I’ve been drinking kombucha since the first time I was standing in the health food store with a girlfriend and hearing about gut health.
Oh, there’s a drink to give me healthy guts? Yes, please!
Oh, and it has chia seeds in it? For sure, yes please!
I’m certain I wasn’t shopping at the health food store with my husband because his head would have exploded. Want to see someone break out into a series of cursing and swearing about the price of anything then take Mr. Gyde to the health food store. He has about a 93 second shelf life in there before things start to get embarrassing!
He gets louder and louder with…
Who in their right mind thinks they can get away with charging FIVE FORTY NINE for this?!?!
What even is this anyway, it looks like–
You get the idea. I never go to the health food store with my husband.
In any case, I can promise you he is thrilled that, thanks to my friend Lesa, I now know how to make my own kombucha!
I’m about three weeks into my homemade kombucha journey
Week 1: Attend Kombucha 101 Class located at Lesa’s house and scheduled, conveniently, before knitting club😉
Ingredients and Supplies Needed:
½ gallon jar
½ cup sugar
2 ½ cups hot water
1 Tbsp black tea (placed into disposable tea filter)
4 cups cold or room temperature water
1 cup of week old kombucha
1 cup of juice (optional)
flip top bottles (optional)
Week 2: Making Kombucha *sings in best Celine Dion voice* All By Myself
Week 3: It’s Working!
Next week I’m going to try the second fermentation process. I think I’ll use ginger to flavor it and I’ll let you know how it goes!
Quick Notes About the SCOBY
What is it?
What does it do?
Learn More Here (video)
How about the science?
I started making my own just after Christmas, so easy and yummy. Still haven’t gotten much fizz but it has been flavorful. I make a gallon at a time, am getting 6 bottles per week and drink about 8 ounces per day. Have been trying all different flavors.
That’s wonderful! What are your favorite flavors so far?