Green Tea

HOW TO MAKE JUN KOMBUCHA TEA

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE JUN KOMBUCHA TEA

 

SUPPLIES

  • a large glass container (4L minimum)

  • a spoon

  • a cover for the jar such as towel, cotton cloth

  • a rubber band

  • a bowl

INGREDIENTS (To make approx 2.5L Jun Kombucha Tea)

  • 1 Jun kombucha scoby

  • 300ml starter liquid

  • 4 green tea bags / 1 heaped tablespoon loose green tea leaves

  • 2200ml water

  • half cup raw honey

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING JUN KOMBUCHA TEA

  1. Prepare honey green tea, steep green tea in hot water for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove tea bags. Dissolve honey in cooled tea.

  2. Pour honey green tea into the glass container and fill with cold/room temperature water to 2200ml total. 
    (too hot temperature will kill all the good stuff in the scoby, the cold/room temperature water will bring liquid temperature down.) 

  3. Transfer Jun kombucha scoby and starter liquid into the container.

  4. Cover container with your choice cloth, secure with a rubber band.

  5. Brew, place the container in a quiet place for 4 to 7 days to culture.
    (The longer the fermenting time, the less sweet it will taste.)

  6. Taste, when it is pleasant to you, your Jun kombucha tea is ready.

  7. Separate Jun kombucha scoby from finished kombucha tea and retain 200ml to 250ml of finished Jun kombucha tea.

  8. Repeat, prepare 2.2L honey green tea, transfer Jun kombucha scoby, and 200ml to 250ml of finished Jun kombucha tea from the previous batch to start brewing next batch of Jun kombucha tea.

  9. ​Drink, or store finished Jun kombucha tea in the fridge.

STEP 1:

 

Prepare honey green tea. Steep 4 tea bags / 1 heaped tablespoon loose green tea leaves in hot water for 2 - 3 mins. Remove tea bags/strain loose tea from the liquid. Dissolve half cup raw honey in green tea.

how to make jun kombucha at home
how to make jun kombucha at home
how to make jun kombucha at home

 

 

STEP 2:

 

Transfer honey green tea to the brewing vessel. Top up cold or room temperature water to a total of up to 2200ml, to cool the tea down further. 

(too hot temperature will kill all the good stuff in the kombucha culture.)

how to make jun kombucha at home
how to make jun kombucha at home

 

STEP 3:

Transfer Jun scoby and minimum 250ml of starter liquid into the glass container.

jun kombucha starter culture
how to make jun kombucha at home
how to make jun kombucha at home

 

 

STEP 4:

Cover and allow to brew for 4 - 7 days in room temperature, away from sunlight.

how to make jun kombucha at home

 

STEP 5:

 

After 4 - 7 days, or when you feel ready do a taste test. If it's too sweet for you, allow to ferment for a few more days. Taste again, until pleasant to you. 

how to make jun kombucha at home
how to make jun kombucha at home

Baby Scoby

 

STEP 6:

 

When culturing is complete, retain Scoby + 200ml to 250ml of finished Jun kombucha tea as starter liquid, for the next batch. 

Repeat: Step 1 to 5.

how to make jun kombucha at home

 

STEP 7:

Drink, store finished Jun kombucha tea in the fridge, or do a second fermentation.

Jun Kombucha in a cup.jpg