from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See scobby.
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And I'm thinkin 'scoby's half right - we might see the final 5 try to bridge the gap and forge a peace, BUT human nature being what it is (and Cylon nature being not too different, apparently), and with all the bad blood behind them, the whole thing will degenerate into a battle.
I've heard the tea's culture -- which looks like a rubbery pancake -- called a "mother," "mushroom," "starter," and most accurately, a "scoby" ( 'symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts').
On top of keeping your hands clean, never touch the scoby ( "symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast").
Another important note is to keep the finished product covered as soon as you put the scoby in its new home.