How to Start Your First Ever Kombucha Batch

For almost 10 years, people have been falling in love with kombucha. However, kombucha can be quite expensive, and if you’ve ever wanted to make it at home you should go for it!

There’s just one thing you need before you can do anything: a SCOBY. A SCOBY stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, which is the starter for any kombucha. If you don’t know how to get a SCOBY, this is the guide for you.

Ask a Friend

Chances are there’s someone in your community, whether a friend of a friend or a neighbor across the street, that’s making kombucha. Once you start making kombucha, your batches will start to naturally produce more which you can then give away as well! But to start it off, you need a SCOBY.

DIY

If you can’t find a SCOBY, you can make it yourself at home! Just take 1 bottle of organic, unflavored kombucha, and mix it with a homemade sweet tea made from 7 cups of water, 4 bags of organic black tea, and 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix the cooled sweet tea with the bottle of kombucha in a large jar, cover it with a cheesecloth or a coffee filter, and put it in a dark place for 1-4 weeks until your SCOBY forms!