Before I make an ebay purchase I would like to ask if anyone in the uk has any water kefir grains and a kombucha mother to spare?
I'm in the UK and I'm coming down with kombucha scobys - they're breeding like mad at this time of the year. I wouldn't know how to send one in the post though, and it needs to be sent with some kombucha too as a starter. I think the cost of postage would be quite high.
Where do you live?
I bought mine from Happy Kombucha on ebay and was very satisfied with the purchase.
It took 5 weeks and all I used was a bit of Kambucha I bought, home made green tea brew and sugar. It's grown to huge proportions and I think it's even had a baby. But I wouldn't know how to get it to you. Kefir is easy to buy from a health shop. Scoby's you'll either have to grow your own or get one from someone close by.
Thank you for you replies. I have made a purchase on ebay and am eagerly awaiting the sight of the local post postie:D
Sorry I didn't see this earlier, would have been happy to send a scoby
Sounds like you are all set with a scoby. Just wanted to say that you can grow one in less than 2 weeks from a bottle of raw, store-bought kombucha. I worked up the details for Brod & Taylor's test kitchen, basically it comes down to feeding the store bought bottle of 'bucha 2:1 (2 parts kombucha:1 part sweetened black tea), then fermenting it in a fairly large container so that it has a large surface to volume ratio. About 80F is the right temp to maintain (27C). And use black tea, not green, or you'll have a very thin scoby.
If anyone needs a scoby in MA (US), I'm happy to share :)
It's maybe too late, but I have plenty of kefir grains if someone needs some.
I'm in the Midlands, but I can dehydrated some and send by post.
Let me know if you fancy
I am looking for some water kefir grains. Peroba, I have just sent you a PM. Does anyone else have any in London? Thanks everyone :-)
Hi Rowena, Did you manage to find any water kefir grains? If so, would you have any to spare? I've just moved to London and would be happy to collect. Thanks, Frances