Kombucha Tea

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Tikkajazz94, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My friend gave me a tea mother (also know as a mushroom or a scoby). So I made a load and it made a baby, the tea tastes wonderful. I gave some to my sister and She likes it. I made another load, but I had to seperate the mom and the baby. And with doing this, I hit a piece of the mother and it came off. So When I made the load, I put that piece into a jar with some starter liquid. Now two more days till the tea is done and the mom is bigger, the baby is bigger, I will have another baby from this load, The piece of the mother as been turning into a scoby. So thats 4 so far. So I deicded With the tea thats already to drink, I don't like the flouters. So I strained it, but I found a gel. I picked it up, another scoby. Than With the other jar, another one. So now with a week and a half of making the tea, I already have 6 scobies. I can't believe it. Soon I will have to open a table at the farmer's market and sell tea and some scobies.
     
  2. vanilla.exe

    vanilla.exe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yupp, it's funny like that. I used to end up with a new baby every batch. I got tired of the strict cleaning/sterilization stuff eventually though and forgot about it in my cabinet for about 6 months. Not pretty. Have fun though, lol!
     
  3. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds a tad confujsing. I ended up having to look up info on this. So its like drinking tea that went bad. Anyone else drink it? curious
     
  4. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I Drank 8oz so far. it does taste a little weird, but I heard you can get use to it. Or add flavor it. Like put fruit or more sugar after word.
     
  5. hilareee

    hilareee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i buy it bottled in many flavors. yummy stuff filled with probiotics! too bad it's so expensive. i need to find a friend with a batch i can get a baby from. traditionally, you're not supposed to buy a starter, it has to be given to you [​IMG]
     
  6. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:But you understand where I'm coming from. Unless I put together a starter kit, with the sugar and the tea.... mmmmm
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:me!!! but for different reasons [​IMG] I like the taste of fermented tea, and the free radicals totally scrub me out... Ok. well er.... Uh.... Yeah, like another poster said.. Activia type results may vary [​IMG]
     
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  8. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    LOVE Kombucha! I like to make it with Peach tea, it's delish! My last S.C.O.B.Y. got to be 3-4in thick! [​IMG] Then we went on vacation and it, and all it's babies died. [​IMG] I need to find another mother.
     
  9. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    I think I might be scared to drink anything that has mothers and babies multiplying in it. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, I have never heard of this kombucha tea stuff. To the Google!
     
  10. hilareee

    hilareee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've never made my own. my mom did so in the 70's. traditionally, you have to get a starter from a friend. i'm still looking...
     

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