6 to 10 days
Ingredients for 1 gallon of brew:
Kombucha SCOBY—ask your friends or the folks at Farm Boy Kombucha for one
6 tea bags or 6 grams loose-leaf tea
1 cup sugar
3 quarts water
1 gallon mason jar (available at most hardware stores)
Clean cotton cloth
Rubber band or string to secure cloth
A warm quiet spot (it does not need to be in the dark!)
Vinegar or alcohol to clean utensils (Do not use bleach, soap or tap water)
Add tea and steep for recommended time dependent upon tea. Remove tea bags. Some people only seep their tea for a few minutes; others allow it to steep overnight.
Choose organic green, black or white tea. Flavored teas will add that flavor to the finished brew.
Add sugar and stir to incorporate.
Cool to room temperature and pour into a mason jar.
Add the kombucha “mushroom” to the tea. Make sure that the tea is not hot! The kombucha will grow to fit any size container. The “mushroom” may float, sink or go on its side. This is not a problem.
Cover with cloth that is tight knit to prevent pathogens from contaminating the brew. Leave undisturbed for 6-8 days. Taste and enjoy in small sips! Dilute with water if you like.
Source: Edible Orlando