Kombucha in progress.

My usual Kombucha recipe, updated as the recipe is updated.

Version 1.1, released 2020/02/03

Sweet Tea

  • 50g demerera sugar
  • 150g golden granulated sugar
  • 2L hot (not boiling) water
  • 8tsp assam black tea
  • 2tsp sencha green tea

Add to ~200ml starter culture.

First Fermentation

Leave for ~2 weeks.

Second Fermentation

Add flavourings + 1tsp golden granulated sugar if necesasry, leave for 2-3 days.


Lime & Ginger - dash of  lime juice,  and some chopped ginger.

Rosemary & Citrus - a couple of  rosemary sprigs, some orange zest, and a dash of lemon juice.

Mango & Passion Fruit - a liberal dash of "mango, passion fruit and yuzu couli" from Waitrose.

Apple & Cinammon - small amount of diced apple (no skin), and a cinammon stick.

To Be Tested


Chili & Lime

Winter berries, cinammon, star anise