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Welcome to Kombucha Kamp…

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Learn About Kombucha

Kombucha is fermented tea, an ancient elixir consumed for
thousands of years
by civilizations all over the planet.

The most commonly attributed Kombucha Benefits
include better digestion, increased energy, and a clearer mind

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Why I Started Kombucha Kamp…

My landlord loved the delicious free organic kombucha tea that came with our rent check each month. So did my neighbor, who enjoyed sipping Kombucha after yoga class as it made her knees feel better. My husband was hooked. All of a sudden, I was struggling to keep up with the demand! It was time to educate!


An early “Kamp Photo” – that’s me in the apron! :)

That first “Kombucha Kamp” was just for friends and family, but the word spread, and soon everyone wanted a mushroom! Kombucha Kamp became a monthly endeavor by necessity! Since then I have taught thousands of homebrewers the Secrets I have learned. You receive just the right information you need to be successful.


Kombucha Culture

Kombucha culture is a living thing that is put into sweet tea to ferment and convert it into Kombucha tea. A Kombucha culture is probably best known as a Kombucha mushroom, though it may also be called Kombucha starter, Kombucha SCOBY, Kombucha Mother or even Kombucha Baby. But these are all the same thing! Kombucha Mushroom is actually a misnomer, it’s not a kombucha mushroom at all but a pancake of bacteria and yeast, which is where SCOBY comes from. The name of Kombucha Mushroom probably comes from a misinterpretation of the original Chinese name, but it has stuck, and now many people call it Kombucha Mushroom Tea. But how can a single Kombucha Mushroom be both a Kombucha Baby and Kombucha Mother? Well, aren’t humans both mother and baby at some point? Kombucha Mothers just have a shorter life span, that’s all. They are nearly Kombucha Babies and Kombucha Mothers at the same time. Maybe we should stick to calling them Kombucha Mushrooms! (just don’t call them Kombucha fungus please – even I have limits – lol) Okay, enough about the name, let’s find out how easy it is to make Kombucha Tea!


How To Make Kombucha At Home

This is the standard recipe for 1 gallon. Scale up or down depending on the size of your vessel.

Supplies U Need

  • 1 cup organic sugar – you can use white sugar but make sure it says “cane sugar”
  • 4-6 bags tea – for loose leaf, 1 bag of tea = 1 tsp
  • Kombucha Culture – SCOBY
  • 1 cup starter liquid – retain from top of previous batch or substitute distilled vinegar
  • purified/bottled water
  • tea kettle – or pot to boil the water
  • brewing vessel – glass, stainless steel or oak – you can use food grade plastic, but what with BPA’s, I prefer glass!
  • cloth cover – NO CHEESECLOTH! The weave is too loose and will allow fruit flies in your brew
  • rubber band

First Task: Make Your Sweet Tea Solution

This is the stuff that will feed your Kombucha mother culture and turn into delicious Kombucha Tea:

  1. Boil 4 cups of water.
  2. Add hot water & tea bags to your chosen brewing vessel.
  3. Let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags.
  5. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  6. Fill vessel about ¾ full with purified cold water – the cold water will bring the temp of the hot water to a level where it won’t kill the yeast (they thrive at lukewarm).
  7. If tea is body temperature or below, proceed to the next step. If not, wait until it cools before completing the next step.

Second Task: Add Kombucha Culture


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