Homemade kombucha! A while back I became completely obsessed with kombucha. Something about the slightly sweet, slightly sour, bubbly concoction is so addicting to me!
After spending way too much on the stuff the first few weeks of my addiction, I started brewing my own kombucha at home (so much cheaper) using a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. I know you were wondering. :P) I grew myself. I had plans of buying a SCOBY, but one day I noticed a film in one of my store bought bottles of kombucha. I filled the bottle with super sweet tea and left it on the counter for a week, and lo and behold, a SCOBY started forming! The weather was cold at the time, so it took a while for me to grow the SCOBY to the point where it could brew larger batches of kombucha. Now it’s thriving! Normally it sits on top of the liquid, but in this shot it fell into the brew after I poured myself a cup. I need to invest in one of those drink jars with spouts or something.
Lately I’ve been making mine with earl grey tea, and I’ve been loving the notes of bergamot in the finished drink.
Have you gotten on the kombucha train? Do you brew your own?
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