Grow your own kombucha tea mushroom with simple equipment
We explain how you can easily grow your own tea fungus with a little patience and the right ingredients. To create your own symbiosis of yeasts, bacteria and enzymes, the most important ingredient you need is unpasteurized "raw" Kombucha. Without the many microorganisms that are still alive, it will be difficult to grow your own tea fungus. Also, your Scoby needs certain conditions. A not too bright and sunny environment, as well as a room temperature between 20 and 30 degrees. Also influencing factors, such as humidity or air pressure in the room have an effect on the development of the tea fungus. However, we will disregard these for the time being under simple conditions at home. And here we go, let your Scoby come alive!
You will need:
- 1 large glass jar with a wide opening - well rinsed without detergent! (Vinegar is a handy cleaner)
- Tea - e.g. green tea, black tea (without flavorings / artificial additives)
- Organic raw cane sugar
- water - filtered in the best case
- unpasteurized Kombucha (e.g. Kombucha Original)
- 1 air-permeable clean cover cloth
- Environment for the scoby: 1 room with a temperature between 20 and 30 degrees
Ready to Scoby:
- Boil tea with cane sugar for 8 to 10 minutes (8 g tea per liter / 60 g organic cane sugar per liter)
- Pour tea-sugar mixture into the jar of glass and leave to cool, preferably overnight.
- Important: Cover the jar with the air-permeable clean cloth and secure it with a rubber band or ribbon!
- The sugar should now be completely dissolved.
- Now you can finally add the unpasteurized kombucha in a ratio of 1 to 10.
- Then reattach the cover cloth well to the jar and place the jar in a safe place.
Boil tea with cane sugar for 8 to 10 minutes (8 g tea per liter / 60 g organic cane sugar per liter).Pour tea-sugar mixture into the jar of glass and leave to cool, preferably overnight.Important: Cover the jar with the air-permeable clean cloth and secure it with a rubber band or ribbon!
Now you can finally add the unpasteurized kombucha in a ratio of 1 to 10.
Then reattach the cover cloth well to the jar and place the jar in a safe place.
Now it's wait, wait, wait!
Now it's wait, wait, wait!
Jetzt heißt es warten, warten, warten!
Depending on the conditions, it can take 7 to 21 days for the kombucha fungus to form all by itself. At first, it looks like small foam bubbles are forming on the surface of the liquid. These will become denser over time until slowly the scoby will be visible. The last few days I have also made a Scoby come to life myself on a small scale.
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Note: This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional analysis, advice or medical information, but contains the author's personal opinion based on researched literature and personal experience on the subject.