Welcome to my recipe article where I will share with you my favorite hibiscus kombucha recipe. Kombucha is a fermented tea that is known for its health benefits, and hibiscus is a delicious and refreshing flavor that is perfect for summer. I hope you enjoy making and drinking this recipe as much as I do!
- 1 gallon of brewed black tea
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
- 1 cup of starter tea (previously brewed kombucha)
- 1 cup of dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- 6 cups of filtered water
- Combine the brewed tea and sugar in a large glass jar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the SCOBY and starter tea to the jar.
- In a separate pot, boil the hibiscus flowers, cinnamon stick, and grated ginger in 6 cups of filtered water for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, strain the hibiscus mixture and add it to the jar with the tea and SCOBY.
- Cover the jar with a cloth or paper towel and secure it with a rubber band.
- Store the jar in a dark, warm place for 7-10 days to allow the kombucha to ferment.
- 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, it’s ready to bottle.
- Remove the SCOBY and 1 cup of the kombucha and set it aside for the next batch.
- Strain the remaining kombucha into bottles and store them in the fridge to stop the fermentation process.
- Enjoy your hibiscus kombucha!
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- Q: How do I know if my SCOBY is healthy?
- A: A healthy SCOBY should be white or beige in color and have a smooth surface. If it’s discolored or has an unusual texture, it may be contaminated and should be discarded.
- Q: Can I use a flavored tea for my kombucha?
- A: Yes, you can use any type of tea for your kombucha. Just make sure it doesn’t contain any oils, as they can harm the SCOBY.
- Q: How long can I store my kombucha in the fridge?
- A: Kombucha can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 months.
- Q: Can I reuse the hibiscus flowers for another batch of kombucha?
- A: No, the hibiscus flowers should be discarded after use.
- Q: Can I use honey instead of sugar for my kombucha?
- A: Yes, you can use honey as a sweetener for your kombucha. Just make sure to use a ratio of 1 cup of honey to 1 gallon of tea.
1. Make sure all your equipment is clean and sterilized before making your kombucha.
2. Don’t use metal utensils or containers when making your kombucha, as they can damage the SCOBY.
3. If you’re new to brewing kombucha, start with a small batch to get the hang of the process.