Sunday, 31 May 2015

Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe

My kids have been drinking kombucha tea for about 3 years now and my now 7yo still loves his simple raspberry Kombucha tea best. I realised I hadn't posted this recipe up yet but should as it is a quick one to make if you are busy or new to brewing your own Kombucha at home, it's nice to have some simple second fermentation ideas.

loveurbelly Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe
Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe
You can learn more here about brewing your own Kombucha tea, including the benefits, where to find a scoby, how to brew your first fermentation and how to flavour your Kombucha with a second fementation.


Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe

loveurbelly Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe
Raspberry Kombucha Tea Recipe

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh organic raspberries (I find buying organic frozen berries much cheaper than fresh so this would be my preference)
  • 800ml approx fermented tea
  • 1 litre flip top bottle (or recycled clear glass bottle with screw kid works fine, just remember to 'burp' the jar every day to reduce the chance of the bottle exploding)

Method:

  • Clean bottle with hot water and vinegar
  • If your tap water is not reliable, boil some bottled water and swish about 100mls of the hot boiled water in the bottle with the lid on 
  • Allow the bottle to cool completely 
  • Add the raspberries (I use a funnel and push the frozen berries in with a chopstick)
  • If they were frozen, I leave them for 10mins or so 
  • Then add the already fermented Kombucha tea
  • Make sure you leave at least a 5cm gap to avoid bottles exploding from the gas build up
  • I have been leaving about an 8cm gap now that I am living in a much warmer climate (which makes the fermentation process go faster)
  • The berries will loose their colour as the kombucha draws it all out into the tea
  • Allow to ferment for 2-5 days (depending how warm it is, it's really warm in vietnam and only takes 2 days over here. Back in Sydney it would take 4-5 days for the second fermentation)
  • You can tell the second fermentation is complete when it is fizzy when you open the lid, it will also not be as sweet and will take on the fruit flavours 
  • You can also check out some more second fermentation ideas on my recipes page

Enjoy :)

May xx



3 comments:

  1. I just made some with fresh raspberries I got from a friend's garden and it was amazing. And yes, it exploded in the sink (I was expecting it) when I opened the flip top. Amazing flavor! It's my favorite too!

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    1. It's one of our favourites! So lucky you got fresh raspberries from the garden Karen!

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  2. Makes a flat out standard in kitchen deliver and cooking exercises.

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