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)