In celebration of my new Kimchimari Shop, I am going to be giving away ONE set of 9 different Korean Teas to ONE lucky winner, and ONE set of Two Korean Tea Syrups to another winner!
Congratulations Mary L and Theresa P!! I sent you an email separately so please respond within 36 hours!
Thank you all for your wonderful support and kind feedback. Based on your responses, it looks like Boricha (Barley Tea) was a top favorite with Oksusu (Corn Tea) being the 2nd favorite. No surprise there! In terms of what teas you want to try – Persimmon Tea was the winner, followed by Plum flower Tea. And Loose Leaf was the choice of teas for most of you.
Through the years of all my blogging, a dream of mine was to bring all the wonderful Korean goodies to US and then have all my readers get a taste of Korean food and culture through them. I have learned to appreciate not just the incredible flavors of Korean food but also the exquisite beauty of Korean goods, especially the ones made by Korean artisans who have spent their whole lives learning and mastering traditional Korean crafts and artistry that has been passed down for hundreds of years.
And finally, I launched my new online store – Kimchimari Shop and have been overwhelmed with the wonderful amount of support from all of you! THANK YOU thank you!! ❤️❤️
To share my gratitude, I will be giving away ONE set of two Korean Tea Syrups to the first winner (valued at $68) and ONE set of 9 Ssangye Korean teas to the second winner (valued at $59). These are beautifully packaged, high quality teas with a variety of health benefits that I had specially imported from Korea.
1ST PRIZE WINNER
The 1st prize winner will receive ONE set of Two Korean Tea Syrups (Bellflower Root and Ginger) valued at $68.
Doraji Cheong 도리지청 (Bellflower Root Syrup) is made from Korea-grown 4-year-old Balloon Flower roots that are aged for 100 days in syrup. Contains 36.5% Korean Sayang Honey (36.5%), Balloon Flower Roots (28.5%). It is earthy, slightly sweet, just so slightly bitter, and very comforting. Great for upper respiratory health.
Ginger Syrup 생강청 (Ginger Syrup) – Ginger is known all over the world as a great seasoning product and has been used as medicine for many years in old cultures. It can just simply warm you up, settle uneasy stomachs (anti-nausea, helps morning sickness) and gut (it helps to calm it – from personal experience). Also helps with colds because it has antiviral effects. Contains ginger 26%, honey 37.5%.
2nd 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, 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 foryoung children and elderly people who have weak immune systems that are vulnerable to respiratory diseases, as well as for asthma, which can be called 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 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 reduction of wrinkles. Believe it or not!
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- HOW TO ENTER:
- REQUIRED – You have to be subscribed to my blog (note, you also get a free Korean BBQ Dinner cookbook when you sign up for my newsletters).
- REQUIRED – Comment below and let me know –
- What is your favorite Korean tea (if you have had any) and what tea would you like me to carry in my shop?
- Do you prefer loose leaf vs. tea bags?
- Please answer all questions above to qualify for the giveaway drawing!
- OPTIONAL –
- EXTRA ENTRY POINTS – Out of the 9 Ssangye Teas (please read), which one have you tried or want to try?
- Also, if you have any requests for new items to be carried in my Kimchimari shop, just let me know!
HOW WINNERS ARE SELECTED: Random.org will be used to randomly select 2 winners. Winners must respond within 36 hours to claim the prize.
PRIZE VALUE: 1st prize is valued at $68 and 2nd prize is valued at $59 for a total of $127.
STARTS: Thursday, December 30th, 2021 ENDS: end of Tuesday, January 5th 2022 at 12 AM. (Midnight) Pacific Standard Time (PST), USA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: 2 Winners will be picked and announced via the blog on January 7th, 2022. The winner must respond within 36 hours.
DELIVERY: Items will be shipped to your address