Different kombuchas

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Different kombuchas

Postby FermentMyGirlfriend on Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:28 am

Usuall kombucha is from black tea + sugar.

Can I sometimes use green tea? Or black tea + honey? Or add other things, like little bit of lemon juice to the tea?

What is the minimal reguirement? Can kombucha ferment sugar water? What must be present for kombucha to start its activity?
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Re: Different kombuchas

Postby FermentMyGirlfriend on Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:03 am

Do a Christmass miracle and help me! :D
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Re: Different kombuchas

Postby Christopher Weeks on Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:55 am

I don't know. I've read people being very dogmatic about just black tea with no flavors and only sugar, but I've never really tried.
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Re: Different kombuchas

Postby FermentMyGirlfriend on Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:03 pm

I tried pu erh and it worked.

Save experiments can be done with second fermentation - first make clear kombucha, than mix fermented tea (without scoby) with honey, fruits, other liguids... and let ferment more.

But what must be present for kombucha to work? Can it ferment pure sugar water? Or what is the magical essence in black tea?
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Re: Different kombuchas

Postby Dgocowboy on Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:33 pm

I make a delicious kombucha using 2/3 green tea and 1/3 black tea. all else is the same as the standard recipe. I have not tried a 100% green tea batch yet, but plan to after I have built my SCOBY reserves up a little bit (I just started brewing again after a couple of years off.).
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