3 1/2 litres

Ready In:

7-12 days

Good For:

Quenching and refreshing tonic


  • 1 scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
  • 200ml kombucha starter
  • 3lit cold water
  • 250g sugar
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 3 blue butterfly pea flower T bags
  • 350ml boiling water
  • 100g frozen or fresh berries- any

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Kombucha kits can be purchased either through your local supermarket or health food store. 

The best option is to find a friend who already brews kombucha and use a piece of their SCOBY.

A SCOBY is a culture used for brewing kombucha.

Step 2

Similar to making a sourdough starter, you need to begin with some old kombucha from a previous brew, you need 200ml. The kit contains everything if you’re unable to find a SCOBY and some tea. 

Step 3

Add both varieties of tea and sugar to the boiled water.

Stir and leave it to steep for 3mins. 

Crush the berries with masher, top of rolling pin or other, and add to the tea, sugar and water.

Step 4

Clean and rinse a suitable glass container for brewing. It needs to be close to 4 litres for this recipe. If the jar has a lid this can help at a later stage.

Pour tea mixture into a large container and top up with kombucha tea starter (previous brew) and cold water.

Place the SCOBY on the top, cover with a loose fitting lid, not screwed on, or some glad wrap. Air must be allowed to enter and release during fermentation. 

 Step 5

Place the container in a warm place to ferment. I use my airing cupboard throughout the whole process but you may decide to start in a warm cupboard for the first week and a dry store for the next few days.

Taste the liquid for sourness after 7 days. The longer you brew it the sourer it will get.

The drink can always be sweetened back after brewing.

  Step 6

 Once brewed, remove and save SCOBY and a cup of tea for the next brew. Keep in the fridge in a plastic container. 

Pass the tea into a serving jar or glass and enjoy the vibrant taste sensation you get when drinking kombucha.

Store the kombucha in the fridge once the SCOBY has been removed.

I wouldn’t suggest drinking this everyday but is is a great source of probiotics and other health benefits.

Best of luck making. There are so many flavours and options for creation. 

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