Kombucha Recipe With Water Kefir Grains

    Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage made from sweetened black or green tea, which is then allowed to ferment for a period of time. The result is a tangy, slightly sour, effervescent drink that can be enjoyed both as a health tonic and as an occasional indulgence.

    Kombucha originated in China and has been made domestically for thousands of years. In recent decades it has gained popularity in the United States and around the world as an alternative to soda pop or other sugary drinks. It has also been shown to have many health benefits including improved digestion and gut flora, increased energy levels, immune system support and anti-cancer properties.

    While kombucha can be purchased commercially in most grocery stores these days (usually right next to the bottled water), making your own at home has several advantages: You can control what goes into your kombucha (no added sugar), save money and customize the flavorings however you wish.

    Kombucha Recipe With Water Kefir Grains


    1/2 cup water kefir grains

    1/2 cup sugar (or 1/4 cup honey)

    3 cups water, divided use

    2-3 cups kombucha (bottled or homemade)**


    Heat the water in a saucepan until it reaches 100°F. Remove from heat and add the sugar or honey, stirring until completely dissolved. Add the grains and cover with cheesecloth, securing with a rubber band. Allow to sit overnight at room temperature (68-72°F). The next morning, pour 1 cup of the now fermented tea into a glass jug or fermentation vessel. Add 2 cups of fresh water and 2-3 cups of kombucha (bottled or homemade). Cover with cheesecloth secured with a rubber band, then allow to sit at room temperature for 3 days. Once finished, strain out the grains by pouring through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into another glass container. Then store in your fridge for up to 3 weeks!

    Kombucha Recipe With Water Kefir Grains

    Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that is a popular alternative to soft drinks. The taste of kombucha is tart and can be described as similar to a flat ginger ale or apple cider.

    Water kefir grains are used instead of tea leaves to make kombucha. They are made from sugar water and contain bacteria and yeast which convert the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas bubbles. The resulting beverage has a tangy, fizzy flavor similar to that of soda pop, beer or champagne.

    Kombucha recipe with water kefir grains is very easy to make at home using simple ingredients such as sugar, water, fruit juice or even herbs and spices. It’s important that you use distilled white vinegar in this recipe because it contains no harmful bacteria that could kill off your culture. You’ll also need some brewing vessels like a large glass jar or two smaller ones along with cheesecloth for covering your jars during steeping as well as some cloth towels for covering your jars during secondary fermentation (after primary fermentation).

    Kombucha Recipe With Water Kefir Grains

    Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that has been around for centuries. It’s made by combining sweetened tea with a kombucha culture. The bacteria and yeast in the culture consume the sugar, producing acids, B vitamins and beneficial enzymes. Kombucha has been known to help with digestion, detoxification, weight loss and more.

    Water kefir grains are another type of beneficial bacteria that you can use to make kombucha-like drinks at home. They are easy to grow, inexpensive and require very little maintenance! Water kefir grains are actually a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) referred to as “kefir grains” or “mother”.

    Water kefir grains have many health benefits similar to those of kombucha including:

    Increased energy level – water kefir contains natural caffeine which is released during the fermentation process

    Improved digestion – water kefir helps to break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates into smaller particles which makes them easier for your body to digest

    Immune system boost – water kefir contains beneficial probiotics which help balance our intestinal flora.

    Kombucha is a fermented tea drink. It’s made by adding a culture of yeast and bacteria to sweetened black tea, which then ferments the sugar into alcohol. After a few days (or weeks) of fermentation, it becomes slightly fizzy, sour and very acidic. Water kefir grains work in the same way but instead of using sugar and black tea, you use sugar and water.

    Water kefir is said to have many health benefits, including improved digestion and immune system function. It can also help improve skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis because it contains probiotics that help strengthen your gut lining and boost your immune system.

    I’ve been making kombucha for years now, but I’ve only recently tried making water kefir at home. It’s actually quite easy—you basically just need sugar and water! The main difference between kombucha and water kefir is that with kombucha you use black tea and kombucha SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) whereas with water kefir you use plain sugar water (with starter culture).

    I started my first batch of water kefir about two weeks ago now. So far I’ve been enjoying drinking it straight.

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