Cómo hacer kombucha casera

How to make homemade kombucha

How to make homemade kombucha: A step-by-step guide to enjoying this healthy fermented drink

Kombucha is an ancient drink, a fermented and effervescent tea that has been enjoyed for generations. In this guide, we will teach you how to make your own homemade Kombucha. The ingredients are simple and easy to obtain, and the fermentation process requires time and patience. The end result is a drink full of probiotics, antioxidants, organic acids, enzymes and B complex vitamins.

Join us on this adventure of creating your own Kombucha at home!

SCOBY, fermentación y kombucha casera

Steps to make homemade Kombucha:

1. Preparation of ingredients:

  • Make sure you use chlorine-free water, ideally filtered water.
  • You will need tea, preferably good quality black or green tea (1 and a half tablespoons per liter of water)
  • It uses sugar (approximately 60 grams per liter of water), which will be consumed during fermentation.

2. Tea infusion:

  • Heat the water until it reaches 80°C, avoiding boiling.
  • Add the tea and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Stir well to ensure the tea is completely dissolved.

3. Add the sugar:

  • Add the sugar to the hot tea and mix until completely dissolved.

4. Liquid cooling:

  • Let the tea and sugar mixture cool to at least body temperature.

5. Add the starter culture and Scoby:

  • Add some mature Kombucha or starter liquid from a previous batch of Kombucha (approximately 20% of the volume).
  • Place the Scoby (yeast and fungal colony) in the liquid.

6. Fermentation:

  • Cover the container and let it ferment for 5 days.
  • During this time, the Kombucha will be in the fermentation process. You can taste it occasionally to find the balance of acidity and sweetness that you like best.

7. Second fermentation:

  • After 5 days of fermentation, transfer the Kombucha to glass bottles.
  • Let it sit for a couple of additional days for a second fermentation. This will create the desired carbonation in the drink.

8. Enjoy your homemade Kombucha!

  • Once the second fermentation is complete, your Kombucha is ready to be enjoyed.
  • You can serve it cold and add additional flavors if you wish, such as fruits or spices.

Now that you know how to make homemade Kombucha, you can enjoy the benefits of this healthy fermented drink in the comfort of your home. Remember that Kombucha requires time and patience, but the results are worth it. Experiment with different flavors and enjoy your personalized Kombucha!