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Monday, February 7, 2011

Giveaway: My Favorite Asian Teas

I never thought anything would come in between me and my morning coffee. I’m a espresso-drinking, black coffee kinda gal (I even have a coffee bean roasting machine at home), but this company, Two Leaves and a Bud has converted me into a tea lover fanatic.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love me my espresso, but my afternoons are reserved just for tea.

I’ve asked them to put together a box of my favorite Asian Teas: Gen Mai Cha, Lapsang Souchong, Jasmine, Green Tea, Gunpowder, Tropical Goji and White Peony Blossom to give away – this will be such a treat for the winner. It’s a huge box of tea which will probably last you for many, many months, even if you drink daily. Value of approx $100 worth of tea!

I love them so much that the teas were the stars of the photoshoot I did last week.

Two Leaves and a Bud Discount Code

If you’re interested in trying out Two Leaves and a Bud teas – they’ve given us a 20% discount code to use on entire order – just use “STEAMYKITCHEN11″


Organic Silver Needles: Silver needles are a rare white tea from China – they are the least processed of all teas, completely unoxidized  and uncured. The result is needle-like buds with silvery hairs on them. The taste is subtle and light, with honeydew melon flavor notes and
floral aromas.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Light floral
Middle Note: Slightly sweet
Finish: Honeydew melon

Organic White Peony: White tea is made from the young, unopened bud of the tea plant, and handled gently to preserve silvery white  hairs on the leaves. We think that you’ll sense the care used to harvest this tea in each cuppa’ – it’s smooth taste is matched by a soft flavor you can drink all day.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Smooth
Middle Note: Robust and sweet
Finish: Complex texture

Lapsang Souchong is traditionally smoke-dried over a pinewood fire. As a result, it has a distinctive smoky flavor that does not cover the black tea – instead it complements it, with a rich, dark amber color and a sweet, mellow finish.

Caffeine: None   Light   MODERATE
Top note: Campfire smoke flavor
Middle Note: Pine tar
Finish: Sweet aftertaste

Organic Gen Mai Cha, or brown rice tea, is fresh green tea prepared with puffs of brown rice. Ours starts with great organic whole leaf sencha (sun-finished green tea) balanced by just enough organic roasted rice to give you that great toasty flavor.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Grassy
Middle Note: Smooth and nutty
Finish: Toasty

Organic Pinhead Gunpowder: Pinhead gunpowder is tea leaves that are  withered, steamed, neatly rolled and then dried and polished into small  round pellets. The pellets resemble gunpowder, and have a smoky aroma  with a woody and nutty flavor that “explodes” when the leaves unfurl in the cup.
Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Smoky
Middle Note: Woody and slightly nutty
Finish: Earthy and semi sweet

Organic Tamayokucha: There’s a reason this is our best selling green tea – it has a sweet, light flavor you want in a cuppa’ green tea, without being bitter. How do we do it? These whole tea leaves are gently steamed as they dry. Tamayokucha has a beautiful green hue you’ll enjoy seeing in your cup as much as savoring on your tongue.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Smooth
Middle Note: Rich but light
Finish: Complex texture

Jasmine Petal Green If it’s true you taste with your nose as much as with your tongue, the delicate floral fragrance that lingers atop this smooth cup of green tea will be an otherworldly experience. These tea leaves are dried with jasmine flower petals to absorb the flavor. Inhale, then enjoy.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT Moderate
Top note: Smooth
Middle Note: Delicate and flowery
Finish: Light

Tropical Goji Green Tea

We give our traditional Japanese sencha tea leaves a face lift by brewing them with mango pieces and other tropical natural flavors. What results is the sort of tea it’s easy to imagine sipping while dipping your toes in the ocean. And here’s our little secret: we love it iced too.

Caffeine: None   LIGHT   Moderate
Top note: Tropical fruit
Middle Note: Smooth and rich
Finish: Slightly tangy

Enter Two Leaves and a Bud Asian Tea Giveaway

No purchase necessary, but if you’d like to try some Two Leaves and a Bud tea, use discount code STEAMYKITCHEN11 for 20% off your entire order.

Giving away box of My Favorite Asian Teas: Tropical Goji Green Tea, Jasmine Petal Green, Organic Tamayokucha, Organic Pinhead Gunpowder, White Peony Blossom, Gen Mai Cha, Organic Silver Needles and Organic Lapsang Souchong, value of approx $100.00

Entry form for giveaway below!

Congratulations to our winner(s)!
Pamela Tessmer

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