Continuous Brew

Today was the day to refresh the Kombucha and the Jun.  Both are fermented teas.  The Kombucha is black tea sweetened with castor sugar which the SCOBY ferments creating a healthy, slightly effervescent drink with probiotics.  The Jun is similar, using green tea rather than black and honey rather than sugar.  I believe that the SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts) is also composed of slightly different varieties and the two do not seem to be interchangeable – when I tried to use a Kombucha SCOBY with tea sweetened with honey it grew mold.

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