Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1,000th Blog Post Giveaway!

Today, dear friends, marks my 1,000th blog post! Although the tea and the topics have been great fun to explore, I must say that the *tea friends* I've met along the way have been my biggest blogging blessing. Some of you I've "met" through your own blogs, some I've "met" via e-mail and comments, and there are a few I've even been blessed to meet face to face, including local ladies who I've learned share my passion for tea! So today, it seemed appropriate to have a fun giveaway just to say "Thank you for reading my blog!" For starters, the winner will receive this oversized teacup and saucer with Judith Glover's charming artwork featuring designs that include teawares.

There must be tea, of course, so I stopped by Teavana at Lenox Mall and picked up a package of their Almond Biscotti Tea because it just sounded so yummy!

In case you want to make your tea right away and don't have an infuser or strainer handy, you'll get some Melita tea filter bags that will make tea by the cup or by the pot.

And if you have any spills whilst making your tea, well then by golly you can clean those hands in style with this White Tea Pomegranate hand soap I found at HomeGoods. But wait -- there's more!

A couple of tiny travel-size bars of Lucia's Tea Leaf and Wild Honey Soap. (I picked these up in Wisconsin a few weeks ago fully intending them for this giveaway.) But that's not all! Act now, and you'll also receive ...

A selection of Mary Engelbreit baking products from Michaels! You'll get cookie cutters, including a teapot-shaped one, cute cupcake liners, and a new product to me, Food Tattoos, which transfer the design into the icing on cookies, cupcakes, etc., and a few of them even feature teapots. To enter, all you have to do is tell me the last cup or glass of tea you sipped. (Mine was iced Lemongrass Green Tea.) Just be sure to leave your comment before 7 a.m. EST tomorrow. Good luck, and thank YOU again for making my blogging experience such a happy one!

24 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Oh Angela! please enter me in this generous drawing. And congratulations to you! I am so impressed by the quality and regularity of your postings! And come on over because i am having a small giveaway today!

Mary Jane said...

Congratulations to you Angela! Quite a milestone to reach and thank you for sharing all of the great information that you gather to entertain your blog readers.

This morning I am sipping a white tea with vanilla and lemon that I serve here at the tea room. It is called White Blossoms. It is a very delicate tea and very light and refreshing.

Have a Happy Day and thanks for offering such a great giveaway

Marie said...

Hi Angela...please enter me in the drawing...such wonderful tea goodies. Last night I sipped Lady Grey (one of my favorites) while reading a British mystery novel.

I lift my cup in a toast to you on achieving such a milestone in your blog - it is one of three I read everyday.

Have a teafull day.

Denise :) said...

Wow, 1000 posts is quite a milestone, and no mean feat!

The last tea I sipped was pomengranate. Yummy!!

Thanks for sharing such a grand giveaway! :)

Ms. Hennes said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing the wonderful 1,000 posts of info with your readers! I really enjoy reading your posts and contribute my increased tea collection to your inspiration!

Ms. Hennes said...

oh, forgot to mention the last tea - I am sipping a wonderful pomegranate green tea at the moment!

Haden News said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!!! I only recently found your blog, but enjoy reading your posts very much. I like to start my morning off with a nice black tea...I am drinking "Carolina Morning", it is a nice blend of black teas. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. Looking forward to many more of your posts!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Angela! I love your site - it's always so interesting and fun to read. I have learned so much about tea. Thank you for sharing, Joanie

Linda J. said...

Wow! I am impressed! 1000 blog posts! Congratulations! You GO girl! Sitting here at my laptop in the condo at the beach, I sipped on Harney Cylon and India Tea (in sachets for ease of travel). My dear hubby walked/ran 3 miles round-trip to the bakery for pastries to accompany our morning cuppa.
I so enjoy your blog, and I'm pleased to call you my blogging friend.

Cynda P said...

I had a cup of Duchess Grey (decaf) this morning. It's a signature blend from a tea shop in Franklin, TN.

belinda in SC said...

Last hot tea was Salada Green Tea with Red Antioxidants. Iced tea was plain ole Liptons.
Your blog has been such a joy and inspiration to me. From tea,baking,shopping and food for thought you have enriched my life.
The giveaway is very generous. Happy 1000th!

Beverly said...

Congratulations, Angela. I enjoy reading your blog each day. The last tea I sipped was iced sugarplum. Yummy!

LorettaJ said...

Angela, congratulations on your 1000th blog! I check with you daily and enjoy all the information and great finds you share with us. Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. Keep blogging!

Kate O'Hare said...

I just finished slugging down a big mug of Barry's Gold Blend Irish tea (with milk and sugar, of course).

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Angela! Your blog has inspired me and often sparked my creativity. In fact, even as I'm reading, I'm sipping a glass of 'Iced Green Citrus Tea' which I recently concocted. I look forward to enjoying your next 1,000 postings. Thanks for letting me participate in your giveaway as you celebrate.

Janet P.

Jones said...

this morning at work i made myself a cup of teavana's peach oolong...and i was just so excited that you picked up the almond biscotti tea it is my favorite! and happy 1000th post!

Leah said...

Wow!! 1000 posts. My last cup was this afternoon in the office, Harney & Sons sencha green.

Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Angela! What an achievement.

My last tea was this morning, a small pot of Ali Shan Oolong from Taiwan. Very nice. A friend brought it to me from her visit to Taiwan.

Ginger said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway. You are too sweet. My last tea was red raspberry leaf (herbal) tea. But my favorite of the day was pomegranate green tea.

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

I've been enjoying your blogs for a almost a year now, I've learned a lot about tea and tea things from you. I've even been inspired to go shopping on occasion! 1,000 posts - that is awesome. I look forward to what you will post in the future. My last cup was simply Stash green tea. Keep bloggin - Jocelyne

lwm said...

I'm just finishing a mug of Tazo Chai. Yummy.

ChaChaneen said...

Congratulations!!!! Sorry I missed the fun but knowing you, this won't be the last. You always have the BEST gifties!

Marjo said...

Wow, another give away, let me see my last cup of tea today was Lady Grey, my favorite.

Tava Tea said...

You have a great tea blog, just found it. Thanks for you posts!