Word on the street: You should totally get some, it’s like tea with a little alien in it.
Kombucha is a sweetened tea that ferments into a sour (slightly) beverage with the aid of a bunch of bacteria and yeast (living in harmony with each other ((AKA Symbiotically))).
This Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast is referred to as a SCOBY.
So in total we only have 4 ingredients, Water, Sugar, Tea and a SCOBY.
Kombucha is then fermented for up to a week, It thrives best in a warm environment – don’t we all.
This is also the reason it costs the same or more than a similar volume of beer, because it requires a 8 – 12 day brewing process and a similar amount of TLC.
Throughout the brewing process a suspicious looking cellulose creature will form on top, a living rubbery disk of bacteria and suspended yeasts. This is commonly assumed to be the SCOBY, when in-fact she is only a byproduct of the reaction and hinders more oxygen getting to the brew.
These badboys are horny AF so pretty much generate little baby everytime they get their suckers into a new batch of kombucha.
So whats to be done with all that floating fermented jelly?
The best part about Kombucha is its gift-ability, everyone loves a novelty gift. especially if its alive!
Otherwise just blendorise it and put it on your face for a #scobyfacial…
Kombucha FTW. x