Although having done the research and followed strict instruction, I could hardly believe that the slimy disc, given tea and sugar would split off and duplicate in the quite and dark of a kitchen cabinet, making ready to ferment the next batch of gut enriching effervescent tea!
Although I have discovered the joy of fermentation through sourdough, being able to actually witness the living organism of kombucha grow before my very eyes has brought back a certain childhood wonder that is much too rare in adulthood.
It is yet another week until I can sample the fruits of Kombucha, and so it is just the beginning of a new journey of discovery and relationship. What an incredible connection, to watch you food grow before your very eyes, to feed it and allow it to feed you! What we have lost through the processing and commercialization of our food. What we can gain by finding the time and patience to reconnect with it again.