Material Explorations : Kombucha Workshop

By Esther Ellard

Last Saturday we ran a Kombucha workshop with Green Lab as part of our Material Explorations series. Participants learnt how to brew kombucha from scratch and took away their very own SCOBY and starter liquid to kickstart their first batch at home.

Kombucha is raw fermented tea. The sugar-tea solution is fermented by bacteria and yeast commonly known as a ‘SCOBY’ (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Although its usually made with black tea, kombucha can also be made with many other types of tea or even coffee. These ingredients are left to ferment in a warm environment for a period of time, leaving you with a delicious, refreshing and nutrient dense drink.

Green Lab has been brewing its own kombucha for the 6 months and are keen to share how simple and straight forward it can be to ferment your own strain of the tea, and get creative with flavouring. Missed this one? Be sure to check out their upcoming workshops here and keep your eyes peeled on our twitter for our final Material Exploration series this Autumn.

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Posted By Esther Ellard