You will need:
1.5 cups organic sugar
8-10 organic tea bags (green or black
1.5 gallon beverage container
1.5 gallon filtered water
1-2 cups of original kombucha tea that the scoby grew in
doTERRA essential oils (optional)
1. Carefully place your scoby in a clean bowl with 2 cups of its original kombucha tea. Keep covered to protect from fruit flies.
2. Boil 6 cups of water with 8-10 organic tea bags. Green tea or black tea, flavored is fine, but no herbal tea.
3. Add 1.5 cups of organic sugar to the tea and mix until dissolved.
4. Once room temperature, add the mixture of tea and sugar to a gallon of clean filtered water in a large glass beverage container. I recommend finding one with a spout.
5. With gloves, or very clean hands, gently transport your scoby into the glass container of sweetened tea along with the 1-2 cups of original kombucha tea, which will bring the whole container of liquid to the proper PH so the scoby can stay healthy.
6. Pour filtered water into the container until about 3 inches from the top. Cover the container with a few paper towels or a few layers of coffee filters, and fasten with a rubber band. This keeps fruit flies, dust, or anything airborne out, which would kill your scoby. Write the date on the paper towel cover.
7. In about 7-10 days you’ll have your own homemade kombucha! Taste it after a week, if it's too sweet, let it ferment longer. I personally let my batches ferment around 3 weeks before enjoying.
8. If you'd like to flavor your kombucha without going through a second fermentation, add a drop or two of your favorite (safe to ingest) essential oils.