March 24, 2010

Lying Through My Tea (Giveaway Post!)

Hi.

As if my schedule wasn’t making it hard enough to blog, I’ve now caught myself a cold. Mom stayed with me for a few days this week and came down with something after arriving. In my morning delirium yesterday, I started brushing my teeth, per usual, though something felt a little different. I looked at the toothbrush, and sure enough, it was Mom’s. Instant damnation.

Turns out I’m pretty well prepared for my current circumstances, however, in spite of having a cold and a busy schedule. Celestial Seasonings hooked me up, big time!

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Something tells me I’ll be cranking through all my new tea in the next few days. Celestial Seasonings happens to be my favorite brand of bagged tea, so the arrival of this supply was timely. I’m really liking the Sleepytime Vanilla flavor—I’ve always enjoyed Sleepytime, and the vanilla is a nice addition to the herb mix.

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Since I’m sure I can’t be the only one suffering from seasonal bugs and/or allergies, let’s get one of you hooked up with tea too. Celestial Seasonings wants to send one lucky winner a care package!

The Celestial Seasonings Natural Wellness Kit (worth $60) includes:

· Four wellness teas to ease symptoms associated with the cold and flu including Sleepytime Extra, Echinacea Complete Care and Tummy Mint

· Two green teas to support a healthy immune system year round - Authentic Green Tea and Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea

· Mug, soothing lip balm, honey sticks and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Bear and the book “Herbs for Health and Happiness” by Celestial Seasonings founder Mo Siegel and Nancy Burke

To enter, just leave a comment on this post.

For additional entries, you may:

  1. Link back to this giveaway on your own blog. You must leave an additional comment on this post to let me know you’ve done so, or the additional entry will not be counted.

  2. Tweet a link to this giveaway, making sure to include my Twitter handle, @soapnchocolate. Again, you must leave an additional comment here to let me know you’ve done so. You can use this message: @soapnchocolate is giving away Celestial Seasonings tea! http://bit.ly/aQYSJJ

  3. Correctly guess which of the following “lies” is, in fact, a truth.

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My girl Katherine awarded me this “Creative Writer” award quite a few weeks ago and I’m embarrassed it took me so long to post it myself, but better late than never, as they say. Here goes.

  1. I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.
  2. My grandparents were born in South Africa.
  3. I have peed in public.
  4. Sometimes I smoke a pipe.
  5. I live above a karaoke bar.
  6. Belly dancing is a hobby of mine.

I’ll reveal the truth next Thursday, April 1, along with the winner of the Celestial Seasonings Natural Wellness Kit! Happy guessing…

45 comments:

Nutritious Foodie said...

wonderful giveaway! I drink 6-7 cups just at work...

itsawrapteacher said...

I am the tea queen and would love to try some new flavors!

Ashley said...

I've been drinking TONS of water lately but not tea. I think I need to make a return to green tea!

Ashley said...

I tweeted!

elaine said...

I love tea-start out every morning with a cuppa.

Elaine R
emrosser2shaw.ca

elaine said...

Extra Entry - My guess is that #2 is actually the truth.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Sophie @ yumventures said...

As a Brit, I love my tea :) I think belly dancing is a truth!

Gabriela said...

Awesome giveaway, I go through tea like it's my job!! I'm gonna go with #2 as the truth!!

Gaby said...

Great giveaway! I drink so much tea! Sometimes far too much, leading me on many occasions to seriously consider peeing in public :X And I love trying new flavors!

Gaby said...

Hm, as for which one is true...well, I feel like perhaps everyone has had to pee in public, right? Unless maybe I just find myself in weird situations. I"ll go with the belly dancing because it's so much fun! And if it's not true, then you should try it :)

Christine said...

I would love to try "wellness tea". It sounds so good for you. I guess # 3 is true...

Unless, because the reveal is April Fool's day, they are all true... then I guess all. ;)

katherine said...

this is the most perfectly timed giveaway ever! my sniffles are putting a serious damper on my days and tea has been my only solace. i bet the sleepytime vanilla would be amazing!

mgonyeo said...

I'm in the middle of a really bad cold, so I could totally use this!

mgonyeo said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/mgonyeo/statuses/11036900124

mgonyeo said...

I guess that you belly dance!

ikkinlala said...

If Canadians may enter, I'd love to, please.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

you peed in public, that's the truth and i know it :) well maybe?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

give me some more tea b/c clearly i need more to get my caffeine groove on!

Missy said...

Hope your feeling better! I could use some new teas!

BroccoliHut said...

I love Celestial Seasonings, ever since I discovered the magic that is Gingerbread Spice tea:)

Chin Chin Chu said...

I need some tea!!!! Could help a lot with the sniffles for me as well!!

Erica said...

aww! Hope you feel better. Don't enter me because I'm not a tea drink but such a fun contest!!

jvegegirl said...

This is amazing! I love the celestial seasoning sugar cookie sleigh ride especially :)

Astra Libris said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear your caught your mom's cold! I hope you feel better soon!!

I'm in awe of this giveaway - tea rocks my world!! (and happily floats me through the day, from morning English breakfast to bedtime "sleepytime..." :-)

Wow, your local TJ's has lines out the door??! Amazing!

Astra Libris said...

P.S. I'm going to somewhat randomly guess that #4 is the truth... :-)

Mo Diva said...

thanks for showin me some love. Im so sorry to hear about the recent break up. their loss totally!
We will get our mojo back! and we will be cookin up a storm

emily said...

Sounds yummy.

emily said...

My guess for the truth is the Chinese one, because I know you lived in China for a bit.

Sharon said...

Mmm tea tea tea! :) Hope all is well!

Sharon said...

I say numero uno. ONE is the truth! =)

gretchen said...

great giveaway!

Dominique said...

I'm going to guess #1 is the truth and I posted about the contest on my blog. I don't have Twitter (woe is me) so no tweeting action here.

greensandjeans said...

I'm going to guess that you have peed in public

Hollafoodzone said...

Ha ha - I'll pick #3 peed in public! Don't know why. I don't take "in public" to mean in front of other people, just not in a bathroom!

elise said...

i just tweeted

elise said...

i have a SERRRRRRRIOUS tea addiction. im a sucker for packaging too, so i literally get a new flavor each trip to WFs...

Katie said...

I am sooooo addicted to tea, and could certainly use new stock!

Anisha said...

The vanilla sounds great!

Caronae said...

Oh how I love tea. Mmmm. So relaxing! Feel better soon!

Gina said...

I bet you live above a karaoke bar!! Random guess, really.

Thanks for the great giveaway. I tweeted :)

vegfiguresk8er said...

I loveee teas! I have a tea shelf at my place with about 20 boxes of tea! :)

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Celestial Seasonings are my favorite teas :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Linked the giveaway in sidebar, Delicious
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

You speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.
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