Okay, I'm being dramatic.
Kombucha isn't quite so bad, as taking care of another kid. But, it's a lot of work. Especially when, I also have some Water Kefir going.
It's been about 6 months since I got my first Kombucha Scoby.
Our Kitchen is super warm, so my Kombucha is ready in about 2 1/2- 3 days (as opposed to 5-7 days, which is the normal time-frame).
We only have a Brita hand-held pitcher, so filtering a gallon of water takes FORVER. Every time I walk in the Kitchen, I add some water to our pitcher.
But, it's worth the work.
I love the taste of home-made Kombucha and much prefer it over store-bought (plus it's so much cheaper to make your own).
It's like a cool, tasty Science Experiment.
I definitely feel much more energetic on the days that I drink my Kombucha. I just have to be careful about how much I drink. I started noticing that I develop a yeast infection, if I drink like 5 cups a day.
Five cups a day? Yeah, the stuff is that good. My 3-year-old frequently requests Kombucha. Papa Bear is a fan, as long as it's still pretty sweet (1 1/2-2 days brewed in our Kitchen). He much prefers Lemon Water Kefir.
My favorite tea to ferment is Organic Imperial Jasmine Dragon Pearls Green Tea. (Affliate link).
When I brew the Jasmine Green Tea, I make sure to also brew Black Tea with it.I adore Numi Organic Tea Aged Earl Grey(Affiliate Link). Just make sure you only brew with organic tea!!!
We got our Scoby from our lovely, lovely neighbor.
Kombucha Kamp is a terrific resource, she will do a much better job than I on explaining all the "how-to's" of brewing Kombucha. You can also purchase Kombucha Scobies from her.
It's good, good stuff.
Have you ever made Kombucha?