What type of tea do I need to make kombucha?

by Kim

Plain black tea will give the best results, start with;

  • English Breakfast
  • Ceylon
  • Darjeeling

If you want to try some other options;

  • Oolong tea will also work and give a fruitier flavour
  • Green tea can be used but will produce a weaker ferment.

To help with a weaker ferment add 500 mL of starter culture and two scobys.

We recommend completing at least four good batches to get a good strong culture before experimenting with teas.