Have you ever heard of kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented Chinese tea and a probiotic beverage with many health benefits.  It’s among our family’s favorites, and we’ve been brewing it for two years now.

Buying kombucha is possible, but it’s expensive — up to $4 for a 16-oz. bottle!  We consume anywhere from 3 – 5 of these bottles a day.  I certainly couldn’t afford to buy it that way!

In contrast, brewing kombucha is quite cheap — around $1 a gallon.  It’s also relatively easy.  It can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, though.  I know I was intrigued but uncertain at first, and that my brewing habits have changed as I’ve become experienced.

If you’re interested in trying to brew your own, now you can!  The video below shows you step-by-step how to bottle and brew your own kombucha, and explains all of the equipment you need to do it.

All the supplies required for brewing Kombucha are available at Cultures for Health, who sponsored this video.

In case you like a little more indepth information (like I do), there’s an accompanying ebook!  It’s FREE for subscribers, and describes all about kombucha: what it is, the health benefits, what supplies you need, how to make it, how to grow your own SCOBY (and what a SCOBY is), different flavor options, and even a long FAQ!  And all you have to do to get it is subscribe below. :)  (Current subscribers will receive their copies too.)

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Other links:
Kombucha: Getting Started

Kombucha: Brewing Tips And Hints

Kombucha: FAQ

Kombucha: Thyroid Disease Update

Fermented Foods Make Me Feel Fabulous


  1. This was so helpful!! Thank you!


  2. May I ask, you mentioned in one post how it is okay to drink kombucha during pregnancy if you are already drinking it but not to start during pregnancy. Why is this? I learned about kombucha a few weeks before getting pregnant and have been drinking it all along – no more than a bottle a day. I’m intrigued as to why you shouldn’t start during pregnancy. Would it just be the stomach upset? I didn’t want it during my first trimester so I stayed away from it!!!


    • Hi Sheri, it’s because kombucha can cause a detox reaction and possibly make you sick initially and be hard on your body, and you don’t really want to start that process while pregnant. If you’ve been drinking it awhile though, you should already have a “tolerance” for it and it shouldn’t cause any problems. I didn’t like it during my first tri either, with my last pregnancy, but drank a lot of it after that!


  3. Hi there.. I’m trying to subscribe so that I can get the book but it won’t let me hit enter to send my email address?
    Also, can a 14 month old have kombucha?


  4. won’t allow me to subscribe


  5. It wont let me down load the ebook either


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