Sunday, 5 January 2014

How to Flavour and Create a Fizzier Kombucha Brew with a Second Fermentation

In this Post:
  • Learn how to flavour your kombucha tea with a second fermentation
  • Learn how to make you kombucha fizzy like soda
  • Find lots of flavour inspiration
  • You can learn how to make your first batch here
If you are looking to replace your soft drink habit with something healthier, Kombucha tea is a great way to curb those cravings for something fizzy and sugary. There are lots of health benefits which you can read here.

Kombucha tea is fine to drink after the first fermentation, however, if you desire a fizzier & flavoured brew, you can flavour it with a second fermentation. The possibilities of flavours are endless. My kids love their daily 'buch' and it is so easy to make. 

How to flavour Kombucha Tea with a Second Fermentation

Pommegranate & Ginger Kombucha Tea after 5 days of fermentation

You will need:
  • Flip top jar or bottle about 750ml to 1L capacity (Ikea currently stock them for $1.99)
  • Fruit and/or fresh juice (preferably organic, 100% no added nasties or freshly squeezed is best), herbs, spices, fresh fruit of your choice
  • 1tsp organic sugar dissolved in a little water (optional - it is best to bottle your kombucha when it is still slightly sweet, if you miss this window, just add a tsp of dissolved sugar)
  • Enough fermented Kombucha tea to fill your bottle/s
The below steps are a general guide. You can scroll down for more recipe ideas

  • Strain Kombucha tea into an airtight glass bottle, and simply add desired flavourings
  • For juice, use about 10 juice 90% Kombucha tea
  • For fruit, add about 20% fruit to your preference
  • For all other flavourings, it’s best to use a minimal amount and experiment with your preferred flavourings
  • You can check out my individual recipes under the Kombucha section on the recipe page for variations like Ginger & Turmeric, Passionfruit, Lemongrass and more
  • The flavour will intensify further while fermenting
  • Allow to ferment for another 2 – 5 days
  • You can store it in the fridge once the fermentation has completed, but it's fine to drink at room temperature if preferred
  • Ensure you open the lid every 3 days or so to ‘burp’ the jar to avoid them exploding. I highly recommend doing this if you live somewhere warm 
Below are some flavour inspirations or you can find more here on the recipes page.

Lemongrass, Ginger & Turmeric Kombucha Tea
Lemongrass, Ginger & Turmeric Kombucha Tea

Passionfruit Kombucha Tea Recipe
Passionfruit Kombucha Tea Recipe

Pineapple Kombuca Tea Recipe
Pineapple Kombuca Tea Recipe
More recipe ideas here

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