A couple years ago my friend and I were at the local Natural Grocers, and she bought a Kombucha. “What is that?” I asked. She explained that Kombucha is a probiotic drink, made from something like a mushroom. I’m a huge believer in probiotics, homemade yogurt, and cultured veggies, so I bought one too, and I liked it.
Then a week later I bought another one. Then another one. And so on. I was hooked. Like I crave my homemade yogurt and cultured veggies, I now also crave Kombucha.
But this stuff really adds up. They cost about three dollars per drink in the store. Yikes.
I heard about making Kombucha at home, but I thought it would gross me out too much. With time I came around to the idea.
So when another friend told me that she made her own Kombucha, I was so excited. She told me to start collecting my equipment, and offered to give me a SCOBY. That’s how it happened.
First I got organic sugar at Costco. That was weird for me. I wondered if anyone would see me buying the sugar. So if you did, then now you know why
My husband had organic black tea already, so that was done.
Next I bought this huge pitcher with a spout, which can hold two gallons at a time.
UPDATE: Some great questions in the comments now. Make sure to check them out!
MORE UPDATES: The container in the link is the one I use. I took off the base so it would fit on my counter under the cabinets. It works great if you want to make two gallons at a time. Haven’t had any trouble with the spout clogging either : )