Ahh kombucha, my husband and I love this drink! Kombucha is a fermented tea full of probiotics and antioxidants which help improve digestion, give you a natural energy boost, help maintain a healthy weight and help support your immune system. There are many, many more benefits of kombucha and I encourage you to do a quick google search for even more information!
My husband and I love kombucha so much that we typically each drink a bottle a day. Here in lies the problem, a bottle averages about $4. Now the benefits of kombucha are completely worth this price! But, we are trying to be more frugal and spending almost $60 a week on kombucha was a bit much. So, I looked into brewing my own.
I was little hesitant about brewing my own kombucha because I wasn’t sure how intensive the process was. Free time is not something I have in abundance right now between balancing being a new mom and all my work and business goals. Turns out, it’s actually pretty darn easy and SO quick! Brewing kombucha is so easy, that I was able to do it successfully the first time and it tastes really good!
I found a kombucha brewing kit from The Kombucha Shop (I am in no way associated with them) and it made the process super easy for a novice like me. It provides you with everything you need to brew a batch of kombucha and breaks down each step. The total kit cost $50, so basically one weeks worth of kombucha for us. Once you brew a batch, you will have everything you need to continue brewing, without having to purchase more materials (unless you would like to brew multiple batches at once).
So, if you are thinking about starting to brew your own kombucha, let me break down the steps for you. If I can do it, you can definitely do it!
I tasted our kombucha at this stage and was yummy just like this! But, I really wanted to try flavoring. I chose to go with a berry ginger mix. Now I am certainly not a Pinterest worthy do it yourselfers. Here’s one of the many reasons why. I used blueberries, raspberries, lemon and ginger to flavor our brew. I didn’t measure this out. I basically kept scooping the flavors in until I felt like it would be enough and crossed my fingers. So if you want to flavor your brew, follow these steps!
I’m looking forward to brewing our next batch? I’d love to hear about your favorite brew flavors!