- 1 orange with peelingorganic
- 2 quarts of kombucha
Kombucha flavoring can range from spicy to calming. If you favor the taste of orange, you will love this recipe for orange flavored kombucha. This will be the perfect drink for morning, afternoon, or night. It’s not going to be too strong or too sour; it’s a unique balance of orange and sweetness.
Oranges are healthy and can aid in ailments such as kidney infections, cancer prevention, lower cholesterol, high in potassium, and lowers the risk of getting diseases. An orange a day is going to keep you healthy and happy. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough fruits in their daily diet, including the beautiful orange.
When creating this recipe, you will need to create some kombucha. You can find more details about that recipe here. When using fresh fruits in kombucha, it can speed up the freshness of the kombucha so only add the orange flavoring in the kombucha that you plan to drink sooner rather than later.
You should always use organic fruits when possible as they do not have any type of chemicals on the skins that have penetrated inside the skin. Oranges grown organically tend to be slightly smaller in size but you can rest assured that they are healthy both inside and out.
When using organic oranges for flavoring your kombucha, after you peel the orange, place the peelings in a freezer bag and place them in the freezer. You can use the peelings for potpourri in the fall with some cinnamon sticks and dehydrated apple rings. You can also grate the peeling in order to add them to different recipes that includes meats, dehydrate to use in teas, and more.
Since fruits have natural sugars, you may find that the orange flavoring makes the kombucha taste very sweet. You may want to decrease the amount of sugar you add to the kombucha at the beginning stages when you are boiling the water, adding the tea bags, and finally the sugar. If you like it sweet, leave it alone but if you don’t, then you want to adjust it accordingly.
Brew kombucha following the Recipe
Brewing your own kombucha takes seven days to reach the first fermentation and three additional days to finish the second fermentation. After the first fermentation, you will pour the kombucha into six bottles. Before you pour the kombucha into these bottles, go to step 2.
Preparing the oranges
Place diced oranges into bottles
Place the same amount of diced oranges into each bottle so the taste will be just as flavorful in every bottle that you drink.
Add the Kombucha to each Bottle
Pour the kombucha into the bottles with the oranges and leave ½ inches to the top.
Begin Second Fermentation Process