For me (and for almost everyone else in the world), the Christmas period was all about overindulging in yummy food and a few too many drinks with friends and family. In the first few days or 2017 I heard of the ‘Microbiome Diet’ so I thought I’d do a bit of research to see what it was all about. I wasn’t actually looking for a diet to start, I think I just wanted to feel a bit healthier by looking into health related articles (slightly sad, I know). Through researching the microbiome diet, I learned about kombucha.
I had never heard of kombucha before and I wasn’t sure it would be as nice as people on the internet made out. Tea isn’t my thing at all - I’ve only just started drinking green tea and even that took me a few goes at convincing myself I liked it – so I figured I wouldn’t like kombucha. Plus, the whole idea of drinking something that ferments with a weird, mushroom looking thing that’s alive didn’t sound overly inviting to me at all. But the more I read about kombucha, the more I wanted it to be something incorporated into my diet for all the amazing health benefits… so I just prayed that it tasted good as I headed to my local health food store.
It. Was. Amazing. So deliciously light and fizzy and the one I tried had such a nice flavor. I knew I had to learn how to make it.
Fast forward a few weeks and I’m ready to make my first batch. I’ve bought a big glass jar, two glass bottles (one litre each) and tomorrow I’ll be picking up my SCOBY.
The next day
I just got my SCOBY and I’m so nervous but so excited to make my first batch of kombucha!
I’ve sort of made my recipe up after watching/reading a few different ways to make it and while waiting (very impatiently) for my tea brew to cool down I’ve written it down below.
4 tea bags (I used 2 green, 2 black but you can use just black or just green)
Half a cup of sugar
Six cups of water
One cup of starter tea
I’ve just added my tea to my SCOBY jar which means my kombucha is now brewing (HOW EXCITING!).
I will finish this post in about a week once I have tasted it – hopefully I have good news for you guys!
Wish me luck!