* Keep everything CLEAN! Do not get sloppy, your health is worth more than that!
* Ferment in glass, the acidic nature of the liquid wears away metal and even ceramics
* That little pancake is a by-product, not a cause of the fermentation. It just makes things a little quicker
* All of that liquid is usable, always leave a little behind to maintain acidity. This prevents molds and other nasties growing.
* You can leave it outside but it will ferment quickly, the good news is that you will probably drink it all before it starts tasting like vinegar.
* A little vinegar is good for you!
* Don’t touch the pancake, why do people do that? You risk contamination. Let it sink to the bottom when pouring in new tea. It’s safe down there. It will prevent mold growing on the surface!
* CLEAN! ALWAYS!
Voluntary Benefits is the name given to a collection of benefits that employees choose to opt-in for and pay for personally, although, as with flex plans, many employers make use of salary sacrifice schemes where the employee reduces their salary in exchange for the employer paying for the perk. These tend to include benefits such as the government-backed (and therefore tax-efficient) cycle to work, pension contributions and childcare vouchers (providers include Edenred , Employers For Childcare Vouchers , Busybees , Sodexo , Fideliti , KiddiVouchers , Co-operative Employee Benefits and Early Years Vouchers Ltd ) and also specially arranged discounts on retail and leisure vouchers, gym membership and discounts at local shops and restaurants (providers include Xexec). They can be run in-house or arranged by an external employee benefits consultant.