Bountiful for kombucha is a dark oolong tea with complex notes of dark chocolate, a hint of smokiness, and a malty finish, for a luxurious and indulgent taste. It would add depth and richness to a kombucha blend, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a tea that is both bold and satisfying.
Organic oolong tea
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
|Steeping Temp: 88°C
|Steeping Time: 2-5 mins.
|Origin: China, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian province
|Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf
|Aroma: Smoky, Earthy, Chocolaty
|Infusion Aroma: Smoky, Earthy, Chocolaty
|Infusion Color: Amber
|Infusion Strength: Medium
Combine the following to make a 1 gallon batch of kombucha!
• 1 gallon (4 litres) clean, purified water
• 2 tablespoons loose tea
• 1 cup pure cane sugar
• 1 SCOBY
• 1-2 cups starter liquid
• 1-gallon wide-mouth glass jar
• Tea towel (or breathable fabric) and rubber band
Infuse tea in hot water (BOLD and BOUNTIFUL can be infused in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. BRIGHT and BARE should only be infused in hot water, about 75-80°C for 3-4 minutes).
Remove tea leaves, stir in sugar and allow to cool. Only put your SCOBY in room temperature tea Note: to cool down faster, infuse your tea in 1 litre of hot or boiling water, then add the remaining 3 litres of cold water after stirring in sugar.
Pour your sweet tea into your wide-mouth jar, add the starter liquid and place in the SCOBY. Cover with a tea towel or cloth and secure with a rubber band.
Place the container in a warm, ventilated area out of direct sunlight for 7-10 days. After 5 days, taste your brew and continue to ferment if desired. Some find that allowing it to sit for up to 20 days works, but keep in mind that the longer it sits, the more vinegary it will taste.
You can enjoy right away, or bottle for a second fermentation, this is where it really starts to fizz! You can also add fruits, teas, herbs, spices, or any other organic plant-based ingredients to get your favourite flavour combinations.