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Kombucha

Koffucha

I had heard a lot about this fermented drink but not being a coffee fan had over looked it – until now. And guess what? I think I have a new addiction! There is something very decadent about this ferment and I haven’t figured out whether it’s because it tastes so very different to any…

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Medicinal Green Papaya Leaf Kombucha

As a dedicated health coach fermenting and foraging for food medicine is part of everyday life for me. I am always looking to my garden for what I can access as food medicine. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers swore by papaya for good digestion (we grew up calling it pawpaw). In fact my paternal…

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What is Kombucha and why drink it?

Kombucha is an age old homemade probiotic that’s ancestry is owned by many cultures including Russian, Polish and Chinese. Made by using sugar, water and tea together with enough starter culture liquid and a SCOBY (symbiotic community of bacteria and yeast), the liquid ferments for up to 14 days to reach maturation. This is commonly…

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How to protect Kombucha

Protecting kombucha in hot and humid conditions can be tricky! Steamy nights and sizzling hot days can create all sorts of extra mould and bacteria that may potentially ruin your ferment. Having been struck down by various unwanted visitor, I had to throw out many brews in the early days. That was until I learned…

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What is burping Kombucha?

After my first ferment has brewed for a minimum of 6 days, I like to choose some sexy flavours to sass up my end product. Once I’ve added my flavours, I’ll then bottle and leave for another 3 – 5 days depending on the heat and humidity. Some of my bottles have

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5 Important tips for caring for kombucha in the tropics

Kombucha is a living organism made up essentially of bacteria and wild yeast. It’s widely used as a digestive tonic to support and strengthen the immune system and for overall good gut health. Because it’s a live organism, it grows according to the environment it’s in including what’s happening in the environment. Hard to believe?…

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Common Kombucha terminology

When starting out brewing Kombucha there’s a lot to get your head around such as how to brew, when to brew it, where to brew it and when to bottle it. As to the why to brew it, I don’t go in to any detail on this blog about the health benefits. There’s a million…

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Chia Kombucha Kaboom!

Straight forward, no fuss and jam packed with goodness, this little brew is simply a first ferment, straight from the tank fresh Kombucha bombed up with 1 desert spoon of red chia seeds. Simple cover and pop in the fridge for about 20 minutes, then uncap and consume!

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Vegan Kombucha SCOBY Jerky

Kombucha is one of the most amazingly versatile products to work with, in my humble opinion. Due to it’s capacity to multiply I often have a ‘Hotel’ or holding tank full of SCOBYs as I can’t stand the thought of throwing them away. Thankfully, now that I’ve got “Caring for Kombucha in the Tropics” classes

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Chia Kombucha

Just add a desertspoon of chia seeds to your favourite Kombucha – either first or second ferment, who cares! Just add the chia and let set for a bit, sip and enjoy!

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