DetailsKombucha is a fermented tea beverage brewed since ancient times. Although the exact origins are relatively unknown, the process has remained unchanged. A Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) ferments a sweet tea mixture to produce a refreshing, yet tart, tea beverage.
Unlike other starter kits, EverBru™ includes the SCOBY culture! Plus, when properly cared for, the SCOBY will last (and grow) for many batches to come.
Kombucha is easy to brew in under an hour. But the real fun comes through added flavorings such as fruit or spices. The possibilities are endless.
Start brewing healthy and refreshing Kombucha Tea today.
- Little Big Mouth Bubbler® Fermenter - Glass
- Live SCOBY Culture
- Fermenter’s Favorites® Rack Magic® Mini Siphon and Tubing
- Fermagraf°™ Adhesive Thermometer
- Loose-leaf Black Tea
- Raw Cane Sugar (Evaporated Cane Juice)
- Stainless Tea Ball
- Butter Muslin and Rubber Band
- Complete Instructions
- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.07 ReviewskombuchaVery easy to make since I've been drinking it my arthritis fills a whole lot betterJanuary 11, 2017Purchased
1 year agoKombucha Tea KitCouldn't be easier to make. We have our second batch ready tomorrow. It has a slight hint of bread or yoghurt flavor, but is quite tart and refreshing. I made the first batch according to the recipe, and then made the second batch from the quart or so of liquid that was left at the bottom. Just added another 3/4 gallon of sweetened tea, and put it back in a dark place to brew. Not everyone has liked it, but no one has hated it, and I like it very much. Reminds me a little of Russian kvas. Brewing it in a Little Big Mouth Bubbler, which is perfect, and came with the kit.February 17, 2017Purchased
1 year agoKombucha my way!I highly recommend this starter kit for those that wish to gain their daily probiotic & tasty drink while saving money. Make batch after batch after batch of your own Kombucha flavored to your liking. Better than any store bought that I could find. My wife's favorite is mango, lemon, ginger. Scoby becomes healthier with every batch!May 3, 2017Purchased
11 months agoOutstanding quality & valueI've never been disappointed in the service, quality, or value from ANY orders I've placed with Midwest Supplies. This is no exception. SCOBY was viable and active from the beginning. We're still novices in making kombucha, but this kit has inspired our continued enthusiasm in the hobby, and has even increased my lovely cajun bride's interest in my homebrew hobby!January 8, 2017Purchased
1 year agoLove it.Great purchase. Easy to use. On my second fill for continuous brew.October 25, 2017Purchased
5 months agoEverything you need, but siphon clamp would be a 'nice to have'Great kit with everything you need, just like it says in the catalog. The instructions are easy to follow, and we were enjoying our first bottles 10 days after starting the kit. A shut-off clamp for the siphon hose is a kit improvement I would recommend, it makes it easier to bottle if you can cut off the flow while moving the siphon hose from one bottle to the next. Very do-able and enjoyable kitchen project, and it is even 'supposed to be good for you'! Try it, you'll like it!!November 14, 2017Purchased
5 months agoNot all that great...there are better starter kits out thereThis isn’t that great of a starter kit for several reasons. The carboy was a little too wide for healthy SCOBY development. I kept getting mold on top and the SCOBY was pretty thin even when fermentation was complete. It sucked because I have like 4 of these lying around form my single gal beer brewing days. A second time I got mold I was thinking maybe the SCOBY it came with was bad. Regardless, I’m using a narrower jar now and it’s working MUCH better. Cloth is better than a plastic lid. You need to have air circulating but you won’t get that with a plastic lid. The tea is just okay. Your average loose leaf. You can buy much better teas on the internet or at places like Teavana. Last part, the bottles work good but keep in mind you’ll have to break the fermenters favorite sugar drops to get them in these grolsch tops. Totally doable but gets old after a while. I just recently tried out the Kombucha Shop starter kit and would definitely recommend that one over this one. I’m sure there are other companies out there with better starter kits as well. They also have bottles with wider lids that work awesome. Granted, I’ve only brewed about three dozen batches so I’m no expert. Just passing on what I’ve experienced so far.February 1, 2018Response from Midwest SuppliesThanks for the review. We are sorry to hear that you had mold development on top of your scoby. A clean, warm environment with plenty of airflow should keep your kombucha mold free if you are using our starter and suggested process. If you would like to further troubleshoot this further, our Customer Service team loves talking 'booch!February 2, 2018Todd JStaff
- Customer Q&A
Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 31 answersInstructions say "Keep the fermenter covered between batches." Would this cover be the solid, screw-on lid or muslim?BEST ANSWER: A coffee filter is fine. The Mother needs to breath. The filter will keep out bugs.I just purchase a start kid.can I make kombucha without the surger?BEST ANSWER: To get the SCOBY to do its thing, a batch of kombucha has to involve adding some sugar. You can't expect the bacteria and yeasts to grow if you don't feed them, and sugar is what they like to eat. There's just no way to make sugar-free kombucha.DOES THE STARTER KIT MAKE UPTO FIVE GALLONS OR ONLY ONE GALLON?BEST ANSWER: You make a gallon at a time. I "harvest" 3 quarts when ready, and leave SCOBY and 1 quart in jug. Then I make another 3 quarts of "sweet tea" and repeat. I've made a 3 quart batch a week every week since Christmas using the starter kit.Can I use honey instead of suger?BEST ANSWER: Hello!
This is a good question. Raw honey should not be used, as the bacteria and yeast from the honey will compete with your SCOBY and may lead to a unpleasant result. Pasteurized honey can be used, but it is safer to choose another sugar source if possible.I placed the scoby package in my tea about six days ago and the square mass in the package sank to the bottom and has never surfaced. There is a thin layer of I’m assuming scoby forming on top. What is the sunk square thing and if it never surfaces and the floating thing is in fact a scoby what do I do with the square thing?BEST ANSWER: The square thing that you originally placed into the tea is a SCOBY. It is what is considered the "Mother". The thin layer forming on top is the "Daughter". When you are finished brewing the kombucha, you can discard the Mother and the Daughter can be used for another batch. This Daughter will become the new Mother for your next batch. Just make sure to leave 1/4 to 1/6 of your tea to act as your starter liquid for the next batch.When should I start to see the "SCOBY Grow"? It was started 3 days ago.BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. It can take several days to several times you make kombucha to start growing babies, depending on your SCOBY. The most common thing you will see is a white looking film on the top, that is the beginning of a baby SCOBY. The best thing you can do is just let it do it's thing, but if you are concerned it isn't fermenting you can try tasting it. Does it taste sweet or does it taste like vinegar? If it is tasting like vinegar, you are making kombucha. Cheers!Is this gluten free?BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's only tea and water and yeast and bacteria.How long after receipt of package must the SCOBY be opened and cared for? I am ordering as a gift and want to make sure the little fella is alive and well when handed over to it's new owner.BEST ANSWER: They're pretty resilient and honestly even if the scoby dies the juice it is in is actually what colonizes to form a new scoby on your first brew so it won't really matter. If all else fails a bottle of unflavored and unfiltered kombucha from your local supermarket will work just as well too.what is the expected alcohol content of this?BEST ANSWER: All kombucha will have trace amounts of alcohol, similar to that of ripe fruit. Measuring ABV of kombucha is very difficult. As yeast produces ethanol, bacteria producing a number of characteristic flavor compounds associated with kombucha readily consume it.Do you sell just the live SCOBY?BEST ANSWER: At this time, we do not offer the SCOBY a la carte.