Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bag Ladies Tea Novel Teas & Giveaway

You have probably figured out by know that I am passionate about books. But what you might not know is that I also adore all types of tea. I love to drink hot tea during the cold winter months, but I also drink iced tea all summer long. So when I learned that Bag Ladies Tea has boxed tea gift sets called Novel Teas, I thought it was the ideal thing for book and tea lovers -- just like me!

Novel Teas contains 25 teabags individually tagged with literary quotes from the world over, made with the finest English Breakfast tea.

Spend teatime with CS Lewis, Rita Mae Brown, Alice Hoffman, and more as they share their thoughts on the delights and comforts of tea and books on each individually printed tea tag.

There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller.

Whether traveling to distant times and far off lands or discovering new characters
in a nearby locale, a soothing cup of tea makes the journey more pleasurable and the memory lasting.

Novel Teas are the perfect compliment to your literary journey.

Enjoy them iced by the pool for that steamy summer romance, or hot by the hearth for that long winter epic. -- Bag Ladies Tea

I can not rave enough about what a great idea I think Novel Teas are. Talk about the perfect gift for book and tea lovers! The tea bags come in an adorable box filled with 25 or 5 tea bags. I think the bigger box ($12.50) is perfect as a gift all by itself. Or you can pair it with a book, mug, gift certificate -- you can even make it part of a gift basket. The small pillow box of 5 tea bags is the absolute perfect stocking stuffer. Plus, five percent of every purchase of Novel Teas will be donated to the United Way Book Drive Fund.

While I admit to being partial for the Novel Teas, Bag Ladies Tea has loads of terrific tea for packages for anyone on your gift list. Some of my other favorites are: O, Christmas Tea!, Tea for Teacher, Bananas for Nana, and Girlfriends. There really is a tea gift set for anything you can think of including wedding, new baby, and birthdays! There is also a Blossom Collection of "sophisticated yet whimsical" teas.

Since it is the holiday season and I like to spread cheer, I am giving away a small (5 tea bags) box Novel Teas! If you'd like to win this, just leave a comment with your email address telling me your favorite flavor of tea! To increase your chances, you can blog and or tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post. This contest will be open until Sunday, December 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will notify the winner the following day. Good luck!

Update: After I posted this contest, Bag Ladies Tea has offered up another 25 count box of Novel Teas for a giveaway. That means that I will be selecting two winners now -- one person will receive a 5 count box and another person will receive a 25 count box!

Thanks to Bag Ladies Tea for sending me samples of your delicious tea!

75 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I wish I had seen this about two weeks ago, and I would have bought a box for the school librarian. She loves tea! I don't drink coffee, so tea is my hot drink of choice. I love anything, but am partial to green teas and anything with orange in it (that is the Floridian in me coming out I guess!) Thank you! rnawrot at cfl dot rr dot com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

thank you for introducing me to a new tea brand! if you have never seen or tasted it, you really should try some blooming teas. they start as these balls and then you put them in a clear pot or glass add hot water and watch them bloom...then drink the tea! spvaughan@yahoo com.

Pam said...

How awesome would these be to serve at a book club meeting! I love a chai tea...

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brizmus said...

I would love to win this, even though I would give it away as a gift. I have a friend who would ADORE this!

I put it in my sidebar under the contest list - http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com

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Laura said...

I don't drink coffee, only tea. Love Ashby's apricot tea, but am always looking for new brands and flavors! Would love to try this...
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Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

This is such a clever idea! And so nice of you to be spreading holiday cheer - thanks for the opportunity; if I win, I'll tuck it in my own Christmas stocking :)

My favorite flavor of tea is good old Earl Gray. In the evenings I often drink a cup of flavored herbal.

dawn AT sheistoofondofbooks DOT com

p.s. I tweeted about this!

Karlie said...

I LOVE these tea bags. My favorite teas are English Breakfast or Peach Ginger.

Linda said...

Wow, what a 'novel' idea! My favorite tea is apricot tea. Thanks for this giveaway.
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Beth (BBRB) said...

How cute! I love Earl Grey.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great idea for a gift!

I like spicy tea.

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Lee P said...

I don't understand how anyone can drink coffee. It tastes like cough syrup to me. I am a Tea Granny! There is nothing like a hot cup of Tea and a good book to make a cozy evening, especially during the cold winter months. My favorite tea is Earl Grey. I also like Cranberry Tea. Thank you for this very nice giveaway. Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Melanie said...

These are so adorable. I have an aunt these would make aperfect gift for. My husband preferes Earl Grey, but I prefer Constant Comet.

Lee P said...

Tweet:

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fashionfrugality said...

Mmm, I love chai tea!
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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/6629465994
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bermudaonion said...

I love the idea of these tea bags! I like fruity teas like raspberry delight. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Sandee61 said...

What a great idea! I'm a tea lover too, and one of my favorites is African Rooibos Red Tea...it has a slight smoky taste, not overpowering, but really good. Its made by Twining's and is caffeine-free. I also love Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea...great for tummy upset and when you have a cold. :-)
I'd love to be entered in this giveaway! Thank you!

Christmas blessings,
Sandee

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Benita said...

I drink Chai Tea, Green Tea, Raspberry Tea and Peppermint Tea. This tea looks lovely. Thanks for the possibility.

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traveler said...

What a delightful and lovely giveaway. I am a tea drinker of many years and have never had an interest in coffee at all. My favorite tea is a lemon herbal tea. thanks so much for this special treat. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

softdrink said...

My current favorite is The Art of Tea's Chocolate Monkey. Have you tried their teas? Delicious!
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Jayme said...

I love peppermint tea! If I hadn't already gotten my grandmother's Christmas gift I would be buying her Novel Tea. Maybe next year :)
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samovar said...

i just found the perfect christmas gift for a book loving friend of mine! thank you!
my fave teas are chai teas!

Evelyn said...

Being a Journeywoman I love to try the tea specialties of the country I am visiting. editor(at)journeywoman(dot)com.

Margie said...

What a fun giveaway! I really like green chai tea with milk and sugar.
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Margay said...

There are so many, but I really love Christmas Morning tea by Stash.
Margay

Margay1122(at)aol(dot)com

Lisa said...

I just ordered some of these for gifts for my book club. What a great idea they are.

Karin said...

One of my favorites is plantation mint.

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divaqueenie said...

Ohhh, I've just discovered White Tea with blueberry, it's oh so yummy!

holdenj said...

What a great site, I'll be checking into this idea again! My favorite tea is Earl Grey, but there are several kinds I drink depending on weather, time of day and mood.
Thanks.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

cheese said...

I like tea

Kel said...

I'm a green tea fan

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I love Chai Tea, thanks for the chance to win.

Kari said...

I'm a big tea fan as well - both hot and cold. My favorite tea is Earl Grey.

Thanks!

kc7snowflake (at) AOL (dot) com

Amanda said...

That's really cool! Thanks for the new site I can check out. My current favorite is orange pekoe.

Thanks!

nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

Heather J. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I'm a simple gal - my favorite tea is Earl Grey, served black. :)

Heather J. said...

Ooh, and I tweeted about this too!

Natalie said...

i drink green tea daily but my favorite is anything vanilla flavored! thanks for the great giveaway :)

christin said...

Chai is my favorite:) Thanks for the chance!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

trek said...

English Breakfast - definitely.

Love the quote in the picture from CS Lewis!

Kathleen said...

Lemon Zinger is my favorite. I love the clever names for the Novel Teas!

Janel said...

Oh my, these would be the perfect gift for librarians! What a great idea. My favorite teas are orange spice and vanilla rooibos.

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Caitie F said...

I love tea so much - I drink it year round! MY favorite flavors are fruity - raspberry or cranberry is always great!

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cstironkat said...

I like peach tea the best.

Raspberry said...

Chai, definitely!
This is such a cute idea, thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com
Oh, and I've also posted this on my sidebar.
Thanks!

Michelle said...

What a fun tea brand!! I have really gotten into tea this fall. My favorite? Honey Chamomile. Thanks!

jmchshannon at gmail dot com

Mia J. said...

This is such a wonderul giveaway. I have recently startede drinking green teas and would like to try some new flavors too. thanks for the chance.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I love mixing ginger and peppermint tea together. It gives a nice strong flavor and I am convinced that it is good for me.

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? My favourite flavour of tea is Jasmine.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

lilly said...

I love, love tea! A lot more than coffee, so I am definitely in! Especially that there are literary quotes involved. My favorite flavor is peppermint & spearmint tea.

lillyswistek at gmail dot com

elaing8 said...

I love different varieties of teas.but my favorite is Earl Grey
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Serena said...

This tea sounds lovely. I like all kinds of tee, but I really enjoy oolong!

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I also posted this in my sidebar!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, these are perfect gift ideas! I had never heard of them until now. My favourite tea is English Breakfast/Earl Grey. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to win and for introducing me to such a fun tea company.
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Jennifer said...

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I love blueberry tea.

You don't say if this is restricted to U.S. residents, so I'm hoping not.

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Lindsey said...

What a cute gift idea. I love lavender tea and peppermint tea, especially before bed. Please enter me! I also tweeted about this - @lindstx84

linds84@gmail.com

buzzd said...

I like orange flavorings and am starting to get into green tea. I also like apple cinnamin

pegsplace said...

Well this is a giveaway that was made for me! Oh, and 56 people before me! ;). I love tea and I love books. I am a teaaholic and a bibliophile! I have just organized my loose teas into beautiful glass containers, all labelled and everything. Right now I am into the Roobioos tea with milk. I love Earl Grey too and green teas and my mainstay, orange pekoe. Teas soothe my soul, in winter, summer, spring and fall. I love tea! A cup of tea when I walk in the door. A cup of tea when I sit down to read. A cup of tea when I sit and stitch. A cup of tea to keep my nerves under control.

I will be blogging about this giveaway and will come back to let you know that I did it!

thanks so much for your generosity!

pegsplace said...

Oh I forgot to give you my email...playa@sympatico.ca...sorry

kakihara said...

My favorite tea is the Good earth tea--it's sweet and spicy and dreamy.
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Bea said...

So so nice of you to be spreading holiday Happiness. :)

jennem said...

My favorite is white tea. Thanks for the chance!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

wendy said...

I love blackberry tea.

madamerkf at aol dot com

KiraR said...

My favourite tea is Earl Grey.

kiris089 at gmail dot com

Bonnie said...

This sounds like a wonderful idea..pairing tea with literary quotes! I'm a coffee and tea lover so this is perfect. I'll be checking these out for gifts.
My favorite tea is Vanilla Rooibus tea and second is England Breakfast tea.

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Victoria said...

I love reading and tea! I just passed this onto my sister as the "perfect" christmas gift for me idea :)

Thanks for the chance. My favorite tea right now is ginger peach but it changes very frequently. Happy Holidays! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Emily said...

OMG this is amazingly awesome looking tea! I cannot wait to try it! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

Bananas for Nana would have to be my pick!

emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

Rachel said...

My favorite tea is Cranberry Apple Zinger.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

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wmmahaney said...

What a neat idea.
My favorite flavor of hot tea is cider tea.
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Heidi V said...

Earl Gray or Peppermint our my favorites.

Thanks
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ossmcalc said...

I would love to win this giveaway as I love to experiment with different flavors of tea. My current favorite is Cinnamon Spice.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/6823713982

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

The Unsell Family said...

Cinnamon Spice is my favorite type of tea.
~Jen Unsell
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annalene said...

I drink a lot of chai tea lately (black tea, soy milk, honey, cinnamon, etc.), but my favorite tea of all is probably green, I never get tired of it!

Thank you so much for the giveaway, these teas sound excellent!

-annalene
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LittleEagle said...

What a wonderful idea. I definitely will be visiting them for future tea gift needs. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

Belinda M said...

My favorite is peppermint tea. I would love to give this as a gift.


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