Tea drinkers take heart! There are some Cyber Monday deals for you too. Here are the Teavana Cyber Monday Deals that will have you saving money and sipping some really great loose tea just in time for the winter months.
Shop today Monday November 28 until 11:59pm EST and Get $10 OFF any $50 or more purchase & FREE Sample & Gift at Teavana.com! Coupon Code: 10OFF50. The free gift is a Mari tea tin, perfect for gift giving. Need some suggestions on what to get? Here are a few:
This loose leaf tea steeper makes a perfect cup of tea every time. Just add tea leaves and hot water then allow to steep. When done place it over your mug and it will strain the tea right into your cup.
This tea set comes with everything that someone will need to start enjoying loose tea immediately. It has the Perfect Teamaker, 4 teas (My Morning Mate, Strawberry Lemonade herbal tea, Fruta Bomba green tea, and Rooibos Chai tea), German rock sugar, a PerfecTea Teaspoon, and 4 airtight tea tins. It is all packaged in a gift box. There is enough tea to make 60 cups of tea.
While you are shopping pick up a new tea to try for yourself. One of Teavana's most popular teas is their White Ayurvedic Chai Tea. It is a chai that stands apart! This energizing tea contains spicy bursts of cinnamon, cloves and black and red pepper tempered with sweet coconut and delicate lemongrass. These complex flavors enhance the Ayurvedic properties of this rare white tea.
Shop today to receive these Cyber Monday savings!
With all the tragedy and heartbreak that Japan has faced following the massive earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster there is even more the country must deal with. Radiation has been affecting their food crops, including Japanese tea production.
From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle here is the latest news:
The government decided yesterday to curb shipments of dried tea leaves containing more than 500 becquerel per kilogram of radioactive cesium and ordered a halt in shipments from the eastern prefectures of Ibaraki, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tochigi where tainted produce was detected. Japan's tea production, including fresh and dried leaves, was worth 102.1 billion yen ($1.3 billion) in 2009, according to the agriculture ministry.
The decision came after Shizuoka prefecture, Japan's largest growing region representing about 40 percent of total output, declared its green tea was safe. Governor Heita Kawakatsu said last month tests on fresh leaves and drinks showed they contained cesium amounts well below the government levels. Still, cesium levels in dried leaves could be about five times higher than fresh leaves, said Yasuo Sasaki, senior press counselor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
"The new regulation may spur shipment restrictions from Shizuoka prefecture, slashing supplies and boosting prices of green teas," Sasaki said today in a telephone interview. "Higher prices could spur consumers to shift from green tea to cheaper alternatives such as barley tea or oolong tea."
This is a topic I want to stay in touch with as Japanese sencha tea is one of my favorites. I will keep you posted to news as I come across it.
Mother Nature has been teasing us here in Michigan with some summer like days. Which has lead to drinking iced tea by the pitcher. Which got me to thinking that I may want to invest in a new iced tea pitcher for when summer is actually here.
My requirements are something easy to use and something that is made for brewing loose leaf iced tea. I came up with a couple of possibilities.
Easter (April 24) is just around the corner and Mother's Day (May 8 ) is not far behind that. If you are looking for the perfect gift, then American Tea Room just may be able to help you out. They have offering 10% off on all teas and teacups today through Saturday (4/9/2011).
How about this pretty infuser mug for Mom?
Red and Pink Floral Tea Cup with Infuser
Or this set of 4 mugs inscribed with poems in black kanji and hiragana calligraphy:
Poem Tea Cup Set
Use code TEA10 when checking out in order to receive 10% off. Hurry because this offer is only good for the next few days.
Prince William and KaTea Tea Bags
You just have to love a Royal Wedding. Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to tie the knot on April 29. They will put the faces of the happily engaged couple on anything. Check out these Prince William and KaTea Tea Bags.
Their arms rest on the edge of the cup and are decorated with images of the Prince and Princess-to-be. I'm not sure what kind of tea it is, but a fun novelty item. They would be perfect as a gift for any royal watcher.
Teavana Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea
Teavana has issued a voluntary recall for their Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea due to possible salmonella contamination. The tea was sold both online and in their retail stores from approximately December 2010 to February 2011.
Please contact Teavana at 1-877-832-8262 for more information. They are offering a full refund for anyone who purchased the tea.
The tea was made by Aromatics Inc. of Basin City, Washington.
A second tea recall was also issued by RemedyTeas for their Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea and Tranquility Herbal Tea that was also made by Aromatics Inc. Customers who purchased this tea from either a retail location or through the internet may return it to the place of purchase or contact the company at 1-206-323-4832 for a full refund.