Now that Fall is here and my thoughts turn to Halloween and Thanksgiving, I have pumpkins on my mind. Specifically a Pumpkin Teapot, perfect for serving tea now.
I love this one from American Tea Room:
It is a cast iron teapot, or tetsubin. It holds 14 ounces and has a pumpkin stem finial on the teapot lid. Cast iron makes a wonderful teapot as it retains heat and is long lasting. They are quite common in Japan, where they originated.
This weekend is a great time to buy as they are also offering 20% off all orders over $75 when you use the code "Columbus20" at checkout. The offer starts today and runs through Monday October 11. That would be an awesome savings on the pumpkin teapot. Breville and Bodum items are exempt from the offer.
Also if you are in Canada, then enjoy free shipping this Thanksgiving weekend on all orders over $60. This is a $15 value. Please used coupon code "Canada" at checkout. Offer expires on Monday October 11 and also excludes Bodum and Breville items.
Recently I was asked is Rooibos Tea decaf? For which the answer is a resounding yes! It contains no caffeine naturally and is a great option for those who can not tolerate it.
I usually start my day out with a green tea with caffeine, but by the time the afternoon rolls around I know that it is time for me to switch to a caffeine free or decaf tea or I will be up all night long. There are many reasons for staying away from caffeine and that is mine. Plus my daughter loves it and while she does drink tea with caffeine from time to time, caffeine free is mostly what she drinks.
Recently I wrote about making a fast glass of loose iced tea. It is such a great method to cool off, during this record heat summer we are having. I'm going through iced tea so very quickly, that a pitcher doesn't last very long in my home.
Anyway I found a video that shows how to make a quick glass of iced tea. This Brewing Loose Iced Tea video is just over a minute long, so won't take long to watch. He uses what appears to be the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker, which is a great option for steeping both hot and iced tea.
You can find some great loose teas from Teavana along with tea making accessories. They are also offering free shipping with a $50 order right now, a great savings to your order.
What is your favorite tea from Teavana? I am a big fan of their herbal and rooibos blends.
Personalized Tea Bags are a great party favor or wedding favor that your guests will love to receive. Beau Coup offers some of the most beautiful designs and styles to complement your celebration.
Whether you are hosting an afternoon tea party or a bridal shower, these personalized tea bags are sure to be a huge hit. Add them to a treat bag for your guests to take home, set each place setting with one, or put them by your tea service.
Beau Coup offers fast service with a high level of quality. Right now they are offering free shipping on all orders over $99 when you use the coupon code FREESHIP during the checkout process. They offer a number of personalized designs that are sure to fit your theme. Visit them today and see how easy it is to order personalized tea bags.
Check out our Tea Party Favors page for more options. As always, if you need any help in locating some specific please let me know. I am glad to help you search for it.
This morning is tea for two and I brewed a whole pot of American Tea Room's Earl Grey Shanghai. It has certainly been the week of Earl Grey tea and I still have one more to try. They have all been lovely with their own flavor and twist, from black to green to rooibos. Who knew there were so many varieties of Earl Grey tea? Here is my daily cup of tea picture for the day.
Want to add some Earl Grey Shanghai to your tea cabinet? It is easy with free shipping from American Tea Room on a $60 order.
In celebration of the New Year, American Tea Room is offering an Oolong tea sale. All of their Taiwanese High Mountain Oolongs are 25% off through then end of January. They are offering four of their varieties at this special price. Their Bao Zhong Royale Oolong is pictured to the left. It is described as a tea with a sweet, floral taste perfect for those new to tea. It is also great for multiple infusions.
Also available in the sale is Dong-Ding Oolong, Oriental Beauty Oolong, and Organic Formosa Plum Oolong tea. Don't miss out on this chance to try out American Tea Room's Oolong teas at a great price. Plus receive free shipping on orders over $60.
I recently placed my first order with Teavana online. We have a local store, but they were offering a free 2 oz. tea sample with a purchase on Black Friday. I'm always wanting to try new teas and you can't beat free tea.
I am very impressed with their shipping and how everything was packaged. I placed my order at 10:30 at night on Friday and received notice that my order has shipped on Saturday. I received my order Wednesday. That is fast. I often hesitate to order from large companies because shipping can be so slow.
Speaking of free, Teavana is offering free shipping starting Monday 12/7/2009 and running through Wednesday 12/9/2009. Take advantage of this great deal just in time for Holiday gift shopping and restocking your tea cabinet.
American Tea Room is offering a sale of 20% off their entire stock of teapots. This teapot sale does not require a special coupon code and it runs through 12/31/2009. What a fabulous deal and great timing too. Order some teapots for Holiday gift giving or perhaps a new one for yourself.
The cast iron Tetsubin pictured above is beautiful and functional. Handcrafted with Sakura, or cherry blossoms, it will keep your tea warm longer. Plus it is a teapot that will last for a long time.
American Tea Room offers many different types of teapots, including stainless steel, porcelain, glass, and cast iron. They are sure to have a teapot that fits your style.
They are also running a Sale-a-bration for the rest of December as well. Receive 10% off 2 of the same item or 20% off 4 of the same item. Plus any order over $50 will receive free shipping. These special deals do not require a coupon code. Have fun shopping!
In our ongoing series of Black Friday deals, today the deal is for American Tea Room. Starting today (Happy Thanksgiving!) and ending on Tuesday 12/1/2009 you will receive 10% off your order. This is on top of any other discounts on their sale items.
Use this special discount to try out some new teas. It is also the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts for your friends and family. Share your love of tea with them. It is a thoughtful gift that may grow into them having their own tea cabinet someday.
American Tea Room has a full line of Tea Gifts that are packaged in unique boxes, such as black lacquer bento boxes. They come with an assortment of teas, each in their own stainless steel tea tin.
Relax in the comfort of your own home, sipping a cup of Tangier tea, and get your shopping done. Miss out on the crowds and take advantage of this Black Friday deal. Use coupon code BlackFriday to get the 10% off and enjoy free shipping with a $50 order.
We are going to be posting several Black Friday tea deals as we learn of them. Our first one up is from Teavana. Starting today and running through Monday 11/30/2009 you will receive 2 oz of Rooibos Rose Garden loose tea for free with any purchase. It is described as a flowery and fruity blend of green Rooibos, rhubarb pieces, red currants, and pink rose petals. And you will get to try it for free.
This is a great time to purchase gifts for others or to try out some new teas from Teavana. Or just restock your tea cabinet with your favorites.
Here is our top gift suggestion:
Imperial Blooming Flower Tea Collection. This lovely gift comes with four kinds of blooming tea as well as four tea tins and two double-walled glass tea tumblers. Who says that flowers just have to bloom in the garden?
Again the deal is for Free Tea with Any Order - Receive 2oz Rooibos Rose Garden Tea with any order at Teavana.com Wednesday 11/25/09 thru Monday 11/30/09. You will also receive free shipping on any order over $50. Avoid the stores and shop online this week.