We believe you have already mastered making traditional kombucha with black tea and are ready to experiment with new flavors. So, what is flavored kombucha? After you make your first batch of kombucha you can naturally flavor the beverage by adding fruits, spices and/or herbs to further ferment the drink. This process is also known as second ferment.
We are sharing some of our favorite combinations however, be creative and try your own flavor combination.
Kombucha Flavor Ideas
Pour one litre of original kombucha into a glass jar and stir in one of the suggested flavoring to create the specific taste. When stirring use wooden spoon and not metal or plastic spoon.
- Black cherry and mint kombucha – add 12 fresh black cherries and 8 crushed mint leaves
- Lime kombucha – add 4 fresh limes
- Lemon kombucha – add 3 fresh lemon slices
- Apple kombucha – add 2-3 apple slices
- Blackberry kombucha – add 12 fresh blackberries
- Citrus kombucha – add half of orange or grapefruit
- Hibiscus kombucha – add 3 large hibiscus flowers
- Chamomile kombucha – add 2 teaspoons of dried camomile leaves
How Long Should you Second Ferment Kombucha
After adding your favorite fruits or spices, cover the jar and set it aside on the countertop on the room temperature for another 12-24 hours.
The length of the second ferment depends on your personal taste preferences, the temperature in your kitchen and the type of flavours you have added. If the temperature is higher than the standard room temperature the fermentation will be shorter.
We recommend you start tasting the flavor after 12 hours. When desired flavor is achieved, place the kombucha in refrigerator to stop the fermentation process. Drink it as it is or strain out the fruits. Serve it in a glass cup with a cube of ice and enjoy.
What is your favorite kombucha flavor?