- Apr 4, 2015
- Currently Smoking
I have been experimenting with tea ingredients and checking results under microscope after adding specific ingredients. I have found that when kelp is added to an already brewing tea of ewc’s and molasses that microbial activity is reduced. Some bacteria or archaea seem to be killed or immobilized and all activity slows for a good 24 hours before picking back up again. I am not a scientist just a simple home grower with a microscope and curiosity. This has changed the way I brew microbial and botanical teas. I think he covers a lot of stuff like this over at microbeorganics.com. My thinking with the kelp is that it has high levels of iodine which is what they use to sterilize wounds.