Most recipes for root beer kombucha are overly complicated with hard to find ingredients. Since my husband loves the flavor of root beer, and I often buy High Country wild root kombucha for him. I figured it was time to devise my own. The only special ingredient you will need to buy is sassafras bark. It is inexpensive and you will get enough to make a lot of root beer kombucha. You can’t really get by without it because there is no other way to get that taste of root beer without it. At least that I know of. The rest of the ingredients are easy to find and you will make a syrup concentrate which you can store and add to the kombucha to flavor it. This makes a concentrate and you will add it to second ferment your kombucha. You are going to love the flavor of this root beer kombucha. Super fizzy just like root beer should be. Here is how to make it.
You will need a kombucha that is just about done from the first ferment. Make sure it is not to vinegary. When you kombucha reaches this stage it is hard to second ferment and become bubbly. There needs to be a little sugar left so that the bacteria and yeast have something to consume to make the kombucha bubbly. This is true for any second fermented kombucha. Not to sweet but not to sour either.