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Loose Tea Makes a Better Kombucha
We discovered how easy and neat a nut milk bag makes brewing tea for kombucha once we began using loose tea. Beginning brewers often start kombucha brewing using tea bags. But loose tea has a number of advantages over tea bags.
The tea in bag tea is very finely ground so that it can brew tea quickly. This is fine for making a cup of tea. When brewing kombucha, we generally brew for longer and it is easy to over brew which produces a bitter beverage.
Advantages of a Nut Milk Bag
A nut milk bag lets you use the exact quantity of tea that you want, unlike the pre-measured tea in a tea bag. Once the tea is finished brewing, it is easy to remove the tea from the boiled water, instead of fishing around for loose tea bags. Then, you simply dump the spent tea into your compost or garden, and rinse and dry the nut milk bag for next time.
A quality nut milk bag, like Ellie’s Best Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag, keeps all the loose tea inside, so there are no tea flakes floating around in your fermenter. It is well designed and well made.
This is the nut milk bags that we recommend and use in all our kombucha brewing.
In the kitchen the nut milk bag has dozens of other uses, in addition, of course, to making nut milks from cashews, almonds, pecans, hemp, sesame seeds or shredded coconut. You can also use it to sprout seeds, make cheese, filter sauces and jams, and make cold brewed coffee.