homemade kombucha.

for those of you who know me, my fondness for kombucha is far reaching. i haven’t been sick since i started drinking this while i was on my elimination diet. it’s bite reminds me of diet coke. and i adore the selection of flavors.

GT's Kombucha

i’ve tried quite a few different brands but i always come back to GTs Synergy. the only down side, if there can be one, is the cost of these little buggers. they’re $3.29 a pop. even buying them buy the case only shaves off 10%. and trust me, we do purchase these by the case on a regular basis.

so you can guess my excitement when i stumbled upon a kombucha home-brewing kit! some friends and i have been talking about making our own for some time but we just needed some key ingredients…which i had no clue how to acquire. leave it to whole foods to make it easy. and they even have it in the kombucha refrigerator. how awesome is that!

last month we started making our own stuff. it takes a lot patience as it’s essentially a fermented tea drink. so waiting around is part of the process. here’s a few photos of the process.  we have been so busy that this post has gotten a bit delayed.

adding all the ingredients together and waiting a few weeks for fermentation to start.

i honestly was a bit apprehensive to try to get the scoby out of the jar so made kyle do it. he’s a good sport. besides, it seemed like a task for a guy.

the much needed scoby. kinda gross. we know.

saving some for the next batch.

filtering out excess kombucha strands

finished product! citrus flavored kombucha!

it’s totally a shot in the dark and it doesn’t taste like the stuff we’re used to drinking but for $30/kit this might just be up our alley for saving money and the planet. stay tuned for more flavors and experimentation!

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homemade kombucha.

for those of you who know me, my fondness for kombucha is far reaching. i haven’t been sick since i started drinking this while i was on my elimination diet. it’s bite reminds me of diet coke. and i adore the selection of flavors.

GT's Kombucha

i’ve tried quite a few different brands but i always come back to GTs Synergy. the only down side, if there can be one, is the cost of these little buggers. they’re $3.29 a pop. even buying them buy the case only shaves off 10%. and trust me, we do purchase these by the case on a regular basis.

so you can guess my excitement when i stumbled upon a kombucha home-brewing kit! some friends and i have been talking about making our own for some time but we just needed some key ingredients…which i had no clue how to acquire. leave it to whole foods to make it easy. and they even have it in the kombucha refrigerator. how awesome is that!

last month we started making our own stuff. it takes a lot patience as it’s essentially a fermented tea drink. so waiting around is part of the process. here’s a few photos of the process.  we have been so busy that this post has gotten a bit delayed.

adding all the ingredients together and waiting a few weeks for fermentation to start.

i honestly was a bit apprehensive to try to get the scoby out of the jar so made kyle do it. he’s a good sport. besides, it seemed like a task for a guy.

the much needed scoby. kinda gross. we know.

saving some for the next batch.

filtering out excess kombucha strands

finished product! citrus flavored kombucha!

it’s totally a shot in the dark and it doesn’t taste like the stuff we’re used to drinking but for $30/kit this might just be up our alley for saving money and the planet. stay tuned for more flavors and experimentation!

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