Monday, June 21, 2010

Giveaway: Kombuchick's Kombucha Starter Kit


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO TREE!
I had never heard of kombucha before it was brought to my attention by Etsy seller Kombuchick. I had to go and do myself a little Wiki-research. (We all know that Wikipedia is the final authority on all subjects ever, right? ;))
I learned: Kombucha is a fermented tea that is often used for medicinal purposes. (Disclaimer: The medicinal claims vary and have not been supported by the FDA, so do your own research and come to your own conclusions.) The kombucha can be brewed at home by using tea and a "SCOBY," or Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. Care must be taken to maintain the proper pH and cleanliness of all components of the brewery process, to avoid contamination. Make sure to read more about this process after you win, so you can take full advantage of everything Kombuchick is going to provide:
  • Starter solution and SCOBY
  • A satchel of homebrew tea blend, enough for a gallon-size set-up
  • 8 oz spiced organic cane sugar blend

  • The "Kombuchick Guide to Kombucha Homebrewery"

  • 2 unbleached coffee filters and a rubber band, for covering your set-up

  • a BOGO discount card, for your next sweetener blend purchase

  • 24/7 online homebrew support

Sounds great, right??

If you'd like to give the kombucha a try, please read below for the entry rules.

However, if you're hesitant about trying kombucha but would still like to participate in Kombuchick's giveaway, she is generously offering an alternative prize:


an ounce of loose "Midsummer's Musk" black and oolong tea, with herbs grown organically in Kombuchick's own garden.

WIN IT!!


To win either the kombucha homebrew starter kit or the Midsummer's Musk tea, please visit Kombuchick's Etsy shop and tell me what else in her shop interests you. (Be sure to ♥ her while you're there!) This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.


EXTRA ENTRIES!!


You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT COUNT AS A SEPARATE ENTRY.


1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Kombuchick's shop in your post.


2. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Make sure your tweet includes "@FishingnWishing" so I can verify your entry. Include a link to this post.


3. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (on the ride sidebar). If you already follow, just leave me a separate comment saying so.


4. Friend Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If we're already friends, just leave me a separate comment saying so.


5. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.


That's it!!


This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on June 28, 2010, when I will draw a winner at random. Please make sure your email address is in your comment or listed on your profile; you can also list your Twitter or Ravelry username. Just make sure I can find you, or else you can't win! Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.


Open to US winners only.


Thank you to Kombuchick for sponsoring this awesome giveaway. All opinions are my own. I have not been compensated in any way for this post.


Good luck!

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40 comments:

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  2. i'm also interested in the dried mint. sounds good aye?

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  3. http://twitter.com/shannypoo3
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  4. i am also already friends on here (shannon_in_love)

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  5. I am already a friend on facebook (shannon.in.love)

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  6. and the button on my blog.

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  7. I like the tea samplers! I'd be interested in the alternative prize!

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  8. BLUEBERRY- STEVIA ORGANIC CANE BLEND (8oz.) looks interesting.

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  9. I hearted Kombuchick's Etsy shop! My favorite item would be the mint and black tea as I have a weakness for mint teas!

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  10. Blogged about this giveaway at www.missvalscreations.blogspot.com

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  11. Tweeted giveaway under "valscreations"

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  12. Now following Fishing and Wishing!

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  13. I like the lemon-ginger sugar blend! I can see a lot of uses for that in my cooking!

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  14. way to hard to choose just one thing. everything here looks delicious. Love the strawberry adn lemon/ginger sugars and the candied citrus.

    boswife @ gmail. com

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  15. I like her Green Goddess House green tea.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. This is SO exciting. I literally had on my to-do list "research kombucha"!! I'm interested in the home brewinging kit on kombuchick's site!

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  17. yum, I love mint tea! that was my fav in her shop! :)

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  18. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect!
    email is fingerlmspare at gmail dot com

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  19. I'd love to try the Lemon Ginger Raw Turbinado Sugar from K's Etsy shop. Mmmmm.

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  20. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Mint and Balck Tea!

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  21. i'm so excited to have found this giveaway! i was just reading about Kombucha, but had no idea where to get it! i have her shop bookmarkred and hearted! (etsy id: enchantedtree)

    i also think the STRAWBERRY RAW TURBINADO sugar blend sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  23. i follow your blog!

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  24. i sent a friend request on facebook! tree tiemeyer

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  26. I like the green goddess tea and I hearted her

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  27. CAROB KOMBUFEE Sugar Blend (8.0oz)- for use with Kombufee.

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  28. I'd like to try this: HIBISCUS HAZE- hibiscus flower and green tea (5-bag sampler). my office can all sample at once. lbaran.pcs @gmail.com

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  29. great shop! i'd love to try the CRUSHED STRAWBERRY-GALANGA CHIPS!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  30. i follow on gfc!
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  31. The Dried Pineapple Sage sounds interesting!

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  32. I like the green goddess tea
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  34. wow, what a store!! i'd love the Campfire House tea blend 8) and the giveaway prizes, Kombucha is awesome!
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