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• 1 kombucha SCOBY or kombucha starter (includes the 100ml of starter liquid) • 1/4 cup of good quality sugar (we recommend organic rapadura sugar) • 1 litre of water • 2 organic black tea teabags (or loose leaf equivalent)
1. Bring water to boil and add teabags or loose leaf tea and then turn off the heat and allow the tea to steep for five minutes and then remove the tea 2. When the brew has cooled slightly, add the sugar and stir to dissolve 3. Cool the sweetened tea to room temperature and then pour the whole brew into a glass jar 4. Add the kombucha SCOBY or kombucha starter piece, along with all the starter liquid to the jar, mix and cover the jar with a cloth and an elastic band 5. Allow the tea to ferment at room temperature for up to 7 to 10 days for a new SCOBY to form (in hot weather, it ferments faster)- taste the kombucha tea when it has reached 3 days of fermenting to get a feel for what it tastes like. The kombucha tea should taste pleasantly sour and faintly sweet. The longer you leave fermentation, the more sugar ferments outs and the more sour/tart the brew becomes 6. When the kombucha tea has reached a taste you like and a new scoby has formed, remove the newly formed SCOBY* and 100ml of the kombucha tea to start a new batch and repeat the process 7. You can drink the remaining kombucha tea straight away or refrigerate. 8. If you want a fizzier kombucha drink, (also known as secondary ferment), pour the kombucha tea into a glass bottle and place a lid tightly on and leave at room temperature. After 1 to 2 days, you can drink or refrigerate. 9. Larger quantities of kombucha may be prepared from the second batch onwards, by increasing the ingredients proportionately.
*The newly formed SCOBY may form stuck on top of an older SCOBY, and in this case simply tear off the new SCOBY to use with the new batch. Dosage We recommend consuming up to one glass per day for health benefits
Storage The kombucha SCOBY can be kept refrigerated (for up to two week in fridge or up to two years in freezer) when you are not fermenting. The kombucha tea can be kept in refrigerator for up to two weeks
A new SCOBY [clear film on the surface of the brew] will form as a byproduct of fermentation, usually after 5 days of fermentation. The growth of the new SCOBY may vary. It is not unusual to see rounded opaque patches and or brown jellyfish-like tentacles forming underneath the SCOBY. These rounded patches are not mould if no green fuzzy growth that mould produce is seen. If any mould is seen, discard the brew and commence with a fresh starter.
Mould can form on the culture if the brew is not acidic enough - usually because insufficient starter was used. It can also form because of poor hygiene. If there is any mould on your culture throw it away and do not risk drinking it. Other factors which can spoil a culture include insufficient air, or water with no minerals in it (distilled or reverse osmosis filtered). Kombucha can become spoiled with a variety of other microorganisms, depending on the environment and conditions under which it is brewed. The acidity of kombucha will normally protect against harmful microorganisms, when spoiled, it will smell or taste unpleasant.
All fermented foods may contain trace amounts of alcohol. If fermented foods are being prepared for children, breastfeeding mothers, or pregnant women please seek medical advice from a trained medical practitioner before consuming these products.
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My water kefir grains have really taken off!
Really happy with them.
I was using a recycled glass jar with lid slightly ajar for our kefir for many years, then I was pouring it through a plastic seize into big glass bowl. It worked, but this is a lot easier. I use the kefirko with the lid screwed on firmly and I love the taste and texture much better than what I was making previously. The excitement of a new product and the ease of use has meant I have now handed our kefir making over to our kids. If you don’t have the money, you can do it without the kefirko, but it is much easier for experienced kefir makers and would be excellent for beginners, less complicated!
I wasn't sure how this could possibly work but decided to take a chance, and I am so glad I did. This has surprisingly replaced a whole array of skincare products that I have been very satisfied with for a long time. My sensitive combination skin feels much less oily and reactive after spraying once in the morning after washing, and then a refreshing spray mid afternoon. I love using this instead of a deodorant and find the human, neutral and natural smell far more appealing than any deodorant. Sexy, even! I can't wait to experiment a bit more and get to know the rest of the product line. If its within your budget, I find it is easily worth the price. Please never stop stocking this.
I have ordered from this company many times now buying green banana resistant starch and I’m very happy with the quality and price. This time I ordered the hydrolysed beef collagen and I will definitely order again!
Got the order a few days later than normal, because we live out in the bush. And during the heat of summer we thought it might be dead. But no, we got a brew going and it's plugging along nicely now, pumping out the 'bucha.
We're still learning how to get the best out of it, but with the instructions it's going really well.
I have been making Kefir for a couple of years now but had to buy new grains. I purchased approximately a tablespoon and am very impressed with the flavour (I added a little lemon zest and some ginger). The kefir grains after a couple of goes has now doubled in number! Already making a litre of Kefir!
This kit is great....a bit expensive but still a great investment if your making kefir all the time like I do
I really like the two containers are glass and it’s certainly less messy with this kit... we have limited space and water due to living in a caravan so this system is perfect
I made the mistake of using lactose free milk when I first tried making kefir-be warned it doesn't work!
But since switching to organic milk, I have beautiful creamy batches of kefir and my favorite, kefir yoghurt. I accidentally bought low fat a2 milk and thought it wouldn't work, but in 24 hours, I was able to strain it into a lovely, creamy yoghurt. So happy!
I bought the kefir grains as a way to add natural probiotics into my toddler's diet but now we are both enjoying this as a tasty part of our diet every day. I sweeten the yohurt and add the kefir as is to porridge, yoghurt, milk etc. So yummy!
I bought the kefir mega kit a few weeks ago through nourishme organics.
The fresh milk kefir grains came very well packaged, with. a protective and cooling materials. I had my Kefir up and running, it's taken about two weeks for the kefer to mature and now it is thick and bubbly like lace and each ferment is delicious.
The kefir grains itself has tripled in volume of grains and it produces 500ml.of kefir every 15 hours or so (in Perth conditions). The secondary ferments works well with about 6hrs on bench and then refrigerate for another 4- 12 hours. My favourite secondary ferments are honey, banana, chai tea and garlic.
I was very impressed at how easy it is to make and the quality of kefir that the kefir grains make, would thoroughly recommend nourishme organics kefir products.
I was worried this starter wouldn’t work well when it arrived, as the postman had left it in the full sun and the freezer pack included in the packaging was hot! Despite me waiting home for it all day and them not even knocking!
BUT I put it straight in the fridge as per instructions and it worked great! Lovely, thick, creamy yoghurt. I’ve since used a tablespoon of the yoghurt to make the next batch, so I’m not needing to use a new starter each time. I’ve done this about 4 times and the last batch was a bit more runny so might use a fresh starter now. So you are getting way more than the 6 litres of yoghurt stated if you do this. I previously tried doing this with commercial bought organic yoghurt from the supermarket but it was watery straight away. Recommended.
I received amazing customer service and efficient delivery from Kriben and Channimol when I recently bought these products. I had forgotten to buy some additional products and had to add them last minute but Channimol was so accommodating, flexible and responsive to my enquiry. Such a great pleasure to deal with! I specially bought these for my mum actually. She started using the product 2 weeks ago but has not experienced any effect yet - she had spine surgery in 2016 and I bought this for her joints and leg aches and inflammation. As for me, I’ve also tried the collagen and felt I have less joint stiffness or aches than before. Will update review again in a few month’s time.