I have a confession to make.
I've been buying kombucha ready made that the store.
That's right, the resident tea queen at the farm, has been buying ready made kombucha. That expensive kombucha, you know the one. Even though I have a whole 600 square foot space reserved for tea ingredients and all the things to make my own, much more affordably.
It's hurting the pocket book though and it's time stop that madness.
Is this you? Are you spending $3-5 dollars a bottle on your kombucha habit? There are better ways!
Join me in making simple, and MUCH more affordable kombucha at home, with SO many more flavor options! You won't be sorry.
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I've been making kombucha for many years. I don't even remember...
Did you ever have a cup of green tea and think, "WOW! That's bitter!"
That was totally me! Why would anyone drink this horribly bitter tea. Sure it's good for you, it's helpful in weight loss. Green tea is high in antioxidants and a wealth of other good for you things. But it was soooo bitter!
Turns out that green tea isn't so bad if it is steeped the right way! A little attention to the steeping time and temperature will go a long way in making the perfect cuppa green tea.
Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant just like black, white, and oolong teas. The difference with green tea is that it has not been withered or oxidized like black and oolong teas are. Usually green tea is steamed, sun dried or pan fried to bring out it's earthy flavor. Green tea is both grown in the shade and in the sun, each giving the tea two distinct flavors.
There are many different types of green tea from the ever popular matcha (powdered green tea), sencha, gyukuro, genmaicha, kukicha,...