Kombucha, known since ancient times as the basis for the preparation of a healing drink, is actually a collection of microorganisms. These are bacteria and yeasts, united as a result of symbiosis into a kind of new jellyfish-like structure, in scientific circles called Medusomyces or Medusomyces Gisevi. The many beneficial properties of the drink made with the help of this culture have made it so popular that its very origins are beginning to grow into legends. But you can grow a kombucha from a small detachment of the old one or prepare a new one at home.
It is necessary
- Infusion of black leaf tea - 300 ml
- Sugar - 1 tsp
- Glass jar - 0.5 l
Prepare an infusion of black leaf tea and cool to room temperature.
Pour the resulting solution into a glass container and cover with gauze folded in several layers.
Place the container with tea in any convenient place away from sunlight and vibrations so as not to destroy the film that appears as a result of fermentation and growth of bacteria on the surface of the drink.
Follow the development of the culture of the mushroom, trying not to disturb it for a month and a half.
Rinse the ripe tiny mushroom, the very jellyfish film, carefully, being careful not to damage the structure, rinse with a solution of apple cider vinegar.
Transfer the small mushroom to a large container with a freshly prepared infusion of sweetened tea.
Cover with layered cheesecloth to allow oxygen to ferment.