Ever wondered about the fascinating science behind kombucha? Join Joe Gitter, test cook at America's Test Kitchen, as he takes you on a journey into the microbial world of homemade fermentation! In this video, Joe demonstrates step-by-step how to make kombucha at home, from brewing the tea to bottling the finished product. But it doesn't stop there! Along the way, Joe breaks down the intricate science behind the process, explaining the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and yeast that transforms simple ingredients into a tangy, probiotic-rich elixir.