15% Off Tea at American Tea Room

Today is my birthday and it is like American Tea Room is having a sale just for me! Take 15% off today and tomorrow (March 26 and 27, 2015) on any order over $50. At check out use coupon code BESTTEA and enjoy the savings.

My recommendations today are going to explore some of my new favorites and ones that you will always find in my tea cabinet.

Milk Oolong Tea

One of my absolute newest obsessions is Milk Oolong. The leaves are tightly rolled and despite the name contain no milk or dairy. What you do get with the first infusion is a sweet and creamy tea. The scent coming from your cup is absolutely heavenly and the size of the leaves after they unfurl is quite surprising. I will definitely be treating myself to some for my birthday.

Bliss Organic Green & White Tea


One of my favorite teas from American Tea Room is Bliss tea. It is a blend of white and green tea with dragon fruit and pomegranate. Plus it is organic too. It is delicious as a hot and iced tea, which is perfect for the crazy hot and cold spring weather we are having in Michigan. Everyone that I have ever shared this tea with absolutely loves it as well. You know that I will be stocking up on this tea during the sale.

The 15% off tea sale is running today, March 26, and tomorrow, March 27th on all orders over $50. Don't forget to use code BESTTEA when checking out in order to save.

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Free Floral Tea from American Tea Room

Lychee Rose Organic Black TeaOne of my favorite places to buy tea from, American Tea Room, is offering a deluxe sample of their floral tea with every $25 order today only. No special coupon code is required, they will just add it automatically to your order!

Want some suggestions of what to order? I am a huge fan of their blended teas including Bliss tea, a blend of organic white and green tea with dragon fruit and pomegranate, and Nirvana tea, a sencha green tea with kiwi, fig, peony petals, and berries.

I've also recently been drinking a lot of green tea with mint and I would love to try their organic Coco de Menthe tea. It has very high reviews on the American Tea Room website and a blend of chocolate, mint and green tea sounds wonderful.

This is a great time to try some new tea or stock up on some old favorites. Order today, because this deal is only valid on March 24, 2015.

Free Shipping at American Tea Room – Today Only!

This is such a great deal and I am really excited to share it with you. American Tea Room is offering free shipping today (February 5) only on any tea order. As I am staring out my window, watching even more snow fall, I am so very thankful for the hot cuppa of tea that I have next to me.

Here are a few of my suggestions for buying with this deal today:

My favorite is Immortal Green, a blend of green sencha tea with peaches, marigolds, and passion fruit. It smells and tastes heavenly from the moment you open the package. It is one of their top sellers, you just can't go wrong with this tea.

Named for the region outside Taipei that is is grown in, Dong-Ding Oolong Tea is best described as buttery smoothness. The leaves are shiny and tightly rolled giving off a floral and fresh aroma. Watching the tea leaves infuse in your cup, you can see them unfurl into three-leaf sets. The first infusion gives you a tea that is intensely yellow with a hint of green. It is described as tasting of fresh cream, orchids, gardenias, and a hint of vanilla sweetness with a light astringency.

For the evening I enjoy a good herbal tea and I had the chance of trying Shangri*LA recently. It is a hibiscus blend tea with roses, currants, and forest berries. It gives you a deep scarlet red tea in your cup and is absolutely delicious. Definitely transports me out of the winter wonderland we have going on here.

Hope these suggestions have you ready to do some shopping of your own. Remember you can get free shipping today with any order today. Perfect for stocking up or trying something new. Visit American Tea Room and get Free Shipping on every order, with code SHOWLOVE.


2013 Tea Lovers Gift Guide

2013 Tea Lovers Gift GuideTea is definitely a year round beverage, but there is just something about winter and the holidays that calls for more tea. Which makes it perfect for all of the tea lovers on your shopping list! I have put together my top picks and created the 2013 Tea Lovers Gift Guide to make your shopping easy.

  1. Teavana Tea Gift Set- This tea gift set has just about everything that the special person on your list will need  for making a great cup of tea. It comes in a lovely gift box containing four loose leaf teas (Sakura Allure Green Tea, Strawberry Lemonade herbal tea, Matevana, and Rooibos Chai Tea) in reusable tea tins, a tin of German rock sugar, a PerfecTea teaspoon, and a PerfecTea maker. Just add hot water! This gift makes over 60 cups of tea.
  2. Chocolate Trio Gift Box Set - Tea and chocolate are such a great pairing that this gift set is able to offer two chocolate infused teas! An added bonus is this is one of my favorite places to get loose leaf tea and it is hard to go wrong with anything there.
    Chocolate Trio Gift Box Set
  3. Every loose leaf tea drinker can use an infuser mug. It is a daily used staple in my house. I love this Turquoise Curve Tea Mug with infuser. It has an included stainless steel infuser with fine mesh for those really small tea leaves. Plus the lid flips over for the infuser to rest in when your tea is done steeping. Very handy to get those second and third infusions from your tea!
    Curve Tall Tea Mug With Infuser - 15 oz
  4. Steeping a great cup of tea involves two things. High quality tea and bringing water to the perfect temperature. This Breville Variable Temperature Tea Kettle is perfect. Add water and push a button for either green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, or coffee (perfect for your french press!) and it does the rest. It will even keep the water at the right temperature for 20 minutes.
    Breville Variable Temperature Electric Kettle
  5. A Tea Set. This Noble Poppy Bone China tea set is absolutely stunning to me and would brighten up any kitchen. It comes with the teapot, four cups and four saucers - great for inviting over some friends for tea.

Tell me what is on your tea wish list this year. I would love to know!

Teavana Cyber Monday Deals

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:

Teavana's Perfect Tea Maker

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.

Teavana Perfect Teamaker

Teavana Tea Sampler Gift Set


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.

Teavana Tea Sampler Gift Set

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.

White Ayurvedic Chai Tea

Shop today to receive these Cyber Monday savings!

Is the Radiation in Japan Affecting Tea Production?

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.

Iced Tea Pitcher

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.

Bodum 3-L. Ceylon Iced Tea Infuser Pitcher


Bodum 3-L. Ceylon Iced Tea Infuser Pitcher

This Ceylon Tea Pitcher is great for all occasions, during hot summers as well as cold winters! Made of clear plastic, the pitchers can serve both cold beverages and warm t... [Read more]


Takeya Iced Tea Pitcher


Takeya Iced Tea Pitcher

With the Japanese inspired design of the Takeya pitcher you can brew up to 66 oz. of flash chilled iced tea in minutes. Perfect for our Half Gallon Iced Tea Pouches. Pitche... [Read more]

Store: Mighty Leaf Tea

2QT Mist Glass Iced Tea Pitcher


2QT Mist Glass Iced Tea Pitcher

This stylish twist on the bell-shaped glass teapot comes complete with a removable stainless steel basket infuser with a BPA-free plastic handle for easy removal. The fine ... [Read more]

Store: Art of Tea

Hamilton Beach 40912R 2 Qt. Iced Coffee/Tea Maker Machine with 1 Gallon Pitcher


Hamilton Beach 40912R 2 Qt. Iced Coffee/Tea Maker Machine with 1 Gallon Pitcher

Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker with Sterilite 1 Gallon Twist and go Pitcher. With the Hamilton Beach Iced Coffee Maker make delicious iced coffee without the h... [Read more]

Store: VMInnovations

Teavana Modern Iced Tea Maker


Teavana Modern Iced Tea Maker

Glass and stainless steel The matte stainless steel top houses the brewing chamber which then empties into the glass carafe full of ice below. Holds 28oz (825mL). Dishwashe... [Read more]

Store: Teavana.com

Hamilton Beach 2 Quart Iced Coffee/Tea Maker / 40912R


Hamilton Beach 2 Quart Iced Coffee/Tea Maker / 40912R

Hamilton Beach 40912R Iced Coffee/Tea Maker. With the Hamilton Beach Iced Coffee Maker you can make delicious iced coffee without the hassle. Brew up to two quarts of iced ... [Read more]

Store: VMInnovations

Capresso Iced Tea Maker


Capresso Iced Tea Maker

No more waiting hours for iced tea. This innovative iced tea maker brews your favorite loose-leaf or bagged teas directly into a generously sized pitcher. Brew strength is ... [Read more]

Store: Sur La Table


American Tea Room Teacup & Tea Sale

American Tea Room Teacup & Tea SaleEaster (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 Royalty Tea Bags

Prince William and KaTea Tea Bags

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 Tea Recall

Teavana Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea

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.