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Tea giveaway from Boston Tea Campaign and Leafbox Tea

We’ve just posted up our latest tea giveaway.
http://leafboxtea.com/page/Free_your_tea_giveaway_3/

Enter to win a full kilo (2.2 pounds) of organic, pure Darjeeling tea from Boston Tea Campaign.

WInner will get:
:: An award winning 2008 First Flush black tea, blended by the BTC teamaster
:: A 2008 Second Flush black tea, blended by the BTC teamaster
:: A single estate tea from the Ging Garden, a heritage garden planted in 1864, located in the Lebong Valley in West Darjeeling
:: An all-season blend of Darjeeling green tea

The prize is a gift box containing 250 grams of each tea. The retail value is $49.00

This is a fantastic prize and we are thrilled that BTC is on board with us. Just the thought of all that wonderful, Darjeeling tea is mouth-watering!

Come get the entry details here:
http://leafboxtea.com/page/Free_your_tea_giveaway_3/

16 Replies
PeteG said

I would luv to enter but, I do not reside in the 50 United States…this would have been fun.

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Jillian said

Same here, unfortunately. Also I tend to get my teas in relatively small quantities because I’m afraid of them going stale.

I discussed this with the folks at Boston Tea Campaign and am in agreement with them. Properly stored tea will keep a very long time; up to 3 years. Tea traders will tell you the same thing. It takes months for processed tea to reach you from the gardens or the auctions.

The sellers are also warehousing their tea as well. I agree with this based on personal experience, I buy in bulk as often as I can because I drink a lot of tea. I’ll buy a pound of tea and keep most of it in my pantry in sealed containers while a working quantity is kept on my counter.

The quantities sold by tea sellers encourages you to think that your tea is perishable quickly – tea is not fresh, it is a dried product that will retain its flavor as long as you keep it dry, and stored in an airtight container. (there is some argument about light and see-through containers, but tins and foil bags suffice)

Peter at Leafbox Tea

PeteG said

Some teas I am sure I could purchase in larger quantities because I would consume them but others are for either special occasions or not one of my favs…o.k. this is a challenge to other tea companies to step up to the plate and involve all of the Steepster community in the next contest…we’ll be waiting!

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chana said

Ah, well. We non-US people will just have to wait for another opportunity… (looking hopefully at the Steepster Powers That Be….)

I’ll be looking into this – I am considering running a Britain-based promo, but I am waiting on a delivery from a tea company there before I pursue it.

I have also secured a promise from a tea retailer in India (whom I cannot name) who ships globally to sponsor a giveaway in February. But I need to examine the legal details with the lawyers.

The reason contests and giveaways are so often restricted is that Federal trade laws regarding contests and giveaways only protect us (and you, the consumer) from dispute within the US. In my case, disputes would be handled by the Commonwealth of Virginia, where our business is based. There is also the complexity of contest laws that are actually strange in some places.

However, given the international nature of the tea-drinking community I am working with my lawyers to determine a way to accomodate more expansive giveaways, or at least determine what a reasonable level of risk for me as a promoter to take along those lines. I hope to have an answer in the next several weeks.

Peter
Editor, Leafbox Tea

chana said

Looking forward to hearing. (^_^)

PeteG said

Let’s not forget Canada, Isreal, Denmark…I am fairly new to this site does anyone have the stat on where Steepsters steep fm?

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Angrboda said

Oh poot! Once again I’m living in the wrong country.

PeteG said

I am blooming where I was planted!

Angrboda said

Yes. I like living here. There are a number of reasons I wouldn’t want to live in America. But it would just be nice if other stuff would bloom over here too once in a while.

Jillian said

Cheers, Pete! ;)

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Entered, wish me luck!

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Tamara Fox said

I am in the US and have entered, with a pledge to share with others who are not eligible if I win :)

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Janni select said

I’ve entered too, and will see what I can do about sharing with non-US Steepsterites if I win. :)

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Thanks to all who have entered so far! For those who haven’t there are only 2 days left to enter… Come by and see what the buzz is about.

http://leafboxtea.com

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