Tea

Becca Antonucci

What bacteria is used in the process of fermenting tea?

Lactic Acid Bacteria

Ingredients used: (Kombucha tea)

- 3 1/2 quarts of water

- 1 cup of sugar

- 8 bags of black tea, green tea or mix

- 2 cups of store bought Kombucha

- 1 scoby per fermentation jar

Directions:

- Make the base tea

- Add the starter tea

- Transfer to jars and add the scoby

- Ferment for 7 - 10 days

- Remove the scoby

- Bottle the finished Kombucha

- Carbonate and refrigerate the Kombucha

Time Required?

7 - 10 Days to ferment

Factors the influence the development of the fermentation

- Cultivars: The fermentation ability

- Environments: Soils and climate are two major factors affecting the quality

- Cultural practices: Including tillage, weeding, fertility management, irrigation, etc.

- Tea processing technique

Chemical Changes

- Oxidation

- Fermentation

pH effect

2.5-3.0