Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enjoying Tea is a Company for Affordable Luxurious Teas, Tea Sets, and Tea Cups [Review & Giveaway]

I have long enjoyed a nice cup of tea to relax with or to simply warm myself. Tea has been a staple in homes for centuries. There are many types of teas and from many countries.

My personal preferences are varied. I enjoy green tea and spicy Chai. Oolong and black teas are also wonderful. I enjoy my tea hot and I enjoy my tea ice cold. I'm a southerner and for my ice tea I prefer it strong, dark, and very sweet. While I can drink unsweetened tea - hot or cold, I do prefer to add some sugar.
After opening the shipping container, these were the lovely
boxes. Can't wait to open! More on tea!
Since I enjoy tea, the Enjoying Tea company is right on target as a good choice. Their selection is varied and suited for most any taste preference. They also carry a beautiful line of tea accessories - tea pots, tea sets, cups and mugs - there is a plethora of wonderful items.
Just look at all these wonderful choices of
tea I will get to enjoy & tell you about .....
I have the opportunity to review some of their teas and a beautifully crafted ceramic filtering tea mug. This is such a pleasurable opportunity. See this beautiful Ceramic Bird Filtering Tea Mug here.  "It comes with its own lid and a removable infuser that allows ample room for tea leaves to expand and provide full infusion of the leaves. There is a picture of cherry blossom flowers and birds on the body of the mug. Cherry blossom and bird symbolize beauty and peace."
This beautifully crafted and artistic filtering mug is just wonderful! Cherry blossom and bird symbolize beauty and peace.
Jasmine Dragon Pearl steeping
in filtering mug. More on their
lovely tea cup collections!
I began with the Jasmine Dragon Pearl (Imperial Long Chu) tea. "This green tea has a unique shape of a pearl and comes from the Chinese of Fujian. These hand rolled pearls consist of both leaves and bud. This tea has a sweet flavor with a flowery jasmine aroma." This is a very enjoyable green tea!

Jasmine Dragon Pearl brewed


Next, I brewed Vanilla Chai. Oh! This is an absolutely wonderful Chai. The spices are perfectly suited for my taste and the touch of vanilla is superb. "The Vanilla Chai is a top grade Indian tea. This delicious tea includes black tea, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper, calendula, and daisy. When brewed this full body tea produces a spicy and creamy vanilla flavor. Superb with milk and sugar.

Chai is so prevalent in India and Sri Lanka that it could be called the National drink. Chai is brewed with milk and a mixture of spices. Each recipe can be different depending upon the spices used. Indian spiced chai is often referred to as Masala Chai. The word chai literally means tea in Hindi. Our chai is mixed from real Indian spices and top grade Ceylon black tea. The quality of the tea elevates this chai to a new level."
Lovely Vanilla Chai. Just right! Most folks drink their Chai with
milk, but I enjoy it either way. Here it is shown sans-milk. 
(Note: teacup was gifted me and is from Vienna.)
Oolong tea is always a treat. This Organic Slimming Oolong is light and refreshing. "The slimming organic oolong tea comes from China. When brewed, this tea offers a smooth taste, nutty flavor, and a sweet lingering aftertaste. This tea is also great served chilled. Studies have shown that this tea has weight loss benefits."
Organic Slimming Oolong
Can you tell I'm enjoying tea time in my house? Next was the interesting Zhejiang Silver Needle. I'd never seen tea in this form before. Interesting! "This white tea with a white downy appearance comes from the province of Zhejiang. The Silver Needle, highest quality white tea, is picked during the spring before the buds open to preserve its tenderness. Exquisite and delicate, Silver Needle has a fresh, sweet fragrance and produces a pale yellow brew."
Zhejiang Silver Needle - Lovely white tea and absolutely delectable. 
(Note: teacup was gifted me by a granddaughter 
and is shaped to see a loving heart.)
As you might have guessed, I'm taking several days to sample these teas and brew them in some of my favorite tea cups. Today's tea is English Breakfast Black Tea. This is tea in a traditional, tried and true form. "This is a classic blend of Sri Lanka Ceylon flowery pekoe (FP) black tea. Although usually served in the morning, it is the perfect refreshing and invigorating tea for any time of the day. When brewed the English Breakfast produces a bright, full bodied, and amber tea." I'm sitting here after dinner, and after cleaning the kitchen, and enjoying a lovely cup of this English Breakfast Black Tea.
This lovely amber tea is English Breakfast Black Tea &
is served in a delicate tea cup brought from England as a
gift to me by my son-in-law.


Ceramic Bird Filtering Tea Mug
I have been enjoying my tea in lovely tea cups of my own, but there are so many lovely tea cups on EnjoyingTea.com. If you love tea and if you love serving it in lovely tea cups (or with a full tea set with pot and cups), be sure you check them out!  NOTE: Ceramic Bird Filtering Tea Mug comes with its own lid and a removable infuser that allows ample room for tea leaves to expand and provide full infusion of the leaves. There is a picture of cherry blossom flowers and birds on the body of the mug. Cherry blossom and bird symbolize beauty and peace.
Delicate in taste and color, the
Dragon Well GreenTea (Lung Ching)
is served in a family heirloom.

Often I find green tea bitter and sometimes "fishy" tasting. I was pleasantly surprised by the  Dragon Well Green Tea, (Lung Ching). I enjoyed this green tea and found it light and aromatic. "This extraordinary green tea comes from the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. The flat leaves are harvested in early spring when the leaves are full of aroma."

Served in a lovely glass mug that showcases
the beauty of this Earl Grey Black Tea.
Today I have enjoyed the Earl Grey Black Tea. "This tea is made from top grade orange pekoe Ceylon black tea scented with the elegant fragrance of bergamot. The Ceylon tea is grown at the altitude of 7000 feet above sea level from the Sri Lanka region. When brewed this tea produces a bright coppery color liquid with a piquant and refreshing taste." Earl Grey Black Tea is always in good taste to serve (pun definitely intended). Often, though, I find that the bergamot overshadows the tea which is a mistake. Tea should taste like the tea it is. Flavors and enhancements should take a quite backseat. The Enjoying Tea Earl Gray Black Tea is absolutely perfect. The color is beautiful. The taste of top quality black tea and not bitter. The flavor and fragrance of bergamot subtle and perfect.

Sencha, (Japanese Green Tea)
The last tea in the sampler is the Sencha, (Japanese Green Tea). "Sencha is a traditional Japanese steamed green tea with a soothing taste and fresh green scent that makes it a perfect everyday treat." I was careful to steep this green tea just three minutes and remove the leaves immediately. For this tea I felt it wise to use a tea infuser that I could easily lift out. I enjoy the health benefits of green tea and this Japanese Green Tea is lovely.




GIVEAWAY 
Ceramic Bird Filtering Tea Mug here &
Top Seller Tea Sampler
Begins July 28 & ENDS August 19 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary tea sampler and filtering tea mug to facilitate this review by Enjoying Tea Inc.. Opinions are mine alone. I have not been compensated for this review. The giveaway prize will be provided and shipped to the winner by Enjoying Tea Inc.

29 comments:

  1. Chai tea is my favorite. I think I'd love their Vanilla Chai or Lemon Grass Chai. What a fun giveaway!

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  2. I really want the tea infuser and the honey dipper. Great giveaway. My husband drinks hot tea everyday.

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  3. Vanilla would be my first choice of teas to sample! And the filtering tea mug, what a great idea!

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  4. I think the honey dipper would be good to have. I'd also like to try the vanilla chai. There are so many kinds of tea that sometimes it can become overwhelming. I appreciate your recommendations. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I've really been wanting to try their Mango Green Tea and Lichee (Lychee) Black Tea

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  6. I would use the black teapot with bamboo and the green tea powder.

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  7. The Organic Honey Bush Tea and Blooming Art Tea are two products I would like to try. Epically the blooming tea..looks so interesting!

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  8. I would love to have the Indian Mocha Chai and have that tea with the Traditional Lotus Flower Gaiwan Cup.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  9. I drink tea on a daily basis and sometimes I just want a quick cup and one of the Items I really need is a filtering mug. I also need a new nighttime caffeine free tea and the Lady Hannah's Whole Fruit Tea sounds like a winner.

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  10. Chai tea and green tea powder

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  11. chai tea and the zen black teapot <3

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  12. I love rooibos and puerh tea! :) I would love to get some.

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  13. i want the bamboo teacup and pineapple black tea!

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  14. I would love the White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with Cup Hanger and Strawberry Black Tea.

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  15. I would like Instant Honey Green Milk Tea and the Double Wall Glass Mug

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  16. I would love the vanilla chai and spearmint. They all look wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I love the glass filtering pot and the strawberry black tea.

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  18. I love tea! My Mom was a faithful tea drinker and it was my comfort "food" as a child and I love it still. I have several pretty teacups like yours, most inherited. They're treasures.

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  19. I like Vanilla Roobios and Jasmine Green tea.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  20. I would love to try the Cochin Masala Chai & the Pineapple Black Tea they sounds so good to sit in my garden and sip on.

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  21. I would love love love the Red Square Tetsubin Teapot and the Organic Rooibos Tea Bag
    (but I want the teapot so bad I favorited the page so I could come back and buy it later. :) )

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  22. the high quality ceramic bird filtering tea mug and the cranberry apple tea

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  23. The Earl Grey Black Tea and the Superior West Lake Dragon Well, (West Lake Lung Ching) would be cool to try!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  24. I would love to try the imperial white chrysanthemum tea and the beautiful Blooming Beauty tea!

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  25. I would love to try the Strawberry Black Tea and the Lavender Tea and I would love to own a Large Silver Dragon Cast Iron Teapot. Looks awesome! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  26. I would like the White Angle China Tea Set & Morning blossom inspirational flower.

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  27. I like the Yellow Flying Dragon Tea Set and the White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with Cup Hanger.

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  28. I would love to incorporate the Kiwi Black Tea and Green Yerba Mate tea into my life.

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  29. I would have to say the White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with Cup Hanger and the Yellow Flying Dragon Tea Set.

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