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Home brewed Jun, a honey and green tea version of kombucha, brew and glass

Home Brewed Jun

Jun is a fermented tea drink rich in probiotics made from green tea and raw honey. It is like Kombucha, but better, because it doesn't use refined sugar and maintains the benefits of local honey. A deliciously refreshing fizzy drink with probiotics
Course Drinks
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 34kcal


  • 8 tea bags green tea
  • 3/4 cup Raw honey must be raw
  • 1 SCOBY
  • 1 cup starter liquid Jun


  • Bring 1/2 gallon of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let tea steep until water is just above lukewarm
  • Mix in honey until fully dissolved and pour sweetened tea into a clean glass mason jar
  • Fill Mason jar to about 3/4 full with room temperature water
  • Add SCOBY and starter liquid. The liquid should rise to the top of the widest part of the jar yet not reach the mouth of the jar.
  • Wrap dish towel tightly over the top of the mason jar and secure with a rubber band.
  • Let sit in a dark, slightly warm place for 1-2 weeks.
  • Remove SCOBY and 1 cup starter liquid for the next brew. Pour off Jun into bottling jars, leaving little air in the jars. Make sure to discard the yeasty bits at the bottom of the large Mason Jar brew.
  • Seal bottling jars and sit for 1-2 weeks in a dark, slightly warm place.
  • These Jun bottles are ready to be served and enjoyed! You may store in the fridge for 6-8 months.


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg