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How to make jun tea - green tea prep

How to make jun tea

Make your own effervescent, probiotic-rich drink in just a few simple steps
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Fermented Drinks
Keyword: Fermentation
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Fermentation time: 4 days
Total Time: 4 days 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 86kcal


  • Large jar (at least 1.5 to 2 litres)
  • Tea towel
  • Rubber band
  • Small saucepan
  • Fine mesh sieve


  • 1 jun tea SCOBY
  • 1 litre filtered water
  • ½ cup mature jun tea
  • cup raw honey
  • 1.5 Tbsp green tea (or 2 tea bags)


  • To make the green tea - boil 250ml of water, let it sit for a few minutes then add in 1.5 tablespoons of green tea (or 2 tea bags). Leave to steep for 3 minutes, then strain off and keep the liquid.
  • Add the 250ml brewed tea, honey, mature jun tea and the remaining 750ml filtered water. Stir until the honey has completely dissolved.
  • Add the jun SCOBY to the mix, cover the jar with a tea towel, secure with a rubber band and sit on the bench for 3 - 7 days to ferment. You should be able to see the bubbles rising to the top of the jar. If not, leave it for another day or perhaps a few - but not too much longer or it will start to become too sour.


  • Once this batch has finished fermenting, set aside 1/2 cup of the mature tea and the jun SCOBY for your next batch.
  • Serving Suggestion: Decant the remaining jun into a swing top or capped bottle. You can drink it as is or do a second ferment adding in your flavourings of choice. See my blueberry and lime jun recipe for instructions on how to do a second fermentation.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 23g | Iron: 1mg