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I should be receiving kombucha scobies later this week. I was looking for tea at the HFS today, and Tazo is the main brand of organic tea that they sell. Is this ok for kombucha? I was thinking the earl grey, not one of the flavors.<br><br>
Also, can I use rooibos (red bush) tea for kombucha? That would make it decaf, but I was thinking I had read that it needs to be actual black or green tea.<br><br>
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Earl grey is considered flavored. It is made by blending usually black tea leaves with the oil from the bergamot orange. I would use a generic black tea like English breakfast.<br><br>
I'm not really sure if Rooibos is okay, but I was under the impression that caffeine is needed. I know for sure you need a tea with a good amount of tannins and I'm not sure how Rooibos ranks in tannins. This is why some will say you shouldn't use only green tea and use at least part black tea.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Earl grey is considered flavored. It is made by blending usually black tea leaves with the oil from the bergamot orange. I would use a generic black tea like English breakfast.<br><br>
I'm not really sure if Rooibos is okay, but I was under the impression that caffeine is needed. I know for sure you need a tea with a good amount of tannins and I'm not sure how Rooibos ranks in tannins. This is why some will say you shouldn't use only green tea and use at least part black tea.</div>
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I'll have to look again...I don't think they had English Breakfast. The Earl Gray was the closest to a straight black or green tea that they had (on first glance).
 
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