In the meantime, folks who have never made kombucha themselves and got quite used to the convenience of buying it at the store are going through major withdrawal from this healthy, enzyme rich, probiotic filled beverage.
My advice to folks has been to roll up their sleeves and make the stuff! It is so easy to do and compared with the price of a pint of G.T.’s Kombucha ($2.99 in my healthfood store), making it yourself is dirt cheap.
On top of that, homemade tastes infinitely better and there is no risk of too much alcohol like bottles sitting on store shelves for who knows how long as you control the brew time! My kids much prefer mine to store bought any day of the week.
I make about 5 gallons of kombucha every 8 days or so this time of year as it is so hot and we go through it so very fast to keep hydrated. It is so hydrating, you won’t believe it – much more hydrating that plain water.
I make the 5 gallons for about $1.60 per gallon. That translates to 20 cents per pint as compared to $2.99 per pint for a bottle of G.T. Kombucha!
Give it a go! It is so easy to do.
If you want to make multiple gallons, check out the post plus videos on Kombucha Advanced Techniques
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Thank you so much! I cant wait to try that when this batch finishes brewing! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist
Hi Marcy, add fresh fruit juice, flavored seltzer water or herbal teas in the proportion that suits your tastebuds to the final kombucha brew. Never add it before it is brewed or while brewing. The flavoring always comes after the final brew is complete.
Does anyone have any tips or ideas on how to flavor the kombucha? I just started my 2nd batch and am still getting used to the whole process.
Lorelei aka Hawaiigirl
Ha, I feed the scobys to my worms. We fed one to the dogs once, but I didn't know how safe that was…
GTs is $5.99 here, so I started making my own a while ago. The only bad thing with it being gone – if you forget to save some of your old batch *before* flavoring it, to start your new batch, you can't run to the store to get some plain Kombucha. Can you tell I've done that :).