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Does Kombucha necessarily have to have tea in it?

takadi Feb 15, 2012 03:07 PM

Can you make Kombucha practically out of anything that contains sugar, or is tea an essential element?

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    takuhead Feb 15, 2012 04:52 PM

    Yes it does need tea - that's a critical component of what feed the kombucha starter.
    you can find all sorts of information on fermentation and kombucha at the Wildfermentation.com website - even classes on how to make your own...Classes all over the country....

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      cipnrkorvo Jan 28, 2014 05:06 PM

      No it doesn't need tea. I have made it in simple sugar water and it works well (though it doesn't have the same taste). A study has been made that showed caffeine content doesn't even decrease during the kombucha process. It doesn't use it. This myth and more myths about kombucha are analysed at http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2013/03/2...

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