Kombucha or Tea Kvass

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 264hrs
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    yeast cultured scoby
  • 2
    cups tea, from prior k-batch called reserve
  • 2 23
    cups sugar
  • 8
    ounces organic black tea or 8 -10 tea bags
  • 24
    cups filtered water
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Start by making your Sweetened Organic Tea.
  • Boil filtered water and dissolve sugar.
  • pour into 2 gallon GLASS or CERAMIC crock - a cut brown paper grocery bag around glass crock to keep light out - I use a 2 gallon safe ceramic water dispenser with a spigot from a thrift store 5 bucks.
  • toss in 8 to 10 bags of Organic Black Tea I like Celestial Seasons best and St.Dalfour second best.
  • cover with bread cloth and cool overnight on a bakers rack - you want as much of the tea tannins to exude from the leaves.
  • remove tea bags - squeeze if you want to.
  • stir in 2 cups Kombucha reserve from prior batch.
  • let movement settle and place crock in final clean room out of way location.
  • introduce the SCOBY as gently as possible (kit gloves) into the crock.
  • cover with double layer of fine cheese cloth and a rubber band.
  • harvest all but 2 cups reserve on the 10th day ie SCOBY introduced on the 17th - harvest on the 27th.
  • refrigerate immediately.
  • serve chilled.
Advertisement