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Ferment at home - recipe for your own tea mushroom

Grow your own Kombucha tea mushroom with simple equipment

We'll explain how, with a little patience and the right ingredients, you can easily grow your own tea mushroom. So that your own symbiosis of yeast, bacteria and enzymes can develop, you need an unpasteurized raw kombucha as the most important ingredient.a. Because without the many still living microorganisms, it will be difficult to grow your own tea mushroom. Your Scoby also needs certain requirements. A not too bright and sunny environment, as well as a room temperature between 20 and 30 degrees. Influencing factors such as the humidity or air pressure in the room also have an effect on the development of the tea fungus. However, under simple conditions at home, we ignore these for the time being. And there you go, let your Scoby come to life!

You need:

  • 1 large glass jar with a wide opening, well rinsed without detergent! (Vinegar is a handy cleaner))
  • tea – e.g. green tea, black tea (without flavorings / artificial additives)
  • OrganicRaw cane sugar
  • Filtered water at bestt
  • unpasteurized kombucha (e.g.Kombucha Original)
  • 1 air-permeable, clean drape
  • Environment for the Scoby: 1 room with a temperature between 20 and 30 degrees

Ready to Scoby:

  1. Bring the tea with cane sugar to the boil for 8 to 10 minutes (8 g tea per liter / 60 g organic cane sugar per liter).
  2. Pour the tea and sugar mixture into the glass vessel and let it cool down overnight.
  3. Important: Cover the glass with the air-permeable, clean cloth and secure it with a rubber band or tape!
  4. The sugar should now be completely dissolved.
  5. Now the unpasteurized kombucha can finally be added in a ratio of 1 to 10.
  6. Then reattach the drape to the jar and place the glass in a safe place.

Now it's time to wait, wait, wait!

Depending on the conditions, it can 7 to 21 days take until the kombucha mushroom has formed on its own. At first it looks like the Surface of the liquid small foam bubbles form. Over time, these become more and more dense until you can slowly make out the Scoby. During the last few days I made a Scoby come to life on a small scale myself.


Glas loser Tee TeeverpackungGrosses Glasgefaess zum Scoby zuechten


Grosses Glasgefaess mit Kombucha fermentiertGrosses Glasgefaess mit Kombucha fermentiert erste Ablagerungen


Grosses Glasgefaess mit Kombucha fermentiert Scoby bildet sichGrosses Glasgefaess mit Kombucha fermentiert duenner Scoby

You can see the whole story on our Instagram profile@ kombuchery.de admire and enjoy making your own tea mushroom #scobygeburt to mark. :)

KOMBUCHERY Blog Autor Merle 

Thank you for reading!
You can find more of my articles from A, such as non-alcoholic kombucha cocktails to Z, such as lemon- Ginger kombucha, on oursKOMBUCHERY blog. Let's learn more about kombucha together!
Merle from Kombuchery

Hinweis: Dieser Artikel ist ausschließlich für Informationszwecke bestimmt und nicht als professionelle Analyse, Beratung oder medizinische Auskunft zu verstehen, sondern enthält die persönliche Meinung des Autors, basierend auf recherchierter Fachliteratur und eigener Erfahrung zum Thema.

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