Green Tea Wine
other drinks, easy
If Using Store-Bought Tea
If not fermenting in the store bought tea container, pour one gallon of tea into your 1 gallon container.
Pull up the sweetness calculator, and decide how sweet you'd like your tea.
Using the values from the sweetness calculator, pour out some tea (you can save it to backsweeten with later) and add your sugar. Then, shake it all up!
If Brewing Your Own Tea
Pour a gallon of water to your pot and heat until just before boiling.
Add your tea leaves, or if using loose-leaf tea, place in your infuser and add to the near-boiling water.
Add sugar and steep tea until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
Remove tea bags/infuser (strain if needed) before moving to gallon container and let sit for about 15 minutes to reach room temperature.
Open your brewsy bag and pour the contents in. Seal your tea again and shake well.
Apply the airlock, then leave your container somewhere dark and warm (75-80°F is best) for 3 days.
After 3 days, move it to the fridge for 48 hours. You can remove the airlock and set the original cap on top of your drink. Be sure not to tighten the cap!
After 48+ hours in the fridge, your yeast will have fallen to the bottom of your container.
Now, carefully "rack" your wine by pouring it off of the sediment into a different container. You can discard the sediment at the bottom — you won't want it in your final product. Then, pour a glass and give it a try!
Store the rest of your wine in the fridge, with the bottle cap still on loosely. If you see sediment start to build up again after several days, you can rack it again.
As it ages, the taste of your wine will keep on getting better. Cheers!