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What’s kombucha? It’s a refreshing, lightly sweetened, sparkling tea drink that is naturally fermented (yet non-alcoholic). The Oregon Kombucha kit comes with everything you need to make your own kombucha at home. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Boil a gallon of water, brew the tea satchel, dissolve the sugar, let it cool, then add the live kombucha culture, and wait at least a week for it to do its thing. And by “it” I mean the SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). The reusable SCOBY is the living, pancake-like mass that forms on top of the tea and gives carbonation and added flavor to the beverage.

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.


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