Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Win free tea from Sisters Leap Exceptional Teas!

A few years ago I met Jackie at one of my Epicure parties. She told me about a tea business that she and her sister-in-law, Theresa, were starting up. They named it Sisters Leap Exceptional Teas, and it's a fabulous place to buy all your tea and tea accessories.

Jackie and Theresa are both passionate about tea, and I've had the pleasure of attending tea parties with both ladies, where they share their vast knowledge of teas with those of us who are just happy to sit and sniff the bags! (You laugh now, but wait till you get your first bag of Sisters Leap tea - you'll know exactly what I mean!!)

At these parties, I have learned so much about tea and how to prepare it. I especially loved learning about rooibos tea and all its wonderful health benefits. There are so many fantastic flavours to choose from, but Chocolate Mint and Masai Chai are definitely two of my favourites, and I love that they are caffeine-free.
Sisters Leap Teas are all high-quality loose-leaf teas, and they come from Canadian importers when possible. Their teas are sourced from within the Ethical Tea Partnership, which ensures sustainable business practices, living standards for workers, and land stewardship commitments.
Sisters Leap comes up with feature blends each season, so be sure to sign up for their mailing list so you can find out all the new items. (Right now they have some fun Hallowe'en blends, and I absolutely love Twice Bitten!) Their Christmas holiday blends come out October 15, and there are lots of favourites from last year as well as some new flavours to try out.

Last year I hosted a tea party and we sampled Egg Nog black tea, Winter Berry tisane, and Pumpkin Pie Chai rooibos tea. All three were hugely popular at my tea party, and Pumpkin Pie Chai was definitely a hot seller for them last season. (It's my kids' favourite!) I always thought I hated black teas, but after sampling the Egg Nog, I was hooked and now I have a cupboard full of black, rooibos, and herbal teas.

This year I sampled Maple Vanilla black tea, Cranberry Pomegranate rooibos, and New Year's Eve rooibos tea. I love my Maple Cream black tea, so I knew Maple Vanilla would be just as delicious. I like to sweeten it with a tiny bit of pure maple syrup instead of sugar, and it really brings out the maple flavour. Cranberry Pomegranate smells so fresh and fruity, and I love that I can give it to my kids without worrying about the caffeine. New Year's Eve is also caffeine-free so it will be a decadent alternative to hot chocolate this season. (Why drink sickeningly sweet cocoa when you can have chocolatey-strawberry goodness that actually has tons of health benefits for you?)

Theresa also sent me a sample gift pack that will be available for the holidays. It contains 25 g of tea (I got Spearmint - yum!) and a beautiful stainless steel strainer. Starting October 15, there will be an assortment of gift packs for $10-$20, which is perfect for teacher gifts, gift exchanges at work, or stocking stuffers. Shipping to Canadian addresses is only $5 (check the website for US shipping info), so this is a great way to get some of your holiday shopping done.


Sisters Leap is generously offering a gift pack of their most popular seasonal items, valued at $30! This offer is open to Canadian addresses only. Here's how you can enter (each time you leave a comment, it's another entry into the contest, and I will randomly pick one of the comments to choose the winner):
  1. Leave a comment below saying which of their teas you would love to try.
  2. Leave another comment below if you "like" Sister Leap on Facebook.
  3. Leave another comment if you signed up for the Sisters Leap mailing list.
  4. Leave another comment below if you "like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.
  5. Leave another comment below if you follow me on Twitter.
  6. Leave another comment if you invite your friends to join both Facebook pages.

This contest will close October 22. If you have any questions or have trouble leaving comments, please let me know. Good luck!

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74 comments:

Jamie Sullivan said...

I "Like" Sister's Leap on Facebook :)

Jamie Sullivan said...

I "Like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook ;)

Jamie Sullivan said...

Just signed up for the Sister's Leap mailing list :)

Jamie Sullivan said...

Most of the Tea's you've listed sound amazing- but the Egg Nog, Maple Vanilla, and Twice Bitten are screaming to be tried !!!

triveradeleon said...

I'd love to try the Vanilla Bliss Rooibos Chai tea! :)

triveradeleon said...

I "Like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Lisa T said...

I like (love!) Kathy's Kitchen on FB

Lisa T said...

I love all things chai, so I'd love to try any of their chai teas!

Lisa T said...

Just signed up for the mailing list!

Lisa T said...

I like Sister's Leap on FB, too!

Annie1 said...

The Vampire Kiss sounds delicious!

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nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

"like" Sister Leap on Facebook.

ANne Taylor or annectaylor1



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nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

signed up for the Sisters Leap mailing list.

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nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

"like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Anne Taylor or annectaylor1

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nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

Follow you on Twitter

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nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Sam said...

I "like" Kathy's Kitchen

Sam said...

I "like" Sister Leap Tea

Sam said...

I just got a Sister Leap Tea order in today and after looking at the "menu" there is a ton I want to try
but the 2 that stand out most is

- Chocolate Mint & Pumpkin Pie Chai

Anonymous said...

I got more and more excited as I read this post until
"Canadian addresses only."

Could you please put that up front next time?

Thank you.

Megan Harmon said...

I want to try Pumpkin Pie Chai!!!! Chai is my favorite! I think I will have to buy some samples of many others though, even the names sound devine!

Megan Harmon said...

I Like Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook!!!

Megan Harmon said...

I "Like" Sister's Leap on Facebook!

TelenaS said...

I just discovered Kathy's Kitchen :)
love the prize; I'm such a tea granny! I would love to try the Twice Bitten - sounds so interesting. Or the New Years Eve; seeing as how I'll be sipping tea then because I'm breastfeeding!

TelenaS said...

Fan and follower of Kathy's kitchen!

TelenaS said...

Tweeter :)

TelenaS said...

On the mailing list and a facebook fan of Sister's Leap!

Anonymous said...

I'd try the Vampire Kiss - intriguing. abrennan09@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
i'd really like to try the Pumpkin Pie Chai. Great for the season - i love autumn.

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

I like simple teas, so after visiting their website the Cream Earl Grey has me totally intrigued. So do both the Maple Cream and the Maple Vanilla.

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

I like Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

I follow Kathy's Kitchen on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try Spearmint.
tis-so at hotmail dot com

Glogirl said...

I would love to try the Summer Strawberry Rooibos Tea.

(e-mail is in profile)

Glogirl said...

I "like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook. (Amy M)

Glogirl said...

I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3

nadou said...

Egg Nog black tea is what I would like to try



nadclouatre1@sympatico.ca

HeatherZ said...

I would love to try New Year's Eve.

Heather Z said...

I 'like' Sister's Leap Tea on Facebook.

Heather Z said...

I am on the Sister's Leap mailing list.

Heather Z said...

I 'like' Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Oh I think it's the Christmas Morning Black Tea for me, sounds delicious.

Thanks
monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

I 'like' Sister's Leap on FB via Sarah-Paige C...
monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

I 'like' you on FB too :o)

monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Following you on Twitter via @candidreviewer.

monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try Pumpkin Pie Chai and Masai Chai.


cheldy@nb.sympatico.ca

Kutztown University said...

I would love to try the Pumpkin Pie Chai. If I win though, I would probably gift my tea to a friend or family member in Canada. Am I eligible?

Deanne C. said...

I have always "liked" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Deanne C. said...

I follow Kathy's Kitchen on Twitter :)

Roseanne T said...

My fave is Chocolate Chai....or blueberry skies. :)

Roseanne T said...

I like Sisters Leap on FB.

Roseanne T said...

I like Kathy's Kitchen on FB.

Kimber G said...

I have been very interested in trying all the teas you rave about. Especially the chocolate flavored ones!

Kimber G said...

I like Kathy's Kitchen on FB.

Daizy said...

I like KK's on FB

Daizy said...

I'm pretty sure I follow you on twitter, if not I will add it PRONTO!

Daizy said...

I want to try all of their teas, but I'm really craving pumpkin spice chai and this twice bitten tea kinda intrigues me.

Daizy said...

I like Sister Leap on facebook too!

suzie said...

I would like to try Pumpkin Pie Chai yum

suzie said...

Like Sister Leap on FB
Suzquiz E

suzie said...

signed up for newsletter

suzie said...

follow you on twitter

suzie said...

invited friends to follow both sites on FB

Jamie Forrest said...

1.Leave a comment below saying which of their teas you would love to try.

I would love to try the French Raspberry Rooibus teach.

Jamie Forrest said...

2.Leave another comment below if you "like" Sister Leap on Facebook.

I have already done this!

Jamie Forrest said...

3.Leave another comment if you signed up for the Sisters Leap mailing list.

Already done!

Jamie Forrest said...

4.Leave another comment below if you "like" Kathy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Done!

Jamie Forrest said...

5.Leave another comment below if you follow me on Twitter.

Absolutely! (@fiteach)

Nan D. said...

Thanks, hope I win!

Edmond Leung said...

PIck me, your next winner! Starving artist here desperately needs some tea. I like to try the jasmine tea. I "like" sister leap on facebook, signed up their mailing list, and "like" kathy's kithcen and follow u on twitter. Edmond L.

Alanne Lapierre said...

I would like to try the Maple Cream black tea or the Pumpkin Chai - I have the Masai Chai Rooibos and really like it.

Alanne Lapierre said...

I'm already on the Sisters Leap mailing list.

Unreliable Narrator said...

I'd try the pumpkin chai

Unreliable Narrator said...

I 'like" sister leap on facebook

Unreliable Narrator said...

I signed up for sister leaps newsletter.