By popular request, we are offering our SCOBY kits for $25.

Please email to order. 

Pickup in the Ottawa area.

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a raw fermented sparkling tea. It starts with two simple ingredients, tea and sugar that are fermented with live cultures of bacteria and yeast (a.k.a. the SCOBY). Kombucha is probiotic and great for gut health and digestion. This SCOBY kit will teach you how to make your own kombucha at home!

What is a SCOBY?

A SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. There is the rubbery pellicle, which also has many nicknames such as “mushroom” or  “mother” and there is the liquid that it comes in, which is called the starter. The SCOBY is  what turns your sweetened tea into kombucha.

The SCOBY that comes in this kit has been meticulously cared for years with the best ingredients, love, and patience.   

Brewing Instructions

Ingredients you’ll need:

Equipment you’ll need:


Tip: You can steep black tea just after the water boils (~100°C) but if you’re using green tea, you’ll want to let your water cool to ~80°C

Tip: Warmer temperatures will increase the speed of fermentation and cooler temperatures will slow down fermentation time. 

Tip: It’s extremely important to use fermentation grade glass bottles that can withstand the carbonation pressure. Thick glass and tightly sealed caps such as the Grolsch style bottles with a swing top are our favourite choice. Using recycled kombucha bottles are also a good option!

Flavouring Tips!

Going on vacation? If you’re not ready to brew your kombucha yet or need a break, simply keep your scoby in a sealed glass jar with some starter and a bit of sugar in the fridge. This will greatly slow down fermentation activity until you are ready to brew again!