Thursday, September 26, 2019

Making Kombucha Tea

We had a awesome seminar on September 14th on how to make Kombucha tea. For more information here is Joanne's contact information. 
 
Joanne Single 
Sipology Consultant 
204-791-4689
kjams@shaw.ca
 
To make Kombucha, use clean equipment (dishwasher/boiling water) and clean hands.
 
You need:
-1 SCOBY with starter liquid (can be ordered from Joanne)
-7-8 tea bags (plain black tea or green tea)
 
-1 cup natural cane sugar
-6 cups boiling water
-6 cups cool water
 
Pour 6 cups boiling water, 8 tea bags and 1 cup sugar in glass jar.   Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Allow tea to steep all day or overnight.  Remove tea bags and add remaining 6 cups cold water.  
Add your SCOBY with the starter liquid from the package.


Let sit at room temperature with tea towel and elastic band to cover, for a maximum of one week.  Any longer and kombucha will start to taste like vinegar.
 

























After 1 week, take SCOBY out and put in glass bowl with 1 cup liquid (starter liquid for next batch).  Strain kombucha from gallon jar into pitchers.  
You can drink the kombucha at this point or do a second fermentation.  If you are done at this point keep it in fridge in sealed bottles.  
 
New first fermentation:
Make new batch as before with SCOBY from glass bowl and 1 cup of reserved (starter) liquid.
 
Second fermentation:
Strain Kombucha(without SCOBY) in another gallon jar for 3 to 4 days with flavouring.  Leave in warm place with sealed lid.  Not a tea towel.  Once it is done
bottle and refrigerate.
 
 
Flavourings:
-sprig of fresh herb
-handful of fruit - apple, pear, orange
-1-2” piece of peeled fresh ginger, sliced.
 
 
Important: Never put Kombucha with SCOBY in refrigerator. Never put your SCOBY in a plastic or metal container.  SCOBYs do not like the cold.  And remember that Jensen’s Nursery sells all types of fruit trees and shrubs so you can have your own Kombucha factory!!!
 
 
 
Jennifer - Jensen’s Nursery
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

FREE FALL SEMINAR DAY!

 2019 FALL SEMINAR DAY – SEPTEMBER 14TH 
FREE DRAWS – FREE LUNCH – SPECIAL DEALS!
 
9:00- 9:15 Free Coffee & light snack. 
 
9:15 – 10:15        Joanne Single - “Making Kombucha Tea”
 How to make Kombucha: what is required to make the first fermentation and how to flavor the second fermentation with fresh fruit & herbs.
Joanne Single has lived in the neighbourhood for 29 years. She loves cooking, baking, canning, sewing, gardening; basically, anything domestic. She has been making homemade Kombucha for two years and would love to share her knowledge of making Kombucha.
 
10:30 – 11:30 Greg Funk – CSI Landscaping – “Fall Pruning” 
Is your yard looking a little overgrown? Are some plants looking a bit rough with the dry summer? You may not be able to get out and prune that 40’high tree in your yard, but shrubs and smaller trees can easily be done! Greg will demonstrate how to prune roses, shrubs & smaller manageable trees! Join Greg in his fun interactive pruning seminar!   
 
11:45 – 12:45 Free Lunch
 
1:00 – 2:00 Featured Speaker: Colleen Zacharias – “Alaska Grown Peonies”
 
Be prepared for Colleen's presentation on her trip to the Alaska peony farms. She has amazing photos and stories to tell about the Alaska peony industry (whose growth is nothing short of meteoric), visits to peony farms (all of which grow on steep hillsides), and then there are the fascinating stories of the individual growers who are all first-generation peony farmers -- they started their farms in the last 10 years and today ship their cut flowers to destinations around the world. 
 
2:15 - 3:15      Indoor Planting Workshop! House Plants, Herbs & Succulents 
 
Cost - Just pay for what you buy! Buy a pot or bring a pot, add your plants, soil and decor! Herbs are specially priced at only $2.69. All other succulents & houseplants will be specially priced at 25% off the regular price! New pots & miniature décor will also be specially priced at 25% off the regular price! Soil is free for pots 6” and under! For larger pots it is only 85 cents a large scoop!
 
Email tammy@jensennursery.com to register. Please specify full day or list individual seminars attending. Also confirm if you are attending the planting workshop and the free lunch. 
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