DIY Kombucha: 60 Nourishing Tonics for Health & Happiness

DIY Kombucha: 60 Nourishing Tonics for Health & Happiness

by Katherine Green

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“I can assure you of this: nothing tastes better than your homemade batch of kombucha.”
—From the Foreword by Rana Chang, Owner/Founder, House Kombucha

Get your kombucha brew on! Fresh, fragrant, and fizzy, home brewed kombucha tea is not only easy to make, it is simply the best testing, healthiest kombucha you’ve yet to try. DIY Kombucha will take you steep-by-steep (and step-by-step) through the process of creating your own flavorful probiotic powerhouse.

Here you’ll find:
• Clear info on how much kombucha to drink a day, the alcohol content in kombucha, why homebrewing isn’t dangerous, what to look for in (and where to buy) brewing equipment, and more
• All the fermented tea recipes you could ever want, including master teas, quick mixes, infusions, juices, smoothies, and even healthy mocktails.
• Stories and advice from the founders and brewers behind House Kombucha, Health-Ade, Humm Kombucha, Lion Heart Kombucha, and Buddha’s Brew Kombucha

Balancing instruction with encouragement, DIY Kombucha gives every home brewer the skills and confidence to make delicious home brews for every season, every symptom, and every Sunday brunch.

Drinks include Chia Kombucha Refresca * Hibiscus Kombucha Cooler * Lavender-Mint Kombucha * Salted-Grapefruit Kombucha Juice * Carrot-Beet Cleanse Kombucha * ’Buch Bloody Mary * Kombucha Kosmo, and more!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151489041
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,052,540
File size: 7 MB

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DIY Kombucha: 60 Nourishing Tonics for Health & Happiness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
AshleyCL More than 1 year ago
Until I read DIY Kombucha, I did not know what it was or that it could be used in drinks. In addition, I certainly did not realize the health benefits. What I really love about the DIY Kombucha is the fact that the book is so detailed. It tells you how to prepare it and make it in great length. Then there are tons and tons of recipes. There is truly something for everyone. You can prepare the Kombucha in teas, alcoholic drinks, smoothies, and even mocktails. For someone who is not a fan of drinking, I fell in love with the mocktail section. At the end of the book, there is great conversion charts, in case you need some help figuring out measurements. I feel as if I have learned a lot and I really think I am going to make some of these delicious recipes this summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been buying Kombucha by the case for the past year and it has become a very expensive habit. I decided it as time to do it myself. I am not a domestic goddess in any way, I knew it would be a challenge. I decided to try this book because it seemed a good place to start. It was just what I needed, this is a great book that gets into every aspect of making Kombucha.  It has great recipes and is a perfect tool book for beginners. I found this to be very helpful and to have a plethora of information on how to make kombucha. It gives all the tools you need to make wonderful and flavorful Kombucha. It is informative and very easy to follow. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Kombucha until I started reading this book. I love that has step to step instructions on how to do this. I never knew how good this is for your body and how healthy it is. I am still learning how to do this so I have not officially attempted to make it but I will soon. This definitely a great book for someone just learning about Kombucha. I got this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Erictt More than 1 year ago
The book contains a ton of detailed, well organized content. I don't really understand what the point of making these drinks is, but the author speaks clearly and succinctly about the reasons that someone might identify with. Seems like a ton of work, and I like gardening more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know if I am asking this they you must me too! What is Kombucha tea???  Where did it come from and how do I get it?!!? That is what I said, but here you go it is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Although it's sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom — it's a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. Sounds funky doesn't it?  I haven't tried it yet but I will be dabbling. Such an easy read, the first  two chapters were able to tell me everything I need to know about kombucha, and its history, and why people love it in a way that was brief and easy to understand. I wouldn't have purchased this on my own but received it in an exchange for an honest review.  Can't wait to try this for the health benefits alone! SO healthy!
StaciGF More than 1 year ago
DIY Kombucha When I read this book I discovered the world of Kombucha. I did not know what Kombucha was or that it could be so good for someones body. I find it fascinating that Kombucha has actually been around for centuries and yet so many people like me had never heard of it. Since I’m just starting out making Kombucha this book is perfect. I liked that there were quite a few recipes and that all Kombuchas aren’t the same.
Sara_Spears More than 1 year ago
I haven't heard much about Kombucha until I read this very informative book. This book introduces you to Kombucha, its origins and all the health benefits it offers. It is a great guide for both beginning and advanced Kombucha brewers.  The process looks a little daunting to me because I have never made anything like this but it gives you clear step by step instructions on all the materials you need and  the ingredients you need to brew your first batch. It offers tons of recipes that offer all kinds of health benefits. I am excited to get started on this, I love beverages but I had to avoid anything with a high sugar content. Not only will this satisfy a craving for empty calories, it will add healthy bacteria into your body, aiding you in digestion and boosting your immunity. Overall this book is easy to follow and great for beginners like myself. 
CoachBe More than 1 year ago
I have never heard of Kombucha before reading this book and am so glad that I came upon it. The book really goes into detail about health benefits, recipes, things needed and so forth. There is no guess work with this book. It helps you along the way and encourages you to keep trying even if you don't find something you like when doing the first one. This book is very easy to read and comprehend which is a plus for those that may get overwhelmed with instructions that don't go into detail. I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes with my kids and gaining the healthy benefits these offer. I would recommend this book to anyone  for it's very informative. 
KrisJB More than 1 year ago
This book is all about How to make Kombucha. It starts with a few chapters on the history, imprtance, and health benefits of kumbacha. Then it goes into recipes for making kombucha. I had never heard of kombucha, so this was very informative. I haven't made any yet, but the book is very interesting anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I never even had heard of Kombucha until I read this. Really opened my eyes to different things! Great book for those who are looking to try something new and healthy, and will really be a great experience!
mashelle1473 More than 1 year ago
So honestly the work Kombucha was alien to me! I never knew what it was, this read definitely threw me into a whirlwind of informational finds! I was beyond interested in the many things that this "tea" has to offer, currently i have not tried to make any recipes but two are on my list I am excited to take the plunge! Definitely a must read !
redisreactive More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest, prior to reading this book I knew relatively nothing about Kombucha making. I was worried in this first chapters that maybe it was all too much to learn and maybe I'd never get used to the Scoby growth process, but I'm happy to report that by the end I felt ready and excited to try my own batch soon.
cassandra95011 More than 1 year ago
DIY Kombucha is not hard to make and can be great fun to create, Even though I would not personally drink it, there are some really easy to understand recipes and great facts included in this e-book.
cdavis27 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading and learning about kombucha and the benefits that it provides. I was surprised to learn that this drink can do everything from boosting your immunities to preventing and treating arthritis. The step by step instructions are simple to follow and I also enjoyed reading the tidbits of information after each individual recipe. Great book for those looking to make their own kombucha.
Kayleemikell More than 1 year ago
I never knew of or heard of Kombucha until I read this book. Not only was it informational, but it has opened my eyes to other types of drinks that are not only tasty, but drinks that are good for me. Also, the fact that this cures hangovers and headaches is extremely appealing to me. Check this book out and try something new!
NatalieMadeIt More than 1 year ago
Before reading this book, I had no clue what Kombucha even was, but after reading all these fun drink recipes, I can't wait to try these! Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Although it's sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom — it's a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. There's great information for step-by-step directions to brewing your own kombucha. I can't wait to dabble a bit into home brewing. I received this book in exchange for my review and honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lindsswans More than 1 year ago
I never knew how good Kombucha was for your body until I read this book! In the beginning, it explains how good it is for your body and why, which I found really interesting! It also give REASONS as to why you should do it-- saving money, fun, easy, etc. and all of the explanations to back up the reasons! It then moves onto what you will need and how to go about it. It was very detailed and incredibly easy to follow! There were a lot of different types to make, and they all sound delicious! I can hardly wait to start experimenting! -Received for the purpose of my review.
HolliePedersen More than 1 year ago
This book is a wealth of knowledge. Before this book I had no experience with trying Kombucha. The book is written very well, and explains what all of the different recipes can help with and cure. I tried the Blackberry Zinger and to my surprise I really enjoyed the taste. It worked well for my nausea. I will be trying more of these recipes soon. This is great if you’re into home remedies as an alternative to other medications.
CassiHowe More than 1 year ago
My mother in law suffers from Arthritis and it gets pretty bad, I have heard that using Kombucha was beneficial for helping with that so I came across this book to get some ideas on what to make for my mother in law. There are some really great tips in here and I also found out that it helps with PMS as well. Let me just say, I have two teenage daughters so I am kind of loving this. I have made this now, a few time and I even drink it and have noticed in myself that I have more energy. I am so glad that I ran across this book because then benefits from this are amazing.. 
JenniferClay More than 1 year ago
I had no clue what Kombucha was before I came across this book. I was very interested in learning more about how this benefits your body. I like how the book breaks down the history of Kombucha and how it provides information to get you started in the process of preparing your own brew. Very interesting book, indeed.
sapphiregirl2745 More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Kombucha before this book. She gives you a run down on history and details behind kombucha, which I greatly liked. She also gives information on where to get what you will need to prepare it and not to be disappointment if your first batch doesn't turn out. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never made Kombucha before?  No problem!  This book walks you through it with practical advice on supplies and preparation.  Then follows it up with recipes for healthy drinks, alcoholic beverages, and my favorite- "Mocktails"!    
idolizer6285 More than 1 year ago
A must read for tea enthusiasts! This book explains what exactly a kombucha is, and the health benefits associated with drinking it. The included master recipe makes it easy to get started making your own brews, and the different recipes included in the book make it simple to find your favorite flavor! The possibilities are endless!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew nothing about Kombucha, or what it was before this book. I found out that it is simply a fermented tea drink.  It's a probiotic and immune booster, along with having many other health benefits that are gone over right at the beginning of the book. It offers a step by step guide to help in making kombucha for any occasion. Even if you know nothing about it, it's fine, because it goes over the basics, and then provides many tasty sounding recipes.