Okay here we go! Another Kombucha post. But this one will definitely benefit you, promise! Stay with me here.
So remember how I’ve professed my love for Kombucha and it’s health benefits in this post? And how I shared the Scoby making tutorial and Brewing process? Well if you didn’t, it’s okay, you’ll get it all again today, in a nutshell.
I started brewing kombucha for many health reasons, and I have the Kombucha Mama (Hannah) from Kombucha Kamp to thank. I “met” her way back in 2008 and she has been my go to resource ever since. Her site has really taken off and she now offers Kombucha Brewing Kits, Scoby, Kefir grains, classes, eBooks on Kombucha, recipes for brewing, and more! LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!
Well when she heard that my scoby passed away (okay I accidently left the top off the jar), she generously sent me one of her scobies and starter brew so that I could keep brewing.
I’m in the process of brewing again now, only 4 more days till it’s ready to flavor!
So today I get to share the love and giveaway a $25 gift card to Kombucha Kamp. this means you can buy a scoby and starter tea yourself. Or if you already have a scoby, you can check out all the other fermented foods and accessories to buy on her site!!
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Open to ALL!!!
UPDATED–> There will be 2 WINNERS!! each get $25 to Kombucha Kamp
Okay, now that you know about the Kombucha giveaway, here are a few kombucha scoby rules and recipe from Kombucha Kamp. Save them! You’ll need them!
One of my favorite flavoring recipes from Hannah!
Ginger is perhaps Kombucha’s best friend, producing delicious fizz and flavor. Citrus pairs well with Kombucha, though in small amounts. These instructions call for flavoring after the brew.
- 5-6 teaspoons green tea/reusable tea bag
- 1.25 cups evaporated cane juice
- fresh squeezed lime juice
- fresh ginger slices
Do a shorter steep with these green tea bags, 3-5 minutes. Brew only 6-7 days, decant into bottles already flavored with ginger (to taste) and lime juice (no more than 1/2 ounce per 16 ounce bottle) and allow to second ferment for 3-5 days, burping each day to prevent explosions. Once desired fizz is achieved, move to fridge.
And just for kicks, here’s a great article on the benefits of Kombucha for Athletes. You’ll want to read it if you’ve been injured or have joint problems, trust me!
Cheers to Brewing!