Organic Kombucha Scoby

Organic Kombucha Scoby

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£5.75£17.25

Our organic kombucha scoby produces a fizzy, slightly tart fermented tea drink. The tartness can be controlled by the amount of time the tea is left to ferment. It contains a range of bacteria and yeasts. Kombucha is a great tasting fermented drink that is quickly gaining popularity across the world.

The organic Kombucha Scoby produces a fizzy, slightly tart fermented tea drink. The tartness can be controlled by the amount of time the tea is left to ferment. It contains a range of bacteria and yeasts. Kombucha is a great tasting fermented drink that is quickly gaining popularity across the world.

Kombucha is a fermented living cultured drink. The exact origins of the ancient drink have become lost over time, but it is believed to have originated in the Far East. The first recorded use of Kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. Kombucha has also been consumed in Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan for several centuries. It is believed that the name Kombucha came from Japan in 415 AD where a Korean physician “kombu” treated the Japanese Emperor Inyko with the fermented tea and from then it took his name “kombu” and “cha” meaning tea.

What is a Kombucha Scoby?

“Scoby” is an acronym for “Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast”, and that’s exactly what it is! A Scoby is the living home for the bacteria and yeast that transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy Kombucha — think of the Kombucha Scoby as the coral reef of the bacteria and yeast world. It a rubbery raft that floats around in the Kombucha. Bacteria and yeasts feed on the sugary tea mixture and form cellulose, which forms the disc like Scoby.

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.

Organic Kombucha Scoby Sizes:

– Misfit Kombucha Scoby + 100ml starter tea (makes 1 litre)
– Kombucha Scoby + 100ml starter tea (makes 1 litre)
– Kombucha Scoby + 200ml starter tea (makes 2 litres)
– Kombucha Scoby + 500ml starter tea (makes 5 litres)

Additional information

Weight N/A
Sizes:

MISFIT, 1 LITRE, 2 LITRE, 5 LITRE

Ingredients:

Filtered water, organic cane sugar, organic tea (black), kombucha cultures.

Shelf Life:

2 years

Storage:

Always store at room temperature, above 10c.

Allergens

None

4 Questions about Organic Kombucha Scoby

  1. Penny says:

    Hi, what volume of liquid should I add to get the misfit scoby going? Thanks

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi, please see the instructions for Kombucha here: https://freshlyfermented.co.uk/instructions/kombucha-instructions/ You would need 900ml of water in total to add to the 100ml starter tea in the packet. Thanks Lisa.

  2. John says:

    After a brew, there is clear jelly in the kombucha. Is that new scoby forming? If so, can I use it to grow my scoby larger to brew more kombucha, or grow a new scoby so I can start a second brew?

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi John, it is more than likely a new scoby forming yes. The starter tea is what you need to brew more Kombucha so when you make your next batch you could hold back 200ml rather than 100ml and make 2 batches of 1L Kombucha from that starter tea. Hope that helps. Thanks Lisa

  3. Suzanne Williams says:

    Can i store scoby if I don’t wasn’t to make more kombucha for a while

    1. Freshly Fermented says:

      Sure, if you cut off any airflow the SCOBY will go dormant. Make sure you have a little starter tea for it to sit in. This is referred to as a SCOBY Hotel. The starter tea is vinegar and will preserve the SCOBY for years 🙂

  4. hungrycloud says:

    What if I am going on holiday?

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