Homemade Kombucha Tea Recipe


  • 1 SCOBY
  • 8 tea bags (type of tea bag is your choice!)
  • 1 cup sugar (organic granulated white sugar works well!)
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 gallon Mason jar
  • 1 cloth


  1. Boil 64 Oz of water (8 cups) in a large pot.
  2. Add the 8 tea bags and allow to steep for 20 minutes – then remove the tea bags.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir well.
  4. Allow the tea to come to room temperature and pour into a clean one-gallon mason jar.
  5. Add 64 Oz (8 cups) more water to the jar and place the scoby into the jar.
  6. Cover with a piece of cloth, and secure with a rubber band.
  7. Allow the homemade kombucha to ferment in a dark place (e.g. the pantry) for 7-14 days. The fermentation time will vary depending on your location, your scoby and how sweet or sour you want the homemade kombucha. Sample by moving the scoby aside and taking a little out with a clean spoon. After this time, your tea may be slightly carbonated and will be unflavoured (only tea-flavoured). You may drink the homemade kombucha tea then or do a second fermentation – this time adding different fruits of your choice for flavour and more carbonation.


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2 Responses to Homemade Kombucha Tea Recipe

  1. Daria Preece says:

    Thanks 4 this recipe but where do I get a scoby?

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