Also, if you are into things like taking down the man and Thoreau, this is a baby step to self reliance. Almost.
Step 1: Materials
2. A clean glass jar, preferably rinsed out with boiling water prior to use. Preferably a small one with a rather narrow throat.
3. Tea. Black or green, as long as it's got no additives. I used some kind of green tea in a tin with no English writing, and it worked just fine. My last culture I did with black tea, worked just fine.
5. Cheesecloth or similar cloth. I use sterile gauze I pilfered from a first aid kit and it works just fine.
Step 2: Step One: Make Sweet Tea
In the jar you intend to start your culture in, pour in a few tablespoons of sugar
Step 3: Add your tea to your kombucha
Then, fill up the jar with the sweet tea from the previous step. Add as much tea as you need to get the level of the liquid somewhere within a half- to quarter-inch of the top. As close to the narrowest part of the jar as possible.
Sample the concoction, make sure it tastes properly sweet.
Top with cheesecloth and put it in a warm or at least room-temperature place where it can sit undisturbed for a while.