Kombucha is a wonderful health-giving energy-boosting drink with a lovely natural fizz and a huge range of possible flavours. It is considered a liver tonic and a probiotic which means it is full of beneficial bacteria which, as we are all now beginning to understand, are very good for you - mind, gut and body. Surprisingly easy and inexpensive to make, I will teach you how to make your own kombucha. First, we'll start with fresh herbal tea or coffee at my home as we get acquainted. Then we will crack on and get stuck in by tasting a few Booches that I have on the go, to get you familiar with the taste and smells of this amazingly beneficial drink. I'll tell you why it's so good for you and how you might incorporate it into your daily diet. We'll talk about what to do to continue the fermenting process at home and run through some trouble-shooting, just in case. It is my intention to inspire you with a handout full of my favourite Kombucha recipes, as well as you taking away your own starter kit (SCOBY and starter liquid) and instructions for the start of your kombucha journey.
I qualified as a medical herbalist with a first class BSc honours degree from Lincoln University in 2011 and I am a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. I practice in two clinics locally and I run the Lincoln Fermenting Group. I love to encourage and empower people on their own wellness journey, teaching and sharing skills and my particular passion is growing or wild foraging, picking and making nutritious and delicious things to eat, drink or apply! My kids laugh at my rows of experimental flavours of kombucha week after week, but they are very keen to drink them!
As well as a welcome cuppa, you will taste a couple of kombucha brews that I have already made with you in mind, sometimes…
This experience is undertaken at my home, which is a beautiful converted barn in the countryside. I have a big farmhouse kitchen with lots of light. If the weather is good enough, we might spend time outside in the garden too (where I grown my veggies and forage from the surrounding area). We have a cat (I'm just telling you this in case you are allergic to cats!).
Please advise me in advance if you are allergic or intolerant to anything, so we can discuss it/choose ingredients appropriately
Learn to Brew Kombucha