Making Kombucha

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  1. Kasalia

    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member

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    Kombucha is a fermented drink made with black tea and a Scoby. A scoby is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which you can buy separately.
    This was Johns present for his birthday from me, as we tried Kombucha at the Bellingen Markets and it was delicious.
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    This transforms sweet black tea into a very nice drink, after 7 - 14 days depending on the weather. Flavours such as lemon or ginger, orange, pineapple juices etc can be added after you draw it off, making it delicious, but good for you, being fermented, at the same time. It has a very subtle fizz, a bit less than mineral water. As I don't like fizzy drinks this is ideal for me, hence the present lol.

    It is fermenting at the moment, but will let you know how it turned out.
     
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    Never heard of it but it sounds great!

    Must be a heap of antioxidants plus good bacteria (being fermented) so where do you get the scoby from or do you make it?
     
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