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Growing a Scoby

Growing A Scoby: How To Grow A Scoby

Looking for information on growing a scoby or want to learn how to grow a scoby? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I’m going to share step-by-step on how to create a SCOBY from scratch right in the comfort of your kitchen so you can make kombucha at home.

Related Recipe: Orange Kombucha Recipe

How To Grow A Scoby

How To Grow A Scoby

Scoby is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast, which is used to make Kombucha!

I will show you how to grow a scoby! It’s a jelly-like, pancake-shaped living thing is the secret behind making kombucha at home. But you can also buy or get one instead of growing your own scoby too!

Where to get a scoby? You can get one from a friend (many people give away scobies on Facebook marketplace or craigslist), buy one on amazon, or make one.

Full Recipe Down Below

Making Scoby


  • Water
  • Tea Bags or Loose-leaf Tea
  • Sugar
  • Kombucha (Raw, unflavoured store-bought)


Growing a Scoby

How To Grow A Scoby

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 7 days
Total Time 7 days
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Chinese, Japanese
Servings 1 Litre


  • 1 Glass Jar 1 Litre
  • 1 Cloth or Coffee Filter
  • 1 Rubber Band or string


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 black tea bags or green tea bags or 1 tablesppon of loose-leaf tea
  • 1/4 cup grandukated sugar
  • 1 cup Kombucha raw and unflavoured (store-bought)


  • Boil the 2 cups of water and steep the tea bags or loose tea for around 10 minutes. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  • In your glass jar, mix the cooled tea with the 1 cup of store-bought kombucha.
  • Place a cloth or coffee filter over the top of the jar and secure it with a rubber band or string.
  • Put the jar in a warm, dark area where it won't be disturbed for 1 to 4 weeks until you see a 1/2-inch thick SCOBY form on the surface of the liquid. Check every week to see how it's going.
  • With clean hands, remove the SCOBY from the liquid and start your first batch of kombucha.
Keyword fermentation, Kombucha, Scoby


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