Welcome to my article about GTS Kombucha recipe. Kombucha is a fermented drink known for its health benefits, and GTS Kombucha is one of the popular brands in the market. Making your own GTS Kombucha at home is not only fun but also cost-effective. In this article, I will share with you a simple recipe to make your own GTS Kombucha at home.
- 1 SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)
- 1 cup of starter tea (liquid from a previous batch of Kombucha)
- 8 tea bags (black, green, or a mixture of both)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 gallon of filtered water
- Glass jar (1-gallon size)
- Cloth cover (coffee filter or cheesecloth)
- Rubber band
- Boil 1 gallon of filtered water and add 8 tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and add 1 cup of sugar to the hot tea. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Allow the tea to cool to room temperature (70-75°F).
- Once the tea has cooled, pour it into a sterilized glass jar.
- Add 1 cup of starter tea to the jar.
- Place the SCOBY on top of the tea. It should float on the surface.
- Cover the jar with a cloth cover and secure it with a rubber band.
- Store the jar in a warm and dark place. Ideal temperature is 70-75°F.
- After 7-10 days, taste the Kombucha. If it’s too sweet, let it ferment for a few more days. If it’s too sour, reduce the fermentation time for the next batch.
- Once the Kombucha has reached the desired taste, remove the SCOBY and 1 cup of starter tea. Store them in a separate jar for the next batch.
- Pour the remaining Kombucha into sterilized bottles and refrigerate.
- Your homemade GTS Kombucha is ready to drink!
|Nutrients||Amount per Serving|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||7 g|
- Q: Is it safe to make Kombucha at home?
- Q: Can I use flavored tea to make Kombucha?
- Q: Can I reuse the SCOBY?
- Q: How do I know if the SCOBY is healthy?
- Q: How long can I store Kombucha in the refrigerator?
A: Yes, it’s safe as long as you follow the recipe and practice good hygiene. Make sure all the equipment and jars are sterilized before use.
A: Yes, you can use flavored tea to make Kombucha. However, avoid using teas with oils or artificial flavors as they can harm the SCOBY.
A: Yes, you can reuse the SCOBY. Store it in a separate jar with 1 cup of starter tea until you’re ready to make another batch of Kombucha.
A: A healthy SCOBY should be firm, smooth, and free of mold or brown spots. It should also have a slightly sour aroma.
A: You can store Kombucha in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
1. Use a glass jar to avoid any reaction with the acidity of Kombucha.
2. Use filtered water to avoid chlorine, which can harm the SCOBY.
3. Don’t use metal utensils when handling the SCOBY as it can react with the acidity of Kombucha.
4. Don’t cover the jar with an airtight lid as Kombucha needs air to ferment.
5. Experiment with different tea blends and flavors to create your own unique Kombucha.