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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Holiday Tea (Giveaway)

Tea and books just go together, don't they? As many of you are aware, I love a good cup of tea. Having grown up in the southern half of the country, I must confess to you that I'm partial to iced tea and that's how I typically drink it even if that's "most improper." You might take the girl out of Texas, but its kind of hard to take Texas out of the girl . . . at least wherein iced drinks are concerned. (What I do for iced tea is add an extra tea bag per cup to create a stronger beverage which compensates for all of the ice I unceremoniously add in.)

If I am going to have a nice hot cuppa, its definitely during the holidays or at tea parties. For some reason festive occasions call for warmer beverages in my mind.

One of my favorite flavors during the Christmas season is Republic of Tea's Peppermint Bark which is one of the three teas offered in this Holiday Tea Trio sampler.


In this stackable gift set you'll find 12 tea bags each of the following blends: Dream By the Fire, Comfort and Joy, and Peppermint Bark. As I mentioned, Peppermint Bark is one of my favorite blends and, let me tell you, it makes a terrific tasting tea latte! Dream By the Fire is a lovely herbal blend of cinnamon and vanilla that is also quite delicious. I haven't tried Comfort and Joy but any black tea boasting cinnamon and cloves generally has my attention. When it comes to gift giving, I'm a fan of the tea samplers because it offers more variety. A friend of mine gave me a chai sampler set once upon a time and I absolutely loved it because I was able to try multiple varieties.

Republic of Tea is my go-to when it comes to fun and wonderful flavors of tea. If you haven't ever tried them then I highly recommend you do and am happier still to give away one of the above Holiday Tea Trios to one of you.

Would you care to win this holiday tea collection? Simply leave a comment below, including a valid e-mail address. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will be open through Wednesday, November 11th.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER, as selected by Random.org, is #21 - Ginger Mae. CONGRATS!

Many thanks to Republic of Tea who sent the above sample my direction in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are my own.





23 comments:

Heather VanTimmeren said...

These all sound yummy! I think I'll have to try Peppermint Bark even if I don't win. (-:
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bekahcubed said...

Those all sound delicious. I'm partial to hot tea myself (says Ms. Always-Cold). I used to think that I wasn't actually much of a fan of tea itself, but that I loved tisanes (herbal "tea") - and then my local tea shop taught me that you're supposed to brew tea 2 minutes and tisanes 6 minutes. I tried brewing tea for just 2 minutes - and what do you know? I love it now that I take the tea bag out before all the nasty bitter tannins get into my cup.

By the way, if you ever find yourself in Wichita, KS, I think you'd enjoy my local tea (and coffee and spice) shop The Spice Merchant. My current favorite of their teas is "Madame Butterfly" - a green tea with peaches.

Alison said...

Mmmm! I think I need to get myself some of the peppermint bark tea. :)

Kristin said...

Yum! My husband is trying to break his soda habit, so he's attempting to learn to like tea. This would make a lovely present for him.

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Tina said...

You got me hooked on Republic of Tea teas last year and this variety pack sounds especially enticing. I was looking at "Dream By The Fire" last year but never got around to purchasing it. The Peppermint Bark sounds delicious too! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize! -- zoogarden36@hotmail.com

Smart Helm said...

My sister introduced me to the wonders of tea! We have a cute little demitasse sets that we serve it in... allows offering more choices in one setting :) Thanks for the giveaway! msmarthelm at yahoo

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Yum! StephanieshepherdAToutlookDOTcom

Beckie B. said...

I love "Christmas" teas. Thanks so much for the giveaway. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

Gina @ Hott Books said...

I LOVE the Republic of Tea. My go-to is always the Orange Ginger Mint but I love to switch it up on cozy afternoons. I've not tried any of their new Christmas teas & can't wait for something new.
My absolute fave product from them is their little tins that hold 6 bags & fit right in my purse! Perfect for when I'm on the go... or always ;)

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traveler said...

Tea is my panacea for all my ills. It is soothing and lovely and I drink this hot all year. Republic has such great varieties which look so appealing and special. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Tea lattes and those wonderful flavors are just what is needed when the cold weather starts which is too soon. Since I am a tea drinker from way back this is a perfect seasonal feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

rbooth43 said...

Nothing like a great cup of tea and an amazing book!
Rebecca
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Bluerose said...

I like my tea cold, too! I recently bought some Caramel tea and some Pumpkin Spice, but was less than thrilled with it. I thought of you liking Republic of Tea so much and *determined* my next tea purchase would have to come from them. :)

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duane said...

What a coincidence my daughter in law just mentioned the peppermint bark tea. Sounds more like a candy but either way would be enjoyable. dfvedders@juno.com

Pam K. said...

I haven't tried Republic of Tea but Dream by the Fire sounds really good. As the weather gets colder, I like a cup of hot tea when I come home from work. Thanks for the chance to try these.

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Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Well, of course! This is perfect for our poetry tea times! :-)

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Shonya said...

My Briana is a tea-lover. These sound like some fun flavors to try!
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Lisa Thacker said...

Oh Yes!!!!! lisarthacker at gmail dot com

Annette Whipple said...

MMMM! I've been drinking a lot more tea these past couple of months...and venturing out to some different flavors. These sound delicious!
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Ginger Mae said...

Yes Please!

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Word Lily said...

I'd love to try these!

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Sarah said...

I too am a tea drinker. ;)

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