Friday, October 1, 2010

Tea Posy Review and Giveaway! Fall Festival!

Hey Neighbors!

Welcome to the first review and giveaway of the Fall Festival At the Fence!  Make sure to let everyone know about this event!  This first product is something you can enjoy on a cool fall morning as you start your day.  Or maybe in the evening as the sun goes down.  Actually anytime throughout the day would be a good time to enjoy your Tea Posy Blooming Teas.  Tea is one of my favorite drinks, so here we go.  I received the most gorgeous glass tea pot from Tea Posy with a built in strainer in the spout.  It looks so delicate and fragile.  Which goes right along with the teas.  These teas actually bloom right before your eyes.  The Tea Posy (Blooming Teas are tied very tightly and they require boiling water to bloom.)  I have to confess I have never tried a tea posy before but my whole family was excited to watch them bloom.  Here are the names of the ones I received:Crown Me, Red Song, Butterfly, Heart of Love, Calendula, Lady Fairy, Let it Snow, and Falling Water. Just the names sound beautiful!  I also received 2 Spring Sonata Loose leaf Tea Sachets.  The tea sachets contain-Hibiscus, Lily, Lavender, Rose, Sweet Leaves, Forget Me Not, and Chinese Globe Flower.  Now, stick with me here because if you have never tried a tea posy you need to hear the description  below or watch the video.  Each Tea Posy will make 4-6 pots of tea.  The Tea Posies are made with the highest grade of rare silver needle white tea leaves.The teas are scented with only natural jasmine flowers.  No artificial flowers are used.

Beautiful Glass Teapot
Tea Posies

Now for the really neat part.  You place your tea posy gently in the pot and bring a kettle of water to a fast boil.  Once boiling slowly pour the boiling water into the glass tea pot and then sit down to watch.  Yes, I said sit down to watch.  As you watch the tea posy slowly blooms right there in your tea pot. It gently starts to unfold and then the bloom appears.  Gorgeous!  As stated above each tea posy will make 4-6 pots of tea.  You just need to slowly pour more hot water in (not on the bloom) and let steep to your taste.  You can even save your bloom for a few days, by gently placing cold water in the tea pot and put on display.  You could also gently move the blossom to another glass container filled with cold water.  Your blossom should last a few days.


As for the taste, I found the ones I have already tried tasted great. You can also make iced tea, by pouring your tea over ice. (They suggest not sweetening the tea and I did not try adding any sweetener.  You will have to experiment with that yourself.  Tea Posies are not decaffeinated, but white tea contains the lowest level of caffeine among all caffeinated teas and coffee drinks.
Individual bag with one Tea Posy
Tea Posy before blooming

View of a blossom from the top.


How Tea Posy began:

"We began by bringing some teaposies and a tea kettle to a gift shop in Rochester, NY. It was "Black Friday" in 2005, and we were surrounded by eager shoppers. Within a few short hours, we had to drive back home to get more supplies. A little girl and her grandma stood in front of our table for the longest time, savoring the tea and marveling at the beauty of the blossoms… And that was how teaposy found its way into the hearts of its very first customers.
Since then, customers have returned to us with their stories of how teaposy has cheered their friends, comforted patients, touched mothers' hearts...
We hope our products help our customers enjoy quality time, alone or in the company of others. That is our sincerest goal"

Tea Posy has several  different teapots and other glassware available on their site.

Built in strainer.

Side View of a Tea Posy Bloom

This was after we let one sit longer.



Tea Posy is offering the winner of this giveaway their Celebrate Gift Set which is the same set I received.  Tea Posy is a great start to the Fall Festival.  Are you feeling a bit warmer?


Celebrate Gift Set

Enjoying a hot cup of tea.
 Mandatory Entry:Visit the Tea Posy website and tell me in a comment what makes you want to try the Tea Posies.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win.  This giveaway will end 10/15 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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3. In a comment tell me what time of day is your favorite for enjoying a hot cup of tea. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

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6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Celebrate Gift Set  for review purposes. All quotes are from the Tea Posy website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

86 comments:

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I love enjoying a nice warm tea with milk and honey before bed in the winter. :) mmmmm.

Hope said...

I would like to try this tea for 2 reasons: 1, I love trying new teas, and 2, I think it would be neat to watch it bloom!
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rubynreba said...

The teas are not decaffeinated but the white tea contains the lowest levels of caffeine among all caffeinated tea or coffee drinks.
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I like a cup of tea mid afternoon.
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meeyeehere said...

I would love to have this because I saw some movie where they were drinking tea like this and it was so lovely and old fashion looking.I am a tea addict so it would be greatly used at my house.
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I enjoy a nice hot cup of tea in the after noons while my son naps and one at night in front of the tv
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thepricklypinecone said...

I would love to win to see the amazing bloom come to life! So cool to see that.

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thepricklypinecone said...

I enjoy a cup of tea right after lunch as it helps refresh me for the rest of the day!

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Patricia said...

I like this because of the health benefits....It contains 26.3% of an antioxidant that may reduce cancer :)

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I love a hot cup of tea on winter times the most...Covering myself with a warm blanket, listening to christmas music, and tea :)

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Busy Working Mama said...

I love love love tea! My mom's tried these and loves them. What a great and artistic tea!
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I just want to experience this in person. I want to see it and smell it. thanks
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Daisy-Pie said...

This item looks interesting because it is genuine herbs used so I am interested in the health aspects.

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Daisy-Pie said...

My favorite time to enjoy tea is afternoons--English style.

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I like tea all the time.

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Amber Y said...

We drink a lot of different kinds of teas so we are always looking for new ones to try. this is so crazy and unique, I think we HAVE to try it now lol.

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traci said...

My favorite time to drink tea is in the evening or before bed-time.

traci said...

what is not to like about this tea? I'd especially like to watch it bloom.

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Lynda Del. said...

I love having my daily afternoon tea but I'd like to try brewing tea differently other than dropping a tea bag in a cup of hot boiling water.
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I would love to watch it bloom . that sounds like somethings the kids would like to
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Jaime said...

I would love to try this tea. I have heard of it before and really think it looks beautiful. What a great way to serve tea with a little something different
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Cherene said...

I would like to try this tea because all of them are scented with jasmine and there are no odd flavors like Ginseng. I love jasmine green tea!

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I like tea on cold mornings!
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