since. I buy several a week. There are many benefits to drinking kombucha is you are not familiar with it. One draw back is that it costs anywhere from $2.50 to $4.00 a bottle. I considered kombucha my “Starbucks”. As you can imagine my husband who found out how much Cliff Bars cost was keen for me to try to make my own kombucha. Making your own costs about $1.50 a gallon. A huge savings.
For those of you not familiar with kombucha in a nut shell it a drink made from tea that is fermented. It is rich in probiotics and thus aids in digestion and is detoxifying.
I thought about ordering a scoby online since I could not find anyone who already had some. I opted to buy a bottle of raw organic kombucha at my local health food store. The people at the health food store assured me that brewing my own kombucha is easy and can be quite fun.. I can assure it it was fun. My son, Pumpkin (7) and I decided to make an experiment with it. Let me tell you the hardest part is the waiting.
Since I did not purchase a scoby I had to grow my own. I bought some organic kombucha, the unflavored variety works best, though you can use a one with ginger.
I assure you that this is as simple as making some sun tea.
To make your own Scoby You will need
- a clean glass jar
- a bottle of store bought Organic Raw Kombucha
- one tea bag
- filtered water
- a kitchen towel
- time and patience
this post is linked up with Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Wildcrafting Wednesday