19 October 2017

Arbor Teas Giveaway - Organic Tea and Stainless Steel Infuser

Arbor Teas Giveaway - Organic Tea and Stainless Steel Infuser / www.delightfulrepast.com

I recently had a chance to try Arbor Teas for the first time, and I was impressed. Arbor Teas offers one of the internet's largest selections of loose leaf organic teas and tisanes. Their entire catalogue is certified organic and two-thirds are Fair Trade Certified.

This is a small, family-owned company in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Blue!) with Carbonfree® business practices. Their facility is powered by Michigan sunshine (solar panels). I always compost my tea leaves, and even Arbor Teas packaging and labels are backyard compostable.

They offer all varieties of tea (black, green, white, oolong and pu-erh), as well as lots of herbal tisanes. I, of course, tried black teas only. The first one I tried, Nilgiri, I made as cold-brew iced tea. It was fabulous. I wish I had taken a photo of it for you so you could see the color and clarity.

Call me obsessive, but those two qualities, along with flavor, are especially important to me in iced teas. In case you want to try it, I used a 0.25-ounce/7-gram sample in 3 cups of room temperature water in a small pitcher in the refrigerator for 9 hours.

I tried the other teas my favorite way--hot--and enjoyed them all. As you can see from the photos, the tea leaves expand a lot while brewing, so you need a roomy infuser to allow them to unfurl properly.

Arbor Teas Giveaway - Organic Loose Leaf Tea and Stainless Steel Infuser / www.delightfulrepast.com


Arbor Teas Tea and Infuser Giveaway


The winner of the Arbor Teas giveaway will be sent his/her choice of tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Nilgiri) and the stainless steel tea infuser in his/her choice of trim color (black, blue or green). It works in some teapots as well as in mugs.

Arbor Teas Giveaway - Organic Tea and Stainless Steel Infuser / www.delightfulrepast.com


This giveaway is open to US* residents 18 years of age or older. Leave a comment below (one entry per person); tell me which of the three teas you'd like to try and which infuser trim color you prefer. Please include your email address in the body of your comment. Must enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday October 25.

* If you are outside the US but would like to have this sent to someone in the US (you would have to send them a gift card separately on your own), go ahead and enter! 

Winner will be chosen by random drawing and be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday October 26. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Sunday October 29, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

Disclosure: Arbor Teas provided product for review purposes and for the giveaway. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think! 
 
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65 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the English Breakfast tea and in blue, wow whee....I really enjoy your blog and all your knowledge about teas and your recipes..Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and Christmas wrapped up in one greeting from mjs at maryjanesampson@outlook.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Margie said...

I don't think I've ever had Nilgiri tea before. Thanks for introducing us to Arbor Tea.

Michele said...

Oh my word- please, by all means count me in - what a generous and awesome giveaway!

Thank you very much for the opportunity!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Mary Jane, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy the blog. Wishing you an awesome autumn!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, I'm happy to introduce my fellow tea lovers to my favorite teas. I just recently was served an organic tea from a company in Canada. I'm going to look into it and will eventually tell about it on the blog.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Michele, thank you - isn't tea wonderful?! You have a great weekend too!

Nancy said...

I have a Brown Betty tea pot and would love to try English Breakfast tea in the green color infuser. I am so traditional...
nkancel01@comcast.net

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Jean!Great giveaway!Hugs,Maristella.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Nancy, I love "so traditional." Wish I still had a Brown Betty teapot.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maristella. I hope you are having a wonderful autumn!

greenmtngirl said...

What a lovely giveaway! I like all those teas but would probably choose to try their English breakfast, an old favorite, with a green infuser for the zing!

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Well, we have a connection here. I compost tea leaves too. But I compost mine BEFORE they can be used to make tea. Haha…just “tea-sing” you. In any case, Tea is just not my cup of…Coca Cola. But I admire the intricacies practiced by aficionados.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love tea and brewing tea and collecting tea and sharing tea . . . I love the different diffusers too. I've not heard of this tea company - will have to check them out. I buy locally from a store called Tealula (they don't have an online option yet) and a store called SereneTeaz (they do have an online store). Thanks for the chance to win - I'd probably go with the Earl Gray!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

GMG, I love the English Breakfast! AND "zing!"

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Too cute, Sully, composting BEFORE! And don't worry, I can take a "tea-sing."

Susan Broughton said...

I have never tried the Nilgiri tea so I would be afraid to try it so I would go with the English Breakfast tea, I know I would like it. I think the black color would go with what I have.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lauren, the Earl Grey is one of my faves. Thanks for telling me about your favorite tea sources; will check them out.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Susan, the black is best for me too. And I think you'd like the English Breakfast.

Angie Schneider said...

What a great giveaway! Good LUCK to all!

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
Thank you for doing the giveaway. I would love to win Earl Grey and the blue infuser.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

keshakeke said...

I love hot tea! I would love to try the Nilgiri with a blue trim infuser.
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle Masters said...

Earl grey, Blue

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Angie. I like to spread the tea love!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Leslie, I'm having a cup of the Earl Grey right now!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

keshakeke, I want to get more of the Nilgiri - loved it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Michele, Earl Grey is the only "flavored" tea I like. Love it.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for introducing us to Arbor Teas, Jean! I would love to try them. Yes, please enter me in these lovely giveaway. Thank you!
Before I leave, I'd love to sit and have one of your chicken salad tea sandwiches!

maggyprime said...

Earl grey blue xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, I'd love to say "Put the kettle on, I'll be right over with the sandwiches!"

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Okay, maggyprime!

Kim Petit said...

Love this give away! English Breakfast and black please!

Thank you!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kim!

Jeanie said...

Lovely tea post. Since I won so recently, I won't enter but good luck to all!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Jeanie!

Annette said...

I'd like to try Nilgiri with a black rimmed infuser.
waytoomanycats @ gmail . com

marywyatt said...

Thank you for introducing us to an organic tea company. My selection would be Nilgiri with the black infuser.
marywyatt

mwyattt7@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Annette, great choice! (Can one have too many cats?!)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Mary. I always seek out organic. I figure anyone who drinks as much tea as I do really should!

Tony Grant said...

"Tea for two and two for tea." I remember that song when I was a young lad. This is a question, Jean, that you could take personally but I mean it more generally. I've often thought this when talking to the JASNA lot too. The thing with tea, Jane Austen and I noticed your very nice rose emblazoned tea cup, saucer and tea pot in your photograph,is it that Americans really, at heart, want to be English?

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

LOL But, yes, Tony. Some do. Not all. Though born in the US, my heritage is English AND, as an English friend once pointed out, genetically I'm more English than the Queen! But I have friends of German, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, African, Dutch and other heritages here in the US who are Anglophiles, too. So ...

Pom Pom said...

YUM! I like the oolong! I am going to go over to the site. My son is tea-crazed, too.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, I love that your son is tea-crazed, too! I'll have to try the oolong.

Caroline B said...

Definitely Early Grey which is my absolute favorite. And green for the ring. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I am a total "tea-geek" :)

lilinette1981 at gmail dot coom

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

My pleasure, Caroline! As a "tea-geek," I love introducing people to my favorite teas.

handmade by amalia said...

I do love a nice cup of tea, especially now that the weather is cooler. And I'll take one of those little sandwiches, please.
Amalia
xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Amalia. But can anyone ever eat just one tea sandwich?!

Miz Helen said...

A great give away and I would love your tea sandwiches! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Miz Helen! And if it's still hot there, you'd love the Nilgiri tea iced!

Maria | A Sweet Start said...

I’d love the English Breakfast tea and a blue infuser! maria @ asweetstart com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sounds good, Maria. I should get a blue one to go with my blue and white china.

Cathryn said...

Oooh what a great giveaway. Who doesn't love tea?

#dreamteam

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Cathryn! Having a cup right this minute!

freakdujour said...

I would love to try the Earl Grey and the color on the infuser doesn't matter thank you :) froggypartyof2@aol.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

fdj, I had the Earl Grey this morning. It is sooooo good!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Nigiri tea and in blue. clkeifer@yahoo.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

clk, good choice, I love the Nilgiri!

Emily Cooper said...

English breakfast is my fav, but I'd love to try the Nilgiri!Love that green color too. :) @sinfulnutrition.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Emily, I do love English breakfast - think I'll brew up a little pot of that next!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jean,
Last week I said I thought I was going to be around for awhile again. But it looks like that isn't going to happen so I wanted to thank you again for all your wonderful recipes and your friendship. You've bless our lives.
xo,
Lily
P. S. My husband's birthday is this Saturday and he has requested Parken for his cake so tomorrow is baking day. This gave me a smile and I hope it does you, too.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Dear Lily, you are soooo kind. I hope your husband has a fabulous day Saturday and enjoys his Parkin! (That indeed gave me a smile!)

Annamarie Voss said...

I would like to try the Organic pineapple passion green tea. I like the tea filter in lime green.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

That sounds refreshing, Annamarie!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner of the Arbor Teas giveaway, by random drawing, is Maria. Maria, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your shipping information, Arbor Teas will ship the package. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, October 29, another drawing will be held and new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun! Watch for more giveaways here at Delightful Repast! In the meantime, follow me on Google, Pinterest (@delightfulrepas) and Twitter (@delightfulrepas). You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

April J Harris said...

I always love trying new teas, Jean. I will have to look out for Arbor Teas when I'm in California in a couple week's time. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank *you*, April; I always enjoy the Hearth and Soul!

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