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Orange Green Tea Kombucha

Ingredients

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  • 3 green tea bags
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 SCOBY
  • 1/2 cup already brewed Kombucha (can use store bought)
  • 2 large oranges

Instructions

  1. Instructions
  2. Bring water to a boil. Turn off kettle/stove once water has boiled. Add tea bags and sugar to water and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large jar or crock (I used a large pickle jar) add the SCOBY and 1/2 cup of Kombucha starter.
  4. Once tea/sugar mixture has cooled to room temperature add to jar. Cover jar with a cotton rag or dish cloth and secure with a rubber band.
  5. Leave in a cool, dark place for 7-14 days. I left mine for 8 days.
  6. Once you think your Kombucha is ready wash your hands thoroughly and remove the SCOBY by hand, which should have floated to the top of your jar. You can store the SCOBY in a bit of already brewed Kombucha in the fridge. Your first brew of Kombucha tea is ready!
  7. If undergoing a second fermentation divide Kombucha into smaller jars (I used 4 smaller mason jars) and squeeze in fresh orange juice from half an orange into each (or whatever flavour preference).
  8. Secure jars with lid and let sit in a cool, dark place for another 3-4 days.
  9. Your Kombucha is done! You can store in the fridge for as long as you like until ready to drink.