I love Kombucha. I know a couple kids that love kombucha. I know a couple of kids that should drink kombucha, but don’t. They don’t know what they are missing!
I am too cheap to buy this stuff in the store. I had heard about it and did some research. So when a friend that I respect encouraged me and offered me starter tea and a SCOBY, I jumped on it.
I know a certain sweet girl who loves this stuff and could drink it all day long! The deal is that we have a small glass after lunch. Today, I realized I am on my last bottle. I have a sweet boy who likes to sneak some, the reason for my low supply. I needed to work on the next step and needed a helper.
First we tasted the tea before adding the fruit. This is when I take a small teaspoon and taste a tiny bit to know if it is ready for the flavoring step. It is usually yucky tasting to me. (That is why I add fruit.)
My little helper tasted it and loved it. She is one tough cookie!
She added raspberries.
She smashed blueberries and then added them. (If the skin of the blueberry isn’t broken before adding to the tea they don’t give any flavor to the tea)
Nola Mae was more interested in eating frozen blueberries.
Then we let it sit. Taste testing in two days.
We like fizz, so we bottle ours in swing top bottles.
The recipe I follow:
An article with the history of Kombucha, benefits and recipe: