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Apple Cinnamon Flavored Kombucha

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Ingredients

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3 ½ Quarts of water
1 cup of sugar white and refined
2 Cups of starter tea
1 SCOBY
6 tea bags green tea or black tea can be used. You can also use 2 tablespoons of loose tea if you prefer. Don't use teas that contain oils in them.
¼ - ½ medium sized apple diced or 3 – 4 Tablespoons of apple juice
½ teaspoons of cinnamon, ground ground
2 cups of Kombucha from the basic recipe

Apple Cinnamon Flavored Kombucha

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    cinnamon can help to lower those bad cholesterol levels and it possesses antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Make sure that you are using organic cinnamon whenever it's possible.

    • 40 minutes prep/ 10 days fermentation
    • Serves 6
    • Easy

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    Kombucha is a wonderful drink all on it’s own but if you want to add flavor to it, then try apple cinnamon. This flavoring recipe will taste a lot like apple cider with a hint more of sweetness. So if you can’t seem to make it to the orchard in the fall to buy you a jug of fresh apple cider, just add this recipe to your basic kombucha recipe and enjoy.

    You already know that apples are good for you but have you heard lately about all the benefits you get from cinnamon? For example, cinnamon can help to lower those bad cholesterol levels and it possesses antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Make sure that you are using organic cinnamon whenever it’s possible.

    Use fresh apples whenever possible but if you just have apple juice on hand, that will work too.

    Basic Kombucha Recipe

    There are two fermentation steps to this recipe, the first is the basic kombucha recipe and the second is when you add the flavoring or the carbonation process if no flavoring is added.

    For the first fermentation

    You will need to gather up your equipment, provide yourself with a clean workspace and get ready to make your Kombucha. Boil the water, add the tea bags, let it brew and then stir in the sugar well before transferring it over to the glass jar and adding your Soby and two cups of Kombucha from a previous brew. Then it will be sealed with a paper towel or a couple of coffee filters over the lid and secured with a rubber band. It’s important that you place the kombucha in a dark place with no direct sunlight.

    Equipment

    • 1 stock pot
    • 1 gallon sized glass jar
    • Funnel
    • Coffee filters or paper towel
    • Rubber band
    • 6 plastic soda bottles that have been rinsed out and sterilized
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    Steps

    1
    Done
    5 minutes

    Clean your work area

    You want to have a clean surface to work on so you don't mix the bad bacteria with the good bacteria found in your Scoby.

    2
    Done
    10 minutes to 1 hour

    Boil the Water

    Bring the water to a boil and then remove from the heat and add the tea bags or loose tea to the boiling water. Allow to brew for a minimum of ten minutes but remember, the longer it brews, the stronger it will be. An hour is good if you have that long.

    3
    Done
    5 minutes

    Put it all together

    Now that the tea has brewed and the water is cooled down to room temperature, you are ready to add the sugar. Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar, stirring until it is completely dissolved.

    4
    Done
    5 minutes

    Start Fermentation Process

    Pour the tea mixture into the gallon sized glass jar. Add the starter tea to the mixture and stir it one more time. Next, add the scoby to the jar carefully and with clean hands. Place the coffee filters or paper towels over the mouth of the jar and secure it with a rubber band.

    5
    Done
    7 days

    Ferment

    This fermentation process takes about seven days to complete. On the seventh day, take a taste of your kombucha. You should taste an equal balance of both sweet and tart when it is complete.

    6
    Done
    5 minutes

    Adding the Apple Cinnamon Flavoring: Prepare the Ingredients

    Dice the apples into small pieces.

    7
    Done
    5 minutes

    Pour the Kombucha into Bottles

    Remove the paper towels or coffee filters from the kombucha. Pour the kombucha into the empty and cleaned soda bottles using a funnel. Leave about ½ inch from the top of the bottle.

    8
    Done
    5 minutes

    Add the flavoring

    Now that the flavoring is prepared, place a little bit into each bottle and then close the lid.

    9
    Done
    3 days

    Start the second fermentation process

    Place the bottles in a dark place for about three days. This will be the second fermentation process. You will know when this fermentation process is complete when the bottles are rock solid if you try to squeeze them on the sides.
    Adding fresh fruit can speed up the freshness of the basic kombucha so store the flavored kombucha in the refrigerator until you are ready to drink it.

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    Just when do you add the flavorings? I can’t tell from your directions if you mix them all together or do something else at the end of the initial fermentation process. If not till the second half how are you preparing them to go into the tea?

    Mix them together then add them AFTER the first ferment. SO you make first ferment (i.e. regular, unflavored kombucha first), then you add those flavorings in as the second ferment.

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