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Lemon Verbena Kombucha

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Ingredients

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1 cup of sugar white, organic
8 tea bags green 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 sugar organic is best for this recipe
2 cups of fresh lemon verbena leaves If you want to try a different herb than lemon verbena, you can use this same recipe but choose rosemary, mint, or thyme instead.

Lemon Verbena Kombucha

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    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.

    • 10 days, 1 hour 5 minutes
    • Serves 6
    • Medium

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    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.

    Equipment

    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
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    Steps

    1
    Done
    15 minutes

    Prepare basic Kombucha

    First, you will need to bring the water to a boil then remove from the heat source and put in your green tea bags to brew. Let it brew for 10 minutes to half an hour. Remove the tea bags and allow the water to cool down to room temperature or barely warm.

    2
    Done
    5 minutes

    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.

    3
    Done
    7 days

    Start First Fermentation Process

    Place the glass jar in a dark place for a total of 7 days. This is called the first fermentation and it allows the tea to ferment. Check on the kombucha often and on the seventh day, you will want to take a taste of it to see if it is ready. It should taste balanced between sweet and tarty.

    4
    Done
    20 minutes

    Prepare the Lemon Verbena

    To prepare the lemon verbena, you will need to bring one cup of water up to a full boil. Remove from heat source and add the lemon verbena leaves for fifteen minutes.

    5
    Done
    5 minutes

    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.

    6
    Done
    10 minutes

    Add Kombucha

    You can now add the basic kombucha mixture with the lemon verbena tea inside the large pitcher and stir together.

    7
    Done
    10 minutes

    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.
    Store your lemon verbena kombucha in the refrigerator until it is done. It's best served cold.

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