Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teatulia Tea Medley Review & Giveaway **Closed**



This tea from Teatulia is grown organically in Bangladesh and is USDA certified to be organic and the only garden that has approached tea cultivation on virgin soil and is grown using natural farming methods inspired by the philosophy of Japanese master Masanobu Fukuoka.

What they do that is different is that the tea comes directly to you from their garden. There are no middle men, no long term warehouse storage and no waiting around to be bulk blended by a trader! I was very impressed with this whole concept because it means I am drinking one of the freshest teas in the world!

 Teatulia sent me their Tea Medley Sampler to review:

1.) Black Tea - Fresh, full bodied with a sweet finish & touch of honey (this is also their signature tea)
2.) Tulsi Infusion - Black tea blended with rich full bodied spiciness (this was my personal favorite)
3.) Lemongrass - Brisk & refreshing herbal indulgence made from the purest organic lemongrass (caffeine free)
4.) Peppermint - Rich & crisp herbal infusion (caffeine free)
5.) Earl of Bengel Tea - Inspired by Earl Grey with a splash of bergamot
6.) White Tea - Medium bodied with hints of peach
7.) Green Tea - Medium bodied with earthy & grassy notes

I love the little bags that they packed the tea into because you do not have to worry about them busting or tearing. They are some sort of silk and it let's just the right amount of tea to come thru and make a perfect cup every time! Each tea bag is individually wrapped so it will be the freshest tea when you purchase. They will look like these inside the canisters:

 
I tasted the Tulsi Infusion first and my only reason I have to admit was because it was in a purple wrapper as you can see, I am quite partial to anything purple or lavender. I was really impressed with this flavor. It had some of the most original spices that is hard to describe but what a mouthful of spice and tea mixed together! I drank this one usually late at night because it made me feel relaxed and put me in a cozy mood.

I found out from the website that this tea has a medicinal affect which is that Tulsi has been the cornerstone of Ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years. This sacred Indian herb has rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties, which promote wellness by enhancing the body's immune system. I really enjoyed it so much I used all three samples sent to me before I moved on to the next one.

The Black Tea was next. I used to swear by my Earl Grey Tea as being the best Black Tea but this one really took me by surprise. I normally don't drink tea that is not caffeine free because I don't want to get the jitters but maybe because it was organic or maybe tea doesn't affect me like it used to, but, I had no jitters and was still able to get some of the best tasting Black Tea I have tasted to date! I found the reason why is because it has 50% less caffeine than a cup of coffee and that they are finding out that black tea is as good for you as green tea.

I love Green Tea and this one was a really nice crisp one that also has 2/3 less caffiene than coffee! Recent studies indicate that green tea contains powerful antioxidants. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Which I have know for awhile and it's nice to know that alot of the experts are finally agreeing on that aspect. I try to drink my green tea usually at night while sitting here at the computer or reading. It helps relax me and now I know why, because it hardly has any caffeine in it! But seriously, if you love Green Tea, then this one is gonna wow you with how much flavor there is in one cup!

The Earl of Bengal Tea also has 50% less caffeine than coffee. It is a black tea and has a hint of a bergomot with a hint of citrus. The Earl Grey blend is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, a British Prime Minister in the 1830s who reputedly received a gift of plain black tea flavored with the citrus flavor bergamot oil. Oh, by the way, you can get these teas in either 6 teabags or 16 teabags. They are still individually wrapped and they come in their own organic recycled canisters. The tea below is the Earl of Bengal and I hope you can see how fresh and bold it looks:

 
The white tea was another favorite because I love anything with peach in in it. It is a nice pleasant taste with hints of peach. If you like peach flavored drinks, this is right up your alley. I did not know this but Teatulia is saying white tea is made from the youngest and rarest teas! And another good reason to love it: it also is 2/3 less caffeine than coffee! The buds and leaves are handpicked, then steamed and dried to come out looking like this:

 
See the difference? The white tea is paler, almost a silver like color. Never have seen one like this, so I am glad that I got to enjoy a cup of this one along with the others I was sent. To get a little better description of all their teas and to fully understand the ingrediants and flavors go to the Description page for more answers.

The Peppermint Tea is a great tea to have around if your stomach is upset and it is naturally caffeine free so you won't get the jitters on top of being queasy! It is also is a hybrid mint, a cross between wintermint and spearmint. It is common in Europe. I have to be in the mood for peppermint tea. It is not one of those that you can drink all morning long, or it isn't for me. If you like peppermint or spearmint then this is the tea for you.

Lastly, the Lemongrass brisk with a clean lemon essence and it is also a naturally caffeine free tea. So you have some pretty good choices if you are trying to cut down on caffeine, then switch to a couple of the teas I have mentioned here and you shouldn't have a problem with the jitters so much. Oh, I found this in their description and maybe I need to get more of this tea: Lemongrass is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature, which makes it an effective remedy for a wide variety of complaints. Also detoxifies the liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder and digestive tract. Now who would have thought that about a tea?

 
Here is a little background on Teatulia (to read the rest go to About Us):

Social Responsibility:
Teatulia is no ordinary tea garden. Started in 2000 to give back to our community, we sought an enterprise that would give the most people a living wage while protecting/strengthening our environment. Not content with the social programs already in place, our Teatulia Cooperative has established revolutionary education, health and cattle-lending programs for the people working in the garden and surrounding areas. All sales of Teatulia Organic Teas contribute to this mission, helping to better the lives of Bangladeshi men, women & children while rebuilding the local ecosystem.

"From its inception, Teatulia has been eager to engage with the community in a mutually beneficial manner. This is why Teatulia started a Cooperative that is open both to its workers, and to neighbors in surrounding villages. Teatulia's Cooperative began with an innovative method focused on dairy. Co-op members receive a milking cow, for which they pay back not in cash, but with milk and cow dung. Members pay only one liter of milk per day, keeping the rest for their children and the calves. They pay 10 to 20 kgs of cow dungs per day, keeping a measure for their own use. This easy "barter" form of payback takes off the pressure of cash payments, making the co-op a practical alternative even to the micro-credit operations for which Bangladesh is now famous. Most members manage to pay off their cow within two to three years. Best of all, they keep any calves that the cow bears, doubling or trebling their cattle wealth!

After a nascent experimental period, Teatulia has stepped up its Co-op efforts in the last two years, and members now exceed one thousand in number. Teatulia expects this number to cross quadruple within the next two to three years, if not sooner.
Connect with Teatulia several ways:

Mailing Address:
2904 Zuni Street
Denver, Colorado 80211
Phone: 303-433-2980
Email: orders@teatulia.com

Teatulia Tea has been generous enough to offer one winner their choice of any (2) canisters of your favorite flavor! Thanks Teatulia! If you sign up for their Newsletter you will get 20% off of your order. Open in the U.S. only. You also will get 25% off of the White Tea using code wh2012 with free shipping on orders over $65!

40 comments:

angeljenn said...

i think i would like the black and the Tulsi teas

chris0855 said...

I would choose the Black Tea & The Lemongrass Herbal Tea!

Beth said...

Black Tea and Earl of Bengal!

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Country Gal said...

Not me ! I will stick to my Tetley thanks lol . I have tried different flavours but just cant get the taste for them ! Awesome post though will so much info ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

eclairre said...

I would pick the Lemongrass Infusion & peppermint infusion.

Alicia said...

peppermint

Domestic Diva said...

I would choose ginger and lemongrass.

mysons said...

Peppermint and White.

Carolyn Colley said...

I would choose these 2: Lemongrass Herbal Infusion Tea and Peppermint Herbal Infusion Tea
thanks for the giveaway

Carolyn Colley said...

commented on this review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2012/02/pure-swiss-water-review.html

Amy Adams said...

Black Tea and Earl of Bengal Tea

Baklava18 said...

I'd enjoy the Lemongrass and Peppermint teas.

Elena V
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Purpose Driven said...

The first pick I would like to try is the Ginger tea because, it is supposed to help speed recovery when you have a cold or the flu. The second I would love to try is the Peppermint tea. Peppermint tea is the tea I love to drink when I am having my me time and unwinding with a great book. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Paula L. said...

I would like to try the ginger and neem.

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Thrifty Spouse said...

I would choose the Tulsi infusion and the Earl of Bengal

Catie said...

I would chose the Tusli Infusion and the White Tea!

mmkinney06 said...

I would choose the white tea and the tulsi infusion yum!

Sandy R said...

I'd pick the lemongrass and the tulsi infusion. I looooooove tea!

Rachel M said...

I would pick Peppermint and the Green tea :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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chels said...

I would choose the tulsi infusion and the white tea. Thanks for the chance!
Chelsea Wong

Susan said...

Earl of Bengal and definately the Tulsi Infusion.

Maryea said...

Green Tea, Breakfast Tea or Peppermint

Amylynn said...

I would pick the Tulsi Infusion Tea and Lemongrass tea. Both sound delish and unique! Would love to try them all!
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Amy Lynn
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Madeline Brubaker said...

I'd pick Neem Nectar tea and Tulsi Infusion tea.

Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd love to try the Bengal Breakfast Tea and the White Tea!
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steffie said...

i would choose the tulsi infusion tea and the earl of bengal tea

Chloris said...

I would like the black tea and the white tea

Savories of Life said...

lemon grass and white

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I'd like lemongrass brisk and white tea

Gina H. said...

I'd like to try the Green Tea & Peppermint Herbal Infusion Tea.

so said...

The black teas are my choice. The Earl of Bengal and the black tea sonsethues at yahoo dot com

so said...

I left a comment on the Jan Iredale review. sonsethues at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

The Black and Green Teas.

Autumn said...

I'm trying to get this for my (OLDER) sister and she likes green tea and might go for the ginger infused.

Nay :) said...

I would get the Bengal Breakfast Tea and the Black Tea.

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Gianna said...

white tea and black tea.

hsamser said...

I would LOVE to try the White Tea and the Tulsi Infusion!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

FromFurrin said...

I'd pick the Black tea. Neat giveaway. Thank you.
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Beauty To Love said...

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michedt said...

I'd pick the green tea...my husband loves it.