Kombucha is a great and tasty fermented beverage that can be added from Stage 1 of the Introduction diet. This is the Kombucha Starter Kit I purchased. I really love this kit because it comes with everything you need to get started if this is your first time making Kombucha.
Kombucha has recently become a newer health trend due to its beneficial properties. An article from Science Direct states, "Kombucha is a source of both probiotic bacteria and yeast, as well as prebiotics (microcellulose), which supports the growth of beneficial microorganisms in digestive track."
Gather your supplies:
Organic Cane Sugar or Organic Honey
Ph Test Strips
Cloth Tea Bags
Organic Kombucha Tea
Scoby with Starter Culture
Adhesive temperature strip
Cotton Cloth & Rubberband
Optional: Kombucha Warmer
Step 1: Bring 4 cups of filtered water to a boil in a pot on stove.
Step 2: Place 3 Tablespoons of Kombucha Tea to Cotton Tea bag.
Step 3: Place tea bag in hot water. Turn off stove. Let tea steep 5-7 minutes.
Step 4: Remove tea bag. Add 1 Cup of Organic Cane Sugar. Stir and allow sugar to dissolve completely in tea.
Step 5: If you are in a crunch for time, you can cool your tea by placing your pot in an ice bath in the sink for a few minutes.
Step 6: Pour tea into Kombucha Jar.
Step 7: Pour 8 cups of cold filtered water into Kombucha jar & stir.
Step 8: Check your temperature. This is important. You will want your temperature to read between 68-85 degrees Farenheit. If it is too hot, add an additional 1/2 cup of cold filtered water to bring to temperature. It is important to have your Kombucha at the correct temperature before adding your scoby and starter culture as too hot of temperatures can kill the beneficial bacteria & yeasts.
Step 9: Add scoby & starter culture
Step 10: Stir gently. Check PH with PH test strip. You want your PH to be at 4.5 or lower.