The second least processed variety of tea, green teas vary significantly but are often grassy, vegetal crisp, buttery or even slightly smoky. This blend of teas is complex with grassy, floral, fruity, citrusy, smoky and vegetal notes. It produces a kombucha that has a bit of body, crisp flavour and light grassy undertones. It will pair well with any flavours. Some good options are citrus fruits, berries, herbs, tropical fruits, flowers or peaches. This fantastic green tea blend can be used for any time of the day, not just for kombucha! We love it in the morning or for a boost of energy in the afternoon, instead of coffee. It's robust with a complexity of flavors that are enhanced with food, especially sweeter food.
Organic green tea
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 80°C|
|Steeping Time: 3-5 mins.|
|Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf|
|Aroma: light grassy, smoky, vegetal|
|Infusion Aroma: light grassy, smoky, vegetal|
|Infusion Color: light golden green|
|Infusion Strength: Medium|
Combine the following to make a 1 gallon batch of kombucha!
• 1 gallon (4 litres) clean, purified water
• 2 tablespoons loose tea
• 1 cup pure cane sugar
• 1 SCOBY
• 1-2 cups starter liquid
• 1-gallon wide-mouth glass jar
• Tea towel (or breathable fabric) and rubber band
Infuse tea in hot water (BOLD and BURNT can be infused in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. BRIGHT and BARE should only be infused in hot water, about 75-80°C for 3-4 minutes).
Remove tea leaves, stir in sugar and allow to cool. Only put your SCOBY in room temperature tea Note: to cool down faster, infuse your tea in 1 litre of hot or boiling water, then add the remaining 3 litres of cold water after stirring in sugar.
Pour your sweet tea into your wide-mouth jar, add the starter liquid and place in the SCOBY. Cover with a tea towel or cloth and secure with a rubber band.
Place the container in a warm, ventilated area out of direct sunlight for 7-10 days. After 5 days, taste your brew and continue to ferment if desired. Some find that allowing it to sit for up to 20 days works, but keep in mind that the longer it sits, the more vinegary it will taste.
You can enjoy right away, or bottle for a second fermentation, this is where it really starts to fizz! You can also add fruits, teas, herbs, spices, or any other organic plant-based ingredients to get your favourite flavour combinations.
I didn’t really get much from this tea. Very mellow and unfulfilling. I tried different temperatures and times and could never find anything that worked for me. Now, I was using this as regular tea not kombucha.