2-4 tea bags or 2-4 tablespoons of loose tea or herbs (If using fresh herbs multiply by 7)
1 healthy kombucha SCOBY or culture
1 cup of fermented kombucha or mother tea (If you do not have mother tea you will need to buy a bottle of already brewed kombucha)
Add the sugar to the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
Add the tea and or herbs to the water and allow steeping for 10-15 minutes.
Then strain the tea or remove the tea bags.
When the mixture is cooled, pour into your jar.
Add the kombucha culture (scoby) or the mother tea. Make sure to secure the top of the jar with muslin or cheesecloth to keep insects out. The cloth needs to be larger than the circumference of the jar so there is enough overhangs to secure the cloth with a rubber band.
Brewing Time: The time will vary depending on the amount of mother tea, the temperature, etc. It is more important to go by the taste of the tea, making sure it tastes like cider and the sugar has been changed over. The first batch will take about 8-10 days. If you are diabetic or want to lose weight you may want to wait about 14 days. During colder months you will need to add a couple more days and you may need to purchase a heated base to control the temperature.