-If you don’t have any friends around that brew their own Kombucha, you’ll need to get your hands on one. You can buy them but, why would you do that when you can easily grow your own.
-Take a bottle of plain GT’s Kombucha and pour it into a glass container big enough for it to hold the contents of the bottle. Hey, if you are going to buy it, this is by far our favorite brand!
-Place a paper towel over the container and secure it with a rubber band.
-Put it on your counter away from direct sunlight and let it hang out for a week or so.
-After about 10 days, you’ll see a white, opaque substance growing on top - that’s your mother!
-Congratulations, you’ve just grown your very own Mother
Tea to sugar ratios for brewing Kombucha:
half a gallon = 4 tea bags +1/2 cup sugar+ 1 cup starter tea*
gallon = 8 tea bags + 1 cup sugar + 1.5 cups starter tea*
*starter tea is tea from a previous batch or in this case, tea from which our Mother grew from