Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered in Recipe Sharing Posted September 3, 2015 I used organic black tea (8 bags/1 gallon - 1 C sugar). The juice was a blueberry/pomegranate. They were bottled for a little over 2 days - room temp. Maybe I did not have the lids tight enough, just not sure. I am not giving up though. Second batch is currently in first fermentation. Maybe I will try lemon or lime. Thanks!