Today was the day for our new scoby to begin its life as a kombucha maker. Since I didn’t have a 1 gallon container, the little guy had to be split in two to fit into two half gallon batches. Hopefully that won’t hurt anything.
The tea for each of the half gallon batches contained the following ingredients:
1/2 gallon water
3 organic green tea bags
1 inch piece of ginger
1/2 cup organic palm sugar
I let this mixture steep for 1 hour and cool completely before removing the tea bags and ginger. It was at this point that I added the scoby and existing kombucha juice that it was living in to the two jars. I saved the ginger in the freezer to add back to the kombucha post fermentation for additional flavoring. Fermentation should take 1-2 weeks. I will post an update once we get there! Test your Kombucha with a ph strip or meter before your first taste, it should be at a ph of 3.0 when complete.
See our post on Making a Kombucha Scoby for information on how to make your own scoby from store-bought raw Kombucha.