Making Kombucha at Home
First things first, you brew some tea. Any kind works, but I used the kit’s mix of green, oolong, roobios and black tea.
Next, I added more water, stirred in the sugar (which acts as food basically for the culture) and then the scooby and starter liquid, which you can see above. The mushroom culture is like a piece of flan. Gross, but also kind of cool if you’re weird like me.
The next is easy enough. You cover tightly, say a few words to encourage your ‘bucha to grow (AKA “blessing your bucha”—which I find funny but cute) as it is a living organism and then…
Set it in a dark, warm place. For me, this was a big box in a closet. Sit ‘bucha. Stay ‘bucha. Good ‘bucha. (And I sometimes used a heating pad to keep my kombucha warm. Some like it hot, and ‘bucha is a part of that “some.”)