This Gluten free starter is perfect for making perfect for gluten free Artisan Breads,
This starter is available as a live fresh starter and also dehydrated. if you are buying this as a gift or you are unlikely to get started within 2 weeks of the culture arriving please choose the dehydrated culture.
You will receive 150g of live fresh starter starter. You will receive enough dehydrated starter to make up 150g of starter.
All of Sourdough Cultures are:
Grown in Soil association Certified ingredients, which are GMO free.
UKAS Lab tested
We guarantee that your culture will work
Lifetime supply of Culture- If you take care of Sourdough you will never need to purchase one again.
We are a food registered company
All of our food handlers hold at least level 2 food hygiene certificates
We have a full food safety programme in place (Haccp plan)
Daily Ph tests are carried out on our cultures
All live cultures are ready to to ferment as soon as they arrive
All cultures are picked and packed to order daily
All packaging is food grade and heat sealed
Full paper instructions are provided with every culture (not just online) but we also provide access to our online instructions and tutorial videos and youtube channel
Full customer support- We are here to help and for as long as you need us. When you buy one of our cultures one of our Culture experts is available to via email or telephone or in person to help you with your brew. You can come back to us at any point for help. We will do everything we can to help you happily make wonderful Sourdough bread.
Currently we are not experiencing any major delays from any of our delivery partners.
We use DPD or Royal Mail as our standard shipping method. You will be informed of the progress of your order via email or SMS depending on the details you have given us. We will provide the courier with your email address or mobile number and they will contact you with delivery information, this email/text message also contains the information needed to rearrange or alter the delivery.
Royal Mail surcharges
Where items are returned to the sender for the below reasons, you will be charged a standard rate by Royal mail to return the item back to us (£5.95) These charges will be taken from any refund issued.
Undelivered items that have not been collected, nor a Redelivery arranged within the 18-day holding period
Recipient moved (gone away)
Please ensure your address details and contact details are correct as once Royal mail has issued charges we cannot get them refunded.
Northern Ireland and Highlands and Islands are included in our free delivery
Free shipping offer is available for orders over £50* to any UK address and is sent via our standard service. It is not available for deliveries to a non UK address or for orders that are heavier than 15kg.
*Or subject to any current free shipping promotion, Excludes liquid deliveries.
The following areas incur extra costs and are charged at a flat rate of £18.50 for courier deliveries. THE FOLLOWING DESTINATIONS ARE CLASSED AS HIGHLAND AND ISLAND for courier services.
FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE DESTINATIONS PLEASE CHOOSE HIGHLAND AND ISLAND AS YOUR POSTAGE OPTION. if incorrect postage option is selected we will either send your order out via Royal Mail where possible or will contact you to pay additional postage costs.
There is NO weight restriction for UK orders. You will NOT incur extra charges if your order is very large or heavy
If your order arrives broken or damaged then please inform us straight away and take photographs of the damage and packaging. Once we have received photographs of the damaged items we will replace the item as soon as possible. If we do not receive photographic evidence of the damage we will not be able to process a claim and therefore will not be able to offer a refund/exchange.
Please note: We retain proof of postage for all items dispatched, including Royal Mail items. Royal Mail estimates delivery to be within 1-3 working days for tracked/ 48/ signed for and 1-2 days for tracked 24 however please note that this is simply an estimate and orders to channel island, northern Ireland or highland address may take longer. Royal Mail will only guarantee to deliver items within 15 working days. We would encourage all customers ordering live cultures to choose our tracked next day courier options as in the unlikely event Royal Mail do not deliver within their estimate live cultures can survive for approx 7-15 days in their packaging. In the unlikely event that your Royal Mail delivery is delayed Royal Mail will NOT compensate for the loss of any cultures so neither can we. If you are happy to take the risk (its a very very very small one and it is very very rare) then so are we but there is nothing we can do if the culture is dead by the time its arrives! Again we would always encourage the UK courier delivery for cultures. In Addition any items that are lost in the post or are scanned as delivered but not received are not considered lost/late by Royal Mail until 15 Working days have passed since posting and a Royal Mail lost Mail claim must be submitted. If your order is late or lost and Royal Mail was your posting option then please contact us on 01323 730091 to request we submit a claim. This must be submitted to Royal Mail by us and then they will investigate before goods can be replaced/refunded. Royal Mail will then contact you and ask you to return a form to them. the claim will not be processed and be classed as closed if you do not return the form to Royal mail. By selecting Royal Mail as your delivery method you agree to this and all Royal Mail's terms of carriage. Royal Mail's Full terms and conditions can be read here. Please not due to the ever changing nature of delivery agents the information above is kept as up to date as possible however if companies change the format of deliveries we cannot be held responsible for this.
We Charge VAT on all applicable orders and our VAT registration number is 191475390
Please note: For customers importing into the EU you may face import duties or VAT and handling charges when you import from the UK. We are not responsible for paying these charges. As the IOSS system is not fully implemented in all member states you will have to pay VAT on goods. Once the EU's IOSS system is fully implemented by all member states we will be switching to that system. As it is currently not available in every member state we are not using it yet.
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT WHAT YOU ARE ORDERING IS LEGALLY ALLOWED INTO YOUR COUNTRY.
IF ITEMS ARE RETURNED AS THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER YOUR DESTINSTION COUNTRY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REFUND THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PAID OR ANY ITEMS THAT HAVE PERISHED. IF ITEMS ARE DESTROYED BY CUSTOMS NO REFUND WILL BE DUE.
We currently ship to the following International destinations. We will ship to anywhere in the world However if your destination country is not listed below it is because it is one of the few countries that requires a bespoke quote based on the size and weight of the order. Please contact us if you require a shipping quote.
PLEASE NOTE: WE OFFER INTERNATIONAL COURIER AND INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO USE THE INTERNATIONAL COURIER FOR LIVE CULTURES Due to transit times and reliability of international airmail for live cultures. INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL IS FINE FOR DEHYDRATED CULTURES.
International delivery estimates are usually between 2-10 working days for courier deliveries and around 7-10 working days via airmail however this is only an estimate and will vary from country to country especially with covid and brexit related delays.
International Courier and includes a £25 customs clearance charge levied by the courier
0.5 kg – 25.0 kg
REST OF WORLD-SMALL ITEMS ONLY
International Mail tracked/signed for
Contact us for a bespoke quote if your order is over 500g. The price will depend on the size and weight of the order.
0.0 kg – 0.5 kg
International Courier, This price includes the £25 customs clearance charge that is now charged by the couriers
0.5 kg – 25.0 kg
we can and do ship to other destinations however we will need to get a bespoke courier quote so please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange that for you.
Glassware Please note that we don't ship glass bottles and demijohns or porcelain Crocks overseas unless you are happy to accept responsibility for any breakages. By ordering glassware/crocks you are accepting responsibility.
If you are ordering kefir for international delivery please order dehydrated grains or select a courier delivery rather than international post. This is because we have no control over delivery times with international post. With Most EU countries (outside of this dehydrated grains are a must) international post is generally not an issue as the grains can survive for around 15 days and most deliveries are made in this time however the delivery estimate is just an estimate and as their are so many factors out of our control we cannot guarantee the survival of live grains.We strongly encourage customers to choose the courier option for live cultures. We can only guarantee the dehydrated grains. Whilst this is not something that is generally problematic order live grains at your own risk.
The shopping cart calculates a running total of your basket weight.
The customer is responsible for ensuring any items ordered can be imported into the destination country and for all applicable paperwork. Happy Kombucha is unable to accept any responsibility for potential customs and importation issues and will not issue refunds. The duties, customs fees, brokerage fees and all other incidental charges are the responsibility of the customer. All items shipped will be accurately labeled for customs purposes including classification as food products. Exterior packaging cannot be removed or altered prior to shipping. We will not knowingly violate customs laws and cannot make exceptions.
Please be advised that the courier may look to leave your parcel with a neighbour if you are not at home when they deliver, if you are not happy for this to happen please ensure that you display an opt out sticker available from Royal Mail and notify us in the notes to merchant section of the shopping cart so we can note it on your parcel.