1, 2, ready, SCOBY Start!

I started growing my own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) the other night so I can begin fermenting my own kombucha at home. I’m excited! For those unfamiliar with kombucha, it’s a fermented tea full of super duper healthy probiotics, and slightly fizzy. I plan on trying all sorts of flavors with mine to see what I can come up with. I followed the directions here: Mother May I Make a Kombucha Scoby. Also, her blog is fabulous!

Now let’s hope it grows 🙂

Supplies I used: Cheesecloth, organic cane sugar (1/3 cup), 2 black tea bags, 1 jar raw organic unflavored kombucha (GT’s Brand), 4 cup Pyrex dish and beverage jar.DSC_0127

Brewed the sweet tea, let it sit until it was room temperature, combined it with the kombucha, and covered with cheesecloth:DSC_0143

See the strand? I hope this is a good sign.DSC_0144