You Have a Few Options!
- You can drink the Kombucha as is, bottle it and store it in the fridge.
- If you want a more carbonated Kombucha, bottle it and store in a warm dark place for 2-3 days. Do not leave any longer than this, make sure to move to a fridge at this point.
- You can flavor your Kombucha by following the “Flavoring Your Kombucha” instructions below.
Flavoring Your Kombucha
Once your Kombucha has reached a flavor that satisfies you, you can drink it as is or bottle it up with some flavoring. There are advantages to bottling the finished kombucha and fermenting further. A second fermentation period allows the flavors to meld and achieve a deeper and more complex flavor profile. Additionally, if bottled in an airtight container, the carbon dioxide produced during fermentation will remain, giving the kombucha the fizzy texture it is often known for.
- Place any fruit flavoring directly in jars/bottles and fill with your brewed Kombucha
- Let ferment for 3-5 days
- Once done, move them to the fridge to slow down the fermentation and buildup of carbonation
There are no firm recipes or rules when it comes to flavoring. You can use any fruit (fresh, frozen, dried) or fruit juice, and to increase fermentation and fizziness you can add a pinch of sugar. You can also use herbs and flowers to flavor.
Guideline Recipes Found Based on 20oz Jars/Bottles
(2 Tablespoons of fruit juice or 1/8 Cup of fruit)
2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon of fresh diced or grated ginger
1/8 Cup of strawberries and 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
4 blueberries, 4 blackberries, 4 raspberries
2 strawberries, 1-2 Tablespoons grapefruit juice
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp sugar
1 orange slice, 1 strawberry, 1 blackberry, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, pinch of sugar