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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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110 comments on “Literary Tea Giveaway”

  1. Earl Grey is my trusty go to tea, but I love them all– Especially on rainy Tuesdays!

  2. Tea and books just go hand-in-hand. English Breakfast is usually my favorite, but sometimes Earl Grey, jasmine, or peppermint!

  3. My absolute favorite is cinnamon spice tea! In fact, I’m drinking a cup of it right now :)

  4. “My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”
    ― Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

  5. My absolute favorite tea is cinnamon spice! I’m even drinking a cup of it right now :)

  6. Wow I’m totally excited about this giveaway. I’m like a true tea junkie. I love to purchase all types and flavors of tea. Everytime I go shopping I buy tea and a mug. You can never have too many.

  7. Lemon is one of my favorite teas

  8. I got nasty habits; I take tea at three~Mick Jagger

  9. “Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.” –Honoré de Balzac

  10. I love love love Earl Grey Green Tea. I’m biased towards any variety of green tea, and Earl Grey is my favorite breakfast tea is Earl Grey, so that tea is just perfect. <3

    Books + hot pot of tea = a perfect morning/afternoon/evening

  11. “There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    And I totally agree!

  12. Ceylon is my favorite tea, but Earl Grey runs a close 2nd. I’m American but a British friend taught me to drink tea…I was won over with the cream and sugar! Haha.

  13. Make tea, not war. ~Monty Python
    Today’s tea is double spice chai! It’s a perfect day for tea!

  14. I love spicy teas with cinnamon!

  15. My fave is a good Jasmine tea if I’m feeling like something light and refreshing, or a traditional African or Indian black tea with cream and sugar if I’m feeling warm and creamy!

  16. I like black tea and orange zest herbal tea.

  17. Okay, so I had to google quotes about tea and this is the one I like most.

    “While there is tea, there is hope.”

    (Sweet Lavender)”
    ― Arthur Wing Pinero

  18. Orange tea and chia tea!

  19. My favorite tea flavor is Oolong. Just makes me feel happy.

  20. Nothing like a good cup of tea on a cold day or evening :) I adore these mugs by the way. Very unique!

    Now for my tea quote: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

  21. Very favorite tea quote: “Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” – Peter Pan

  22. My favorite tea is Chai Tea :)

  23. I love the left-handed mug…almost more than the tea itself. Almost.

  24. Black tea with milk and sugar – so comforting on a chilly morning!

  25. Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. ~Okakura Kakuzō

  26. I like pomegranate tea when I want something light, and mint or peppermint tea when I want something stronger.

  27. I love a good cup of strong black tea in the morning, and some mint or chamomile tea in the afternoon or evening :)

  28. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

  29. My favorite flavor of tea is Orange Spice. But I like most flavors.

  30. A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    There are quite a few quotes I like from Eleanor Roosevelt. ;-)

  31. My favorite tea flavor is lemon lavender. It goes well with lemon lavender tea cookies.

  32. Those are adorable! I love some tea on a chilly autumn day. Favorites are chai or earl grey, but then sometimes just a strong cup of good black tea with honey and cream is perfect!

  33. I like blackberry vanilla and also honey chamomile.

  34. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
    ― Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

  35. these mugs are fantastic and on my christmas list! love!

  36. I love chamomile mint tea, especially in the evening around bedtime.

  37. “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.” – Arthur Gray, The Little Tea Book

  38. A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
    Eleanor Roosevelt


  39. Gah! I don’t know which I love more…the genius mug design or the lovely novel-teas! Both speak to my former English teacher/current novelist soul. Both will be going on my gift list, to give to friends (and perhaps myself);)

  40. Cheri (comment #38) quoted my favorite tea quote from Eleanor R. about women and tea bags and the test of hot water…

  41. Favorite tea is Vanilla Rooibos. It’s perfect as is with not a thing added to it! Though I also love Red Bush (another Rooibos blend). A hearty English Breakfast with a hint of sugar is welcome too :)

  42. Favorite tea flavor by a mile: Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney & Sons. Love, love, LOVE.

  43. “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
    ― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  44. Twinings Lady Grey is my current fave

  45. I always look forward to a nice cup of Orange Pekoe on a fall afternoon.

  46. These are lovely!

  47. I love love love chamomile tea! Makes me feel warm and peaceful.

  48. I love Chai tea.

  49. “There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (One of my favorite authors)

  50. “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.”
    ― Sydney Smith, A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith