Kombucha

The choice of tea can really enhance the kombucha taste and is an easy way for the kombucha brewer to vary. All types of tea work well with kombucha, but some varieties stand up particularly well to kombucha, so much so that they give character to the finished drink. The end result is a wonderful "teig" kombucha, where the tea is obvious and no further seasoning is necessary.

We have achieved particularly good results with oolongs such as very fruity Phoenix types and very "green" Ti Guan Yin or equivalent. Their almost perfumed, herbal and fruity tones survive the entire fermentation process without any problems. Surprisingly, we have also received equally fine results from white teas such as Bai Mu Dan, where the mild shades manage to reach through the acidity of the kombucha and create an elegant, almost wine-like drink. Obviously, it pays to experiment even with low-key teas.

When it comes to kombucha, it is not so simple that the highest quality is always preferable. Simple, good teas with nice fullness can work just as well while the most elegant can disappear in the fermentation.

Black teas are often suitable if you are looking for a more neutral, full-bodied, "traditional" kombucha character, suitable if you want to flavor your kombucha with ginger or other spices.

When brewing tea for kombucha fermentation, it pays to deviate from the usual methods and instead over-extract the tea leaves. There are no results here, probably as many ideas as kombucha brewers, but we recommend that you use significantly more leaves and longer extraction time than normal. The roughness and bitterness that occurs during overextraction usually disappears during the kombucha process while the aromas remain. However, many of our teas do not become too bitter, which is an advantage in this special preparation.

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