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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Tea Collection & Giveaway

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The next item that I want to share with you is actually a gift that I received. I am a tea fanatic, so when my lovely Mum calls me up and says ‘I was at the tea shop and found you something you will love’ I do a little happy dance (much like Snoopy).

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The lovely little gift that she gave me was the English Tea Shop’s Christmas Tea Collection. The lovely tin tea chest contains 72 individually wrapped tea bags in 9 different flavours. (Once again, let the Snoopy dance commence!)

First, let me just say that the lid of the tea tin is a brilliant shade of robin’s egg blue and while the image is indeed Christmassy it’s not tacky or overly done as some holiday tin tend to be.

Moving on to the tea.

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The 9 flavours included are:

Peppermint Melon-Green tea, cinnamon pieces, licorice, and peppermint leaves with melon flavour

Sleigh Ride-Green tea, cinnamon pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper and cloves with soursop and orange pieces.

Candy Cane-Green tea, peppermint leaves, orange peel, cinnamon pieces, chicory, strawberry leaves and vanilla pods with mint, vanilla and coconut flavours

Spicy Anise-Black tea, ginger pieces, cloves and star anise with ginger, mint and anise flavours

Silent Night-Green tea, ginger pieces, cinnamon pieces, peppermint leaves and rose petals with mint flavours

Holiday Blend-Black tea, cinnamon pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper, cloves and orange peels with vanilla and apple flavours

Honey Melon-Black tea, licorice and cinnamon pieces with honey melon flavours

Irish Holiday-Black tea, almonds, roasted barley, and ginger pieces with vanilla and Irish cream

Spicy Pumpkin-Green tea pieces, ginger pieces, cardamom pieces, nutmeg pieces, pepper, cloves and anise seed with cinnamon, orange, and melon flavours.

The names of the teas are very cheery and immediately put you in a Christmassy mood. I would classify these teas as dessert teas meaning they would be perfect served after a meal or as a nightcap. Not only are they some of the tastiest teas that I have tasted they are some of the most fragrant.

HPIM4096 Often in tea collections such as this, the tea bags are sealed in one large bag yet each bag in this collection is individually wrapped, which I loved.

Giveaway Time!

As this is the season of giving, I went and purchased one Christmas Tea Collection Tin Tea Chest for 1 lucky reader.

To enter, simply leave your name.

If you want to join in on the fun, leave your answer to the following trivia question:

Where did Jane Austen purchase her tea from?

Giveaway is international and ends on December 17

Best Wishes & Good Luck,

Angela

27 comments:

traveler said...

This would be a treasure since I am a dedicated tea drinker and love new teas. I have just recovered from breast cancer and my birthday is on the 14th. What a gift this is. Many thanks.

Linda said...

I have no idea where Jane Austen got her tea; but I would love to win this great chest of tea. Thanks for the giveaway.
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petite said...

What a lovely and precious giveaway. Perfect for this time of year to be savored and enjoyed.

traveler said...

Jane Austen bought her tea from twinings. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Colleen Turner said...

I love tea! Thank you for the chance to win this prize, it is really generous of you. I don't know where Jane Austen bought her tea, but I am sure she enjoyed it wherever she got it :). Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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miki said...

I'm a tea addict so winning this would be one of the best gift possible.

i don't know where Jane austin bought her tea ( the little tea shop near her home?) but i really hope i can enter anyway

thank you a lot fort this fabulous giveaway

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Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Happy Holidays!

I love tea too and this is a lovely prize. Thanks for the great tea giveaway!

Jeanne M said...

There is nothing but a nice cupa to make your day go a little better!

The assortment of teas choices is wonderful and so many of them are usually so hard to find!

If it was the mid 1790's when Jane was going to get tea she might have picked it up at a newly opened tea shop run by Richard Twining that was on the Stand and was in fact across from the Royal Courts, I can actually envision Jane with her shopping basket on her arm walking around the store and trying to decide what she would pick up that day!

Victoria said...

Jane Austen bought her tea from Twinings in the Strand...thanks for the giveaway!

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Diane D - Florida said...

Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful tin and teas within it. It's really lovely.

Jane bought her tea from Twinings.

Thank you for this great opportunity. I'm from England, and love my tea, so this would be very welcome.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

lag123 said...

Twinnings

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Lynne said...

Jane Austen purchased her tea at Richard Twining's.

Thank you for the giveaway.

lynne at fairpoint dot net

Johanna J said...

Awesome giveaway! I had no clue to the trivia question though till I read all the answers. Now I know! Thanks for the chance!


evjochum AT aol DOT com

Heather R said...

What a cute set! My absolute guess would be at Twinings... I saw a news article about them recently - I think it had something to do with the fact that they are over 300 years old - so the age would fit the bill.

Also, I was surfing around the web and, did you know that you can buy Jane Austen inspired teas - from Bingley's Teas Ltd. Here is the link if you want to check it out - http://www.bingleysteas.com/jane-austen-tea-series. I thought it was very pertinent to your trivia question.

Please enter me.

dolleygurl[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carol L. said...

A great giveaway. Love my tea. I really had no idea where Jane bought her tea but after reading all the comments I now know it was at Richard Twinings. :) Thanks.
Carol L
lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to win this lovely tea collection! thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

cheryl c said...

Thanks for the giveaway. It is cold where I live right now, so a "spot of tea" is especially welcome.

Lulu said...

What a great tea collection!
Lulu
redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Preston said...

Twinings of London.

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cyn209 said...

i'm always up to try new teas!!
thank you for the giveaway!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

Mystica said...

I'd like to be counted in for this giveaway. Tea to Sri Lanka might be a bit like coals to Newcastle but I am always up to try something different.

Margay said...

I love tea and holiday tea is the best!

Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

manda kay said...

Jane bought her tea from Twinings.

thanks for the giveaway

shankyouverymuch11 (At) yahoo dot com

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I love trying different kinds of tea!
Twinings of London is where Jane Austin purchased her tea.
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doodlebug said...

I'm a new tea drinker, so I would really like to try these teas. I know Jane Austen bought her tea at Twinings because I read it in the previous posts, so I cheated. Kayleen Considine, kayleenc@comcast.net

MissKimberlyStardust said...

She bought her teas from Twinings of London!
Thanks for the giveaway
turning.the.pages@hotmail.com
(just copy and paste it since the .'s are part of my e-mail)
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

bn100 said...

Nice types of tea. She bought it from Twinings.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com