Product DescriptionINCLUDES GLASS BREW JAR: Start brewing right away! Other kits leave it up to you to find a brewing vessel and cotton cover, why give yourself another errand? Our brewing jar is made of thick American glass and built to last;QUALITY INGREDIENTS: All the ingredients needed to start brewing and the kombucha culture and equipment to keep you going. Includes our 100% organic Kombucha Culture & liquid Starter Tea, 1/2 lb. Organic Cane Sugar, and 15g of our custom TKS Tea Blend made of organic Rishi loose leaf teas;ROCK YOUR FIRST BREW: Our clear and concise directions take all the guesswork out of it. Our custom pH test strips and temperature gauge will help keep your brew on track. Feel lost at any point? Our customer support team is here to answer your questions along the way;GUARANTEED TO GROW: All of our cultures are grown in Kombucha that ferments for a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure the highest spectrum of beneficial acids and bacteria are present;GREAT GIFT: This complete and beautiful kit is sure to be the perfect gift for any kombucha fan in your life!
- MADE BY KOMBUCHA BREWERS FOR KOMBUCHA BREWERS: This kit has everything you need to start brewing your own kombucha at home. Our best in the industry kombucha cultures, equipment, and instruction will turn you into a kombucha-brewing rockstar in no time.
- QUALITY PRODUCTS: Our 1 Gal. Brew Jar is made of thick American glass and US MADE pH Test Strips and Temperature Gauge will help you monitor your brew's progress. Need Help? Our support team is here to quickly answer any of your questions along the way.
- EXPERT KNOWLEDGE: More educational material than any other kit on the market - our fan favorite Brewing Instructions and Post Brewing-Guide take all the guesswork out of brewing kombucha for the first time. We ensure your brewing success!
- CERTAIN TO GROW: Our cultures are grown in our Madison, WI brewery using triple filtered water, high-quality sugar and lose leaf tea, plus our six-week aged kombucha starter. We guarantee your first batch to ferment or we'll send a free replacement.
- THE PERFECT PRESENT: This complete and beautiful kit is sure to be the perfect present for any kombucha fan in your life. All of our kits are entirely shelf stable so you can order and ship worry free! They'll love it, we promise.
Top ReviewsLove this kit!
by Cheflene (5 out of 5 stars)
September 19, 2015
I've been wanting to try my hand at making kombucha for a few years now but was afraid of making it wrong and becoming deathly ill. Also, I admit, the Scoby kind of freaked me out. One of the blogs I follow recently reviewed this kit and I decided to go for it (and besides, paying upwards of $3.50 per bottle at the store was getting ridiculous). I am so happy I bought this kit! I'm currently brewing my second batch as my first batch came out awesome! I made a ginger/orange flavor and a strawberry/lemonade flavor from that first batch and they taste even better than what I can buy at the store. And no more fear of the Scoby! I actually enjoy looking at it daily to see what new changes have occurred overnight. I think its safe to say I will never buy store bought kombucha again!
On my 8th batch!
by A. Roth (5 out of 5 stars)
May 29, 2018
While perhaps you may not need this kit to get started, if you are at all apprehensive, these supplies and instruction will be a great asset.
I actually got two kits so I could have a steady supply, and just got a couple 6 packs of pressure clamp Homebrew style glass bottles 16 ounces. Each batch of kombucha fills 6 bottles and at the store they cost about $4 so 6x$4 (8 batches) = my kits have already more than paid for themselves and I got the fun of fermentation at home.
Keep in mind in Pacific island regions where this style of fermented drink originated, they tend to drink smaller quantities at a time. You can have too much of a good thing. I don't drink more than one total per day or split one with my hubby. This tends to avoid adverse reaction and such as gas/discomfort.
My personal favorite recipe is tumeric , ginger and orange juice I mix fresh in my blender and add 1-2 ounces at the bottom of the bottle during the second fermentation. Also if you wait a bit longer 10-12 days vs 7 you get more of a kick/ less surgery since you are down to 15% sugar left versus around the 30% at day 7. I prefer the bitter, more beer like flavor but it's fun to experiment to find your own preferences.
Highly recommend this kit; although it kinda inspired this rabbit hole of fermenting foods ( saurkraut, pickled beets, tempeh) for me. So beware, your family may start calling you witch doctor :D
It has everything you need to start a first batch of Kombucha with super easy-to-follow instruction.
by Meg (5 out of 5 stars)
May 2, 2018
It has everything you need to start a first batch of Kombucha. It includes a clear instruction for how you make and how to continue your kombucha for the second batch. Now I'm making 3rd batch and loving it so far. After the first batch, you willl need to find your own tea leaves and sugar but it's fun trying different tea to see how differently it tastes. It's also fun trying different fruits/spices for 2nd fermentation.
If you purchase this kit as your first Kombucha investment, you can brew your kombucha forever only with additional tea leaves and sugar.
::: Additional purchase that I made :::
- I also bought a glass bottles and OXO funnel to store / for second fermentation after brewing Kombucha since I purchased the Original set.
- I'm thinking of buying another 1/2 -1 gallon glass jar to make more for my husband, too.
- I bought some black tea and organic cane sugar for second + batches. I accidentally used Earl grey tea. Oops. (Lots of websites say that the bergamot oils in earl grey can kill kombucha scoby. ) However, my scoby seems okay for now and earl grey kombucha tastes super delicious. Totally worth it but , maybe not recommend to take that risk 😜
::: Time for brewing :::
It took 7-10 days for Kombucha brewing and 2-4 days for 2nd fermentation. It's good idea to start brewing another batch right after you are done with your 1st kombucha.
Easy breezy, home Kombucha!
by Cielbleu (5 out of 5 stars)
January 4, 2018
I used to make Kefir water and my husband didn't care for it so I tried Kombucha instead. Holy moly, my picky husband likes this and even going to buy me the bottles to store them. haha.. The kit came in good packaging and Scoby was very healthy. The instruction was clear and easy to follow. I used blueberry and peach for 2nd fermentation and they are gggggggreat!. Not only brewing my own saves me money but also I can flavor them however I like it. I'm on my 3rd brewing and Scoby is growing like crazy. I thought of buying another one but didn't need it. I separated them and now I have two jars going. Love it!
You'll be glad you bought this kit!
by Stan (5 out of 5 stars)
June 13, 2017
I've read about Kombucha and only tried a few of the store bought brands. The store bought tasted good but just a bit "vinegary". I was skeptical that mine would taste better, in spite of all the testimony to the contrary. I am AMAZED at how good my Kombucha is. You'll never want store bought again. This kit is wonderful. Can't testify as to how good the help line is because I never had to call them. Everything worked exactly as explained. I've had my kit less than a month. I've made my first batch and started another with the provided scoby and the one that grew perfectly with my first batch. I can't see anyone rating this less than 5 stars. I can promise you as an absolute Kombucha newbie you will be a success on your first attempt. Keep it out of direct sunlight and at the recommended temperature (all in the instructions) and you'll find this an easy and reliable process. Just so you'll know I was not paid or given a discount for this review. Just couldn't keep from giving them another pat on the back. This is a great product from a great company that has a passion for what they do. Well done. I'll keep coming back.
Inaccurate product description
by Joe the scholar (2 out of 5 stars)
January 27, 2019
The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit was beautifully packaged with clear instructions to brew kambucha. There are many others available, but Amazon recommends this version. So I ordered it.
Unfortunately, the instructions were not in the catalog description. In reality, had they been present, I would not have purchased it. This is why I gave it 2 stars.
The kit cost $44.95 but it requires an additional $54 for the kit to be functional. As the following suggests, might need two more or totaling $297. The process from the start to your first cup of kombucha will take 16-33 days. The finished brew has to be stored in the fridge; so, seven 16 oz storage bottles (6 bottles with Grolsch caps cost $24) are needed. True, you don't have to buy them, but finding the proper size with good caps will be a pain. The brewing temperature needs to be 74-80 degs F. My house is normally 70 degs F so, I will need to buy a $30 heater, if I want the brew time to be less than 33 days. Then, after 16-33 days you will have 13.5 oz cups to drink over the next 16-33 day brew cycle or one or one half cup per day. Likely you will want more for guests, family, or your self, so one needs at least one more brew kit $44.95 to make 67 cups. Thus, one has to start the next brew cycle right away just to double the volume. Now you will need more storage bottles at at $4 each.
Kombucha is really delicious, so likely 67 cups a fortnight or more may not be adequate. Kombucha has to be refrigerated, so, lots of refrigerator space is needed. Ours is always full. Also, another $30 heater will be needed. The alternative: buy it at a store at $2.50 per 16 oz bottle. The store bottles are really sturdy which could be used in place of the Grolsch bottles. Just saying.
Way better than anything store bought
by Robert Paulsen (4 out of 5 stars)
February 5, 2017
Made an exquisite first batch of kombucha. Way better than anything store bought. Sadly I'm enjoying the final bottle of that batch as I write this.
This is an excellent kit for a novice. It has all the necessary equipment and simple instructions with beautiful & healthy SCOBY. That being said, you could buy the requisite items $10-20 cheaper (the cloth, jar, rubber band, sugar, tea, bag, ph strips and SCOBY+starter) if you got them piecemeal.
If you have a little extra money to spend, and you're a novice to fermenting, this kit is a good choice. After my first batch with this kit I was hooked. I now have three separate ferments going at once. I would happily buy an individual SCOBY from this seller again if I ever needed one and they offered it.
Due to excellent customer service and product contents including everything needed to ...
by Diane (5 out of 5 stars)
February 14, 2018
I've read up about Kampuchea 10 years ago and wanted to brew it myself. It wasn't until my boyfriend ordered from the same retailer that I decided it was much easier process than I thought. I was impressed at how simple it was for him to receive his package in Bahrain. I was also impressed that the retailer sent him a 2nd scoby in case his wasn't in the box, ( based off a closed conversation between them). Due to excellent customer service and product contents including everything needed to begin first batch, I purchased and am so happy I did. I'm on my second fermentation with an additional 1 gallon jar. As well I've about heat wraps for both jars to keep the temperatures elevated otherwise without proper temperature fermentation is much slower .
I would highly recommend Byam from this retailer due to very detailed instructions that anyone that can read directions can comprehend and follow. As well as excellent customer service and promo follow up!
by Cori Dyson (5 out of 5 stars)
August 21, 2015
The item was shipped promptly and arrived as described. It was packaged well and everything was included. That out of the way, the good stuff.
The instructions are easy to follow even for newbies, which I was when I received the package. Everything you need to get started right away is in the package. If you have any further questions, she (Kombucha Mama) has an entire website which I have referenced numerous times since my first batch. The SCOBY is packaged well and is healthy, and it gets started right away making delicious KT (Kombucha Tea). The first batch was delicious! I made two batches using this kit. Then I decided I was drinking more Kombucha than I could make, so I upgraded to the continuous brewer and turned this gallon pitcher into my SCOBY hotel. I now have two full sized extra SCOBY's already!
I haven't tried any other brand, but I'm so pleased with the service, quality of SCOBY, website, etc that I have no need to look anywhere else. In my opinion the cost is worth it because everything in it is organic, and that is important to me. The SCOBY is healthy, fresh, never frozen or refrigerated and that is important for getting started right away. Don't settle for lower quality SCOBY's. It is important the SCOBY's are healthy, young, fresh (never dried nor refrigerated) and packaged with KT. This ensures that you receive the highest quality and healthiest SCOBY's.
Making KT is easy and foolproof to make with this kit. It is delicious and good for your health. The only downside is you may really love KT, realize you must make more, and either buy more kits or upgrade to continuous brewer like I did.
This brew kit is the perfect way to get started
by Sonya J (5 out of 5 stars)
June 29, 2018
This brew kit is the perfect way to get started. I researched kombucha making for several years before finally choosing this kit. The instructions were easy, the SCOBY is healthy and looks great, and the tea is delicious. I fermented my first batch and it was delicious. I continue to make kombucha with this SCOBY and it has been turning out very well. I have been keeping my finished product in wide mouth canning jars and I use the plastic wide-mouth caps and store it in the fridge. It is so much fun to experiment with different flavors, ferment times, and different kinds of teas. Highly recommended.
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