Kombucha is made with black or green tea, sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Although not pretty to look at, the SCOBY plays a very important role in making kombucha; it is responsible for initiating the fermentation process. The SCOBY begins to eat the tea-sugar solution and after one to two weeks plus carbonation, you’re left with a sweet and delicious tea.
Start with one glass a day and build from there; it might be more, or it might be less. Remember to trust your gut – it knows best.
If you’re drinking kombucha for the very first time, begin with a few sips and see how your body reacts. For some people, the good bacteria in the kombucha may cause bloating or digestive distress.
It’s important to check that your store-bought kombucha isn’t packed with added sugars. Stick to drinks that contain no more than five grams of added sugar per serving.
Makes: 20 small jellies
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