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"Great product!"

I tried Kombucha for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. I couldn't believe how much it costs at the local organic grocery store so I decided to buy this kit. The instructions were easy and the process was much more simple than I thought. I'm so glad I bought it. It turned out great and I...

- Angel

Kombucha Tea Starter Kit

SKU: 6106
$21.99

Availability: In stock

You Can Do This
When you buy this product you get FREE ACCESS to: 130-page Kombucha eBook including 27 recipes plus hundreds more articles, recipes, and how-to videos.

Description

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Brew delicious organic kombucha at home! Save money! Commercial kombucha sells for $3+ per bottle. Using our kombucha starter culture, brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon or less. A kombucha starter culture consists of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. When combined with sweetened tea and fermented for 7 to 30 days, the resulting kombucha beverage has a slightly carbonated zing and is packed full of B vitamins. 

  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
  • Reusable culture; transfer the culture from batch to batch.
  • Initial batch requires 30-day culturing time. Subsequent batches culture in 7-30 days.
  • With proper care, the culture can be used indefinitely to create delicious fermented tea
  • Easy to make; can be flavored in a variety of ways.


This Kombucha Starter Kit includes

 

Kombucha Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Kombucha Tea Starter Culture Ingredients and Allergen Information 

  • Organic sugar, Organic black tea, Live Active Cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.
  • Our Kombucha Tea Starter Culture is a gluten-free product.
  • It is manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.


Shipping Information and Shelf Life

Our Kombucha Tea Starter Culture is shipped in a dehydrated state and must be rehydrated. The starter keeps

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 3 to 4 weeks
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 9 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): not recommended

 

Reviews

54 Reviews For "Kombucha Tea Starter Kit"

  1. Great starts

    by Barb on 05 Fri,2013

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    Regrettably, my MS brain and lack of adequate funds have made it impossible to start my Kombucha starter. I've watched the video, and I can't wait to get started. I need a good jar, then I'm ready. My starter is in the fridge awaiting me.

  2. awesome product!

    by Emily on 10 Wed,2013

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    Currently re hydrating my Scoby and can't wait to start making some real kombucha! We are all drinking about 8 oz a day and that really adds up on the budget! This will be much much cheaper ! Thank you!

  3. Excellent Quality from Cultures for Health!

    by Jan on 10 Thu,2013

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    I've ordered twice from CFH and both times my product has arrived super fast! That's without paying extra for express shipping. Like a previous review, I too am still rehydrating my scoby and cannot wait for it to be ready to make kombucha! I ordered the kit (which I highly recommend!) and was pleased to see it included 4 tea bags to get started. I used an old spaghetti sauce jar, covered it with a coffee filter and secured it with a clean hair tie. The strainer/sieve is on the small side but very good quality. And it is plastic so I can use it to make kefir as well. All in all, this is a fantastic product, well worth the money!!!

  4. Great Product!

    by Simone on 10 Thu,2013

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    I'm waiting for my scoby to rehydrate... I read the instructions, watched the instructional video to make sure I'm doing everything accordingly, and I'm counting the days until I can get my first batch going. The kit is so easy and all inclusive. Great product and I look forward to purchasing other products as well!

  5. Very complete and informative kit!

    by VW on 11 Sat,2013

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    The directions were very clear and it was wonderful to have everything I needed to get started. My SCOBY is rehydrating and it looks like all is going well so far!

  6. Amazing!

    by Kelsey on 11 Thu,2013

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    I searched everywhere for a kombucha kit like this. Look no further! This is seriously so easy and so worth it! I used to spend like a million bucks a month at the health food store for this stuff..now I can make it for pennies! And if you ever have questions or need anything, they have a hotline! The hotline feels more like you are calling an out-of-state cousin... Jerri was awesome. 6 stars!

  7. Would definitely buy again!

    by Marie on 01 Fri,2014

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    I bought this as a gift, and I couldn't ask for a more quality product! It gave you the tools you needed (minus the sugar and jar, of course)to make your own kombucha exactly as stated. I would highly recommend this product.

  8. Excited to try it out!

    by hannah on 01 Wed,2014

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    I am about to make my first batch today! I am so excited.

  9. Great purchase

    by Kat on 01 Thu,2014

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    This is an easy to follow kit for starting your own Kombucha. They offer step by step directions and lots of ideas for flavors. Highly recommend.

  10. Comforting process

    by lyndarva on 02 Tue,2014

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    I have been contemplating Kombucha for quite some time, whether I wanted to brew it myself or not. It is definitely cheaper to make it yourself. I find Cultures for Health's kit and instructions very encouraging and reliable. I could have bought a SCOBY from a local source, but I wanted a reliable source. This kit is definitely worth it. I had a question, I came to this website and the "Chat Operator" came on right away and answered my question.

  11. impressive

    by Katherine on 02 Fri,2014

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    My kombucha starter kit arrived promptly, sooner than I expected! The packaging is very professional in appearance with well laid out labels, artful and simple. The booklet of instructions is reassuringly clear, readable, and complete. The scoby is still rehydrating, so I don't really know yet how my actual kombucha will turn out, but I have contacted Cultures for Health several times online and have received answers to all of my questions in a very timely manner. Both the live chat and the contact through email have elicited prompt replies. I am very impressed with their customer service!

  12. Great so far!

    by kzack on 03 Tue,2014

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    This starter kit has been fabulous. The book really walks through everything you need to get started and brew your own kombucha. It's been a couple of months and so far so good!

  13. Good so far...

    by Erin on 03 Thu,2014

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    Since my SCOBY is still reconstituting I can't say much about how a batch has turned out, but I will say that the directions, online videos and kit have made this a really easy process so far. I'm looking forward to making my first batch in the next couple of weeks!

  14. Wait and See

    by GeeJo on 04 Sat,2014

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    The kit was perfect. Everything I needed to get started and I had the jar already. My very first batch was complete today. Unfortunately it was so vinegary that I couldn't drink any. I dumped it. My second batch is 'brewing' and I really hope that one is better. I've been looking forward to this for soooooo long! I don't what or if anything went wrong. Maybe it's supposed to be that vinegary. I've never had it before. I do think the kit was well worth the price. Your not going to find it cheaper or as complete anywhere else.

  15. terrific product

    by Mary on 05 Thu,2014

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    so easy to use. i'm still in process of making my first batch and it's working just as advertised. i was worried i wouldn't be able to make the tea, but it appears those fears were unfounded. Thanks so much for making this available.

  16. everything seems to be going well!!

    by rana on 05 Mon,2014

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    my SCOBY seems to be rehydrating properly & growing well. the instructions were clear and helpful. i'm not quite sure why the strainer was completely necessary to include in the kit but everything else is great!!

  17. Great product and customer service

    by Emily on 05 Fri,2014

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    I had a great experience with Cultures for Health. The kit comes with most everything you need to brew your kombucha, and the eBook that you can download for free from the website was very informational! I hydrated my scoby in a quart size mason jar, and that first batch tasted pretty strongly like vinegar. The first batch after that (still brewing with vinegar rather than tea from the previous batch) also didn't taste quite like kombucha that I've bought from the store in the past. Now, I am finally ready to bottle my third batch of kombucha (and the first batch using tea starter rather than vinegar starter) and it tastes great! I emailed and used live chat with customer service a couple times throughout the process and each time they responded quickly and were very helpful! Overall a great experience!

  18. Easy

    by Sue on 06 Wed,2014

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    Great instructions. Simple to start. Waiting for scoby to rehydrate and then will start keeping kombucha in the house all the time.

  19. Can't wait to make Kombucha

    by Irma on 03 Mon,2015

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    Have had great service and great quality products from Cultures for Health. Can't wait to be able to make my own Kombucha.

  20. excellent

    by BJ on 03 Thu,2015

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    Great product great service speedy delivery

  21. LOOKING GOOD

    by DEAN on 04 Fri,2015

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    You shipped quickly and my order arrived in good condition and exactly as described. it's too early to tell you the outcome as I just received the tea jars that I wanted to use a few days ago. this is my first attempt at making kombucha and have it fermenting now, but I am very happy so far with your service and communication. Thank You

  22. BOOCH!

    by Fry on 04 Fri,2015

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    I be boochen like a pro kid!

  23. If I'd known homemade Kombucha was this good, I'd have been drinking it decades ago!

    by GK on 04 Fri,2015

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    Never had kombucha this good....so easy, I wish I'd started making it decades ago. Much, much more delicious than any commercial brand! Thanks for an excellent product and super easy-to-understand directions!

  24. So much cheaper than buying at Whole Foods

    by CarolynP on 05 Wed,2015

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    I'm trying to add a probiotic drink or food every day to my diet. I have been buying kombucha at Whole Foods for $3.79 per bottle ... per day. It's way too expensive. I was encouraged to try making my own.

    So far, it has been easy. You do need to wait for 5 weeks, really, for your first batch.

    I was confused by the appearance of the scoby, but 2 emails and watching the excellent videos put that confusion to rest.

  25. Great product!

    by Angel on 06 Mon,2015

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    I tried Kombucha for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. I couldn't believe how much it costs at the local organic grocery store so I decided to buy this kit. The instructions were easy and the process was much more simple than I thought. I'm so glad I bought it. It turned out great and I am making more. Thank you!

  26. CFH Rocks!

    by Rebecca on 09 Tue,2015

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    I received this kit and decided to freeze the SCOBY until I was ready to begin brewing Kombucha. Took it out a couple of months later and began the process...30 days for activiation of the SCOBY then another 30 days for the 1st brew after activation. About the 4th brew, I decided to move the Kombucha to my kitchen which proved to be fatal for the SCOBY. Something strange was forming on top so I contacted CFH and sent them pictures. Sure enough, it was mold, and I had to discard the whole brew/SCOBY (fed it to my compost). The CFH rep assured me that they were intent on seeing me succeed. Although it took 12 weeks of brewing, a beautiful baby has formed and my brew is delightful! Many thanks for helping me along this journey!!!

  27. kombucha scoby

    by elle-jay on 09 Fri,2015

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    i am still in the 30 day 're-hydrating' stage- so have not yet experienced making or tasting any of our home made kombucha- but can hardly wait!

  28. Thanks customer service for all your help and guidance!

    by Rose on 10 Thu,2015

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    Love kombucha, wanted to make my own. Had made milk kefir for over 2yrs with the same cultures, so thought I would try Kombucha. The scoby is working! Might try a continuous brew system. Thanks customer service for all your help and guidance!

  29. So far, so good

    by Raeann on 05 Wed,2014

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    I'm still waiting for the 30-day rehydration period to finish (15 days left!), and the SCOBY appears to be doing fine. The starter kit is great because I don't have pH strips lying around, and the starter booklet is much more detailed (particularly in the start-up instructions) than the little flyer that comes in the box with the SCOBY. I also appreciate having a dedicated plastic mesh strainer just for kombucha.

  30. Great if you follow the instructions

    by Pixels303 on 09 Tue,2014

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    Brewed these before with success providing the instructions were sorta followed. I have been able to triple the recipe from the start. Make sure you don't suffocate it like who I gifted one to did, needs oxygen to survive. Also refrigerate after brewing to allow it to last longer (will last two months tops in fridge). You need to continue the brew by adding more sweet tea after each brew, or it will die.

    CFH note~ We recommend activating the scoby in a 1 quart batch.

  31. Good Product

    by chrisbarton on 09 Mon,2014

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    I think the Kit is great, Has everything you need to get started. My only complaint is that the scoby is dried and I have to wait 3 weeks for it to reactiave. I like the source so thats why i purchased it. My wife enjoys the tea and needs it for her autoimmune issue, I wanted to start making it right away. So the issue I have is i have to buy the 4$ a bottle stuff until this is ready at the house.

  32. My Scoby "baby" is huge!

    by nick on 04 Sat,2015

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    Still fermenting the first batch but the scoby "baby" that is growing at the surface is huge! at least 1/4" thick now! I am excited to start my second batch on a couple more days. Wish we could post our own pictures.

    CFH Note: It is somewhat unusual for a new scoby to form during rehydration, there is sure to be a little baby scoby envy. Feel free to share your photos on our Face book page or other social media, always fun to share photos of the new babies!

  33. Kombuchu starter kit

    by Meg on 03 Tue,2015

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    The thing I appreciated the most is SUPPORT that is readily available thru your website, and with videos.......And a live person very quickly responded to each request. I'm still waiting for the first months' response from the kombucha Scoby. With the expense of store bought , I thought it time to make my own. Thank you for a wonderful product...........

  34. Kombucha Starter Kit

    by jess on 10 Sun,2015

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    I was so excited receiving my kombucha starter kit in the mail. I've always had store bought kombucha but really wanted to try out different flavours and experiment.

    I've rehydrated my scoby and now am 2 weeks into making my first batch of kombucha. Similar to others my scoby has not formed a baby yet (which is reassuring knowing that it may take a few batches for it to start forming). I'm super excited!

    The website is super informative with videos and lots of information about how to go abouts making kombucha. Also great support from CFH- they are really quick and supportive when it comes to asking questions and troubleshooting. Thanks so much!

  35. Exactly what I expected.

    by Lorraine on 07 Thu,2014

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    Simple, easy to follow directions. Everything I need, smartly and beautifully packaged.

  36. To soon to say

    by L. on 11 Sun,2014

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    The kit is very nice. I really like the strainer quality. My mushroom is still sitting on the bottom of the jar, doing not much of anything, but it has only been abt. 20days. The instructions are clear online, but these were nice to refer to as I was setting.it all up. Two sets of instructions seemed to be different as to what to do, but having already read online I assume the ones packed with the mushroom was the more current.

    Response from CFH: Please contact customer support with any questions.. We're always happy to help!

  37. Fast delivery and easy instructions

    by MaryV on 03 Thu,2015

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    The starter kit arrived quickly and the instructions were easy to follow. I'm on my sixth batch and can't wait for my SCOBY to be large enough to split for twice the brew.

  38. Very pleased with the kit.

    by Martha on 04 Fri,2015

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    The instructions that came with the kit were very easy to follow, so I'm just waiting for my scoby to rehydrate itself. Then I will be able to give a better review. I am very glad I ordered the kit to get me started.

  39. Good starter

    by Hud on 03 Sun,2014

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    Enjoyed making my first batch of starter tea. Took a while to get it right. I am well on my way to making Kombucha and really loving it.

  40. Overall thoughts about purchase

    by Pearl on 10 Mon,2014

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    I ordered this after trying bottled Kombucha. I only hope my product can taste as good. I talked with Sarah in the process of ordering and she was extremely helpful. However did I ask a question about how many test strips the kit contained and was disappointed when it arrived to only find a total of 8 ph strips in the kit. I am still in the process of rehydrating my scoby. The book was very helpful and I followed the instructions to the letter. I am looking forward to being able to drink my own kombucha as I have been drinking it every day and really like it, but hope I can replicate the delicious tastes in my own recipes.

    CFH Note ~ We include a small amount of strips to help with rehydration but you'll likely find that you won't need them after your first several batches. The best way to determine how your kombucha is progressing is by the aroma and flavor of the batch. If it is still very sweet, the pH is likely still a little high and you should let your batch continue brewing and taste it again in a few days. The flavors are a lot of fun to experiment with, you'll find suggestions here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/flavoring-bottling-kombucha

  41. still waiting

    by new me on 01 Tue,2014

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    I have done everything according to the book. I am on
    my third batch of kombucha, seven days in and I have yet
    to get a baby. The first two batches I used the vinegar and this third batch I used the 2nd batch kombucha. Will
    keep trying to see what happens and update on future batches.

    Response from CFH: It is normal that no baby scoby forms for the first few batches, when beginning with a dehydrated scoby.

  42. Makes good kombucha

    by Dolly on 07 Thu,2014

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    I fell in love with kombucha, but the cost of buying it in the store made me decide to make my own. Rehydrating the starter was easy and I did leave my first batch 30 days. I am on my third batch and am disappointed that no scoby forms. While I will continue to use your scoby so I can do more batches, I am a little disappointed.

    Response from CFH: It may take several batches for a baby scoby to form. Please contact Customer Support before discarding any cultures.

  43. ok

    by stacey on 05 Fri,2015

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    I have never had this before. It reminds me of apple cider vinegar

  44. Still no baby SCOBY

    by sam on 07 Thu,2015

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    I'm on my fourth batch, and I still have no scoby forming, nor do I have visible yeast striations. It's funny, the kombucha seems to be brewing anyway, and it tastes good, but I can't help but fear something is amiss.

    As usual, the support is very good from CFH. Just gonna keep waiting.

    Note from CFH: It is very common for no baby scoby to form for several batches. Please contact Customer Support with any questions before discarding cultures.

  45. SCOBY slow to activate

    by Robert on 04 Wed,2014

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    Received my dehydrated scoby and kit promptly. The kit included everything needed along with excellent instructions. Unfortunately, my experience has been similar to other customers. After 30 days, there was little sign of activity other than some sediment on the bottom of the jar. The PH had dropped so it may be working but the tea was still very sweet and just tasted like sweet tea with vinegar added. I bottled and let it set out for 5 days and it did produce some carbonation but still tasted like sweet tea and vinegar. Made my second batch according to directions. Eight days into the second batch but the tea still looks clear and doesn't seem to be doing much. No sign of baby scoby but instructions said it make take several batches. I trust Cultures for Health and expect it will eventually produce as expected. However, the length of time required tries one's patience. I suggest Cultures for Health provide an option to purchase an already hydrated and active scoby as other sites do. After reading on the web, I decided to try making a scoby from a store bought bottle of Kombucha. I used 2/3 of bottle of store-bought kombucha in a quart jar. This batch became cloudy right away and formed a scoby within a week. The scoby is getting thicker each day and the PH is dropping as expected. It looks like this process will create a batch of Kombucha and a hydrated scoby in about two weeks. Cultures for Health has an excellent web site, great training videos and excellent customer service. I'm sure they can improve this scoby process and experience for their customers.

    Response from CFH: With regard to shipping dehydrated cultures: We fall under both state and federal jurisdiction and comply with all state and federal food processing, handling, and shipping laws. We also value the safety of our customers above all else and therefore we not only comply with all applicable laws and best practices, but also with liability insurance guidelines, etc.

    Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  46. bad

    by Rev. on 02 Fri,2014

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    The starter is now almost three weeks old and is still the same as the day I put it into the tea. Do not like this much hassel. Mary

    Response from CFH: Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  47. Did not Work

    by Niantic on 06 Fri,2014

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    Followed the directions to a tee.
    After 30 days no re-hydration.
    Tried a new batch 20 days later no live scoby.

    Response from CFH: It is normal that there be very little or no visible change in the scoby and no baby scoby forming for a few batches. Please contact customer support for assistance before discarding anything, as most cultures can be saved with some adjustment.

  48. Dead on Arrival

    by Donna on 04 Fri,2015

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    I followed the instructions to the letter, but my Scopy disk never did anything but sink to the bottom and disintegrate around the edges. After two weeks and no changes I threw it out. I will not try it again.

    ~Please contact customer support for troubleshooting before disposing of cultures.

  49. Not as expected

    by GypsyVegan on 02 Tue,2014

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    I am usually very satisfied with your products unfortunately, not with this one. Prompt service, well packaged, and well written instructions. But after the 30 days of soaking my dry scoby, it was flat and dead. I do not think is a good idea to dehydrate a living thing and then try to bring it back to life. There is a 50-50% chance of working or not, and I guess it was my turn to lose.

    CFH Response: There aren't a lot of visual signs that a rehydrating kombucha scoby is working. The scoby won't change much but it is busy consuming / converting the sugar and lowering the pH of the sugared tea. Testing with a pH indicator strip is a great way to see that everything is progressing normally. Any time you have a problem with a culture, please contact us. We are usually able to recommend simple adjustments to ensure you stay on track.

  50. I followed all directions perfectly. Culture was DOA. Just sat there for 31 days.

    by Jim on 02 Wed,2014

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    I followed all directions perfectly. I think the culture was DOA. I just sat there for 31 days. I really would like a culture that works or my money back.

    Response from CFH: Contacted customer but received no response. Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  51. Should of bought a live Scoby from a different supplier.

    by Blondy on 02 Tue,2014

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    I was under the impression by watching the video that I would be able to make the Kombucha right away. Rehydrating over and over again is just ridicules. It states nowhere that it will take several times. It would of been cheaper to buy live and less of a hassle. I asked for my money back and all I get is how to continue to rehydrate. Think I'll buy another from a dealer that sells live Scoby's.

    Response from CFH: Instructions included with culture state that a baby scoby may not form for a few batches. Rehydration does not need to be repeated. Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  52. Disappointed...

    by ribsmoke on 09 Mon,2014

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    I ordered my Kombucha starter kit and received it quickly. I had read the eBook provided by CFH and was ready to go. I followed the instructions specifically and put everything together as told to do and then I waited. My dehydrated SCOBY lay in the bottom of my ferment vessel and retained its shape, size and appearance for four weeks. At the end of this time it was still on the bottom of the jar and was tortilla thin and unchanged in size. In short, my SCOBY failed to hydrate and was, I believe, DOA the day I received it.


    CFH note ~ A dehydrated scoby will not change much. If anything, you may see a slight thickening but the scoby will not float to the top, it will remain in the bottom of the jar where it is busy consuming the sugar and lowering the pH of your batch, getting your tea ready for your first official batch of kombucha. The best way to determine if a scoby is working is by flavor and aroma. At the end of the 30 day rehydration go ahead and taste your kombucha, if it is still sweet, you can let it sit a few more days. The rehydration process can take a little longer if your culturing temperature is cool. It may take several batches for the yeast and bacteria to mature enough to encourage a new scoby to grow but continue making your batches according to the instructions. As always, if you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact Customer Support, sometimes a small change in procedure results in much greater activity and we are always happy to help.

  53. Disappointed

    by Beth on 01 Sat,2015

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    I do not seem to be having good success with my kombucha. I followed the easy directions very carefully, but after rehydrating the scoby and starting a new batch, it is still not kombucha after 16 days on the second batch. I feel like it was already a lot of money, and now to have it not work is disappointing. Maybe I just have a bad scoby? The kit and directions were very helpful! The scoby, not so much!

    Response from CFH: Please contact Customer Support for troubleshooting assiantance before discarding any cultures. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

  54. poor quality and long time before production can start really.

    by Lula on 06 Fri,2015

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    poor quality and long time before production can start really.

    CFH note ~ It is important to contact Customer Support if you are experiencing problems with a culture.

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Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, Organic black tea, Live Active Cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.
  • Our Kombucha Tea Starter Culture is a gluten-free product.
  • It is manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.

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  • From Katie at 2/21/2015 8:39 PM
  • From Greta at 2/11/2015 8:10 PM
    • I just made my second batch of kombucha and I am not sure it worked right. The scoby did not change at all, it is at the bottom of my jar and the ph reads exactly 4.0. What would the ph be if the kombucha is not ready? The range in the instructions says it will be between 2.5 and 4.o when done. Thanks!
    • If a new scoby has not formed yet, you may want to wait until the pH is below 3.5 to start the new batch.
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  • From Emily at 7/14/2014 7:00 AM
    • I've hydrated my scoby that I purchased and also completed my first batch of kombutcha. The kombutcha turned out great and the PH levels were good also. However, i did not get a new baby scoby with either batch, just a paper thin layer of a new baby scoby. How many batches will it take before a new baby scoby will form?
    • It may take several batches for the kombucha tea to mature enough to encourage scoby growth and reproduction. To minimize the amount of time this will take be sure you are brewing according to the instructions here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/make-kombucha and your culturing area is within the optimal temperature range.
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  • From kathleen at 3/21/2014 2:21 AM
    • How much tea is made per batch.
    • The starter kit comes with enough loose tea to make your first batch of kombucha (1 quart). Once your scoby is rehydrated, you can use it to make larger batches and use the new scobys that form to make multiple batches.
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  • From Shannon at 11/20/2013 5:17 PM
    • How much tea do you need for each batch, once it has been rehydrated. If enough tea comes with it for the activation, how much will I need to purchase separately?
    • The amount of tea needed depends on the size of the batch you're brewing.

      One quart: 1½ t. loose tea or 2 tea bags.
      Half-gallon: 1 T. loose tea or 4 tea bags.
      Gallon: 2 T. loose tea or 8 tea bags.




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  • From cole85 at 11/4/2013 7:13 PM
    • When making kombucha, is testing the ph necessary? And if so how often? Thanks in advance!
    • The best indicator of a successful batch of kombucha is aroma and flavor. It should smell pleasantly vinegary and cultured, with a tangy, vinegar taste. Some people choose to test pH as an extra indication of fermentation. Most people prefer a kombucha that is between 3.0-3.5.
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  • From Danny33 at 10/18/2013 10:25 PM
    • What are the primary strains of yeast and bacteria present in your scoby?
      Some vendors specify yeasts such as S. Boulardii, S. Cerevisiae, Lactobacillus bacteria, etc.

      Thanks,
      Dan
    • You can find a list of bacteria and yeast generally know to be found in kombucha scobys here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/kombucha-yeast-bacteria
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  • From Pat W at 8/18/2013 5:46 PM
    • Does this work with any tea or only black tea?
    • While black tea is the traditional tea used for brewing kombucha, there are a variety of teas or combinations of teas that will work fine. Check the link here for further information:

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/kombucha-ingredients
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