Kombucha tea is a relatively new addition to my diet. The difference it has made to my life in less than a year (or there abouts) is worth writing about for anyone who is looking to boost digestion and energy levels.
This is my brew and scoby waiting for a new batch of tea to be added. I add 3 litres of tea (boiled water, 1 cup of sugar and 5 black tea bags) at a time to this vessel, the tap means I can draw off a litre or so whenever we need it. Sometimes I will draw off a small amount for Hyunu to drink, he loves this stuff!
So if you are not a kombucha brewer and are wondering what a scoby is you can check out here and here for more info what exactly a scoby is… (don’t forget to come back)….(are you back? impressive, isn’t it?) Ok, so a scoby is not the prettiest thing in the world but I am ok with that.
I have had several scobies growing in my vessel and recently I had a wee clean out of the vessel and some of the older scobies seen above. The whitest one on top is the newest, the older they get the darker they seem to get. The scobies I decided to liberate did not go to waste – they are currently doing bacteria type things in our compost bin. Great for our garden as well as being good for us! What is there not to like about this rather hideous collection of bacteria?
One of these days I might even be brave enough to add a bit of scoby to my smoothie, but I am not there yet. I do add the kombucha tea though, adding to the depth of flavour and nutritional goodness to my smoothie.
If you would like a scoby there are several groups on Facebook that share free scobies for kombucha, New Zealand and world-wide.
This is the finished product. I will leave it on the bench for a few days to enhance the fizz and then put it in the fridge.
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Have a great weekend!