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How to Make Infused Kombucha

Do you like fermented tea drinks? Would you like to be able to make your own LĒVO-infused kombucha?

homemade kombuchaThis simple recipe will get you started with making fermented and infused tea drinks. Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast, and when sugar and black or green tea are added, the combination results in vitamin B, vinegar, and other compounds. Kombucha is often known as an ‘elixir of life’ because it is refreshing, invigorating, and nutritious.

Some people use it as a replacement for soda since it is sweet and carbonated but is not high in sugar or other sodium like many carbonated soft drinks.

There is very little research on the benefits of kombucha. However, those who regularly consume kombucha swear they have experienced health benefits from the fermented drink. Kombucha is considered effective in reducing blood pressure, digestive health problems, and the risks of cancer.

LĒVO-Infusing botanical terpenes and cannabinoids will add to the health benefits of your homemade, nutritious drink.

Kombucha is one of the easier fermentation processes to learn, so it is a perfect infused fermented beverage recipe to make as a beginner. Where could you take your skills from here, especially when you’ve got a LĒVO machine gracing your kitchen counter?

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a mix of sweet tea and SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. Some kombucha experts use a ratio of 16 cups of water, 12 black tea bags, and 1.5 cups of sugar to make a gallon of kombucha.

Black tea is best to use if you are new to making your own kombucha. You can use green tea, but black tea can withstand longer heat exposure than green tea.

SCOBY is an interesting-looking, gooey ingredient. It is an important part of the fermentation process and has its own medicinal value. It is a concentrated form of kombucha, so it contains the same nutrients.

Why Should I Make My Own Kombucha?

Kombucha sold in the store is typically very expensive. A store-bought 16-ounce bottle costs about 4 or 5 dollars. If you drink kombucha daily, buying store-bought kombucha can get expensive very quickly. In contrast, homemade kombucha is much more cost-effective.

When you make your own kombucha, you can customize the type of tea, the ratio of cannabis to liquid, and the flavoring. Finding a kombucha that combines all your preferred elements can be difficult. If you make your own regularly, you can add and adjust each batch to try different ingredients.

Infused Kombucha Recipe

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Equipment

  • Large cooking pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Stove/Cooktop
  • Large glass storage jar with a sealed lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1 SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)
  • 1 cup store-bought kombucha for your first batch (plain or unflavored)
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 12 bags black tea
  • 2 tbsps infused coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until it's all dissolved.
  • Add your tea bags to the water and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, remove the tea bags and pour the liquid into a large glass jar or jug. Leave a couple of inches at the top.
  • Pour your store-bought kombucha into the jar.
  • Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Gently slide in your SCOBY using your bare hands. Leave it as is even if you think you should adjust it.
  • Add the infused coconut oil.
  • Gently place your jug somewhere warm, dark, and quiet, about 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Checking on your Cannabis Kombucha

  1. Leave the kombucha alone for several days.
  2. After 3 or 4 days, check on the kombucha. See if you notice any tiny little bubbles. You can also take a small sip to see if it tastes sweet.
  3. Then seal it back up and let it ferment more.
  4. Leave it for another 4-7 days.
  5. The kombucha is ready when the taste and fizz level are to your liking.

Once the kombucha is done fermenting, store it in the refrigerator. It should last for about six months.

Label with the date and ingredients you used. It’s good to start by drinking small amounts of kombucha (roughly one or two tablespoons) several times a day to see how your body adjusts. Increase the amount as you get used to drinking the kombucha and its effects on you.

When you’re ready take a great photo and share what you’ve created with the world: @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it as #LEVOmade.

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