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For Sale> Kefir Grains,Water Kefir,Food grade DE! FREE Kombucha!!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Bleenstar, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    Go to My Page with more updated information [​IMG]

    If anyone read Miss Prissy's post you'll notice that theres a recipe for Kefir by ninjapoodles. I realized how hard it is to find Kefir so I figured I will offer some for sale along with some water kefirs and Kombucha. *NO Heating/warming Required!*

    You can also try getting kefir grains for free here, http://www.torontoadvisors.com/Kefir/kefir-list.php... If you cannot find anyone that you can consider getting it from me [​IMG]

    Kefir grains is basically a starter for a probiotic yogurt-like drink but is much healthier then yogurt for it contains more beneficial bacteria. My whole family and I even the chickens drink some kefir every morning! Technically its not yogurt, I personally like it more [​IMG] Theres a picture of my kefir grains on the bottom of this page! <*Also Known as: Bulgaros ( bĂșlgaros ), keefir, kephir ...>

    Water Kefir or water crystals
    , like kefir grain is also a probiotic. Its delicious and it helps boost the antioxidants in our diet. Instead of milk, water and suger is used to makes a carbonated drink similar to soda pop. I use it to make homemade sodas such as Ginger beer, juice soda (orange soda, grape soda etc), soda using dried fruits, sparkling lemonade ... be creative [​IMG]. Water Kefir has a texture of tiny crunchy rubber pieces VERY different from milk kefir. So if have some that feels like milk kefir...its NOT water kefir. Water Kefir goes by so many names I guess it depends where you're from. <*Also known as: Tibico or Tibi, Sugar Kefir Grains, SKG, Japanese Water Crystals, California Bees ...>

    is also a probiotic/ fermented drink. It uses sweet tea(tea and sugar) to make the drink. It creates a mushroom like growth on top of the liquid called scoby or "mushroom". Actually in my opinion it just looks like a flap of floating jello lol. It has a fruity flavor of ...well it has a semi sweet sparkling apple cider taste. I tried making kombucha with coffee as well and it worked ..tasted like...well sparkling...coffee lol. Its definitely not for the faint of heart since it offers a unique buzz. I still can't get over how much of a body rush it induces.Its like a supercharged version of coffee... you can be creative with this drink as well.

    Pollengar is a vinegar made with bee pollen, honey, and a dash of malt. It has a very delicate flavor, its sweet and not too sour. Its similar to cider vinegar but with a more honey..ish flavor [​IMG] Its very good in salads and recipes that includes vinegar! Do not consume if you have allergies to bees or pollen!

    For more information, you can do a search in youtube or google image on what they look like [​IMG].

    All of these can be reused over and over and over!!!! Now here goes:

    Shipping is $5.00 + optional insurance

    Milk Kefir: Prices can depend on the amount you want
    Organic Raw Milk Kefir: $3.50
    Regular Milk Kefir: $2.50
    Fresh Raw Goat Milk Kefir: $3.00

    Water Kefir:
    Piloncillo Sugar Water Kefir: $3.50 ( the kefir will look brown)
    Raw Organic Unrefined Sugar Water Kefir: $3.00
    Regular Sugar Water Kefir: $2.50(the kefir will look white

    Green Tea Kombucha: $3.20
    Black Tea Kombucha: $3.20
    Pu'er tea Kombucha: $3.50

    I...am not sure how to ship these yet lol any suggestion is welcome.. its yummy so I'm sending them out for free so you guys can have a chance to taste this! Just pay for shipping :p
    Regular Pollengar(With Mother): Free
    Apple Cider Pollengar(With Mother): Free
    Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar(With Mother): Free
    Fruit Cider Vinegar (With Mother): Free

    Homemade incubator Fan: $ Materials fee (I'm not sure because we buy them from places that have sales)
    FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth: 1lb - $2.50 + shipping

    **Note** I accept money order, echecks(have to wait for it to clear) and Paypal, Payment made through paypal + $1.00(they charge me [​IMG] ...)
    ~~You can also trade with us !!!~~

    Every order comes with instructions. You can contact me anytime for information or if you have questions. Oh, and by the way, we try to be generous about the kefir We will give 1/4 cup up to 3/4 cup+ depending on how much we have!!!...let us know the preferred amount if you want something specific, and we'll work with you as best we can! Believe me when I say this though 2-3 tablespoons of kefir grains is plenty for a family of 3. :] Actually I think one tablespoon of kefir grains is plenty for one person. I know alot of people try to find a source to get more for their buck but what you really want is quality not quantity!! (Double every night)

    If you are unsatisfied for ANY reason I will give you a refund excluding shipping.

    DW sometimes sneak in a few homemade dried fruits for you to put in with your water kefir or kombucha... [​IMG]

    My Kefir Grains [​IMG]

    Contact Info:
    My Email: [email protected]
    PM me
    Leave a message on the post [​IMG]

    Let me know if you are interested or if you have any suggestion ^^

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    Edit: added bator fan
    Edit: added DE
    Edit: added Pollengar ( Bee Pollen Vinegar) and various vinegars.
    Edit: added contact info
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  2. Bebop

    Bebop Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's really cool!
    I've actually been thinking about making kefir for a while, it tastes soooo good! I'm still trying to get used to kombucha. My husband didn't like the store bought, maybe homemade will be better.
    I'm going to be making my own regular yogurt as well.
    I'll keep you in mind when my husband and I get our own place, so we can make our own!
    Thanks for offering this, Bleenstar!
  3. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    I thought homemade kombucha tasted better [​IMG] I tasted my first at Nyis's house, she added some honey and it was really good. Its more "fizzy" than store bought. It actually got ride of my heart burn which was pretty cool lol!!! She has some really nice kombuchas over an inch thick..which is kinda scary looking LOL!!

    It also have some cosmetic uses...like face mask, hair conditioner etc... which I thought was very weird but my DW loves to use it on her hair lol..she smells like apple after rofl
  4. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    Please feel free to tell me if the price is fair or not [​IMG]
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Wow, sounds neat.I'll look up more info on the internet and maybe order some of each kind! Any difference in the black tea and the green?
  6. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    Its a taste preference really, but some do claim that with green tea you get more antioxidant and black tea helps settle the stomach and aid digestion. You can also use white tea, just not teas with added essential oils because it may harm or kill the kombucha culture. I think I will start sending batches of kombucha with a few packets of green or black tea [​IMG]

    Edited to add info on essential oils
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  7. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    I just updated the list if anyone is interested [​IMG]
  8. carlalizbet

    carlalizbet New Egg

    Nov 5, 2008

    How can I contact you to buy some kefir grains (bulgaros) from you?
  9. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    I added a recipe section in my page [​IMG] I will let you guys know everytime I update, Thanks for all the interests!!

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