Thursday, September 02, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
A spot of tea anyone? If you are a tea drinker, here is a tea merchant I am very excited to tell you about. TeaGschwendner. They have recently opened their newest store in Rockefeller Center in New York.
TeaGschwendner started in a small tea shop in Trier, Germany during the late seventies. They quickly grew into a global leader of specialty teas with more the 130 shops across four continents. Each shop carries more than 300 varieties of loose leaf teas. You will find a wide variety of teas ranging from exquisitely delicious teas to the most rarest of teas produced just for TeaGschwendner.
Why shop at TeaGschwendner:
1. Premium Quality - High Standards of product quality and freshness
2. Safety - Teas are tested in house for pesticides and residues
3. Price and Value - Sustainable tea cultivation brings excellent quality with controlled prices.
4. Expertise - Experts at every level of tea production. They should be called Experteas!
5. Independence - Direct purchasing from growers brings the quality to the customers.
TeaGschwendner was very kind in sending a few samples of their incredible tasty loose leaf teas. Of course I had to sample the grand opening special blend of Rockin Red Apple. Simply said it is scrumptious. This black tea is paired with vanilla and sweet crisp apple pieces. The flavor is so delicate with a lovely apple note. I actually enjoyed this tea as a cold drink on a hot summer day. A quick 2 minute brew in boiling water, then I poured it over a glass of ice and it was the perfect tea drink. Extremely refreshing. My next flavor is a green tea variety - Passion Fruit Decaffeinated. I love anything passion fruit so I could not wait to experience this lovely tea. I selected decaf because I most like to drink tea in the evening after dinner. The taste of the passion fruit was delightful. A true tropical treat. It has an exquisite color and aroma. Green tea, sunflower blossoms and natural flavor all worked nicely for the perfect tea. It is suggested to sweeten with white sugar but I found the taste so pleasing, I drank it as brewed. Delicious. A little bolder flavor is the China Chun Mee Decaffeinated. It has a richer taste of chestnut tones. It is also a little smoky in flavor. I loved the boldness of this tea.
To Purchase: The varieties of Loose Leaf tea at TeaGschwendner will tickle the taste buds of all tea lovers. Brewing loose leaf tea is part of the experience. Whether you like a tea bag, or tea ball or tea net, you will find all your preparation accessories available at TeaGschwendner. They have lots of amazing tea pots and tea cups too! Once you choose the teapot, make sure you get your perfect tea. You can order directly from TeaGschwendner online.
Stay Connected with TeaGschwendner:
Looking for the perfect cup of tea? Here is your chance to win! TeaGschwendner is providing a giveaway for FOUR winners. Three readers will be rewarded a $50.00 gift card to TeaGschwendner and the grand prize winner will receive a teapot chosen by TeaGschwendner! Thanks so much TeaGschwendner!
Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Visit TeaGschwendner and tell me in a comment which tea you would love to try.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.
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Giveaway ends on September 12th, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Winner(s) will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.
Many thanks to TeaGschwendner for providing the review samples and giveaway product.
Disclosure: I received gratis samples for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.