Place the tea in a pot, bowl or other heatproof container.
Heat 4 cups of the water to just boiling and pour it over the tea. Let steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and then remove the spent tea leaves or bags.
Add the sugar in to the hot tea and stir until completely dissolved: then add the remaining water.
With clean hands, place the Scoby in the sweet tea. Pour the starter liquid on top of the Scoby.
Cover the Glass vessel with the breathable cloth or filter.
Allow the sweet tea to ferment for 7 to 21 days.After 5 days, it's okay to begin tasting one a day. To taste remove the cloth cover, and insert a straw and take some past the Scoby in to the brew.
Once the brew reaches the flavor you like is ready to harvest. You can use the Ph strips to determine the acidity of the tea. Take notes and find out which times and Ph labels work for your specific palette.