Kombucha is a wonder drink. This fermented tea has been around for centuries and is a legend in many countries such as China, Russia, and Korea. There are even stories that Genghis Khan drank it often and gave it to the men in his armies. It can become a part of your life very quickly and the next thing you know, you’ll have your very own brew fermenting on your counter. It’s cheap and easy to make, but if you leave it fermenting too long it can get a strong taste, and actually will turn to vinegar which will stay perfectly preserved. If your kombucha tea ever gets too strong for your taste, don’t throw it out!

10 Different Ways!

#1: Save As A Strong Starter Tea For Your Next Batch

Over-fermented kombucha makes a wonderfully strong starter tea! You can store it in a glass container with a lid or with a cloth and rubber band; both are fine and you can then use it as the starter tea for your future kombucha brews. Make a note that your batches used with stronger starter tea can finish a day or two earlier than normal.

Kombucha Day 3 Side

#2: Strong Kombucha Can Be Used As A Household Cleaner

Kombucha can make a natural cleaner without chemicals that could hurt you or the environment.

When making this, make sure that your kombucha has aged for at least a month and then add a few ingredients to make a great cleaner. It will last for months and keep cleaning your house.

The low pH and acetic acid content of the kombucha vinegar prevent mold and bacteria from growing. Adding kombucha and tea tree oil or essential oils adds antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities to your cleaner. It works great on all kinds of surfaces be it countertops, showers, or tubs.

You can strain the kombucha in a strainer to remove yeast strings and floaty things that occur in your kombucha brew.  Use it like you would a household cleaning vinegar.


Kombucha Cleaner

#3: Make Your Own Apple Scrap Vinegar!

Don't throw away the peels and cores from your apples! Save these "scraps," add some honey, water, kombucha, and a SCOBY. Let this ferment and you've just made some delicious Apple Scrap Vinegar.

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Apple scrap kombucha

#4: Make A Marinade For Meat Or Veggies!

We have a spicy marinade that is delicious on fish, chicken, beef, or veggies. This recipe is loaded with fresh herbs, spices, jalapeno, olive oil, garlic, ginger, and kombucha vinegar.

Marinate for a few hours and you’ll find you use this on all different types of recipes, foods, and meals. Don’t forget that it’s fantastic on veggies, too!

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kombucha marinade

#5: Make A SCOBY Hotel

SCOBY hotels are quite the conversation piece. To create your SCOBY hotel, just store your extra SCOBYs in a large mason jar and cover them with your extra-strong starter tea.

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We also have an article on:

20 Smart Ways To Use Your Kombucha SCOBYs 

Kombucha Tea

#6: Use As A Facial Toner

Try this wonderful facial toner made with over-fermented kombucha. Kombucha has helped some of our Biotic Pro members with skin conditions and is also great after sunbathing.

More and more high-end retailers are making products with kombucha for the skin. People seem to love them and they can't keep them on the shelf. Kombucha is wonderful for your skin and helps to preserve collagen. This is fast and simple to make and so soothing to your skin.

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Kombucha Toner

#7: Make Probiotic Water

You can mix some of your over-fermented kombucha with drinking water, ginger, lemon, and some stevia for a refreshing combo. It used to be served to the cowboys or field hands on a hot day to quench thirst. I'm seeing this type of drink popping up in stores everywhere.

Check out how easy and refreshing this drink can be on a hot summer day!

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Kombucha cider drink

#8: Use Like Regular Vinegar In Recipes

You can use this over-fermented kombucha just like you would apple cider vinegar, red or white wine vinegar, in your favorite recipes. It works great for anything calling for vinegar.

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Kombucha vinegar

#9: Kombucha Mayonnaise!

20 Second Kombucha Mayo is one of my favorite condiments. I always have a jar in my fridge and it's easy to make and really delicious. Homemade mayonnaise made with kombucha is so much better for you than store-bought mayo which contains chemicals and unhealthy oils.

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kombucha Mayo

#10: Make A Salad Dressing

I love using kombucha in salad dressings. It helps preserve the dressings and makes a healthy alternative to store-bought versions.

Try one of our delicious salad dressings:

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If you have a bunch of kombucha that is over-fermented and tastes like vinegar, don't throw it out! We have lots of ways to use this special tea. Everything from marinades to facial toners. Check out the podcast to learn more.

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