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Rooibos Kombucha

Rooibos tea is well known for it's health benefits. It is said to promote healthy digestion, assist with weight loss and build stronger bones to name a few. Turn it into kombucha and you get even greater benefits, plus it is naturally caffeine free!
Course: Beverages

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring 12 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add sugar and dissolve.
  • Add tea bags to water and sugar mixture
  • Turn off heat and let brew for at least 5-10 minutes. The longer you brew, the stronger the flavor.
  • Strain your tea, if necessary, into your brewing vessel. Let cool.
  • Once completely cool, add your kombucha starter liquid and SCOBY.
  • Cover with a thin cloth or a towel and rubber band to secure.
  • Let brew from 6-14 days. Houses warmer than 70 degrees will take less time than cooler houses.
  • When your kombucha is to your taste, you can drink right away or store in bottles* in the fridge.
  • Reserve 1 cup of starter liquid to use on your next brew.

Notes

* If storing in bottles, make sure you use thick glass bottles made for brewing.
Note: This will create a slightly red-hued SCOBY. Whatever type of tea and sugar you use will change the color of your SCOBY and that is perfectly fine!