Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tea For Me Giveaway

I have always been a fan of tea. I started drinking it when I was a little girl - about 8 years old - good old Lipton Black with milk and sugar. I have never liked coffee, it smells great, but hate the taste! So anywhere I go, it's tea for me.

Green, white, oolong, rooibos, matcha ... I enjoy them all! I have aquired a taste for the loose leaf teas. Ones you have to seep in a pot and don't come in tea bags. Most people I know do not like the raw form being they have earthy, grassy tastes. I have grown to love them though - even without milk and sugar! The health benefits of tea are outstanding, and I love the high antioxidant levels! Those who know me know how obsessive I can be with antioxidants - I still haven't blogged about my acai addiction! LOL!

My favorite place to get loose leaf teas is Teavana. We have a store here in Oregon that I like to visit, and I love their website! Any questions you have, they are sure to have your answers! There are so many different flavors that you will definitely find a favorite or two.

In the spirit of my adoration, I am giving away (yes - my very first giveaway!!) a duo of boxed teas from the Dammann Collection. This French company blends Chinese tea with a variety of flavors. The winner will receive the mild and warm Vanilla flavor and the sweet candied apple 'Pomme D'Amour' flavored tea bag sets. Enjoy them for yourself, or give them as gifts this holiday season! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. If you would like a second entry, re-post my giveaway (on your blog) with a link back. If you don't have a blog, you can refer a friend - if they comment, be sure to let me know who you referred to validate your second entry! The winner will be announced Thursday, December 11th.

11 shout-outs!:

Ang said...

Did we even know we had THIS in common too? I am a HUGE tea fan! I am slowly making my way to every Tea House, in every city I am in. Not only this but I collect tea cups and saucers (total now: 11). I am loving white teas lately but always enjoy trying something new! Mmmm, I think I'll go turn my kettle on now!

Happy Sunday, friend! :)

Emily said...

Yay...your first giveaway...

Haha..I haven't told you yet, but I bought a box of tea the last time I was at the grocery store. I thought of you when I bought it, because it has Matcha in it and I know that Matcha is in your highly complicated Starbucks drink.
Anyway, it's Peach Ginger, and smells delicious...Haven't tried it yet.
Hope you have fun with your first giveaway!
Have a great day!

ElleBee said...

Ooh...I love tea. Adagio Teas is my purveyor of choice, but I'm always open to new suggestions! :) I've posted your giveaway at

Kristen Ferretti said...

Hi April, I'm a tea lover myself! I've never tried the loose ones though, I think I'll go to that website and check them out and see it there are stores here in MD..... Oh and BTW your Uggs posts have me wanting a pair... I've added them to my Christmas list lol, Have a nice rest of the weekend!

JenWebb702 said...

Sign me up sister!! I am a boring tea drinker (just simple green for me please) but Sarge loves all sorts of teas and we have one cupboard in our kitchen that is three shelves worth of tea. Some people have a junk drawer...we have a tea cabinet!!

suburban prep said...

My husband and I are big time tea drinkers. Lately that is about the only thing we will drink. Well with the return of the cold winter weather here in the Chicago area it is very welcoming.

Elizabeth said...

Yum, yum!! Please sign me up! Hope you're doing well!

Jennifer said...

Great idea april I will def' keep you in mind to do a giveaway with some clips from

PS. I love TEA also!

Jodee said...

Wow! You really are getting into the giveaway things!!!! I love tea too- Hate coffee- so what is it that you order at starbucks then? I thought you ordered coffee! I guess I just assummed those places just sold coffee! I like tea and hot cocoa- with TONS of sugar in them both!

Timi said...

OH MY GOD!!! You and I have to talk tea!
I'm a big fan of tea myself and have turned in to a tea snob. No more Red Rose or Lipton for me.
I'm going to a holiday bazzar tonight at one of my favorite tea shops in Seattle. The Queen Mary. I'll share my findings with you. They are big in to white tea and I'm excited to try their new flavors.

Jen Jen said...

I have always been more of a coffee drinker. But I am starting to get into tea. I would have to say I am new too it.

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