Green Tea Kombucha with Apple

Varying stages of the kombucha brewing process. From fermentation, bottling and ready to drink.
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Prep Time:
15 minutes prep time + up to 5 weeks ferment time
4 (makes about 1 quart)
Recipe Source:
Fermented Probiotic Drinks at Home by Felicity Evans ($18.95, The Experiment, 2018), Photo Credit: Rob Palmer


  • 1 recipe Basic Kombucha
  • 1 apple, chopped, or 12 cup apple juice


  1. Follow recipe instructions for Basic Kombucha.
  2. Add apple or apple juice to bottle and tightly seal lid.
  3. Leave bottle on counter to build carbonation. This could take anywhere from 2 to 14 days, depending on temperature. “Burp” kombucha daily to release some pressure by opening lid slightly and then tightening it again.
  4. When kombucha is as fizzy and sour as you like (this could range from a small fritz to a ferocious fizz), store it in fridge to slow fermentation process. Enjoy cold. Keeps for 3 months.


Try adding 2 dried elderberries to the bottle along with the apple for a lovely elderberry flavor.

Nutrition Info

47 Calories, 11 g Carbohydrates, 14 mg Sodium, ★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, B12