SCOBY= symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast
A Scoby is used in the brewing of Kombucha Tea. They are surprisingly simple to create in the comfort of your own home, especially this time of year since they thrive in warm, damp, dark settings–Thanks 105 degrees with humidity! My Scoby formed at home in just over a week, and you can make one too by following these steps:
- Use a sterile- clean glass jar, such as these from Ikea that I love
- To your jar, add a bottle of store bought kombucha (or some tea borrowed from a reliable source)
- Brew some simple green (or black) tea and add 1 cup to your kombucha jar
- Sprinkle in sugar to speed up fermentation
- WAIT for this guy!
After you have your SCOBY and a Gallon Jar, you can make your own home batch of Kombucha and feel the probiotic magic happen in your gut!
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(Credit to my friend Darren for naming the SCOBY)