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#1 of 6 Old 03-14-2013, 07:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas,

 

I started making kombucha a few months ago with great success. I have recently stopped because sadly, I don't like the taste! It's just too vinegar-y for me especially since I became pregnant and I resist gagging these days trying to drink it. So now I have a few sad bottles just sitting in my fridge.

 

I usually make it the Cultures for Health way (the video tutorial is awesome), a mix of black and green tea for milder flavor. I've mixed in ginger, apple juice and grape and have not found a combo I like.

 

Can you experienced kombucha brewers give me a good recipe and how you make it taste awesome? My daughter loves it (the store bought kind) and so would my DH if it didn't taste like vinegar.

 

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Have you tried not fermenting it as long? Taste it every day until it's where you want it.

I have flavored mine by putting it in jars or bottles (after it's gotten to where you enjoy the taste) and then adding in fruit- citrus, berries, ginger, etc and putting an airtight lid and keeping it in the fridge at least a day before drinking.

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Yeah I think after 7 days you start checking. Maybe I should brew just green tea, would this improve flavor? I'm a total noob.

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I haven't brewed it in green tea because I've read that it doesn't brew well. I have heard you can do a 50/50 mix of black and green for a lighter flavor, maybe try that? I bet Jasmine green tea would be really good! I'd like to try that!!

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I prefer it fermented for 10 days and not much longer. Try it with just black tea, no green tea.

 

I end up putting more juice in to make it a little sweeter. Mine isn't very vinegary but there are still cultures in there. I like grape, apricot and pineapple flavors the best.
 


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I tried a lemongrass tea kombucha, it was really good, but I think that makes it not a pure kombucha becuase it isn't green or black tea. Anyway, keep most of your scobys regular, but pull one off and try it with a different kind of tea. But don't mix them up afterwards, you don't want to 'contaminate' (ie bring in weird flavors) to your traditional scobys.

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