Organic Island Girl Kombucha Scoby
The organic island girl kombucha scoby produces a fruity, slightly tart fermented drink. The tartness can be controlled by the amount of time the drink is left to ferment. It contains a range of bacteria and yeasts. Island Girl Kombucha is a great tasting fermented drink that is quickly gaining popularity across the world.
Island girl kombucha is a fermented living probiotic drink which is made in Sanibel Island, off the coast of Florida in the USA. This variety differs because it comes from a generation of islanders who have brewed Kombucha using Oolong tea. Over generations, this changed the bacterial makeup completely in the Kombucha Scoby originally used. Creating this unique heirloom variety of the Kombucha Scoby.
It brews a mild, fruity tasting Kombucha with added health benefits that come from drinking oolong tea. It is no more difficult to work with than normal kombucha. However, we find the organic island girl kombucha scoby grows a little slower than a traditional kombucha scoby and can take an extra few days to ferment.
What is Oolong tea?
Oolong” comes from the Chinese Wu Long, which means “The Black Dragon.” And rightly so – Oolong Tea is a complex, intriguing and multi-faceted tea – as mystical as its name suggests.
The oolong tea making process is a tricky one! It can take up to a dozen different steps over a period of two days.
It’s not just down to the quality of the fields, the atmosphere and growing conditions – although these do of course impact the leaves. It’s down to the skill of the processing.
The end result is a tea that strengthens and evolves with each brew, revealing several layers of flavours from the subtle to the dark, rich and smoky. Just like the mythical black dragon it is named for!
Size variations explained:
Starter tea is the most important part of the process of making kombucha. You always need a minimum of 10% starter tea for the total volume of kombucha being made. We offer a range of brewing sizes which all come with the required amount of starter tea to successfully and safely make kombucha at home. We also offer misfit organic kombucha scoby. These are scoby that have not quite formed perfectly. The shape of the scoby has no impact on the kombucha brewed with it. We offer these scoby at a discounted price rather than let them go to waste.