I just finished making Kombucha for the first time & I was surprised how easy it was! It turned out tasting great too :)
You will need:
3 bags green tea
3 bags black tea
1 cup sugar
gallon size glass jar
kombucha Scoby (this is what makes it ferment. a friend gave me one...so ask people in your area or find one to buy online)
boil water and then pour into glass jar. add in tea bags - let steep for 15 minutes. remove tea bags and then stir in the sugar.
now let it cool on your counter for a few hours until it is room temp and then add the Scoby.
Cover with a papertowel and rubberband
let it ferment for 9-14 days in a warm dark place (it should be kept above 70 degrees - you can set it on a heating pad if your home is not warm enough)
pour into glass bottles for drinking - my husband drinks Tazo iced tea so I washed & saved some of his bottles and reused them
To make the next batch, leave about 12 oz of Kombucha and the Scoby in the jar, and then repeat the process.
here are some pictures:
tea with Scoby added
glass jar covered by papertowl and stored where it won't get bumped
finished kombucha - you can see that a new Scoby (the "daughter") has grown on top of the liquid
Kombucha poured into bottles and ready to drink!