Earth Day 2023  - "Infuse your own kombucha" Workshop

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 4472 (Lift 25-26)

Join our workshop to learn how to make your own Kombucha. Kombucha s a mildly fizzy, fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a specific culture known as a ‘scoby’, short for a ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts’. 

Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Co-founder of TABOOCHA

She is the brewer behind all our flavors and Taboo’s MOM. She was once constipated because of the high pressure at her previous job and started making and drinking kombucha more than a decade ago. She got her first piece of SCOBY from a dear friend - this SCOBY is the grandmother of all of our SCOBYs, and we are ready to share them with you! She loves to create flavors drawing inspiration from her personal experiences growing up in HK and romantic nostalgic moments. Ask her why she created a certain flavor and she might talk for 2 hrs.

Recommended For
Faculty and staff
HKUST Family
PG students
UG students
More Information

1. Introducing kombucha and its benefits

2. Brewing process - First fermentation (here we will demonstrate how to make kombucha)

3. Tea tasting - comparing different tea bases (2-3 types) brewed hot and fermented

4. Sharing on tasting notes and introduction to secondary fermentation

5. Infuse your own kombucha with different ingredients

Language: Cantonese or English (if there are English-only speakers, workshop will be delivered in English)

Quota: 20 HKUST students, staff or residents

Sustainability/Net-Zero Office
Cost: $150 for each participant. The Sustainability/Net-Zero Office will subsidize the rest of the cost.

Registration: Click here to sign up now 

Successful registrants will receive email about the payment details before the workshop.

Cost: $150 for each participant. The Sustainability/Net-Zero Office will subsidize the rest of the cost ($350). 

The fee includes a “DIY Kombucha" starter kit: SCOBY, First Fermentation Jar, Tea leaves, starter liquid, Second fermentation bottles x 2, Brewing Instructions




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