How to make Kombucha Tea

14 cups water

8 bags black tea

1 cup sugar

2 cups starter tea from previous batch, if you don’t have use apple cider vinegar

1 Kombucha scoby


Making Kombucha Tea:


Combine hot water and sugar in a 5- liter glass jar.

Using a plastic or wooden stirring utensil, stir until the sugar dissolves.

The water should be hot enough to steep the tea but does not have to be boiling.

Place the  tea bags in the sugar water to steep for 10 min. (The longer the tea is left in the liquid, the stronger the tea will be. )

Then remove the tea bags .

Let the  mixture cool down to room temperature.

Add starter tea from a previous batch to the liquid.

If you don’t  have starter tea, use apple cider vinegar as a substitute.

Add an active kombucha scoby.

Cover the jar with a coffee filter and secure with a rubber band.

Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at 20-30 degrees celsius/ 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit, out of direct sunlight, for 7-30 days, or to taste.

The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more vinegary it will taste.

Transfer ready Kombucha tea into airtight glass bottles, let it sit for 24 hours, then refrigerate it.

Retain the scoby and enough liquid from the bottom of the jar to use as starter tea for the next batch.

Enjoy !

2 Responses

  1. Jenny

    Hi thanks for the wonderful blog post. I’ve been searching for a kombucha scoby for a while and haven’t been able to find anyone (in Tokyo) who has a mother until I stumbled upon your blog post. Are you still making kombucha and would you be willing to share a baby scoby?

    1. Hila Susanne Bewilogua

      Dear Jenny,
      thank you for your message. Right now I am not making any Kombucha because we got a little tired of it. But the good news is you can purchase scoby’s now from amazon japan.Product Details
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