Friday, January 28, 2011

another freebie friday!

So the winner of last week's giveaway is KarenTheDancingLurker!! (Karen, seems silly to mail it to you....I'll bring it in person to dance class next week, yah?).

The winner of the giveaway from the week before that was "suenapse".... and I still have not heard from you! Well, you've commented once, but I still need you to email me your mailing address ;-) Let me know where to send your awesome monster towels!

This week's favorite thing of mine that I am passing along is tea...

...specifically Peet's Winter Solstice Blend. I know we're a couple of weeks past the solstice, but from what I can tell, most of us are still feeling the effects of winter.

This is a loose tea (not tea bags. It's a blend of black teas from Sri Lanka, India, and China, blended with cinnamon, clove, allspice, vanilla bean, citrus, and awesomeness (ok, that last ingredient is not listed on the label). It's a lovely blend. One of my favorites, and I look forward to it when comes out every year.

If you would like to enter, just say so in the comments. Elaborate if you want to, but don't feel obligated. If you're shy just say "yes! enter me!" or something of that sort. Easy breezy! If you don't want to be entered into the contest but want to chime in, you can do that too...just let me know not to throw your name into the hat.

I choose a name on Thursday at noon, and announce with winner on Friday when I show then next thing up for grabs.
Have fun and thanks for playing along! I'm having fun with it. I feel a little bit like the GoodieFairie or something ;-)


I have way more to say besides showing shiny boxes of tea. There will either be a second, longer post today, or I'll be typing today and editing and posting tomorrow.
Love you guys.


Lorena said...

Oo! OOO! Me! me! :waves hands wildly: I loves me some tea *and* I have this nifty thing - two of them, to be honest; I used to have one at home and one at work - that I got from Adagio, called the IngenuiTEA. It's a plastic lidded cup with a mesh filter on the bottom and a mechanism underneath that, that if the IngenuiTEA is just sitting flat you can fill it with hot water and steep your tea; then you put the whole thing on top of your mug, and that clicks the mechanism up and the tea pours into your mug, straining through the mesh filter that keeps your loose tea out of your cup. Which is a long-winded way of saying that I have the PERFECT thing for loose tea. Think of me, random number generator! Think of me!


Gina said...

Okay, I'll be the first to say enter me. Like everything at Peet's, this is awesome tea and perfect for cold days - some of which are in are our Bay Area winters and some in the summer. ;-)

~Donna~ said...

LOVE tea. I'm in for the drawing...

This tea brings up images of my 'girly' teapot, a dainty tea cup, a good book, and a cat curled up on my lap.

Anonymous said...

Hi- so the tea sounds great but am staying out of the pool on that.My personal favorite tea is vanilla. mmmmmmm. I must have messed up emailing you or it went to your junk folder- am trying again and put suenapse in the title line. suenapse

Pickyknitter said...

This is a good week for tea! I just attended tea lectures at the Dickens festival last week and promise to savor it if the RNG chooses me. I also promise to send you good relaxing thoughts. I was worrying about you on my commute today :(

bibliogrrl said...

OOHHH!!! Please put me in the hat! (that sounds WRONG. :D)

I am finally becoming a tea nerd (you do NOT want to know how much I've spent in the last month). What other teas would you suggest? I've been using Adagio.

not supergirl said...

Not a big tea drinker, so don't enter me for the drawing. I'm eager for that next post, though. :)