how to make kombucha without starter tea

how to make kombucha without starter tea

How to Make Kombucha Without Starter Tea

Kombucha is a delicious, refreshing, and healthy drink that is easy to make once you have the starter tea! You may be wondering, what is starter tea and how can I make kombucha without it? You’re in luck, because it is indeed possible to make kombucha without starter tea if you have access to bottled kombucha.


  • 2 quarts of water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf black tea
  • ¾ cup organic sugar
  • 3 to 4 ounces of kombucha from a homemade or bought bottle


  1. Boiling two quarts of water in a stockpot and adding 3 to 4 tablespoons of black tea leaves.
  2. Steeping for 10 minutes, or longer for a stronger flavor.
  3. Removing from heat and stirring in ¾ cup of organic sugar.
  4. Cooling the tea down to room temperature.
  5. Pouring the room-temperature brewed tea into a gallon-sized jar or glass pitcher.
  6. Adding 3 to 4 ounces of kombucha from a bottle (either a homemade or store-bought bottle).
  7. Covering the jar/pitcher with a cheesecloth secured with a rubber band or neoprene cover.
  8. Leaving the kombucha to ferment in a dark spot, such as a cupboard, for 7-14 days.
  9. Tasting the kombucha until it has reached your desired flavor.
  10. Storing the finished kombucha in glass jars or bottles with lids and sealing tightly.
  11. Enjoying your own delicious, homemade kombucha without starter tea!

And that’s it, you’ve made kombucha without starter tea! Now you can enjoy this delicious and healthy beverage made with ingredients found at home. Making kombucha without starter tea is a great option for those who don’t have access to starter tea or the equipment to brew it.


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