Apparently you can grow your own SCOBY?!?! See the video.
This is helpful if you don't know someone with a kombucha mushroom, or if you don't want to pay $20+ ordering one online.
I never tried this before, but I followed the typical Kombucha recipe, sans the mushroom. If you are trying to grow a mushroom, they recommend using raw, un-pasteurized kombucha, such as GT's, as your starter tea. Hopefully, the little strands of culture in my starter tea will help create a new SCOBY. We'll see in a week or two if the drink ferments, or if a new mushroom forms!
*All posts related to this experiment of growing a SCOBY will be tagged experiment 1.*