How to Make Kombucha [The Easy Way]

ImageHowdy Folks – I took a stab at making my own kombucha – I’m sick and tired of spending my hard earned money for a 4 dollar bottle of kombucha at the grocery store.  I heard from the grapevine that it’s super cheap and easy to make. (preface: I’m going to make this as easy as possible for you). 

What You Need

  • 1 Gallon Glass Jar (got mine at Crate & Barrel outlet online)
  • 6 Glass Bottles (go to a beer brewing store for these)
  • 1 Gallon Pot 
  • Funnels (I got mine at the 99 cents store)
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Regular Sugar (NO honey, agave, sugar alternatives) 
  • Cranberry juice
  • Paper towel
  • 1 Scoby (ask a friend who brews their own kombucha for one, buy one online) – that’s the most complicated thing to get!


  1. Brew 1 gallon of tea with 4 tea bags and 1 cup of sugar 
  2. Let the sweet tea cool down – usually takes 2 hours 
  3. Transfer the tea into the sterile glass jar 
  4. Pour the scoby in the tea
  5. Cover with a paper towel and rubberband 
  6. Wait a week 
  7. After a week – the tea will have a slightly vinegary smell and it has lightened in color… 
  8. Take the scoby out 
  9. You can drink the tea now – OR go on to double ferment it (like GT’s Synergy kombucha)
  10. Pour 2 oz of cranberry juice into the individual bottles 
  11. Top off with the sweet tea 
  12. Wait 3 days 
  13. Then put in the fridge 

BAM! You got kombucha!