I have a confession to make.
I've been buying kombucha ready made that the store.
That's right, the resident tea queen at the farm, has been buying ready made kombucha. That expensive kombucha, you know the one. Even though I have a whole 600 square foot space reserved for tea ingredients and all the things to make my own, much more affordably.
It's hurting the pocket book though and it's time stop that madness.
Is this you? Are you spending $3-5 dollars a bottle on your kombucha habit? There are better ways!
Join me in making simple, and MUCH more affordable kombucha at home, with SO many more flavor options! You won't be sorry.
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I've been making kombucha for many years. I don't even remember how I got started on the habit, but it did start with this big glass container. I wanted to learn to make kombucha but I couldn't figure out how to afford a container at the time.
All the people online with more kombucha knowledge than me had these large containers and at the time I didn't realize that I could have just used a 1/2 gallon canning jar, or even an smaller jar just to get going.
Then I was gifted this see-through beauty by my mom and there wasn't anything to hold me back.
I made one gallon, then I made two. And now I'm on to 3 gallons.... when I actually make my own.
Life though. It happens right?
Too much on the to do list, the kombucha goes sour and no one is drinking it. Then the husband says, "Hey I'd like to start drinking that kombucha again. I think it was helping my joints."
Food is medicine ya'll.
And Costco? They make it super easy to buy kombucha that is a wee bit cheaper and a time saver. So there we have it. Why I'm buying kombucha right now.
But ouch! $12 for 6 jars, that's better than $5 admittedly, but I think I can do better than that. At $16 for a bag of tea that serves up 24-30 cups of kombucha, not to mention even more savings when buying by the pound, that's much cheaper than 6 bucks. AND, I get the flavors I want.
Kombucha is really as easy as brewing up a large batch of tea, removing the tea, stirring in some sugar, letting it cool and then adding the scoby and the starter tea. BAM! Kombucha!
I really feel sheepish now admitting I buy something so easy to make at home.
For those of you who have never made it before, here is the simple shopping list:
Now that you have what you need to get brewing lets get to it!
Now that you are well on your way to brewing up some fantastic, bubbly booch you might want to check out how to brew up Continuous kombucha to make your kombucha habit even simpler. Or ramp up your kombucha skills with some advanced knowledge of how to brew herbal kombucha without caffeine. And don't forget how to make a kombucha rita!
What ever brew you might be concocting at home, let us know in the comment section what it is! Or if you don't brew your own at home, what is your favorite brand and flavor to sip?
My name is CeAnne, wife to my Farmer and mama to 4 adopted kiddos. I help farm lov'n mama's (and grandmas) turn common herbs into powerful medicines without being overwhelmed. Here you will find all sorts of nourishing goodness on natural medicine, herb gardening and wholesome real foods. Read more about our farm HERE.