- 1 cup of sugarwhite, organic
- 8 tea bagsgreen tea only
- 3 ½ Quarts of water
- 2 cups of starter kombucha from green tea
- 1 Scoby from green tea
- ½ gallon of green tea kombucha
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of sugarorganic is best for this recipe
- 2 cups of fresh lemon verbena leavesIf you want to try a different herb than lemon verbena, you can use this same recipe but choose rosemary, mint, or thyme instead.
Another great flavor to add to your flavored kombucha collection is the lemon verbena. This is a long time favorite for those who like a simple calming taste without standout flavor that overrides any other flavor in your cup.
You already know that kombucha is a healthy drink containing probiotics that aid in a healthier digestive system. What does lemon verbena offer you? Lemon is good for weight loss and it helps with digestion. It also decreases inflammation, eases congestion, and can calm the nerves. In addition to these healthy benefits is the great taste you get when you brew your own batch of kombucha.
The simplicity of lemon verbena will wow your taste buds and give you a refreshing beverage to drink during your favorite time of the day. Lemon verbena is a great recipe to try with kombucha so make enough to last you a while – you’re going to love it!
Kombucha – The Basic Recipe
There are two fermentation steps during the kombucha process. The first process takes the longest.
For this process, you will need to have the following equipment:
- Stock pot
- Glass gallon size jar
- Coffee filters or paper towels
- Rubber band
- Small funnel
- 6 plastic soda bottles that have been washed, rinsed, and sterilized for the second fermentation process
Prepare basic Kombucha
Mix everything together
Mix the sugar, starter kombucha, and the brewed tea together in the glass gallon sized jar. Stir one last time and add the scoby with clean hands or clean utensils. Place the coffee filters over the mouth of the jar and secure it with a rubber band.
Start First Fermentation Process
Prepare the Lemon Verbena
Put the flavoring together
Pour the lemon verbena through a strainer into a pitcher leaving the leaves behind in the strainer. Then add the sugar and stir until it is completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to stand until the tea is at room temperature.
Pour into bottles
It's time to add the flavored kombucha into the individual soda bottles and be sure to leave a half an inch from the top. Place the caps on each bottle and set in a dark area for three more days. Check on one bottle after the third day and see if its bubbly or if you squeeze the sides of the bottles, it should feel hard as a brick. When this occurs, your kombucha is done.