Holiday Giveaway Week #1
To celebrate the holiday season and my Kimchimari Shop being open for its first full year, I will be hosting a giveaway EACH WEEK until New Year’s with various items from Kimchimari Shop! Be sure to check back every Friday!
Eunice Y (9 Teas), Grace and Carie (Green Teas)! We will email you separately!!
I can’t believe that it’s already been an entire year since the launch of my Kimchimari Shop! It was always a dream of mine to be able to share a variety of quality Korean products to help you all experience more of Korean food and culture, and I’ve loved seeing everyone’s enthusiasm for them!
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the shop and the holiday season, I have decided to host a giveaway EACH WEEK leading up to New Year’s! This means that there will be THREE total giveaways featuring different products from the Kimchimari Shop, and you can check back every Friday for the next one and a chance to enter!
GIVEAWAY WEEK #1
For the first week, we will be giving away ONE prize each to THREE lucky winners! The first-place winner will receive a beautifully packaged set of 9 Ssangye Korean Herbal Teas (valued at $59), and the second and third-place winners will receive a bag of Organic Korean Green Tea (valued at $18) and a choice between LOOSE-LEAF or TEA BAGS. Product details and instructions on how to enter are below!
1ST PRIZE WINNER
Enjoy 9 different teas in beautifully illustrated boxes valued at $59. Each illustration was drawn by artist Song Hoon.
- Oriental Raisin Tree Tea (헛개차 Heotgae Cha) – Raisin Tree 70%, Pine Needles, Brown Rice. Oriental Raisin Tree has long been used in herbal medicines in Korea, China, and Japan. The bark and the berries have been known to treat hangovers and keep the liver healthy. The flavor is very pleasantly mild with a hint of bitterness which works wonders in quenching one’s thirst.
- Mulberry Leaf Tea (뽕잎차 Ppongnip Cha) – 100% – No Caffeine. Mulberry Leaves are the leaves that Silkworms eat to produce silk in Korea. It is very high in protein, especially the young leaves. This leaf contains a high amount of protein and compounds that help in reduce blood sugar levels. Also rich in antioxidants, and vitamin C, and also high in calcium and iron.
- Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (국화차 Gukhwa Cha) – 100% Chrysanthemum flowers are raised without pesticides in the Jiri Mountain and harvested in November. Quickly blanched in water that contains 10 different herbs, then dried and roasted. This tea has a wonderful flowery aroma and is a great tea to enjoy before going to bed. It can help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation, promoting relaxation and calmness.
- Balloon Flower or Bellflower Tea (도라지차 Doraji Cha) – 100% The roots of the Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) or Doraji is something Koreans love to eat as namul. Balloon flower roots are used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, and fever agent in herbal medicine. Doraji is good for young children and elderly people who have weak immune systems that are vulnerable to respiratory diseases, as well as for asthma, which can be called a respiratory illness.
- Persimmon Leaf Tea (감잎차 Gamnip Cha) -100%, No Caffeine. Persimmon leaves are high in Vitamin C, calcium, and tannins. Persimmon leaf tea is also helpful in controlling hypertension and other inflammatory problems. It has been observed in studies to counteract atopic dermatitis and other forms of dermatitis caused by allergies. It has a wonderful roasted herbaceous flavor.
- Plum Flower Tea (매화차 Maehwa Cha) – Plum Flowers 20%, Green Tea, Brown Rice Green Plum Flower Tea is famous for its rich anti-oxidant content, fatty acids, and it also contains several vitamins and minerals. Green Plum Flower tea has been used as an anti-inflammatory, to improve metabolism and ease digestion. 3 different kinds of plum flowers are collected in spring and made into tea.
- Organic Green Tea (녹차 Nokcha) – 100%. This green tea is the most popular tea in Ssangye. The positive effects of green tea have been well-known and studied for years. Green tea is especially rich in antioxidants and has been shown to support brain function as well as lower the risk of heart disease. Green tea also includes anti-inflammatory compounds like polyphenols which have also been helpful in fighting cancer.
- Burdock Root Tea (우엉차 Wueong Cha) – Burdock Root, Brown Rice. Burdock root tea has been used to help with skin disorders, inflammation, and digestion. Burdock roots are dried and roasted to make an earthy comforting tea. This tea helps to make the digestive tract more active and helps to relieve constipation. For those who tend to get diarrhea easily, this tea may make it worse.
- Hydrangea Leaf Tea (수국차 Suguk Cha) – Hydrangea Leaf, Stevia Leaf, Brown Rice, No Caffeine Hydrangea leaf used for this tea is from Hydrangea Serrata Syringe var. thunbergii Sugimoto which has a narrower and pointy leaf than the more common Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla SERIN. var. otaksa Makino). The leaves become very sweet due to phyllodulcin transforming during the drying process, resulting in a compound that’s much sweeter than sugar. It has a wonderfully sweet and minty flavor. This sweet tea is sometimes used to sweeten Kimchi in Korean cuisine. One scientific study in Korea says this tea is good for skin hydration and the reduction of wrinkles. Believe it or not!
2nd & 3rd PRIZE WINNERS
Korean Organic Green Tea directly from the family tea farm Damyeongwon in Boseong 보성! One bag is valued at $18 and I have it available as loose-leaf or in tea bags. Winners will have the option to choose one.
This tea farm in Damyeongwon in Boseong 보성 is located at the land’s end area of Jeolla Namdo province, close to the sea but also in the high mountains. Boseong has long been the perfect location for growing teas.
Sejak 세작 細雀 are the youngest tea leaves that are harvested between Apr 20th – May 6th every year. Because the leaves are thin and pointed, it is also said that it looks like the tongue of the sparrow and so it also goes by the name Jakseolcha 작설차 雀舌茶.
Sejak Korean green tea has often won international tea awards!
Flavors – are mild, grassy, and slightly nutty at first with a very pleasant bittersweet aftertaste. It will have some of the tannin flavors at the end too but compared to many other green teas I’ve tasted this one seems to have very little of that. The tannin flavor wasn’t too strong even after an hour of the tea steeping in water. It also has a very minimal ‘marine’ seaweed-like flavor.
Certified Organic – It’s actually not easy to find reasonably priced, certified Organic green tea in Korea so this was a great find for me.
- WHO CAN ENTER: 18 years and older who is a SUBSCRIBER of my KIMCHIMARI BLOG VIA EMAIL. US ONLY.
- NOTE – your email address for your comment must match my subscription list. This is the only way I can verify you are following my blog. Please note – the comment may not appear right away as I have to approve them.
- HOW TO ENTER:
- REQUIRED – Subscriber of my blog (FREE Korean BBQ Dinner cookbook when you subscribe)
- REQUIRED – Comment below and let me know –
- What is a Korean recipe that you would like to see on my blog in the next year? **TO QUALIFY – Your answer must be a recipe that I do not already have available.**
- OPTIONAL –
- What other items would you love to see carried in the Kimchimari Shop in the future?
HOW WINNERS ARE SELECTED: Random.org will be used to randomly select 3 winners. Winners must respond within 36 hours to claim the prize.
PRIZE VALUE: 1st prize is valued at $59 and 2nd & 3rd prizes are valued at $18 for a total of $95.
STARTS: Friday, December 9th, 2022
ENDS: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at Midnight. Pacific Standard Time (PST), USA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: 3 Winners will be picked and announced via the blog on December 15th, 2022. The winner must respond within 36 hours or there will be a re-draw.
DELIVERY: Items will be shipped to your address