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I have been making Kombucha now for a few months and My DD is loving the stuff as she now has "fizzy Drinks" which she was never able to Drink before. her favourite is Pomegranate.


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I have been saving my green tea bags each week and using them to make kombucha tea and just adding a couple of new green tea bags.

seems like a good idea but can anyone think of a reason that it's not so smart as no one else seems to do it.


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Once the tea has been steeped, the leftover leaves will be bitter, also the stuff that makes it so good for you has been depleted  


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I enjoy kombucha, but I've never heard of water kefir.  I'll have to ask my mom about that.  She makes her own Kombucha and Kefir.  I know the Kombucha is just basic black tea, and I think the Kefir is made from... no I can't remember at all.

When we lived together I drank it every day and felt great.  I still drink it when I visit, but I can't drink as much because of the "drunk" feeling since I'm not used to it.

I'll admit, the first couple times I did have to really force it down, but it was fantastic after a little bit
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Quoted from Jonayla
I enjoy kombucha, but I've never heard of water kefir.  I'll have to ask my mom about that.  She makes her own Kombucha and Kefir.  I know the Kombucha is just basic black tea, and I think the Kefir is made from... no I can't remember at all.

When we lived together I drank it every day and felt great.  I still drink it when I visit, but I can't drink as much because of the "drunk" feeling since I'm not used to it.

I'll admit, the first couple times I did have to really force it down, but it was fantastic after a little bit


I make dairy kefir and water kefir on a regular basis. Water kefir is made with sugar water and water kefir grains and dairy kefir is made with dairy kefir grains and (usually) dairy. Yemoos.com has a lot of great information on all things scoby...



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Once the tea has been steeped, the leftover leaves will be bitter, also the stuff that makes it so good for you has been depleted  


I thought that its was the bitter bit that the scooby liked to eat and convert to  healthy stuff for us?


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I am wondering whether i should be trying to produce organic preservative free wine in the the same room as a kombucha tea.


i turn a ozone generator on while racking the wine but with now sulphites in the room i wonder if I'm asking for trouble.

anyone done or doing the same?


I'm still on page one of this thread, but no the yeast can mix. (air born)


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On a roll here by buying a drinks dispenser instead of a "kombucha Container" you save a fortune lol

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GLAS.....;hash=item4d0cb8cdef


I'm running through the thread as fast as can, so forgive me if I'm talking out of turn make sure there is no rubber inside the jar. The kombucha  will eat it and mix with your tea.


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I'm running through the thread as fast as can, so forgive me if I'm talking out of turn make sure there is no rubber inside the jar. The kombucha  will eat it and mix with your tea.


I am happy at the moment with my 4 large 3.6 litre jars which ferment for 3 weeks each so i get about 2.5 litres a week to secondary ferment for another week.

From next week i start to get the output of several weeks work. then a regular 2.5 litres or slightly more each week. i also have a scooby hotel that is begining to establish. these are in readiness for our chickens that i am building a shed for later in the summer.

my kombucha is now not just as sweet as before which is better for us all too. seems to be so much more forgiving if yo leave it for 3 weeks in stead of one week.



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I am wondering whether i should be trying to produce organic preservative free wine in the the same room as a kombucha tea.
i turn a ozone generator on while racking the wine but with now sulphites in the room i wonder if I'm asking for trouble.
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My partners swami has kombucha listed as an avoid, she is an typical explorer why would this be i was wondering.

she is a Fructose mal absorber could it be that?
Hmmm these would be the reasons I would avoid it too That & the sulphites??!! I had a very bad skin reaction when I tried water kefir, so despite enjoying both, am too scared to try again??!!
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Hi, I've been drinking Kombucha for two weeks and my tongue is getting white.
Is it a good or a bad sign?
It means detoxing?
Or it means yeast overgrowth?
Thanks
Good question... I know my tongue usually only goes white after I eat too much dairy which is an avoid...

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Sugar is used making kombucha.
Does Kombucha affect blood sugar?

Sugar is avoid and I am prediabetic.

I wish I can have it instead of red wine this diamond kombucha.
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Sugar is used making kombucha.
Does Kombucha affect blood sugar?

Sugar is avoid and I am prediabetic.

I wish I can have it instead of red wine this diamond kombucha.

I think the yeast feeds on the sugar.  

If SWAMI says Kombucha is a diamond food, then I would trust that rating...  


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Hi, I've been drinking Kombucha for two weeks and my tongue is getting white.
Is it a good or a bad sign?
It means detoxing?
Or it means yeast overgrowth?
Thanks

jaff,
It is often difficult to know whether it is a good or bad sign until you know whether it ultimately goes away on its own...  You may want to reduce your intake to moderate the effects or support the liver / kidneys to make sure the body continues to maintain proper elimination, etc...


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The inital portion of kombucha tea is 1/2 a cup daily.

Later one my up to 1/2 a cup twice daily, but no more than 1/2 a cup x 3 daily.
http://ravenrocks.org/Index/Kombucha/KT_recipe.html

The level of alcohol is quite low, 0.5 to 3%. One brand was found to contain 4.2% though.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/kombucha-really-good-you




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Yareli thank you for the link.

I was not really looking for alcohol content but yogurt and kiefer are avoid and black dot.
Even though red wine is super food I have an issue with pancreas.

I miss a glass of red wine after dinner and was looking for any substitute.
I am going to start with bottle from store.

There are a lots of good info making your own but I am concerned for contamination reading the link.
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I don't spend much money on jars to make kombucha.  I get great big pickle jars, take the pickles to an pot-luck event so they're all eaten up, and then send the jars through the dishwasher several times.  Incidentally, I use those jars for food storage as well.  They work great to get bulk rice, granola, etc. out of contact with plastic.

I tried those special bottles with a rubber seal topper on them, but they broke. Repeatedly.  I shattered about four of them and had nasty messes to clean up before I went back to quart Mason jars.


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I thought that its was the bitter bit that the scooby liked to eat and convert to  healthy stuff for us?


The SCOBY primarily eats the sugar.

I've never heard of anything reccomending to re-use tea leaves. Try it and see if your SCOBY likes it  


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I have the scooby is as happy as larry. I am using the used tea bags mainly for the scooby appart hotel that I have built for them, spoiled rotten lol


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As long as "SCOOBY" is happy...


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I made a batch of secondary lemon juice, ginger and blueberries today.

per one litre of kombucha (or just less to leave room in the bottle

3 tables spoons of organic lemon juice plus a 1 lemon's zest per litre

about 1/2 a thumbs of ginger cut into match stick size plus about 5 blue berries.

my scoobies are producing about 2.3 litres od kombucha each week now, i have three on the go so it's roughly three weeks brewed. then i secondary ferment for about another week then refrigerated.


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Sounds delish


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Can kombucha make hemorrhoids worse?
I haven't had hemorrhoids for a long time and since I'm drinking Kombucha they have come back and worsen. Can be kombucha?
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Can kombucha make hemorrhoids worse?
I haven't had hemorrhoids for a long time and since I'm drinking Kombucha they have come back and worsen. Can be kombucha?

I am a firm believer that almost anything is possible...  You are an individual, and as such can be subject to individualized responses to input.

If the kombucha is creating a healing crisis, this should pass relatively soon.

If it is causing a negative response, the symptoms will continue to get worse.

Taking less will reduce the symptoms in either case, but will extend the healing time - if that is what it is...


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I am a firm believer that almost anything is possible...  You are an individual, and as such can be subject to individualized responses to input.

If the kombucha is creating a healing crisis, this should pass relatively soon.

If it is causing a negative response, the symptoms will continue to get worse.

Taking less will reduce the symptoms in either case, but will extend the healing time - if that is what it is...
This is very true.

Still, hemorroids in themselves are most unwelcome, not only because of the terrible pains they may cause, but because they may create ulcers and inflammations, which may turn dangerous. I cannot emphasize enough the need to take this into consideration, not to delay, and take the best measures to let them heal as soon as possible.




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