Category Archives: Loose Teas

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.


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.


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.

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.

American Tea Room Presidents Day Sale

Save 20% at American Tea Room For Presidents' Day!American Tea Room loves an American holiday and in celebration they are having a President's Day Sale! Save 20% off loose teas, teapots, and almost everything else they sell.

This comes at a great time too, because I am completely out of Immortal Green and Midori Sencha teas. It is also a great time to pick up their top selling green tea Nirvana.

They also have a number of gourmet food items to choose from too, so if it has been awhile since you shopped you should definitely check them out.

When checking out, use coupon code PRES20 to receive your discount. The sale runs through 2/21/2011 (which is Monday) and excludes items by Breville and Bodum.

Last Day to Save 20% off Green Tea from American Tea Room

20% Off Green Tea At American Tea Room!Today is the last day to save 20% off Green Tea from the American Tea Room. Green tea is full of anti-oxidants and a great way to stick to your New Year's resolutions of living a healthier life.

At check out just use the coupon code GREEN20 and you will receive your discount.

Some of my favorite green teas from American Tea Room include Immortal Green, a sencha with peach, and Organic Midori Sencha, a sencha with melons. They are my go to everyday teas.

I think I will use the sale to finally pick up some Nirvana, one of their newest teas that is receiving a great buzz. It is sencha combined with rose petals, berries, figs and kiwi.

They have a number of other great green teas as well, if fruit blends are not your thing. Check them out and order today!