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DRINK THIS IN MODERATION - DO NOT DRINK EVERY DAY! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kombucha is an extra healthy tea that is high in vitamin B that is brewed with a colony of microorganisms. This recipe is to make the "Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast" aka SCOBY so you can start making your own Kombucha instead of shelling out $4 a bottle at the grocery store. From http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-grow-a-kombucha-scoby/
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- 1 (8 ounce) bottle kombucha, unflavored organic and raw, not pasturized
- 1 cup black tea
- 1 tablespoon sugar
For second Brew (after you have your SCOBY)
- 1/2 cup kombucha, brew from growing the SCOBY
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 4 cups black tea or 4 cups green tea, cooled
For Flavored Kombucha (After you have your SCOBY)
- 2 1/2 ounces pure fruit juice, with no pulp
- 1Pour the bottle of kombucha and sweetened tea into a large glass jar.
- 2Cover jar with a towel or coffee filter secured with a rubber band so the brew can breathe but still be protected from insects and other contaminants.
- 3Let it sit for a week. Put it in a room temperature area that is dark (like your pantry - NEVER in the refrigerator as it will kill your SCOBY.).
- 4With time, a new SCOBY will start to form on top of the liquid. It will appear first as a thin film, then slowly fill in and thicken up.
- 5Once it’s about 1/4 inch thick, it’s ready to go. You can let it sit longer and get even thicker, but that’s really not necessary. If you see ANY mold - discard it and start over. It will look like bread mold.
- 6To start a batch with your SCOBY, wash your hands. Never touch your SCOBY with dirty hands as it will cause it to mold.
- 7Drain 75% of the liquid you have from your brew into a food grade glass container to drink.
- 8Place 4 C Black or Green tea that has been in food grade glass container with 25% remaining liquid.
- 9Top with new SCOBY and let it go through the same week long fermentation process as you did to make the SCOBY.
- 10A new SCOBY will form on top of the old SCOBY and you can peel it off and start a new batch from the new SCOBY or have two batches going at the same time in different jars. You can give away the new baby SCOBYs but make sure to include 1/2 c of the brew it came from and enough sugar and tea bags for somebody to start their own.
- 11With the remaining 75% juice, drink 4 oz. at most a day if you're not going to dilute it with tea or fruit juice.
- 12If diluting with juice, pour 2.5 ounces into a quart sized food grade glass jar and top with kombucha brew.
- 13Cover, set it back in the pantry and let "brew" for 48 hours.
- 14Place fruit juice Kombucha in the fridge and enjoy.
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Nutritional Facts for Kombucha Scoby - to Start Your Own Kombucha Brew
Serving Size: 1 (1297 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 447.6
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 116.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 112.5 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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