Nudo ‘Adopt A Tea Garden’ GIVEAWAY
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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.
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:
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!)
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”.
But what won me over was learning about the plucker. One of only three women holding her position? Go Bimla!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I want to support tea growers.
I drink Tea every day
I love tea and this would be a unique experience. :)
I enjoy drinking tea and it would be a great opportunity to support local farmers
This is such a great idea! I love tea and would love to try it out!
Great gift idea for a tea or olive oil lover!
I love tea, and I love small businesses… the idea that I could support both in one go is fantastic!
I love tea, and I like this company’s philosophy!
What a great gift idea for someone that loves tea, sustainability or just a unique and creative gift!
Love this idea! What a cool concept!
I’d like to adopt a tea garden because I love the idea of sustainable gardening.
This is so awesome–I love tea, and supporting sustainability is a huge bonus!
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.
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.
would be awesome to give it a try – what a great concept!
I love tea and knowing more about where it came from.
I love tea! My daughter would love a tea garden
I love Tea & it would be a good way to support small farmers!
I love tea, and this is such a unique, innovative idea!
I love this tea…i’m a tea addicted…
I would adopt a tea garden because cultural sustainability is fantastic!
I would love to win because I am a HUGE tea drinker! I love this idea.
I would love to adopt because it is supporting the local area and because it is such a cool and unique idea!
I would love to do this! Such a great concept, I love supporting farmers directly
I love tea and this is a great way to support the farmers.
Sounds like a win/win situation…get to know where and from whom your tea is coming from while helping support these families.
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.
I am a huge tea lover, and this program sounds awesome!
This seems like such a cool idea!
Because I love tea!!
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!
I absolutely LOVE tea and would drink it hourly if I could.
I would love to adopt a tea garden. I’m a big tea drinker and my favorite is Darjeeling. What a fabulous idea!
I think it would be fabulous to adopt a tea garden cause I truly believe in supporting small farmers.
Adopting a tea garden would be great. I love tea and it gives back.
I love the concept of helping other countries and all of my adult children are tea drinkers
Great idea! My husband and I are dumping the diet soda and drinking tea!
My husband and I are going from drinking way too much diet soda to drinking tea both hot and cold!
Who won the contest?