In today's health-conscious world, kombucha has been getting the well-deserved credit for improving peoples health and being a great alternative to sugary soft drinks. But how is it made?
Kombucha is made of four essential ingredients:
- Kombucha culture (S.C.O.B.Y.)
When making kombucha, you begin by dissolving sugar in tea, then the Kombucha culture or SCOBY is added to the sweetened tea. The S.C.O.B.Y feeds off of the sugar in the tea and ferments the liquid creating tangy, fizzy kombucha.
The next step is known as ‘The Second Ferment’. This is when you take your fermented kombucha base and add whatever fruits, herbs, or other ingredients to create the flavours you want. And just like that, you have your own Booch!
The S.C.O.B.Y. will continue to grow and produce new SCO-babies which you can share or use for more brews. This means that one S.C.O.B.Y. will provide you with infinite kombucha once you care for it properly.
Kombucha brewing is a great way to dip your toes into the world of fermentation as it is relatively simple and doesn’t require specialist equipment or knowledge. It is also a great activity to do with children to teach them the importance of fermented foods in the diet.
Our Kombucha Brewing Kits are a great way of getting started as they come with everything you need to start your own brew. They also make a great gift for the budding home brewer in your life.