How to Make Kombucha Tea Fizzy and Flavoured

…………..

July 15, 2018

First Things First

At this point you’ve probably read a few articles on how to make kombucha from scratch and in doing so hopefully you’ve read all the amazing benefits it  brings. Now you’ll want to take it a step further by playing around with flavours and bottling the tea to give it that store-bought fizzy taste. This is all made possible with a process called the second fermentation.

Second Fermenting Kombucha, What Does That Mean?

Instead of drinking your fermented kombucha straight from the “mother container’, the tea goes through a second fermentation process. For second fermentation we pour the already fermented tea in glass bottle, almost to the very top and then add a few pieces of fruit, herbs or flavours, just before sealing the lids tightly.

The bottles are then stored at room temperature for 1-4 days. You’ll know when it’s ready because you’ll open the lid and all the fruit will rise to the surface along with all the fizzy bubbles trying to escape. Once this happens you can store the bottles in the refrigerator to prevent further fermentation.

Get Creative

Try and experiment with combined flavours, like strawberry melon, or do all the berries together.

Try adding some spices like cinnamon to apple, or cayenne pepper to pineapple. Herbs also work well, try lavender infused fruit or basil with watermelon or rosemary with orange.

Add a few drops of vanilla essence or rose water to any chosen flavour. Top up with some flavoured brewed tea, like rooibos, chai or peppermint, making sure you’ve cooled it down first though.

There are endless this to do during second fermentation. look what’s in season and have fun!

Popular Flavours and Fizzy Ratings.

I’ve experimented with plenty of different flavours with some giving loads of fizz and some not at all. Below is a list of my tried and tested flavours and my fizz factor ratings up to 5 stars.

blueberry **

pineapple****

pomegranate ***

melon****

apple****

strawberry ***

ginger lemon**

banana-just gross.

citrus: naartjie, orange ***

watermelon*****

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Best Healthy Pancakes Recipe

The Best Healthy Pancakes Recipe

..............The Creation Of the Best Pancakes Recipe The idea for the pancakes came to me when I made a batch of cooked barley to add to my morning oats and I thought if this were blended it would have the same consistency as pancake batter. So I did just that. To...

Thai Milk Tea Recipe

Thai Milk Tea Recipe

This recipe for Thai Iced Tea with Milk is a healthy twist to a refreshing favorite throughout Asia. perfectly paired with hot summer days and even hotter curries. This homemade spice-infused tea keeps the signature traits of Thai tea but omits the artificial colorants, sugar, and cream.

Date Syrup Recipe. The Healthiest Sugar

Date Syrup Recipe. The Healthiest Sugar

Dates are whole food sweeteners packed with antioxidants, nutrients and fibre. As a healthy sugar alternative, date syrup fights against weight gain, is gut-healing and stabilises blood-sugar levels. Ideal for sweetening just about anything, this simple date syrup recipe moves you another step forward in making better health choices.

How To Make Coconut Milk From Scratch

How To Make Coconut Milk From Scratch

Coconut milk is high in plant-based saturated fats, which convert easily into energy and boost the function of the endocrine system, thyroid function and enhances the secretion of insulin to regulate blood sugar. Even if you’re not too concerned about the health aspect, the flavour of true homemade coconut milk is like no other and it’s well worth taking the time and effort to learn how to make it at home.

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!