Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Week Giveaway #6

Happy Valentine's Day, friends! Today I conclude my week of Valentine's giveaways with my final vintage Valentine of the week, a cute dog-turned-waiter sporting a giant cup of tea overhead. This card is unsigned, but I love it anyway because it's one I've never seen before this year, when I found it on eBay. But today, I'm quite eager to get on to the giveaway, because it's a doozy!

A while back I was contacted by a new tea company, Tea Ave in Vancouver, which is going to launch on March 1. They asked if they could send me some samples, and of course I said sure. Still, I was surprised when I got a text message from a courier this week telling me he was about to drop off a package. I happened to be at home, so I was eager to see who had sent me a package. It was Tea Ave, and the box was quite heavy, much heavier than a usual package of tea samples. Inside were these two things that said "Tea Ave." Hmmm …

Ah, it's a tote bag! Actually, I read the enclosed note and learned they had sent me "two exact gift sets" and said I could share the second set with a fellow tea-lover or in a giveaway. It seemed quite fitting that this rather extravagant gift should be shared with one of you as the grand finale Valentine's giveaway on the blog this year. What's inside?

First, there are three packages of oolong tea. I like that you can see the tea leaves through the package!

These Taiwanese oolong samples include Magnolia Oolong, Jasmine Oolong and Wenshan Baochong Oolong. But what's in that nice box behind the samples? Are you just dying to open it? I was!

And my goodness, two porcelain cups of some sort. Now what do you suppose these are for? I was intrigued. They looked to be some sort of tea tasting set. Could that be it? Turns out there was another piece in the box as well …

So, I read the letter that Tea Ave included with the goodies and learned this is actually called an "aroma cup set," and there are instructions on how to use it. I haven't had time to test drive mine yet, but I will do so in the next couple of days, Lord willing, and report back to you!

"But wait," as they say on the TV commercials. "There's more!" The winner also gets a $15 gift card to use on the teaave.com website once it opens for business. Now, how special is that? I am so thrilled with my lovely gift from Tea Ave, but I am even more thrilled that I get to share the love with one of you here on Valentine's Day! This is such a special gift, I'm going to let this giveaway run through Tuesday morning, February 17, to give everyone plenty of time to enter. All you have to do is simply leave an "Enter me" comment to this post between now and 7 a.m. EST February 17. (U.S. residents only.) As always, please make sure I have a way to identify you or get in touch with you if you're the winner! I've greatly enjoyed celebrating Valentine's Week with you all, and I'm grateful Tea Ave had such awesome timing in sharing these terrific gift bags of tea treats!

53 comments:

  1. Oh, my! Another tea company to follow and look into. Put my name in the hat. Jasmine Oolong is calling my name!

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  2. Angela - I'm enjoying your Tea Time Tales. Happy Valentine's Day and please enter me in the Tea Ave drawing.

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  3. Please enter me! I am amazed at how many tea companies I learn about by reading your blog everyday.

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day! I love starting my day with a cup of tea and your blog. I always enjoy your vintage Valentine week. I would love the Tea Ave prize package.

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day! I love starting my day with a cup of tea and your blog. I always enjoy your vintage Valentine week. I would love the Tea Ave prize package.

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  6. Oh Wow ..... fantastic !!! Please enter me. Thank You !!!!

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  7. Please enter me - such fun! Loved your vintage Valentines and Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

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  8. what a great package! please enter me. slmartin at vtc dot net

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  9. Wow, this is the jackpot of giveaways! Please enter me. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. AAWWWWW ... what a cute St. Valentine's Card. WOW!!! That is a wonderful & generous giveaway package. I just love the Japanese theme of it and hope that I'm the lucky winner. I would like to say "Thank You" to you for your knowledge,recipes and all the other tea related items that you share with us daily. I look forward to reading your post with a cup of coffee or tea. Thank You for the chance to win this great package.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia of a cold & blowing Mid-Michigan

    quercus0829 at yahoo .com

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  11. What a grand way to cap off Valentines week, Angela! Vintage Valentine day card, a Tea Tale and a stunning Giveaway, wow! Thank you and please enter my name, Joanie

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  12. A wonderful feature and giveaway. Tea for a tea lover which is appreciated and enjoyed greatly. Please enter me. Your giveaways are always delightful and special. The tea would soothe me soul and warm my heart. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Wow! What a wonderful set! Please 'enter me'! :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. Tea is my panacea. What a great prize for a lucky one today. Please enter me. Delights abound with your extraordinary site. Such delectable fare, sweet and nostalgic valentines and beautiful thoughts.elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. WOW! Definitely enter me please! I'm always up for an adventure and would love to try out tea from this new company.

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  16. OH. MY Golly. That was amazing of Tea Ave, wasn't it? WOW! Thanks sooooo much for sharing with us, your dedicated readers, too, Angela! ABSOLUTELY count me in. Whoo hoo!

    Those tea leaves look amazing - as tea SHOULD look! YUM! Funny, Jasmine Oolong was the very first tea I ever drank years ago.....it's what started me on the tea sippin' path called life! : - )

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  17. Oh my, what a lovely give away. Now this is one I would love for sure. Just wonderful! Count me in on this one.
    Loved your Valentine tea related cards this week too.

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  18. Oh I guess I should say "Enter Me".

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  19. Enter me! What a nice aroma set. I am excited to see your review of it. nancythedove@aol.com

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  20. What a "Grand Finale" for your Valentine giveaway week! Please enter me.
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  21. What a "great ending"! Please enter me, and thank you so much for your generosity.
    dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Thanks for sharing all the lovely vintage Valentines with us! Please enter me for the nice aroma set.
    --from VE at joyfulsurprise@hotmail.com

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  23. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway! And Happy Valentine's Day!

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  24. What a sweet giveaway to end your fun week. I've been so very busy I haven't been able to get online to enter them this week. I'm sure glad I made it by today!

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  25. Will a Washington State address work if I should win the draw.....also we are close to Vancouver so it would be appropro, n'est ce pas?
    With a joyful heart,
    Sylvia Faye

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  26. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day, Angela! I'll look forward to hearing about your annual tea date with Alex.

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  27. Enter me. I look forward to more of your tea sharing...

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  28. I am an oolong addict and I wish to be entered!

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  29. How fabulous! Enter me, please :)

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  30. Please enter me! :) just found out about this it looks awesome!

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  31. Laura A. Lee - Please ENTER ME in your tea giveaway. I love trying new teas. I need some hot tea to warm me up from these freezing temperatures this week. Loved viewing your Valentine's.
    THANKS!

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  32. Please Enter me in the giveaway :)

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  33. Pretty terrific samples! Cool! Glad I had a vintage Valentine you hadn'r seen. Love the tea themed ones!
    Ruth

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  34. I can't wait for their store to open; I've only heard good things on Reddit. Please enter my name! My email is sarahfelts44@gmail.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  35. Wow, what a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us.

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  36. Hi! My name is Faith and I would please like to be entered in for this wonderful giveaway. I hope you enjoy your tea and aroma cup set. I hope you have a nice day :)

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  37. Hi - what a wonderful gift! Please enter me for the giveaway.
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Thanks,
    Kim K in Texas

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  38. Oh my goodness!...jasmine oolong is my favorite tea, and getting so hard to find! Cannot wait till they launch so I can check the, out! In the meantime,

    Please enter me!!

    Love your blog!

    Erin

    erinseipke@yahoo.com

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  39. Wow! What a great gift. I'll be looking at their website in March.

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  41. OOOOO what a lovely set and their teas sound yummy too!

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  42. What an amazingly generous giveaway! I've been interested in trying different oolong teas and I'm intrigued with their aroma tea set. Please enter me. Much thanks.

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  43. I'm not sure if my previous comment went through. I'd love to enter!

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  44. Thanks for the opportunity. Please enter me!

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  45. Wow-za!! What a fantastic giveaway - such a generous tea company. Much success to them! And sorry to have missed a chance to be included in this event!

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