I got my first kombucha starter today and I'm very excited to get brewing! At 5 bucks a bottle in the grocery store this is the way to go.
4 litres organic freshly brewed tea
1 cup sugar
1 scoby starter with 1/2 cup liquid from mother batch
Make sure you ingredients and equipment are clean.
Brew 1 gallon or 4 litres of organic tea in a large jar, I used black tea from Silk Roads.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Let the tea cool to room temperature.
Once cooled poor in 1/2 cup of liquid from mother batch
With clean hands carefully place scoby at the top of the jar of tea. It will either floater or sink.
Place a cheese cloth over the mouth of the jar and hold it down with a rubber band.
Let sit in a quiet corner of your kitchen. It will ferment for about 7 days. Finnish kombucha is tart yet sweet, not vinegar!