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5 from 3 votes


1 gallon
Prep Time15 minutes
Fermentation4 days
Total Time4 days 15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Yield: 6 bottles


  • Teapot or Kettle
  • Strainer & Filter
  • Fermentation Jar
  • Bottles


  • 14 cups water separated
  • 2 tablespoons tea black or green
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 piece SCOBY


  • Boil 4 cups of water
  • Stir in 1 cup organic cane sugar until dissolved
  • Steep 2 tablespoons of tea for 10 minutes
  • Add 10 cups of cool water to fermentation vessel
  • Add brewed steep tea to vessel, filtering to ensure no particles
  • Once tea mixture is cool, add SCOBY and at least 1 cup of SCOBY liquid
  • Cover the vessel with a dark cloth and leave in a warm place where it can be undisturbed
  • Allow to ferment undisturbed. Check taste after 4 days, but can take up to 2 weeks.
  • Once kombucha has reached desired taste, bottle. Can add aditional flavoring for a second fermantation or refregerate.