Tea of the Week: Strawberry Tingle Rooibos

First I want to announce last weeks winner of a 4 ounce bag of Orange Pekoe! Kevin (k3jane@excite.com), Kevin please email me at customerservice@culinaryteas.com with your snail mail address. I also want to thank Candie for filling in for me last week, I had an awful flu. I'm still sounding a little froggy but am great otherwise.

New Tea of the Week is Strawberry Tingle Rooibos. If you have kids that don't like regular tea this is a great one to try on them. Not only is it extremely fruity, it's naturally caffeine free. Makes an excellent iced tea also! For more information on the health benefits of this tea, click the 'More about this tea' link on the website or here.
If you would like to win a free 4 ounce bag of out Strawberry Tingle Rooibos Tea just leave a comment on this post.

Here is picture of the actual Rooibos bush.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We got the pool up, grandkids been in but I will be waiting until the water warms up! We spent most of the weekend just enjoying being out in the yard, the dogs were having fun barking at all the people walking down the road. And I actually got a little knitting in.


Tea of The Week - Lovers Leap Orange Pekoe

If there was ever a tea that was perfect for making good old fashioned Sweet Tea it would be our Orange Pekoe. This Orange Pekoe will not cloud when you ice it and it has brisk and crisp flavor that makes it perfect for a hot day.

Sweet Tea Recipe

6 teabags or 3 tablespoons of loose tea
1 cup of sugar

Brew tea in 1/2 gallon of boiling water. Let the tea infuse for 5 minutes than remove tea. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add enough ice to finish filling a one gallon pitcher and serve.

If you would like to win a free 4 ounce bag of our Lovers Leap Orange Pekoe Tea just leave a comment on this post.


Tea of the Week - Cream Earl Grey

Ok everyone time to enter (leave a comment with your email addy) for a 4 ounce bag of Cream Earl Grey this week! We want to thank Heidi for requesting it. I actually love all our earl grey blends and will be taking this one home this weekend. It will be a nice break from painting the house foundation! :)

Earl Grey is world reknown as a classic English tea – probably as famous as Tower Bridge or Big Ben, and if you are fan of Earl Grey and have not tried this, you are in for a treat. Cream Earl Grey has a taste that is smooth with vanilla overtones, which stand out above the premium bergamot flavor – the signature taste of Earl Grey. This is a tea that would complement a meal or any aristocratic occasion for that matter! One has to think that Charles Grey (1764-1845) would have approved of this delicacy. Contrary to popular belief, Earl Grey is not a kind of tea at all. It's actually plain black tea, infused with the citrus flavour of bergamot (similar to orange blossoms). This gives a bright, tart and refreshing tea that is unlike other black teas.

I hope everyone has a lovely Mothers Day weekend! I will be working on painting the foundation and putting in some flowers. I'm thinking petunias and pansies this year. Are you planting something special this year?


No winner this week :(

Our blog was down last week when the newsletter went out, so we had no entries this week. Heads up for this weeks tea, one of our best sellers Cream Earl Grey! The newsletter will go out tomorrow, then I will post here for the contest.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather here could not have been better.