Jasmine Bärbucha Kombucha
Aktualisiert: 9. Jan 2020
Jasmine tea ( 茉莉花茶 ) is one of the best known scented teas. It usually stays in two categories: green tea - most widely used & Oolong (a bit less known). There are also white Jasmine & even black Jasmine teas. It is a tea that is "flavored" or scented with jasmine flowers.
Another differentiating point is the quality of the tea. That one can range from a very cheap one to very expensive versions, like the famous Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearl tea.
In cheap Jasmine teas you will get a lot of pesticides not only from the tea but also from the flowers.
Taking all those factors into consideration, we have opted for an Organic variety called Jasmine Mao Feng. Mao Feng means "downy or hairy tips" in Chinese & it's a famous & delicious tea from Fujian province.
Here's another shot of the tea. It even has some Jasmine flowers still in the tea.
Jasmine tea can also be a bit tricky to use. Some green ones can be quite bitter if left a bit too long during the steeping process. To address this issue we have decided to have this one as cold brew. So this is our second cold brewed Kombucha in our lineup. The first one is Darjeeling in our Classic Line. Jasmine belongs to our Premium Line.
By doing it as a cold brew, it extends the production time for this Kombucha by extra couple days, but it's well worth it. Below is a pic from the starting point, when the tea meets our filtered & revitalized water.
All the tea is still on the surface of the water. The next pic below is one day later. You can see the progress of "steeping".
And even darker on day two.
And here's the Jasmine tea at the time of straining.
Next, like with all of our Kombucha, comes sugar, more water & our healthy culture with some starter liquid. Here's how it looks like before the cloth goes on top.
Next comes the fermentation process that takes 7 days & then our Jasmine Kombucha is almost ready.
As you can see, our Scobies love this Kombucha almost as much as we do. In the background you can also see the whole battery of our brews, all covered with yellow cloth.
Next comes the bottling.
Beautiful & natural bubbles are always a sign of a good fermentation.
Next comes the second fermentation to develop even more natural carbonation. More but not excessive. There's a big difference. Then some more conditioning & finally our Jasmine Kombucha is ready.
Ingredients: Filtered & Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, Unrefined Brown Sugar & Jasmine Mao Feng Green Tea