Kombucha is a lightly fizzy, fermented tea drink that's making waves for its probiotic benefits and tart flavor. Making kombucha at home is quite simple: make sweetened tea, add it to a jar with a scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) and let it ferment for about a week. The scoby is a pancake-shaped living culture that eats most of the sugar in the tea, turning it into a tangy and delicious fermented beverage.
Tip: Kombucha scoby is widely available online. Starter kombucha is simply kombucha from a previous batch. If this is your first time making kombucha, starter kombucha will be included with your purchased scoby.
Equipment: 1-gallon glass jar, paper towel or clean tea towel, rubber band, funnel, fine-mesh strainer, sealable glass bottles
To make ahead: Refrigerate kombucha for up to 2 weeks.