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Tips For Beautiful Kombucha Scobies

I was not one who liked kombucha, the taste did not appeal to me as it did my husband. As with anything though I thought if I made my own I bet it would taste amazing. You know what it did but making a scoby takes patience and a few other tips I have learned and I will share my experience.

One of the MAJOR facts that drew me to brew my own batch of kombucha was the price.  I mean have you looked at those prices? Yikes!! Like $4-5 a piece and buying around 5 a week do the math.  Yeah, $20 just in that a week, I’m a frugaleer and yeah that was not happening. 

With patience comes a beautiful healthy kombucha scoby.

Starting out I was on the hunt for a gallon jar and I didn’t want to buy one yet. I’m cheap what can I say, sometimes that helps though I stopped by this garage sale and guess what I found? Yep, a gallon jar for 25 cents! That makes this frugal mama very happy. You can always get a jar from amazon they really aren’t that bad like $15 and that is just a one time purchase so it’s all good.

Here is a tip though I tried using a regular kombucha the only one that worked beautifully for me was GT’S Orginal Kombucha. The other brands I used turned moldy. Another tip DO NOT use cheesecloth, fruit flies can get in there I use a washcloth and secure it over the top with 2 rubber bands. One over the big lip and another over another lip, when I used one rubber band those pesky little boogers got in and ruined the batch.

Kombucha Scoby


  • 8 cups water
  • 6 bags organic tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle GT'S Original Kombucha


  1. Get the water to boil first then take it off the burner.
  2. Stir in sugar until disolved and then add tea bags let steep in water until completely cooled.
  3. Room temperature is perfect where it is actually cool to the touch, remove tea bags.
  4. Pour into the gallon jar and add the bottle of kombucha cover with washcloth and secure with rubber bands.
  5. Let sit in a cool dark place for 4 weeks. Watch your scoby grow.


Here is another tidbit tip don’t squeeze out your tea bags to get out the excess water just let them drip as much as they can. I found out that squeezing them makes the tea bitter.


Just follow these tips and you will be on your way to growing a beautiful healthy scoby. I’d love to hear your feedback let me know if you have tried this or if you have tips to add. Soon I will share my fabulous blueberry kombucha that I have made. I’ll also pick my winner for Win Kakookies by the end of the week, so hurry up for a chance to win.

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