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How to Brew Kombucha: Growing a Scoby

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 scoby
Author: Jaclyn Harwell


  • 1 quart-sized jar
  • 1 black tea bag organic is best, as conventional tea is highly contaminated.
  • 1 Tbsp. organic sugar you want the refined white sugar.
  • 1 16 oz bottle of plain kombucha


  • Brew your tea by pouring one cup of boiling (filtered) water over the tea bag.  (Let steep approximately ten minutes removing the tea bag.)
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.  (Let cool another ten minutes.)
  • Pour both the cup of tea and the bottle of kombucha in your jar.
  • Cover the jar with a breathable towel, secured with a rubber band.