Literary Tea Giveaway

Literary Tea Giveaway | gimmesomereads.com

I don’t know about you, but nothing says cozy quite so well as a warm cup of tea and a good book. And plenty of authors throughout history have said as much, too. One of my favourite literary tea quotes is from C.S. Lewis:

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

So, with the days growing colder, I thought this was the perfect time to offer you readers a Literary Tea Giveaway.

Thanks to the clever and classy creations by Bag Ladies Tea and le mouton noir & co., you can enjoy a novel cup of tea.

 

What is Included in the Giveaway?

One lucky winner will receive:

  • 1 Large Novel Tea Box (25 bags) from Bag Ladies Tea
  • 6-pk of Novel Tea Gift Pouches (5 bags per pouch) from Bag Ladies Tea
  • 1 Left-handed Tie Tea Mug from le mouton noir & co.
  • 1 Right-handed Tie Tea Mug from le mouton noir & co.

Literary Tea Giveaway Bundle | gimmesomereads.com

How to Enter the Literary Tea Giveaway:

Note: The giveaway will be going on through November 18th.

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Novel Teas » Bag Ladies Tea

Novel Teas | gimmesomereads.com

I love both tea and quotes — so when I came across Novel Teas, I got pretty excited. After just a few emails with the “woman behind the tea,” I knew I’d found a fine bookish product, indeed.

Inspired by her family full of educators and literacy advocates, Bag Ladies Tea founder Tricia McIntyre decided to add Novel Teas to her already creative line of teas. The tea itself is an excellent English Breakfast (certainly one of the most literary of teas), and each bag has its own tag with the Novel Teas logo on one side and a literary quote on the other, including authors such as C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott.

Novel Teas Gift Pouch | gimmesomereads.com

Novel Teas Gift Pouch

A brilliant gift for book lovers, book club members, teachers, and librarians, Novel Teas is available in a single box of 25 tea bags or a gift pouch of 5 tea bags.

And, if good tea and good quotes aren’t enough — why not add a good cause to the mix? 5% percent of every purchase of Novel Teas is donated to the Bag Ladies Tea Book Project.

What is the Bag Ladies Tea Book Project?

Tricia McIntyre has lived her whole life in Boston, and now, with the Bag Ladies Tea Book Project, she’s found a way to give back to the artistic city that has helped shape her and pay-it-forward to the new generation of Boston youths by distributing books to Boston Public School students.

More than just offering free take-home books for each student, McIntyre believes in the importance of personal interaction. So, she also invites volunteers to visit classrooms with her to read aloud to the students; then, following story time, each student receives two books, which they can take home and share with their families.

» Bag Ladies Tea: website

 

Tie Tea Mugs » le mouton noir & co.

I couldn’t have imagined a better mug to pair with Novel Teas than le mouton noir & co.‘s Tie Tea Mug.

Tie Tea Mugs | gimmesomereads.com

When you make tea, what do you do with that pesky tea bag string? Wrap it around the handle? Leave it hanging perilously over the edge, and just hope it doesn’t fall in your tea?

Designer George Lee offers an artistic solution to the tea tie dilemma:

Tie Tea Mug sketch | le mouton noir & co.

Sketch by Adam Fu; Image courtesy of le mouton noir & co.

Inspired by the horn cleats used to tether boats to the dock, the Tie Tea Mug has its own tiny horn cleat to tether your tea bag to the mug — leaving the handle free for just your fingers.

Tie Tea Mug | gimmesomereads.com

George Lee’s company is the “black sheep” of design, choosing to focus on a small array of everyday products — fun, quirky, and clever creations that will make your ordinary moments a little easier and lot happier.

I appreciate how each product shows the thought and attention that went into its creation, as well as the classy simplicity of their designs. Take the Tie Tea Mug, for example; they could have created a brightly coloured or an intricately patterned mug, but by letting it be simply white, you pay attention to the beauty of its clever functionality. And yes, they even went so far as to create a left-handed mug, as well as a right-handed one — so you can drink with your tea tie hanging away from you, no matter which hand is dominant.

Tie Tea Mug & Novel Teas | gimmesomereads.com

I look forward to seeing what le mouton noir & co. comes up with next.

» le mouton noir & co.: website
» Connect with le mouton noir & co. on social media: Facebook

 

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This giveaway is sponsored by Bag Ladies Tea and le mouton noir & co. They provided me with complimentary products, but neither company otherwise compensated me to host this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own as always.
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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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  1. Bernie B — November 5, 2013 @ 6:26 pm (#)

    One of my favorite teas right now is The Republic of Tea’s cranberry and blood orange. Delicious!

    • bet — November 5, 2013 @ 6:31 pm (#)

      Oooh. That sounds interesting — and very autumnal. :)

  2. Audrey B. — November 5, 2013 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    Apple cinnamon tea in the winter, raspberry tea in the summer, and English Breakfast year round.

    • bet — November 5, 2013 @ 7:46 pm (#)

      I like that you have a tea system. :)

  3. Amber — November 5, 2013 @ 8:28 pm (#)

    I love fruit flavored teas, but right now I am LOVING Tazo’s Focus.

    • bet — November 5, 2013 @ 8:39 pm (#)

      What flavour is Focus?

  4. Judi — November 5, 2013 @ 9:26 pm (#)

    I love flavored tea

  5. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me — November 5, 2013 @ 9:51 pm (#)

    Those are too cute – I’ve seen them before, I think. Perfect gift for book lovers (or myself…)!

    Most often, thanks to a dear friend who hails from New England, I nearly always brew my tea in a pot. When she saw me make it with a tea bag in a cut, she nearly had heart failure and got right to business setting me straight. But when I do use a tea bag (like a work – pot so doesn’t work – I’m a handle-hanger.

  6. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me — November 5, 2013 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    Tea quote…too many. The C.S. Lewis is always a good one. I also like this one by Henry James: “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

  7. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me — November 5, 2013 @ 9:58 pm (#)

    I love all kinds of tea – depends on my mood, the weather, the time of year, the occasion, my health status…current favorite is a nice pumpkin spice for fall. Perfect.

  8. Lindsay — November 6, 2013 @ 1:12 am (#)

    I just bought a box of Tazo lotus blossom green tea. I had never seen it before and was intrigued, so I can’t wait to brew a cup and curl up on the sofa with a soft blanket and a good mystery novel.

    And for tea quotes, the Eleanor Roosevelt one in comment #38 is priceless. I love it!

  9. Bara — November 6, 2013 @ 3:44 am (#)

    My favourite is Japanese green tea, especially sencha.

  10. Bara — November 6, 2013 @ 3:46 am (#)

    “Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?” (Noël Coward)

  11. ashley — November 6, 2013 @ 10:20 am (#)

    i love all teas, but english breakfast is probably my go to. a tea quote:
    “Imagine a delicious glass of summer iced tea.
    Take a long cool sip. Listen to the ice crackle and clink.
    Is the glass part full or part empty?
    Take another sip.
    And now?”
    ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration”

  12. Nivea — November 6, 2013 @ 1:16 pm (#)

    I love and adore tea! The mugs are just to cute.

  13. Rena — November 6, 2013 @ 2:50 pm (#)

    bengal spice

  14. BamaCarol — November 7, 2013 @ 2:49 am (#)

    I love plum blossom ginger tea.

  15. Tiffany — November 7, 2013 @ 8:09 am (#)

    I love chamomile tea first thing in the morning. Really I haven’t found a tea flavor I don’t like. :)

  16. Tiffany — November 7, 2013 @ 8:30 am (#)

    There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

    • bet — November 7, 2013 @ 8:31 am (#)

      :)

  17. Janelle — November 7, 2013 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    My favorite flavor tea is chai! Smells like Christmas in a cup. :)

  18. Janelle — November 7, 2013 @ 3:39 pm (#)

    “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
    ― Lin Yutang, The Importance Of Living

  19. jennifergarcia — November 8, 2013 @ 11:53 am (#)

    my favorite tea is anything with mint in it….

  20. Chef Amber Shea — November 8, 2013 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    Oolong for me!

  21. Rachel — November 10, 2013 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    I love mint tea! Chamomile mint is my go to! That or chai…

  22. Ckraft 00 — November 11, 2013 @ 3:22 pm (#)

    I love all tea

  23. Kris H — November 11, 2013 @ 3:40 pm (#)

    I am learning to love tea…I am a coffee drinker.

  24. Kris H — November 11, 2013 @ 3:46 pm (#)

    Sweet tea…..

  25. Anicia S — November 14, 2013 @ 12:47 am (#)

    I honestly love reading with a cup of warm tea <3

  26. Anicia S — November 14, 2013 @ 12:48 am (#)

    My favorite tea would probably be all different types of tea. I couldn’t pick one that topped another!!!

  27. Brianna — November 14, 2013 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    My all time favorite tea is ginseng green tea with honey.

  28. Brianna — November 14, 2013 @ 3:10 pm (#)

    There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

    ~Henry James

  29. Heather — November 15, 2013 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    favorite tea flavor right now is apricot amaretto (tea forte)

  30. Heather — November 15, 2013 @ 4:35 pm (#)

    You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
    C. S. Lewis

  31. Laura R — November 18, 2013 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    Right now it’s English Breakfast

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