What type of tea to use to brew Kombucha
As with any other recipe, using high-quality ingredients gives you the best results. For the best tasting Kombucha, use high-quality loose leaf tea. The tea that is found in tea bags is tea dust or small broken tea pieces. Loose tea is higher quality than that found in tea bags. Using loose tea to brew your Kombucha will deliver a better tasting drink.
Here’s a price breakdown for loose tea:
Measures of Grace: $10 of tea gives you 11 gallons of Kombucha
Teavana: $40 of tea gives you 10 gallons of Kombucha
David’s Tea: $22 of tea gives you 10 gallons of Kombucha
It's easy to see, you're getting the most bang for your buck by using our tea to brew your Kombucha! We have 19 options of black & green tea for you to choose from and experiment with in your brewing journey! Click here to browse all of our teas!
Make your own Kombucha
So you understand how wonderful Kombucha is, and you're ready to brew some "booch"! Don't let the long instructions intimidate you. Brewing Kombucha is seriously SO easy. Here's how we brew...
What you will need:
Instructions for second ferment:
Cold, fizzy, fresh strawberry Kombucha!
To learn why you should use Measures of Grace loose leaf tea to brew your Kombucha as opposed to other brands, check out Kombucha Series Pt. 3!
Kombucha is a beverage that is made from sweetened black or green tea and has been fermented through a process using yeast (like beer) and bacteria (like yogurt). Because it is fermented, kombucha may contain tiny traces of alcohol (around .5%). Kombucha is a great alternative to sugary sodas, because it is a naturally fizzy beverage. The sugar in Kombucha is largely consumed by the bacteria during the fermentation process, which leaves you with a healthy, fizzy, and low sugar beverage.
Kombucha is known as the “elixir of life” because it is so good for your health. Some of the health benefits are: aids in digestion by its rich probiotics, enhances liver function by its high glucaric acid content, aids in nutrient assimilation by creating a healthy gut, boosts the immune system by its high antioxidant levels, ease joint pain with its natural glucosamine content. Other noted benefits of Kombucha: alleviates chronic constipation, improves mood/depression, boosts energy, reduces allergies, reduces insomnia, and prevents gout and stomach ulcers.
Kombucha tastes delicious and it is wonderful for your health! No wonder it has become so popular.
The down side to drinking Kombucha is the price to purchase it. One 16oz bottle in a grocery store costs between $3-$6. Crazy, right?! Brewing your own Kombucha at home is very, very easy… and inexpensive! Want to learn how to brew your own Kombucha? Check out Kombucha Series Pt. 2!