How to make it

  • Heat the water to about boiling then add the sugar and let fully dissolve
  • Steep the tea bags in the sugar ater for 10 minutes then discard
  • Pour the tea into the jar and rubber band the coffee filter over the top Let cool too room temperature.
  • After tea is at room temperature open SCOBY container and pore the starter liquid into the tea Gently place the SCOBY mat white side up and float it on the top of the tea and return the filter over the top.
  • If not a lot of starter liquid came with the SCOBY you will need to add a few teaspoons of organic apple cider to decrease the pH.
  • If you have the pH paper optimum pH is 3.0 to 3.6
  • Sit in a dry place for 7-14 days
  • You should have a new SCOBY at the end save 10-15% of the tea and the SCOBY for future batches enjoy.

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    " It was excellent "
    whuebl ate it and said...
    Thanks for posting this. I make it in a 2 gallon jar on top of my fridge. I pull off a gallon by siphon and add fresh sugared tea to replace it. It only takes a couple of days to ferment since i am starting with around 1 gallon of old and 1 gallon fresh each time.

    If you ever detect mold - fuzzy stuff - growing on your SCOBY - you must throw out the batch and SCOBY and clean everything well by hand or dishwasher and start again.
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    dreamweaver ate it and said...
    This is the easiest way to make this tea that I have found so far. Here is a web link to where I get my organic SCOBY.
    Hope it helps.
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  • vainwi 10 years ago
    Actually, it's not so much a version made with vinegar as it creates "vinegar" (fermented tea/sugar) while it's "cooking". The vinegar is added when brewing only when you don't have enough starter (kombucha tea) to keep the ph level in the right range to prevent spoilage. You DO kind of have to "feed" the SCOBY, but can keep it in a jar w/ some kombucha tea for quite a while with no problems. I have a SCOBY hotel (jar w/ spare scobies and kombucha tea) that's been sitting for 7 months so far.. I just top it off once in a while with kombucha or white vinegar to keep it from drying out.
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  • maggiehc 10 years ago
    I love GTS Kombucha! Do you have to regularly feed a SCOBY like a sourdough starter? I'm always forgetting about and killing my sourdough starters.
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    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    Also what do you think about adding different berries and leaves.
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    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    This is so amazing! I have been trying to figure out this recipe for weeks, I came across this drink in the store called Wonder Drink- which is "sparkling Kombucha" made with Organic Green Tea. I could tell there was vinegar in it, so would like to make the version using vinegar. Thanks so much.

    ps it would be great if you did step by step instructions (photos). ( I'm just saying:) )
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