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Kombucha Starter Culture

SKU: 6100
$14.99

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Brew delicious, organic kombucha at home and save money! Commercial kombucha sells for $3+ per bottle. Using our kombucha starter culture you can brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon. When combined with sweetened tea and fermented, the resulting kombucha beverage has a tart zing that can be flavored in a variety of ways!

  • Each box contains 1 dehydrated kombucha starter culture (SCOBY) and 25 pH strips.
  • Cultures at 68° - 85°F. Initial batch must culture for 30 days. Subsequent batches culture in 7-30 days.
  • This starter requires white cane sugar, plain black tea, and distilled white vinegar for culturing.
  • Reusable culture - transfer the culture (SCOBY) from batch to batch.
  • With proper care, the culture can be used indefinitely to create delicious, fermented tea!
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.
  • Having trouble making kombucha? Browse our Kombucha Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Kombucha Starter Culture Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Kombucha Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures.

 

Kombucha Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

 

Additional Details About the Kombucha Starter Culture

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. 

 

Shipping and Storage Information

Our Kombucha Starter Culture is shipped in a dehydrated state and must be rehydrated before use.

  • For best results, store in the refrigerator and use by the date on the box.
  • Freezer storage is NOT recommended.

 

 

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UPC 00814598020322

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Kombucha Starter Culture"

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  1. Do not waster your time or money!

    by Colonelswife on 04/27/2018

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    This is a freeze dried scoby . Also says it’s a Kombucha starter kit, but it doesn’t even come with starter liquid . It also didn’t work for anybody in my Kombucha Facebook group . Find a seller on Amazon that includes a live scoby and STARTER LIQUID !!

    Response from CFH: Thank you for your honest review. This is a dehydrated scoby, is advertised/named the Kombucha Starter Culture, and is not a kit. To activate this, you do not need starter tea. Distilled white vinegar is the perfect acidic pH to get it going. Many customers and our own staff have been successful with brewing and creating baby scobys, and we'd love to assist you if you want to try it. It really can be done well!

  2. Outstanding Company and Awesome Website

    by judi on 04/05/2018

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    I purchased my scoby in June 2017 and diligently went about the process as described in the instructions to rehydrate the scoby. After several months of brewing, no baby scoby had been produced. I did, however, drink the kombucha hoping the drink would make a difference in digestion. Customer service support was super helpful along the way and gave me some good tips to get the drink going. I tried adding half a bottle of unflavored, raw store-bought tea to my brew. I finally received a second scoby and have started it brewing in a warmer environment and it is producing a scoby already. I put the quart bottle in a styrofoam cooler with a coffee filter on the top secured by a rubber band. Also in the cooler, I put a 12 oz jar of hot water and re-warm it daily (almost daily). It keeps the brew in the proper temperature range. When I open the cooler to re-warm the water, I spray the top of the bottle with white vinegar. I've never had an issue with mold. Thanks CFH.

  3. Love this starter

    by Kristin on 03/12/2018

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    I have been making kombucha for over a year now, but wanted to start again with 2 new SCOBYs since mine had been sitting for over 6 months. (I know those were probably fine, but when I brewed again my kombucha was yeast-ier than I desired.) These new mothers got things going again!

  4. Very excited to begin making my own!

    by Juliann on 02/20/2018

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    My husband and I really like Kombucha. It gets to be kind of expensive when getting it at the store. Thought I would try making my own to save money and control the ingredients that goes into it. With the support CFH provides, starting it was amazingly easy. Just have to wait for the SCOBY to activate and then ready to begin making my own.

  5. Fun and easy

    by kait on 01/30/2018

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    This is so fun and easy! If you have a question, you just email them and they respond very quickly. I have four going right now and am looking forward to when I have tea every day!!

  6. new to cultures

    by Connie Mack on 12/28/2017

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    First impression was not real exciting.....I mean a little package for a price. However, the service and support soon became evident. I was thrilled when the culture started growing after ten days. Now I am really "in to it" and feel my money was well spent.

  7. Pretty sure it was DOA

    by Derek on 12/06/2017

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    Comes dehydrated, which I'm sure is fine but it never did anything. Followed the instructions exactly. Even talked to customer service. They were nice and helpful but the skoby still never did anything. The pH goes down like it should but I can let it sit for a week, several weeks, a month, and it still just tastes like sweet tea even after doing a second ferment for similar timeframes. Been dealing with it for a year. I think it's time to just chuck it. :-(

    Response from CFH: We are so very sorry for your experience with our scoby, and we appreciate your working with us. We are always happy to replace defective scobys, as we do want to see you succeed!

  8. Great Customer Service

    by kaityogill on 11/07/2017

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    It is very important to watch the videos as advised in the directions. They make it so simple. I was confused by the printed ones, but seeing it made was very helpful. It's very easy to make.

  9. Great product

    by Jamie on 10/13/2017

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    Great product I love your store.

  10. kumbucha starter

    by Laurie on 09/26/2017

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    Well this wasn't cheap but the directions are excellent with a great online video and lots of support and information. Pretty impressive. I'm feeling confident I can do this.

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Kombucha Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures.

Kombucha Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

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  • From Shanon wilson at 9/18/2017 11:23 PM
    • Can I use green tea instead of black train the initial batch? And also in following batches?
    • We recommend sticking to black tea and white cane sugar (or evaporated cane juice) for your kombucha until you start seeing secondary SCOBYs form, and then you can use your extra SCOBYs to experiment. More info here: https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/kombucha/kombucha-ingredients/
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  • From Henry Hawver at 8/2/2017 10:11 AM
    • 1. How can I tell if my kombucha is working or not?
      2. The kombucha I purchase at the store it is carbonated. Is that something they add or am I missing something.
    • The best way to tell that a culture is working is aroma and flavor. It should be vinegary, but a little sweet. If kombucha cultures longer, it can be very vinegary. You may not see bubbles during your first fermentation, during your second fermentation is when you can bottle to get the fizz and add different flavors.
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  • From Sheri at 3/3/2015 1:33 PM
  • From Shelby at 1/3/2015 9:24 PM
  • From mari at 1/1/2015 12:14 PM
    • For kombucha, what is the ideal size of the opening for the brewing container
    • We recommend a quart mason jar to start kombucha. Once the kombucha is established and active, any container will work. A larger surface area will result in a faster brew with a stronger flavor, while a narrow opening tends to brew a little slower.
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  • From Emie at 12/16/2014 4:17 PM
    • I'm confused about the cover while the kombucha is culturing. Some directions just say to use a coffee filter or tight weave cloth. Other directions say to keep the cover damp with vinegar during culturing. Does it matter if the cover is dry or wet?
    • We have found keeping the cover moistened with white vinegar helps prevent mold in humid environments and during rehydration. It may not be necessary with an established scoby, though many kombucha makers do apply vinegar to the cover at the beginning of a batch.
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  • From Teresa at 9/9/2014 9:32 PM
    • Can I use GT's Kombucha instead of white vinegar to rehydrate the scoby culture? Also, can I e consumthe first batch of Kombucha or should I wait until the second batch?
    • It is very important to use only distilled white vinegar in the rehydration and following batch. The first batch can be consumed, but may be a little strong for some people.
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  • From Archena at 8/21/2014 10:20 AM
    • How much is this in one packet?
    • The packet contains one dehydrated kombucha scoby. It is reusable indefinitely, with care.
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  • From Jennifer at 7/17/2014 10:40 AM
    • Is there an expiration date on the scoby? I'd like to purchase it now with a few other things I need from your site but I'm not sure when I'll get around to starting the dehydration process. Thanks
    • Our cultures do have a "best by" date. The kombucha scoby will keep very well in the refrigerator for approximately 9 months.
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  • From Dawn at 5/22/2014 5:24 AM

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