Fizzy Blueberry Kombucha

how to make your own gut-lovin probiotic tea

Kombucha has become part of my everyday routine and my brew now has a permanent home on my kitchen bench. It has been a huge factor in helping me to establish and maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria and overcome irritable bowel syndrome. 

Click here for the full post about the health benefits of Kombucha.

How to brew your own Blueberry Kombucha

When brewing your own Kombucha at home, keep these things in mind to ensure you get the best possible results;

  • Use real sugar; the bacteria will use it up in the fermentation process
  • Keep your brew covered with cloth at all times (flies love the stuff!)
  • Taste test your brew sooner in warmer months (5-7 days) and later in cooler months (7-14 days)
  • Use a variety of teas; white and green tea are best
  • Store in glass containers only – plastic will leach chemicals into your kombucha
  • Avoid using plastic or metal utensils or containers
  • Use purified water – avoid chlorine and fluoride tap water
  • Oily herbal teas like rose hip and peppermint should be avoided at all times
  • Antibacterial herbal blends (including ginger, lemon, cinnamon etc should be avoided when starting out with a ‘baby’ SCOBY.

ONE IMPORTANT CAUTION
One potential problem with growing Kombucha at home is the possibility of harmful bacteria and mould growing in your vessel. It is vitally important that your glass vessel and all utensils are cleaned & sterilised (with vinegars, not chemicals!)

Fizzy Blueberry Kombucha Recipe

Prep Time15 minsCategory, ,

Ingredients:

 1 l Filtered water
 ¼ cup Sugar (white or raw)
 4 Green tea bags
 1 SCOBY & 100ml old Kombucha
 1 Large glass or clay vessel- 6+ litres
 1 Wooden spoon
 1 Towel or cheesecloth & rubber band
 1 Glass bottle with quick-seal lid

Instructions:

1

[purchase Kombucha starter kit]
Place tea bags and sugar in glass or clay vessel, add boiled water and stir with wooden spoon to dissolve. cover the top of the vessel.

*Tip: remove the plastic/paper tags from the tea bags and tie them all together so they are easier to remove later!

2

Allow tea to brew for 2+ hours and cool to room temperature.

1st Ferment
3

Remove tea bags, stir in old fermented tea and add your SCOBY. Cover with the cheesecloth/towel and rubber band and allow to brew for 7-12 days. The brew may be ready in more or less time depending on the time of year.

2nd Ferment
4

When 1st ferment is finished (tea tastes just sweet), add a few blueberries to each quick-seal bottle. pour in the kombucha tea (strain through fine mesh strainer) and seal tightly. The larger the bottle, the more blueberries you will need!

5

Allow to brew for an additional 2-4 days. The bacteria will eat the sugar from the blueberries and produce the gas necessary for carbonation.

Gut loving probiotic tea recipe Kombucha

Ingredients

 1 l Filtered water
 ¼ cup Sugar (white or raw)
 4 Green tea bags
 1 SCOBY & 100ml old Kombucha
 1 Large glass or clay vessel- 6+ litres
 1 Wooden spoon
 1 Towel or cheesecloth & rubber band
 1 Glass bottle with quick-seal lid

Directions

1

[purchase Kombucha starter kit]
Place tea bags and sugar in glass or clay vessel, add boiled water and stir with wooden spoon to dissolve. cover the top of the vessel.

*Tip: remove the plastic/paper tags from the tea bags and tie them all together so they are easier to remove later!

2

Allow tea to brew for 2+ hours and cool to room temperature.

1st Ferment
3

Remove tea bags, stir in old fermented tea and add your SCOBY. Cover with the cheesecloth/towel and rubber band and allow to brew for 7-12 days. The brew may be ready in more or less time depending on the time of year.

2nd Ferment
4

When 1st ferment is finished (tea tastes just sweet), add a few blueberries to each quick-seal bottle. pour in the kombucha tea (strain through fine mesh strainer) and seal tightly. The larger the bottle, the more blueberries you will need!

5

Allow to brew for an additional 2-4 days. The bacteria will eat the sugar from the blueberries and produce the gas necessary for carbonation.

Fizzy Blueberry Kombucha
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