Learn to Make Kombucha Tea

Expert Advice Articles

Learn to make kombucha tea from the CFH staff and other Real Food pros. Choose from a wide selection of articles, videos and recipes. Rate articles and share your suggestions too! Click here to view all of our kombucha articles.


Get Started Making Kombucha

Bottles of Kombucha Tea

How to Make Kombucha Tea
Save money and learn how to make kombucha tea at home with our how-to video and comprehensive instructions. 
Watch the Video and Learn to Make Kombucha

Tea for Kombucha

Choosing Ingredients for Making Kombucha
The type of tea, sugar and water source used to make kombucha will influence not only the taste but also the health of the scoby and the safety of the batch.
Read more about the different ingredients.

 Kombucha Equipment

Choosing Equipment for Making Kombucha
Which brewing vessle is safest to use? Which cover will keep out fruit flies, ants and more? Is metal harmful to the scoby? Get answers to these questions and more.
Learn more about Kombucha Supplies

Kombucha Tea FAQ

Kombucha FAQ
Whether you're just getting started making kombucha or have been doing it for awhile, check out list of common questions concerning obtaining a starter culture, brewing, flavoring and more.
Read our Kombucha Tea FAQs.

 Homemade Kombucha

Kombucha Scoby Activation Troubleshooting
Have questions about activating the kombucha scoby you just received from us? Detailed troubleshooting information is available.
Learn more about activating your scoby.


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Recipes Using Kombucha

Learn about the many ways you can use kombucha tea in recipes. Click here to view all of our recipes using kombucha.

Featured Recipes

Kombucha Mustard

Kombucha Mustard
This easy to make condiment is a great way to use well-fermented kombucha.

Kombucha Mocktail Recipe

Kombucha "Mocktail"
Have fun with kombucha with this delicious drink

Kombucha Vinaigrette Recipe

Kombucha Vinaigrette
Delicious on your favorite salad with a great probiotic boost

 Kombucha Coffee Recipe Kombucha Coffee
Did you know can make kombucha using coffee? Check out our easy instructions.
Supplies for Making Kombucha

 Kombucha Tea Starter Culture

Kombucha Starter Culture
Make delicious kombucha tea at home. Our starter cultures come with complete instructions to get you started making your own Kombucha.

 Kombucha Tea Starter Kit

Kombucha Starter Kit
Get started making kombucha with this easy to use starter kit. Includes a kombucha starter culture and a plastic mesh strainer set.

Oolong Tea for Kombucha

Oolong Tea
Oolong is a partially fermented tea giving it the distinction of often being referred to as both a black tea and a green tea. It has the softer taste similar to a green tea but without the bitterness. Oolong makes a mild-flavored kombucha and a perfect background for additional flavorings. it's our favorite tea for making kombucha.

Kombucha Tea
How-to Videos

Learn to make kombucha with our collection of How-to Videos.  Click here to view our entire collection of kombucha how-to videos.

How to Make Kombucha Tea Video

How to Make Kombucha Tea

 Flavor Kombucha Video

How to Flavor Kombucha

How to Activate a Kombucha Scoby

How to Activate a Kombucha Starter Culture

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Kombucha Articles, How-to Videos & Recipes 

How to Make Kombucha Tea (VIDEO)

Kombucha FAQ

Kombucha Instructions (PDF)

Kombucha General Troubleshooting FAQ

Learn to Make Kombucha

What Is Kombucha?

Obtaining a Kombucha Scoby

Choosing Equipment for Making Kombucha

Choosing Ingredients for Making Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha Tea (VIDEO)

Kombucha General Troubleshooting FAQ

How Surface Area Affects Kombucha Brew Time

Flavoring and Bottling Kombucha

Whole Fruit Kombucha Flavors: Orange and Grapefruit

Setting up a Kombucha Continuous Brewing System

What Does a Healthy Scoby Look Like?

Taking a Break from Making Kombucha

Uses for Extra Kombucha Scobys

Uses for Kombucha

How to Substitute Kombucha for Vinegar in a Recipe

Kombucha vs. Water Kefir

Chai for Brewing Kombucha

Busting Kombucha Myths

Kombucha Related Posts on the CFH Blog


Working with a Dehydrated Kombucha Scoby

Activating a Dehydrated Kombucha Scoby (VIDEO)

Kombucha Scoby Activation-Rehydration Troubleshooting


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Recipes for Flavoring Kombucha Tea

Strawberry (or Any Berry) Kombucha

Pumpkin Spice Kombucha

Lemon-Ginger Zinger Kombucha

Grapefruit Kombucha

Elderberry Kombucha

Clean Green Kombucha

Chocolate Raspberry Kombucha

Apple Cinnamon Kombucha

Any Fruit Juice Fizzy Kombucha


Recipes Using Kombucha Tea

Kombucha-marinated Pork Cutlets with Cultured Cream Sauce

Easy Homemade Italian Sausage with Kombucha

Garden Pasta Salad with Kombucha Herb Dressing

Kombucha Coleslaw Recipe

Cucumber and Dill Salad

Kombucha and Honey Vinaigrette

Tomato Kombucha Salad Dressing

Kombucha Citrus Vinaigrette

Kombucha Tomato-French Dressing

Kombucha Mustard-Garlic Salad Dressing

Asian-inspired Kombucha Dressing

Parmesan Salad Dressing

Kombucha Italian Salad Dressing

Kombucha Tamari Marinade

Mexican-style Kombucha Marinade

Kombucha Mustard Recipe

Kombucha Ketchup

Kombucha BBQ Sauce

Kombucha Mocktail Recipe

Kombucha Coffee Recipe

Strawberries with Kombucha Mint Sauce

How to Use Kombucha as a Brine (and four flavoring ideas)

Soaked Flour Whole Wheat Bread

Julie's Tomato-free Marinara Sauce











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