Friday, November 25, 2011

A Black Friday Tea Giveaway!

Much as I love to shop, I don't do Black Friday. No thank you, no siree, not for me. (Except, on some years, antique malls. Those are generally sane and safe places to visit the day after Thanksgiving.) So instead I'll be at home today breaking out some of the holiday teas the Stash Tea people recently sent me. It didn't seem right to tuck into them until after Thanksgiving, so today I thought I'd tell you about Wintermint, which I'm keeping, and Holiday Chai, which I'm giving away to one of you!

The Wintermint loose tea is a new one to me, and it is delightful! Pretty too, as I hope you can see here. This blend contains spearmint, orange peel, cinnamon, parsley seed, sarsaparilla and natural flavors of wintergreen and peppermint. It's just as minty as I'd hoped, and I was also happy to find I can steep the tea twice (at least) and still have plenty of flavor.

The Holiday Chai is a blend I've had and enjoyed before, so I thought I'd share it with one of you! This 50 gram bag is a blend of black teas, cassia, ginger, clove and natural flavors of gingerbread, Jamaican rum and nutmeg. If you'd like to win, just leave an "Enter me" between now and 7 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 28, and you may be the winner. Good luck!

21 comments:

Traveling Bells said...

One of these years you should venture up to Brasstown Valley Resort for the annual Christmas craft show. Nice stuff in a beautiful setting...

Traveling Bells said...

BTW, "Enter me," please:) This tea sounds very interesting.

LorettaJ said...

Please enter me, I would love to try this tea... it sounds great for a chilly night! Thank You for offering it...

Gwen said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I love to try different Christmas/winter teas!!! By the way, I continue frequently to look through your darling book. I have read it through but just have not put it on the bookshelf yet. You should be so proud of that endeavor!!

Loralie said...

Enter me please.
Chai is my favorite & I enjoy trying different blends & brands.

Marilyn said...

Both teas sound delightful. What a treat to get those from Stash. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I don't really drink many blended teas, so you don't need to enter me. But it will be an exciting gift for someone here.

Stephy said...

Please enter me in the contest! I'm a tea fanatic and both of these sound amazing to me. My favorite type of tea is white tea (I'm drinking it now), but I love teas with mint flavors :) Thank you!

samovar said...

please enter me 2! i love chais...
ANDREA

jemilyea said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Please enter me. Chai is something I enjoy drinking during Christmas while visiting my mother and other relatives.

Denise :) said...

I don't do Black Friday either; Friday is the continuation of Thanksgiving Day, only far more laid back and, with the exception of our family's traditional turkey soup, no one cooks; we just heat up! Count me in on the tea giveaway, please! :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Angela
Makes you wonder how the tea people can still come out with new blends for the holidays. Each time I visit David's Tea in Ontario, they've got 4 or 5 new seasonal teas that I love to try.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Judith

Steph said...

Stash is a Pacific Northwest company. I've yet to get to their place, but I want to soon!

Beth Rang said...

Please enter me! What a fun switch on Black Friday. It's much better than braving the crowds. I went to a shop that has a craft workshop area to make cards and ornaments with my 9 year old son, and that turned out really well. Santa even came over to the shop, and we got to visit with him. Will asked him all sorts of questions, and he was the most nicely dressed Santa I've ever seen. Very much like older Father Christmas images rather than the 50s/60s kitsch Santa.

Robin said...

I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed your Dainty Dining book. I'm so sorry to never have had the experience of taking tea at any of the places featured. Thanks for bringing them to life with the post cards and memorabilia that you included; they truly were incomparable! I would also like to be entered for the Black Friday tea giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hello Angela, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I am so enjoying your book, 'Dainty Dining,' it's a wonderful book to read. There's so much history in it - just keep wishing these tearooms were still around!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Joanie

Barbara Will said...

Please enter me! Thank you for sharing.

Jenny said...

I'm really looking forward to Christmas celebrations - I'll be going to at least two Christmas teas & we always have our own family tea sometime during the Christmas week. Thanks for the special giveaway. :o)

Sadie Rae said...

Please enter me. I would love to cuddle up with a cozy blanket and drink this chai on a cold winter night :)

Ginger said...

I've actually tried the Wintermint (and liked it) but not the Holiday Chai.

Marie said...

Enter me please.I am especially fond of chai tea. I don't do Black Friday or Cyber Monday; but having worked in retail Iknow how much the small retailers need the boost.
Hope you had a yummy, happy Thanksgiving.

Frivolitea said...

Hello! I am squeezing in under the wire. Please enter me into your drawing. Thank you! Lynn