Does anyone know? The recipe calls for black tea......I don't drink any caffeine and I get such a nice buzz from Kombucha so I'm thinking it doesn't, and hoping it doesn't. But how could it not when black tea is used? Also, my kids LOVE it and I don't really want them taking in caffeine.
Someone may correct me (please do!) but I think the amount of tea leaves used is less than when brewing a normal cup of tea, so if I'm remembering that right, then the amount would be somewhat less than normal black tea.
I just found that GT's organic raw kombucha at the grocery store last night. Is this just as good as making my own? I am so entrenched in thinking that there couldn't possibly be something prepared that I could buy in a store that would be as good for you, but the ingredients seem like that is all it is.
And could I give it to my 4 yo??? He's never had caffeine ever in his entire life!
A trick I learned: before brewing the tea for kombucha, put the tea in a separate cup of hot water and let it steep for 45-60 seconds. Remove the tea and place it in the water for the kombucha. I've had several caffeine sensitive people insist that they are able to consume tea/kombucha with no problems using this method as the vast majority of the caffeine releases during that first minute.
I use this method myself since I have a LO I'm nursing and I don't need him bouncing off the walls!