sampled it last night for the first time. was pleased, so i racked it and topped the vessel with more fresh cider from the same farmer.
the latest photo of the vessel / scoby was captured over a week ago, but the scoby didn't change much after this.
last night at the time of racking, it had been about 10.5 days since pitching the scoby. the vessel was resting in ~70-75F for the duration. i'm pleased with the results. it's got a funk aroma i associate with all my kombucha tea. it's got a slightly creamier mouthfeel than my tea. flavor is acidic but not overly acetic at all. the cider cuts through just enough to add complexity. i get hints of vanilla and cinnamon if i really dig into flavor profile.