Saturday, April 2, 2011

Two leaves and a bud TEA COMPANY--Product Review and Giveaways

 
Two Leaves and a Bud

Those who know me well should know that I’m a tea lover.  Many of my afternoon treats go perfectly with a cup of tea. However, I still love my French Roasted, rather strong coffee in the morning. That’s about the only thing that can really wakes me up (besides my baby' girl’s crying).  But throughout the day and especially around tea time, I really prefer a cup of hot tea.  Until I tried the tea sachets from two leaves and a bud, I didn’t know what I’ve been missing.  Their organic tea tastes like nothing I’ve ever had before.  They are rich, complex, fragrant, and simply unforgettable. 

Two Leaves and a Bud--Complete Sachet Sampler

Two leaves and a bud sent me a box of Complete Sachet Sampler to try (see above picture).  It contains one of each two leaves and a bud tea, a total of 18 sachets.  It’s a genius way to try out which flavor you love most before you place an order for a specific flavor.  I think it’ll also make a great gift for a tea lover and the like.  The only issue I have is that it’s impossible to pick just one favorite.  All of them are unique and flavorful in its own way.  For instance, take a look at the Organic Chamomile sachet picture below.  Do you see those generous amount of delicious little flower in one sachet?  I couldn’t resist but to sniff it right after I opened the package.  The sweet scent came right through along with a rich apple scent.  It’s the best chamomile tea I’ve ever had, by far.  Besides the sweet floral and apple scent, it came with a hint of honey taste as well.  I sure did enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with a cup of hot Organic Chamomile tea in my hands.

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If you’re new to tea drinking and don’t know much about tea, hop on to two leaves and a bud’s website to learn more.  They are truly passionate about tea and focus on providing their customers with the best quality of products.  There are simple instructions on how to brew each tea and there’s a knowledge center link on the site.  However, if you’re lazy like me and don’t like to read too much, no big deal. The brewing instructions are printed on each sachet!  See the package below, suggestion brew time is 4 minutes, this Organic Chamomile is caffeine free, and the water temperature for brewing should be a full boil.  Informative, right?  Plus, there’s a list of ingredients on each package as well.  Don’t you love that?  Last but not least, the tea sachet and sleeve are biodegradable too!

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Up next, I tried the Organic Orange Sencha.  I love green tea and this particular one is delicately blended with Italian red orange that gives it a hint of citrus flavor.  It really did perk up my taste buds and my spirit.

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Another beautiful sachet is the Organic Pomi-Berry (see picture below).  Do you see the lovely chamomile and forest berries in it?  When you can see the whole tea leaves, petals and herbs inside the sachet, you know these are quality ingredients.  I love it, especially, you can make iced-tea from the Pomi-Berry. Yes, you heard me right, iced-tea.  So perfect for spring and summer. 

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It’s naturally sweet with a lovely berry flavor that isn’t too herbal.  You can add a little bit of sugar or agave to sweeten it up.  For me, they are perfect as it is with its natural sweetness.  Look at the vibrant color.  So festive to serve at any parties or celebrations.  It’s refreshing, slightly tangy and smooth. 

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I only named a few and the rest of the sachets are just as wonderful.     

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***This giveaway is closed.  The winners will be announced shortly.***

Moving on to the giveaways.  Two leaves and a bud is so generous.  They are giving out 2 Complete Sachet Samplers to 2 lucky uTry.it readers.  Here are the rules on how to enter the giveaway.  This giveaway is open to anyone with an U.S. mailing address.  It will be closed on May 2, 2011, PST midnight.  The winners will be announced within 1 week after the giveaway is closed.  Please include your email address on your first entry/comment so I can contact you if you are one of the lucky winners. (For example: amy [at] utry [dot] it)  There are 8 ways to enter this giveaway.

1) Mandatory entry: Please visit two leaves and a bud’s website, browse around and let me know which tea you would love to try and leave a comment on this post. (gets 1 entry)


Optional entries (feel free to do any or all of the following to get extra entries):

2) Follow two leaves and a bud on Facebook (gets 2 entries) and tell me in the comment section that you did.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Sample comments:  “I am following two leaves and a bud on Facebook, entry #1” ; “I am following two leaves and a bud on Facebook, entry #2”


3) Sign up T-mail on two leaves and a bud’s website (gets 2 entries) and tell me in the comment section that you did.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  (See sample comments above.)

4) Sign up as an uTry.it follower and leave a comment to let me know that you did.  If you’re already my follower, thank you for your supports and leave me a comment to let me know you’ve already signed up. (gets 1 entry)

5) Subscribe to my RSS feed so you won’t miss out on future giveaways, and leave a comment to let me know that you did. (gets 1 entry)

6) “Like” uTry.it on Facebook and leave a comment to let me know that you did. (gets 1 entry)

7) Share this giveaway on Facebook with your friends including a link back to this post, come back and leave a comment to let me know that you did. (gets 1 entry)

8) Write a blog post about this giveaway, come back and let me know that you did (gets 2 entries).  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  (see # 2 above for sample comments)

If you can’t wait to try two leaves and a bud’s wonderful tea, here’s another good news for you.  Two leave and a bud is offering the first 25 uTry.it readers a 20% off on your entire online purchase!  Just use the promotional code UTRYIT2011 at check out.  (Please note that the promotional code cannot be combined with other promotions on their site) What are you waiting for?  Hop over to two leaves and a bud and try them today.  You’ll be glad that you did.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend.  Cheers (raising my tea cup)!    
 



*Disclaimer: I received the free samples for the purpose of this review and I am not compensated in any way to write this post.  All comments and opinions are 100% my own.




This post is linked to:
Hearth and Soul Hop

95 comments:

  1. I'd enter the giveaway if I could but since I don't drink tea with caffeine, it would be sad to let so many of the samplers go undrunken. Still, it looks like a great company and your glasses of tea look so pleasing. Thanks for linking this up.

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  2. How generous of the company! I am actually drinking a cup of tea right now with cinnamon honey. I have a horrible cold and woke up hacking a lung up. The hot tea helps a lot. I would most like to try their Organic Gen Mai Matcha. You can contact me at bisqwik2@aol.com

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  3. I LIKE two leaves and a bud on Facebook.

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  4. I LIKE two leaves and a bud on Facebook.

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  5. I am already a FOLLOWER of your blog!

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  6. I already LIKE uTry.it on Facebook.

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  7. I would love the tropical goji green- I LOVE teas!

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  8. I'm already a follower of your blog-Love it!

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  9. Fabulous give away, Amy! I'm sipping my morning tea right now. I'd love their Organic Assam...

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  10. I am already a follower of your beautiful blog~

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  11. I became a fan of Two Leaves and Bud Tea Co. on facebook :)

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  12. I liked your facebook page~

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  13. How great! They are one of my favorite tea companies - so many good ones to try!

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  14. Amy, This is a fabulous giveaway and I would love to win! I would love to try the Gen Mai Cha Green tea, with the taste of toasted brown rice. Sounds delicious and unlike anything I've ever tried before. Also would love the sachet sampler so I could try ALL of their teas. Love that their teas are organic.
    Blessings, Beth

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  15. Amy, I'm a new follower on google friend connect!
    Blessings, Beth

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  16. Amy, I signed up for T-mail.
    Blessings, Beth

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  17. Hello Amy, I would love to try the Organic Better Rest Blend. Sleep is a very important need! This is a very generous giveaway. thanks.
    Melynda @ MomsSundayCafe@gmail.com

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  18. Hello again! Now following, on GFC. thanks

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  19. Great Giveaway! I'd love to try their Organic Better Rest Blend. Sounds like the perfect tea to sip after the kids are in bed. Thanks for hosting.

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  20. They all look delightful, but I'd like to try the mountain high chai. :)

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  21. And I already get your RSS feed. :)
    scrambledhenfruit (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. I went to Two Leaves and a Bud website and looked around. I would love to try that Chamomile tea...looks wonderful!

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  23. I am already a follower. Thanks!

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  24. I liked Two Leaves and a Bud on facebook!

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  25. I liked Two Leaves and a Bud on facebook! (2)

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  26. tropical goji green would be my choice.

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  27. I would love to try the Jasmine Petal Green Tea. I adore Green tea and Jasmine is one of my favorite scents!

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  28. I am following two leaves and a bud on FB, Entry 1

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  29. I am following two leave and a bud on Fb, Entry 2

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  30. I'm already a Follower of U Try.it :)

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  31. Love tea... I think I would go with the Jasmine Petal tea... DH and I both love Jasmine. So delicate. Love that you have a baby girl too... isn't it amazing how a little whimper can wake us up?

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  32. I like the peppermint and chai. They look good! I love tea! I love some of their names too, better belly, better morning, very cute!

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  33. I would love to try all of them! I have coffee in the morning and then it's hot/cold tea for the rest of the day. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  34. I am following two leaves and a bud on Facebook, entry #1

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  35. I am following two leaves and a bud on Facebook, entry #2

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  36. I've already subscribed to your RSS feed :)

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  37. Thank you for coming by Not Your Ordinary Agent. I don't like tea, but your photos are very convincing. Awesome! Best of luck to the winners of the tea giveaway. I'm your newest follower!

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  38. The Alpine Berry and African Sunset sound delicious! I just discovered your blog...very nice!

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  39. Sounds like an incredible tea company! I think I would like to try the Tropical Goji Tea first.

    Just a suggestion ~ have you considered turning off the word verification? It is a challenge, especiall in trying to leave several comments.
    Thanks so much!

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  40. I've "liked" two leaves & a bud on FB. #1

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  41. I've "liked" two leaves & a bud on FB. #2

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  42. I'm already a follower of your blog.

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  43. Lovely post! I'm following your fabulous blog now :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  44. Oh my - I looked and looked and think my favorite is Alpine Berry Tea - could use it could this summer
    sthrnbellenc@yahoo.com

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  45. Follow your blog
    sthrnbellenc@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love to try the better rest blend! Great giveaway!! Thanks!

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  47. Thanks for dropping by at my site. I am a new blogger..will check out everything here. I am a new follower. Marelie www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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  48. Id like to try the African Sunset!

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  49. I follow 2 leaves and bud on facebook.

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  50. I follow utry.it with GFC.

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  51. The African Sunset Tea sounds amazing! What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for th eopportunity to win! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  52. I follow you via GFC! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  53. I would probably try the Better Rest Blend. I'm a tea lover and am always trying to find a good relaxing tea!

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  54. I signed up for your RSS feed!

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  55. Amy I love a good cup of tea after dinner every night. My husband and I sip it and talk about the day and relax. This tea looks so delicious! I went over to the Two Leaves and a Bud web site and would chose the Mountain High Chai and the Orange Sencha flavors as ones I would liek to try. They all sound so good!

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  56. I
    liked" them on facebook!

    PS my e-mail is in my blog profile :)

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  57. I think I'd go with the pepermint. One of my favorites, after dinner.

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  58. I'm following 2 leaves and a bud on FB-entry 1

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  59. I'm following 2 leaves and a bud on FB -entry 2

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  60. I follow you on FB as Hun...What's for Dinner?

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  61. I posted about the giveaway on my FB page

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hun-Whats-for-dinner/163337290344752

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  62. Great website and blog! I would have to go with the Peppermint.

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  63. Thank you for linking this to The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop. Two leaves and a bud teas look just delicious!

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  64. I think I want to try the "Better Belly", Amy. Maybe it will dissolve my belly, lol...Christine

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  65. I "like" Two Leaves and a Bud on Facebook...Christine

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  66. My son and I are tea addicts. He will love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Hey Amy... Thanx for stopping by my blog!!! I love yours , so cute. What a nice give away you are having. I hope I win :) I would love to try the Organic Better Rest Blends. XoXo

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  68. Amy, you left comment #3--you won Lori's book. Please email me at designsbygollum@gmail.com and put I WON in the header. Thanks!

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  69. I'd love to try the Alpine Berry, though the Pomi-berry and Orange Sencha sound good too!

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  70. The Organic Better Belly Blend with a blend of fennel, ginger, anise, mint and caraway; and the pleasant taste from crisped mint, calendula and apple pieces sounds yummy. sejotess@yahoo.com

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  71. I'm super curious about their Better Belly Blend. And their Alpine Berry, Pomi-Berry, and African Sunset. Yum!
    bethwade1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. hm...so many choices...I think that I would love the sampler sets, so that I could try them all...thank you for this giveaway opportunity. My email: mgbotelho21@gmail.com

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you also for stopping by and commenting on my giveaway post :o) Oh and you are not the only one that has not initially known that I do each of the drawings using a person's name :o) I have had orders for them and then after emails sent for specifics, have a customer realize that it is in a name, which thankfully, they are even more excited about! haha

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  73. My hubby and I love tea, so this would be a fun win ;o)
    I follow you already.

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  74. Thanks again for a great giveaway! I like you on facebook!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  75. This is a WONDERFUL giveaway! I would like to try the Tamayokucha. gert003 at aol dot com

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  76. I'm a new folower of u try it!

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  77. I also signed up (and confirmed) my email subscription

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  78. Hi Amy! Oh I love tea! Any type of tea! Will feature this on the new what's hoppin at the hop on thursdays at the hearth and soul hop hub and also on thoughts on friday link love at a moderate life! All the best! Alex

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  79. This tea looks so delicious! I went over to the Two Leaves and a Bud web site and would chose the Mountain High Chai. I found you through Foodie Friday~

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  80. I have had two leaves and a bud before. I enjoy the Jasmine tea. I checked out their blog.....WOW I would like to try Orange Sencha and Earl Gray:) This is a wonderful giveaway!!

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  81. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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