Louise Avery started making her own kombucha in 2010, when she began a new self-sufficient and healthy lifestyle on a Scottish island in the Hebrides. She fell in love with kombucha's unique and moreish taste, finding it a satisfying substitute for alcohol. She also found it soothed an upset tummy. Now Louise is one of London’s trendy Hackney kombucha producers, and the owner of the Lois and the Living Teas company.
Louise's new book, LIVING TEA: HEALTH RECIPES FOR NATURALLY PROBIOTIC KOMBUCHA (Ryland Peters & Small, 2016), starts with an introduction to kombucha, then offers information on the types of tea you can use to flavour it, along with essential equipment and dos and don'ts. Then follows a step-by-step guide, suitable for beginners, on how to make kombucha — the brewing, bottling and storing process. Her tried and tested recipes include:
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