All posts tagged Kombucha



NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's Homemade Kombucha Recipe

Homemade Kombucha


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 organic tea bags (black & green)
  • 1 cup of kombucha (either from a previous batch or store brought organic, and unflavoured)
  • 1 scoby


  1. Place 1.75L of water in a pot and bring to the boil.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar.  Stir to dissolve.
  2. Pop in the teabags and leave to steep for around 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile sterilise a large glass jar or ceramic bowl with boiling water.
  4. Remove the teabags and pour into the jar/bowl.
  5. Leave to cool to its lukewarm.
  6. Add the kombucha and scoby.
  7. Cover with a clean cheesecloth or teatowel and leave to sit at room temperature for 7-10 days.  ( In winter pop on top of the fridge!)
  8. After 7 days taste the kombucha.  You are after a good balance between sweet and sour with a little fizz.
  9. At this point you can leave to ferment for longer, add som fresh fruit or spice to flavour or bottle it as is.
  10. Remember to remove the scoby with clean hands.  You will now have two as a ‘baby’ would have formed on your original.  You can gift this to a friend!
  11. To preserve the scoby pop it into a glass container with some kombucha.

If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.


Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist