How to Bottle and Flavor Your Kombucha Tea
This is considered the second fermentation
Get creative using your favorite fresh and dried fruits, and juices.
The possibilities are endless.
As a bonus, eating raw organic foods can turn your health situation completely around.
It is important to note, that any flavoring should be introduced
AFTER the tea has fermented and the culture is removed.(never let your culture touch anything but tea water and sugar):
FIRST - Let your tea properly ferment with the culture in it for 7 to 10 days.
As described in our HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA guide
THEN - Set the culture aside Straining your newly fermented brew into a glass container with an airtight lid.
FINALLY - Add your favorite juice, dried fruit, and/or tea to the fermented tea. Making sure that these additional ingredients, never come in contact with the kombucha culture.
Add approximately one part juice and 4-5 parts Kombucha Tea to the bottle.
Close the bottle securely and allow the bottle to sit at room temperature for anywhere from 1-7 days ( 2nd ferment ) This will add the Fizz !!
Note : Flavoring is optional , If you want the effervescence / fizz, strain your first ferment into an air tight bottle and let it sit 1-7 days testing it every so often.
Read our HOW TO CARBONATE KOMBUCHA page.
Experiment with different fermentation lengths
When your happy with the taste put it in the fridge to halt the fermentation .
Your brew will last for a couple of weeks in the fridge.
Use caution when opening the bottles! Contents are under pressure.
Opening over a sink is a good idea.
Try some of these great Kombucha Recipes
It’s a common flavor, but don’t underestimate its popularity. It’s really, really good. When pouring my brewed kombucha from its gallon-sized glass jar, I put it in a wine bottle. Puree 5 organic strawberries, smoosh it in the bottle,put a cap on it, and let it sit out for a day or so . Then its into the fridge
Our second favorite. Puree 4 organic strawberries and a chunk (1×1 inch) of ginger. (also in a sealed jug or wine bottle)
A unique and refreshing combination. Use an entire lemon peel and one tablespoon of lemon juice, along with 1×1″ chunk of ginger.(also in a sealed jug or wine bottle)
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