Cover with a cloth and secure tightly with a rubber band (letting air in but not bugs). Set in a location out of direct sunlight (ideal temperature 68-80 degrees farenheit; 20-30 degrees celsius). Then, say a prayer, send good vibes, commune with your culture (optional but recommended). Do not disturb for 7 days (any less and the bacteria won’t be as diverse).
After 7 days, gently insert a straw or non-metal spoon beneath the Scoby and take a sip. If too sweet, allow to brew for a few more days. Taste daily until you reach your preferred flavour. As you get used to making it, you will be able to recognise the sweetness just from the smell