Jun Kombucha – Probiotic Honey Beverage

What is Jun Tea?

Like Kombucha, Jun is a traditionally fermented beverage, brewed with a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria & Yeast), but with green tea & raw honey instead of black tea and refined sugar.

The fermentation time for Jun is twice as fast as kombucha. It is also much less acidic, lighter & fizzier in taste.

How to convert your kombucha SCOBY to make Jun?

Start by replacing 20% of the black tea and refined sugar with green tea and honey. If successful, replace 1/3, then by 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, then 100%. After each fermentation, make sure to check that the SCOBY is thriving and if it’s not, repeat the next fermentation at the same level until its thriving again.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons of loose leaf or 4-6 bags of green tea
  • 16 cups of filtered water (1 gallon)
  • 1 cup of raw honey
  • 1 kombucha SCOBY converted to green tea & honey (described above)
  • 1-2 cups of jun tea from a previous batch (strong starter liquid)

Directions

  • Steep 1-2 tablespoons of loose-leaf or 4-6 bags of green tea
  • Add 1 cup of local, raw honey
  • Cool to 20-30 degrees celsius
  • Add SCOBY
  • Add 1-2 cups of strong starter liquid
  • Cover with breathable cotton cover
  • Wait! (5-15 days)
  • Once at our desirable taste, refrigerate (lasts 5-7 days)
  • Repeat! 🙂
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