Who doesn’t love a fruity drink or two? These flavours of Kombucha will get your taste buds tingling in no time, and they’re easy to brew too!
Flavouring kombucha is definitely the most important part of the process, it determines whether it tastes good or tastes terrible and whether you can convert non-kombucha drinkers into happy kombucha drinkers.
In fact, Kombucha can be very tasty depending on the type of tea you use. However, it is easy to get bored with it after a while if you are not careful.
Plain, unflavoured kombucha is all well and good. Nevertheless, exploring ways to flavour your kombucha can be fun and lead to all sorts of interesting taste treats.
6 WAYS TO FLAVOUR KOMBUCHA
Here are some favourites:
1. Flavouring Kombucha with Green, Black or Oolong Tea
Your first choice is your tea. Green and black are standard choices. Similarly, green is quite mild compared to black tea. The leaves are picked during the first flush of growth.
Oolong is made from tea leaves that have already been fermented, to give your kombucha a powerful kick.
Of the black teas, there are some basic ones like Darjeeling and the full-bodied Assam. Likewise, there are the more flavoured ones such as Earl Grey, Russian Caravan, and Lapsang Suchong made with smoked leaves for a unique taste.
For instance, when in doubt, opt for Darjeeling. It will lend itself to a variety of additions.
2. Flat or Fizzy
There will be some degree of fizziness in your kombucha due to the fermentation process, but a second fermentation using various natural flavours can get your kombucha almost to the consistency of soda.
3. Flavour Kombucha: Adding Fruits
Fresh fruit, dried fruit, and fruit juice are all easy ways to add flavour and get a second fermentation going. Use your latest batch of homemade kombucha at the end of 7 days. Next, remove the bloom for your next batch of plain kombucha.
Use a clean bottle with a lid you can close tightly. Add your newly-made kombucha and fill the container minus three ounces, which will allow you room to add the other ingredients.
Add fresh, dried fruit or juice. Close the lid tightly and place the container in your usual fermentation place. Next, leave for three days, if any longer, and the bottle could explode.
4. What Fruits to Add
You can add a wide variety of fruits, such as citrus-like:
You can also add fruits that are high in sugar content and are often used fermented:
Fresh berries can also be fun, and colourful. Pulp them before adding them to the bottle to make the flavour stronger and increase the fermentation. Alternatively, can also add honey to increase the sweetness and fuzziness.
Dried fruits to add include raisins, dried cherries and chopped prunes.
5. Flavour Kombucha: Adding Herbs and Spices
The most common flavour to add to kombucha in the East is ginger, which has a warm taste and blends well with lemon or orange.
You can add aromatic herbs such as:
Likewise, you could make an Indian-style chai with:
- 2 inches of fresh ginger
- black pepper
- ground cloves
Add all the spices and let sit for 3 days. When it has had its second fermentation, using a coffee filter, strain the kombucha into a glass. In addition, add whole milk at a ratio of 1 to 1 tea to milk, and add maple syrup to sweeten.
6. Flavour Kombucha: Adding Essential Oils
I love to flavour kombucha by adding the certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) doTerra essential oils. You’ll start off with whatever kombucha you want to add flavour to, whether it’s plain or already flavoured. However, you can choose whatever oil flavour you like and add a few drops.
My favourite to flavour kombucha with essential oils:
- Citrus essential oils
- Peppermint essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Ginger essential oils
- Turmeric essential oils
- Cinnamon essential oil
Adding essential oils would help you to improve your health.
For example, if you have sleep issues, you may add a few drops of lavender essential oil.
If you have a digestive issue, you may add both peppermint and ginger essential oils for stomach healing.
All you need to do is add a few drops of essential oils, and you’re ready to go.
Regardless of whether you add fruit, essential oils, herbs, spices, or both, whenever you are ready to serve, strain the kombucha through a coffee filter, and enjoy!
I would love to hear what you think of these flavours, or if you have experimented with other essential oils.
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