My understanding is that, while most authorities say using honey is no good, in practice many have had success with honey. I have also heard that using alternative sugar sources is no problem, as long as you return the SCOBY to normal refined sugar periodically for recovery. Have you heard of Jun? Jun is a SCOBY culture adapted to consume green tea and honey, sometimes known as the "champagne of kombucha". Origins of Jun are unclear and a subject of some debate. I bought a Jun SCOBY online a few years ago and had fairly good results, but eventually decided I didn´t really like kombucha or jun. Good luck!
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