I am in the process of making my third batch of Kombucha and ingredients that I have used were

  1. Darjeeling Black Tea
  2. Darjeeling Green Tea
  3. SCOBY (of course)

Note: i haven't flavored yet

Now, the issue is for my third batch I am a little worried about the health of my SCOBY as when today (after exactly 7 days ) when I opened the jar to check on it, i suspected small green area near the circumferences of my SCOBY. I am in a total dilemma now whether it's a MOLD or not.

Hence if anyone could help me in identifying by looking at the following pictures then it would really help me in deciding whether to keep this batch or discard.

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I’ve been brewing Kombucha for 2 years now and have never had anything like that on my Scoby. I’d dump it and not take any chances.

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