Drink Forests

OLD TREE KOMBUCHA

Ingredients

2 litres filtered or spring water 160g raw cane sugar 8 teaspoons or 6 teabags of green tea 1 x SCOBY large enough to ferment 2 litres (you can purchase a SCOBY from us - just email) 200 ml of ready Kombucha


Equipment

Sieve Plastic spoon Plastic Jug 2 litre glass jar Muslin or tea towel String Scales


If you’re on this page you may have a bottle in your hand. Kombucha is an incredible drink that can be infused with all kinds of plant ingredients. The nutrients in these plants, through fermentation, then become more bio-available for the body. It’s an easy, fun drink to brew at home and in doing so you can save yourself money! Here’s our recipe:

  1. Wrap tea in muslin and tie with string
  2. Boil 1 litre of filtered or spring water and add to 2 litre glass jar
  3. Add tea and sugar to jar and stir, then leave to infuse for 20 minutes
  4. After 20 minutes add remaining litre of water to glass jar
  5. Add the SCOBY as well as the 200 ml of ready Kombucha
  6. The jar can now be placed somewhere warm to ferment. This needs to be between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius, ideally between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius. A Kombucha will take anywhere between 7 to 14 days approximately. When to stop the fermentation (by decanting the liquid and bottling) is to some extent down to personal taste. Generally it is ready when most of the sweetness is gone and there is a slight but pleasant sourness. The longer it is left to ferment the more sour it will become.

There is an inexhaustible variety of plant ingredients, from fruit juices to herbs and flowers that lend incredible flavours and further nutritional benefits to Kombucha!We have experimented with only a few so far but we are having fun developing more. Watch this space!

“I THANK THE CREATORS OF THE FOOD I SO LOVE TO EAT, EXPERIMENT WITH AND WRITE ABOUT THE PLANTS AND THE ANIMALS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO TEND THEM.”
Sandor Katz

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