Kombucha Starter Kit
*NEW* We have now replaced our old 980ml clear bottles with these dark amber bottles so the probiotics are better preserved!!
Kombucha is very easy to brew at home - just follow a few simple steps starting with getting a S.C.O.B.Y (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to begin the fermentation process. It provides the living home for the bacteria and yeast that transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha!
HOW TO CONSUME/USE:
- This kit includes a step by step instructions of how to brew your Kombucha with this kit - no need for additional ingredients!
- Start with 4oz a day in the morning to see how your body reacts as fermented foods can upset some people's digestive systems
- Once your body adapts, you can try drinking a full 8oz serving every day (in the morning with an empty stomach to best flourish your gut with healthy bacteria!)
BENEFITS OF KOMBUCHA
- Anti-oxidant rich, probiotic beverage that helps to detoxify your body and protect against disease
- Its anti-inflammatory properties can decrease the risk for certain cancers and candida overgrowth
- Supports a healthy gut and improves digestion because of its high levels of beneficial acid, probiotics, amino acids and enzymes
- Effective for boosting the immune system, heart, lung and liver health, and improving energy levels
THIS KIT INCLUDES:
- 1 x L'atelier du The Black Tea Leaves
- 1 x Organic Kombucha S.C.O.B.Y.
- 2 x Organic Cane Sugar (1 Cup)
- 1 x Brewing Jar, Glass (3800ml)
- 3 x DARK KOMBUCHA BREWING AIRTIGHT GLASS BOTTLE (500ML)
- 1 x Brewing Instructions
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HOW TO BREW YOUR KOMBUCHA
For your first brew, please follow these steps.
- Sterilize all your tools including the jars and bottles in the kit. You can use hot water (do NOT use boiling water as it might break your glass jars) or use vinegar to sterlize too. Please keep the hot water in the tools for 10 minutes and toss the water and let them dry naturally. As for the utensils and lids, you can boil them in a pot for 5 minutes and let them dry off.
- Take 2 Tablespoons of the Organic Jasmine Green Tea and brew the tea in 3.5L of water for 10 minutes in a pot. The tea should be very strong.
- Once the tea is ready, drain the leaves in a sieve and pour it into the large glass jar with the one cup of sugar. This should make a sweet tea.
- Let the sugary tea cool off in the jar for about 1-2 hours. The tea should be about 30-37°C depending on the room temperature. If still hot please cool the tea further more. The ideal temperature should be 'lukewarm'.
- 5Open the kombucha SCOBY into the large jar with the liquid and cover the jar with a paper towel and place a rubber band around the paper towel.
- Let the kombucha brew in a dark place in your room. Please avoid direct sunlight and places that the temperature will change such as near the oven or AC.
- After 7-10 days, your kombucha SCOBY should have sunken to the bottom of the jar and formed a daughter SCOBY floating at the surface of the tea. Your kombucha should be ready to taste. If you are happy with the flavor, go ahead to bottle the kombucha in a bottle and flavor it with fruits, herbs and spices. If the kombucha is too sweet let it ferment for another day or more.The longer you ferment the tarter it will become.
- The fermentation that happens in the bottle is called the second fermentation and this is where the drink becomes fizzy. (If the kombucha is tart, it will be harder to make this fizzy and you might have to add extra fruit juice or sugar to the bottle.)
- Let the bottle ferment in room temperature with the lid tightly closed for 5-7 days. When you open the bottle be careful as the kombucha might burst out.
- If you are happy with the flavor, cool the kombucha in the refrigerator and enjoy it cold! You can store your kombucha in the refrigerator for 3-6 months.
*If you find any molds, or not sure about the quality of your brew PLEASE DO NOT CONSUME. Drinking contaminated kombucha is toxic and harmful!
For any questions, feel free to contact us :)
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This starter comes with a comprehensive breakdown of what we need to do, + pre-measured items to make things really easy! I am on day 4 of my fermentation and can't wait to try. Things are already taking shape!
Great set! With this weather have managed to “harvest” twice the drink. The scoby is happy and we are too.
Delivery received. Cinnamon rolls are certainly yummy thanks
I feel this kombucha starter kit is very good value. I love the glass brewing jar (though be warned it’s a bit heavy when filled) and the tinted flip top bottles. The quality of tea and sugar included are good, too. I’m only at day 2 but I’m hopeful the SCOBY is working its magic. The printed instructions are clear and easy to follow. I didn’t brew the tea for 10 minutes as the polyphenol release is greatest in first 5 minutes of brewing and I didn’t want it to turn bitter - I used more tea to ensure it’s a strong brew instead. Nothing can speed up the process, but this kit ensures you’ll have everything you’ll need to get started without having to scour the shops of HK!
The kit was promptly delivered after ordering, instructions were super easy to follow. Only criticism is that I wished it included a funnel for when I transfer the kombucha into bottles as I will need to go and source one now.