Nudo ‘Adopt A Tea Garden’ GIVEAWAY

December 9, 2013 by Ali

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Calling all of you tea lovers! (And any of you who might be looking for a holiday gift for tea lovers!) Today we are introducing an extra-special Adopt A Tea Garden giveaway from Nudo.

For years, I have loved Nudo and their popular Adopt An Olive Tree program, where you literally “adopt” a tree in Italy for a year and get its fruit — the yummy olive oil — shipped right to your doorstep. (You can even go hug your tree if you happen to be traveling in Italy!)

But I was super excited when I found out about a new program they are offering with organic Darjeeling tea! The concept is similar. When you adopt a Darjeeling tea garden for a year (and you even get to choose the garden and grower), you will then be some of the finest quality “first flush” loose leaf tea four times a year from your garden. Seriously, how cool is that?!?

Even better, the Adopt A Tea Garden program is all about sustainability. Nudo teamed up with local producers to restore deserted tea gardens, which were until now unsustainable, for the program. Using biodynamic and organic farming practices, local farmers can now reopen those tea gardens, creating more jobs for the local tea pickers and growers and creating the opportunity for the younger generation to learn the skills that their families have practiced for centuries.

I just adopted my own garden this month, and cannot wait for my garden to begin harvesting soon! But today, I’m excited that one lucky reader will also have the chance to adopt his or her very own tea garden and win a year’s worth of tea too! It’s the gift that keeps on giving and giving. (Or if you’re really feeling giving — this is also an outstanding gift for a tea lover in your life this holiday season!) Read for more details and enter the giveaway below.

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The process of adopting your own tea garden with Nudo is really simple and can be done in just a few minutes. But if you’re like me and love reading all of the stories about the different growers and gardens and “tasting notes” of each tea, it might take a few delightful minutes longer.

Here are the basics though:

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Step 1: The first step is to decide if you want to adopt a tea garden for yourself, or for someone else as a gift. I adopted a garden for myself, simply because I love drinking tea year-round and thought it would be so cool to invest in a garden halfway around the world. But I have already thought of a few friends who might also love this for a gift this holiday season.

(Other option — if you and some friends in town wanted to go in together on a subscription, you receive plenty of tea each quarter to share!)

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Step 2: The next step was my favorite — choosing your tea garden.

As you can see, Nudo allows you to scroll through and read about all of the different gardens participating in the program, and learn about the “tasting notes” of the tea they produce and the pluckers who care for them.

After reading all of their stories, I ended up choosing Chong Tong, as pictured above. As the description said, chongtong means ‘the place to drink tea’, and is nestled in the beautiful Himalayas. I liked the description of the tea for that garden, being “a bright cup with light color, a bouqet or floral aroma, and a sophisticated flavor”.

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But what won me over was learning about the plucker. One of only three women holding her position? Go Bimla!!

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3. View Your Adoption Deliveries – This final step was a bit educational to me. I have been drinking tea my entire life, but have to admit I never even knew what a “flush” was with a tea garden. It turns out that “tea flushes” are the tea growing seasons with Darjeeling tea. Each flush has slightly different characteristics, as mentioned above. So when your tea harvest arrives each season, you can have slightly different teas to enjoy. Pretty cool.

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I am looking forward to receiving my first shipment in the spring. But in the meantime, Nudo kindly sent me some samples to try. And after drinking them lots this past weekend (did I mention it is 5 degrees and snowing in KC?), I am now a 100% fan. This tea is genuinely very high quality and so tasty. But I love it most just knowing the stories and connections behind it.

You can read all about the Adopt A Tea Garden program on Nudo’s website. And you can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Also, don’t forget to check out their olive oils (that you can also purchase outside of adopting a tree). Their new Sicilian olive oil is one of my favorites — nice and spicy!

Nudo Adopt A Tea Garden GIVEAWAY

Giveaway Prize: 

One reader will have the chance to select his/her own tea garden from the Nudo Adopt A Tea Garden program, and then receive four shipments of tea shipped over the course of a year.

How To Enter The Giveaway:

Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Nudo. I was sent the above samples of the tea to try, but all opinions are 100% my own as always. I think this is a really cool company, and am excited to have them sponsor a giveaway. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site and giveaways possible.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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139 thoughts on “Nudo ‘Adopt A Tea Garden’ GIVEAWAY

  1. Who won the contest?

    - Shannon

  2. My husband and I are going from drinking way too much diet soda to drinking tea both hot and cold!

    - Cathy

  3. Great idea! My husband and I are dumping the diet soda and drinking tea!

    - Cathy

  4. I love the concept of helping other countries and all of my adult children are tea drinkers

    - amy rouse

  5. Adopting a tea garden would be great. I love tea and it gives back.

    - Alina

  6. I think it would be fabulous to adopt a tea garden cause I truly believe in supporting small farmers.

    - Sean C

  7. I would love to adopt a tea garden. I’m a big tea drinker and my favorite is Darjeeling. What a fabulous idea!

    - Barbara Stillwell

  8. I absolutely LOVE tea and would drink it hourly if I could.

    - Carolynn

  9. Sounds awesome! I love tea and I care a lot about supporting small farmers who produce coffee and tea and this sounds like a wonderful way to do that!

    - Melody

  10. Because I love tea!!

    - Becca Entenberg

  11. This seems like such a cool idea!

    - Samantha

  12. I am a huge tea lover, and this program sounds awesome!

    - Katie M

  13. I told my friend about this last week and she thought it was such a cool idea! I love that you can pick your grower.

    - Korianne

  14. Sounds like a win/win situation…get to know where and from whom your tea is coming from while helping support these families.

    - Sharon Z.

  15. I love tea and this is a great way to support the farmers.

    - Jen L

  16. I would love to do this! Such a great concept, I love supporting farmers directly

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  17. I would love to adopt because it is supporting the local area and because it is such a cool and unique idea!

    - Ashley Fitzgerald

  18. I would love to win because I am a HUGE tea drinker! I love this idea.

    - Mary Clay

  19. I would adopt a tea garden because cultural sustainability is fantastic!

    - Kimberly

  20. I love this tea…i’m a tea addicted…

    - Zbanca Mihai

  21. I love tea, and this is such a unique, innovative idea!

    - Jade

  22. I love Tea & it would be a good way to support small farmers!

    - Christine

  23. I love tea! My daughter would love a tea garden

    - Kesha

  24. I love tea and knowing more about where it came from.

    - Kimberly

  25. would be awesome to give it a try – what a great concept!

    - Kelly

  26. This company seems to be offering what I love about shopping at the local farmers’ market: a sense of who grew it, how, and where but for a product that isn’t cultivated locally.

    - Amy

  27. Besides thoroughly enjoying tea, especially when I need a break from coffee, I love the idea of connecting customers with the farmers and pluckers and vice versa.

    - Kerry Mees

  28. This is so awesome–I love tea, and supporting sustainability is a huge bonus!

    - Cayla

  29. I’d like to adopt a tea garden because I love the idea of sustainable gardening.

    - Kim McM

  30. Love this idea! What a cool concept!

    - jenna k

  31. What a great gift idea for someone that loves tea, sustainability or just a unique and creative gift!

    - sue m.

  32. I love tea, and I like this company’s philosophy!

    - Diane Z.

  33. I love tea, and I love small businesses… the idea that I could support both in one go is fantastic!

    - Andrea

  34. Great gift idea for a tea or olive oil lover!

    - Jodee

  35. This is such a great idea! I love tea and would love to try it out!

    - Meghan G

  36. I enjoy drinking tea and it would be a great opportunity to support local farmers

    - Itzia

  37. I love tea and this would be a unique experience. :)

    - Natalie G.

  38. I drink Tea every day

    - Timm

  39. I want to support tea growers.

    - sf11

  40. I’ve long been a kiva investor and this seems like the same idea of investment but repaid in product instead-as I love tea, this works well

    - Teresa

  41. I love knowing that one purchase provides continuing support to responsible growers, and I love tea.

    - Wehaf

  42. Love this idea!! What a cool concept. I want a tea garden and an olive tree now :)

    - Mariah

  43. To have more of a personal connection with my food/drink. thanks!

    - Kel

  44. What a great giveaway! One can simply never tire of tea.

    - James Cummings

  45. I love drinking tea and this seems like a cool idea!

    - Heather

  46. I really enjoy drinking all types of tea. Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Chelsea

  47. I’ve been a tea nut lately… this would be amazing to win!

    - Cassie

  48. I love tea, but I also like knowing where what I’m eating and drinking comes from. This is cool that you get to put a face, literally, to your tea. Plus I never knew about the different flushes either.

    - Elin

  49. it sounds so fun – love tea anyway and love knowing its origin!

    - Rebekah

  50. This is such a cool idea! I know my son would be thrilled to get to adopt a tea garden and recieve it’s tea. Especially knowing it is sustainable and you can learn about the keepers!

    - Susan D

  51. What a fun idea! Such a better gift then naming a star after someone.

    - Kayla

  52. I’m a big fan of Rishi Tea ( because they offer a lot of organic/fair-trade/otherwise sustainable tea options, but I’m super excited to try out Nudo to know even more about my morning fix. Thanks for sharing!

    - Tory

  53. I’d love to know exactly where my tea is coming from!

    - Kirsten

  54. This is seriously the coolest thing ever! I love tea and would love a way to give back!

    - Kristen

  55. I love your blog and absolutely love the ideas you share! Adopting a tea garden is precious and totally something I would do! Thanks again!

    - Betsy

  56. Tea is a huge part of my life so this would just bring it full circle.

    - Christina

  57. Thanks for sharing and for doing this super cool giveaway! I am an avid tea drinker myself and always love trying new ones. Plus, it’s cool to think I’m helping someone out by drinking it :)

    - Jane

  58. Great idea.
    Will allow someone to have a source of livelihood, take care of nature and wonderful tea.

    - Awa

  59. I love tea, and this would be so neat to lexperience.

    - Karen Lynch

  60. I would love to adopt a tea garden because the benefits are two-fold! It creates jobs across the world but gives me yummy tea in the process!

    - April V

  61. What a great idea!

    - Carla

  62. I am forever struggling to find the perfect gift for my best friend, and THIS IS IT!

    - Kelsey

  63. I would love this for my daughter. What a wonderful idea.

    - Judy Hudgins

  64. I would love to adopt my own garden, because I think that it’s the neatest idea ever. I have never heard of anything like this, and thinks it wonderful to support real people.

    - Kristi

  65. I love tea, and I love this company. I would love to adopt a tea garden for the fresh tea and to support sustainable growing.

    - Gina Guthrie

  66. Great concept!

    - Justin

  67. I love this! I would love to adopt a tea garden to learn more about the different types of tea and to learn about the farmers! Great post! :)

    - Jenny

  68. I would love to adopt a tea garden support sustainable growing and of course drink fresh tea!

    - Marie

  69. It would be amazing to have tea that fresh!

    - Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox)

  70. I just love tea!

    - Dana

  71. I would like to adopt a tea garden because I love tea and am always on the search for that special tea. I don’t think any other tea could be more special than tea that you adopt.

    - Janet T

  72. Such a cool concept! Would love to win this.

    - Meagan

  73. I love tea and this sounds like a great way to become connected to the global community

    - Emily K

  74. What a great gift idea! I always love those that are not only unique but help others as well.

    - Ann

  75. I’d love a tea garden because I love tea!

    - Alex Mottern

  76. I would love to adopt a garden to help encourage the growers and support something I am truly interested in.

    - Rebecca

  77. I love drinking tea. This is such a cool concept. I love that it supports sustainability and I think it’s cool that you get to learn about your garden and its pickers!

    - Bianca

  78. Oh, I would love to win this!!!

    - Ashley Maddern

  79. How great! I love drinking tea and so does my mom. I’d love to share this with her.

    - Lisa

  80. i love their teas and their business concept!

    - amy

  81. I’m from India, and almost by extension love indian tea :) and now that I live overseas in the US, I would love to be able to support women like Bimla Gurung in their endeavours, god knows women in India and southeast Asia need all the support they can get coming from such a male dominated society … even if I don’t win anything in the giveaway, I’ll most like adopt a garden anyway. This seems like a really great organisation

    - romz25

  82. This is a great idea on so many levels! I love to support sustainable farming and fair market values.

    - Beverly

  83. I would love to adopt a tea garden because I have heard a little bit about how mass production of tea is rapidly degrading the landscape in China. Farmers who are aware of their impact on the land is important to me.

    - Sarah

  84. My husband and I love tea and I really like the idea of knowing more about where my tea comes from.

    - Kaitlyn

  85. I like tea, it is a nice way to unwind after a stressful day. I love the idea behind this company.

    - Sarah

  86. I drink tea all day long and would love to know I’m getting it from a great grower like this! What a cool giveaway!

    - Tina Smith

  87. What a wonderful site & idea. A great thing to adopt & share!

    - Garifalia

  88. I’d love to adopt a Tea Garden because it would support something that is right with the world.

    - Dorothea

  89. What a wonderful product!

    - Dorothy

  90. to drink something comforting and be comforted by the fact that you are supporting a tea garden half-way around the world- now THAT is truly something special.

    - aubree compton

  91. I find comfort in tea, and this product is just lovely. Thanks you.

    - Courtney A

  92. Very cool! I am going to have to check further into this!

    - Julie

  93. I love this idea!

    - James D

  94. I never learned to drink coffee. Tea is my choice for a hot beverage.

    - Pamela Baker

  95. Tea is my all-time favorite drink! I don’t go a single day without some kind of tea, so this would be perfect for me. Love the idea!

    - Lynne M Meyer

  96. What a great idea! I love this!

    - Teresa S.

  97. Our 17 year old son loves tea, this would be a great gift for him!

    - Lisa Hiteshew

  98. Love to drink tea, and this is such a great thing to do

    - libby

  99. I want to adopt a tea garden because I like the idea of helping support organic farming and providing jobs in a community. And, it’s just cool!

    - Trezlen

  100. I think its one of the nicest gift ideas I have read this winter!!!!excellent

    - xanthi

  101. What a wonderful idea!

    - Heather

  102. I would love to adopt a tea garden because, due to a very intolerant stomach, tea is about the only thing I can drink (and water). Thankfully, I love tea, hot or cold, and a tea adoption is such a unique idea, which helps the growers and every one involved in the process.

    - Niki W

  103. This looks like such an amazing program! Can’t wait to adopt a tea garden!

    - Kelly

  104. Fun! Thanks :)

    - Julia Stratman

  105. This is so neat! It’s -7 degrees out right now, so I have been drinking tea all day! :)

    - Hailey Reiter

  106. This is a brilliant idea. Supporting local sustainable farmers? I’m in!

    - Sarah

  107. What a great gift idea!

    - Meredith

  108. This is a brilliant idea. It reminds me of the whole process and the people involved. This isn’t just a product, it’s a story in itself. Love it!

    - bet

  109. I love teas and to be able to receive teas from an adopted garden links a personal bind between me and the people who give so much care, work, and dedication

    - Maria

  110. I would love to adopt a tea garden and support sustainable practices!

    - Phoebe

  111. 2nd try, 1st didn’t work!
    As a life-long tea drinker, and I drink a LOT of tea, it is a VERY appealing contest. But being able to pick the garden and gardener? awesome!

    - Shelley

  112. What an amazing way to keep yourself even more connected to what you eat and drink. :)

    - Carolyn

  113. What a cool gift! I would take extra time to enjoy each cup!

    - Brandy

  114. I would love knowing that I am helping out local tea gardens that may not be open otherwise.

    - Nikki

  115. I would love to know where my tea is coming from, this is very cool!

    - kristin

  116. What a neat thing to be able to do!

    - Raini

  117. I am a huge tea fan and would love to know more about where my tea comes from.

    - sara

  118. I would love to adopt a tea garden because it would be neat to know exactly where your tea comes from, and it sounds like a good organization to support.

    - Janelle

  119. I love this idea! You know I love my coffee but sometimes a cup of tea can’t be beat! I would love to learn more about the tea growing process! How fun!

    - Liz

  120. This is awesome why to support tea growers and to get different teas throughout the year!

    - Mary

  121. I would love to adopt a tea garden for 2 reasons: to support this awesome movement and to give it as a gift to my sister, who loves tea as much as I do!

    - Amanda

  122. I would love to adopt a tea garden for 2 reasons: to support this awesome movement and to give it as a gift to my sister, who loves tea as much as I do!

    - Amanda

  123. This is such a great idea! I love tea and drink it multiple times every day. This is a wonderful way to support small farmers and it’s so cool to learn about the workers who care for and harvest the gardens.

    - Kaitlin

  124. I just started drinking teas this past fall as a way to start eating clean. With so many different varieties and flavors I never get board!

    - Shannon

  125. We love tea so it would be wonderful to support small farmers as well!

    - Kristen

  126. Just like you pointed out, learning about the workers who take care of and harvest the gardens is the most interesting part. Plus, I am a tea drinker and love to try all kinds of herbal teas. I would love to support a tea garden across the globe.

    - Micky

  127. What a cool idea! I’m definitely sharing this with my other tea loving friends.

    - Shannon

  128. I love tea so much, so this is SUCH a fun giveaway! I drink tea literally every single day. This would be a nice little treat for myself. =)

    - amy @ fearless homemaker

  129. I think it is so amazing when you form a personal connection with the goods and products you consume!

    - Caitlyn

  130. This is really cool and unique! I love tea (drink it every day) so this is perfect!

    - Bonzo

  131. I love drinking tea! And love trying all different kinds as well. This is a wonderful idea to adopt a tea garden. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    - BamaCarol

  132. This is such a cool gift idea!

    - Christina

  133. I LOVE tea, drink it off and on all day long! This would be wonderful!!!

    - shannon

  134. Very very cool idea and giveaway!

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  135. This is a great investment!

    - Belinda

  136. What a really cool idea! As a tea drinker, I am so intrigued by this!

    - Becky

  137. Adopting a tea garden seems like a great way to support tea growth

    - Bethany

  138. I would love to help my favorite hot drink out!

    - Sascha

  139. This is an awesome giveaway! Love tea :-)

    - Tara