Super Awesome Free Tea Contest
(Flavored Or Plain Teas) 2 Contests
Custom Blend Contest
We received a large amount of amazing custom blend ideas. It was extremely difficult to narrow them down to just 10 and even then it was heartbreaking to see some fantastic ideas eliminated. Before voting, we highly recommend that you take some time to read each description thoroughly. Whichever tea receives the most votes will be made available for purchase for at least a limited run but could potentially be added to our permanent collection. The winner will receive 4+ oz of their blend. Our plain tea (Art) contest is also running until November 4th, so please keep sending in your art! See below for more information on that contest.
Rules: Vote only once and do not utilize sweepstakes forums to acquire votes. Voting ends Thursday, October 31st at midnight Eastern Standard Time and a winner will be announced the following day.
Top 10 Custom Blends
Autumn's Sour Cherry and Rosemary Ice Cream
This one is based on my favourite ice cream flavour that a local lady (Autumn) makes in small batches where I live. It's a vanilla base with sour cherry and rosemary. The best I ever had it was when she made it into an ice cream sandwich, where the "cookie" bit was an apricot almond nougat. It was super messy, but super tasty. The flavours from the cookie really added to the ice cream. Adding the fruits and almond nougat in the mix would be a nice touch. As for a base, I would say something that is milky and creamy...so perhaps a white like the Organic Bai Mu Dan used in Cantaloupe and Cream, or something creamy and sweet with some peachy notes? This tea should be sweet and creamy like vanilla ice cream, accented with bits of sour cherry and apricots, with almond or almond nougat (nougat enhances the dessert cookie feel), and of course the rosemary which plays on near even par with the cherries. The savoury taste of the rosemary sharpens the cherry, the vanilla ice cream allows it all to mellow. The nougat and apricot are simply supporting parts, as the sour cherry and rosemary can bring the house down on their own. This is truly a delight to the senses!
Creamy pecan pie with spices, and chocolate. Inspired by fall flavours.
Baklava black tea! Soft cinnamon and cardamom with walnut and pistachio pieces and flavors. Maybe some butter or burnt sugar/honey flavors? A little vanilla bean would be heavenly. Malty and rich Golden Lion assam base?
Blackberry Lime Meringue Guayusa
Blackberry and lime flavoring and lime zest with a little lemongrass and creamy/marshmallowy (to simulate meringue) flavorings. I think the grassy guayusa would play off tart blackberry and lime very well, and I think a creamy element to round it out might be nice.
Glazed Old Fashioned Doughnut
This tea has all of the flavors of a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth, moist cake that only a morning doughnut could offer. Light and sugary, this doughnut tea will inspire images of perfect, puffy delights just waiting to be eaten. A sweet glaze blankets each warm cake and will leave you craving a dozen more! This is the perfect tea for fans of the sweet breakfast treat. Do not miss out on this timeless, made-from-scratch favorite!
Lemon French Macaron
White tea (Glenburn Silver Needle), lemon, vanilla, cream (maybe even a vegan raw cashew-type flavor), cookie, almond slice or flavor. Lemon French Macaron! I've never had a lemon tea before, not sure why! I don't really care for citrusy teas with astringency, and that's how I find most citrus-flavored teas. But your 3 Friends Tea, with its orange flavor, is the first orange tea I've had that didn't taste like a canned orange or that was astringent, so if anyone can whip up an amazing citrus tea, it's Stacy! This type of lemony note, mixed with creamy, vanilla flavors, and the almond-cookie of the macaron shell, I think would be lovely! I'm not huge on green tea, and black seemed too harsh, so I thought white might be nice here! Tea and macarons are one of my absolute favorite combinations, and I've had many amazing, memorable tea services during special occasions with my friends, so this tea combines flavors that remind me of some really meaningful times!
I had a martini at a restaurant once with Soho lychee liquor, strawberry puree and white cranberry juice, and it was the best martini I've ever had. I always keep lychee liquor on hand for when I have a craving for one of these drinks. Strawberry and lychee compliment each other, and are very refreshing flavours. It would make a great iced tea. White Bai Mu Dan would be a perfect base for the strawberry and lychee flavours, as well as amaranth petals to add some pink colour.
Could french toast be anymore romantic than with this traditional French name and exotic spices? This blend is based off of my personal french toast recipe... vanilla, nutmeg and creaminess with the added seduction of lost toast..pain perdu!
Creamy Coconut with watermelon and strawberry green tea...I believe this flavor combo is called "Tiger Blood" in the world of shaved ice! It might be a fun name if it didn't make me think of Charlie Sheen. I was thinking about an Organic Ancient Bi Luo Chun base or Organic Huangshan Mao Feng green base because I'd really be interested to see a good fruity blend with one of these bases. OR maybe Wen Shan Bao Zhong because my favorite coconut tea has a Bao Zhong base.
Tuk Tuk Thai
Coconut Curry Tea, Thai Style. Bright citrus, ginger, cardamom, coriander with a little peppery heat. Coconut and Black tea form base for this unique, Winter tea...sure to warm on a cold day!
Ingredients: Lemon (or lemongrass), Lime (piece of keifer lime leaf), Cardamom (not too much), Turmeric, Coriander, Ginger, Chili (Thai), Toasted Coconut, Powdered Coconut milk (if vegan),black Tea.
Contest #2: Win A $50 Gift Certificate!!!
We realize that not everyone enjoys flavored teas or herbal blends, so this second contest is for all you fans of plain tea. Even if you consider yourself terrible at art, please continue reading. Our judges will be looking for creativity and inspiration. You may use any theme involving tea or our company. The following forms of art are acceptable for this contest: music, film, dance, mixed media, painting, knitting, collage, photography, poetry, and storytelling. We may consider other art forms as well, be sure to check with us first by sending an email to email@example.com. We love variety. Creative, fun, serious, cultural, funny, artistic, cute, beautiful, we love it all.
Fine Print (Please read):You must have the rights to any artwork you send us. We reserve the right to post anything you send us for this contest and use it in marketing material. For this art contest we ask that you do not include tea or teawares from our competitors and that you keep in mind that we are a vegan company. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Contest-Tea Art" and send us your full name and make sure you are sending the email from an email address you check regularly. You may also mail in your entry but contact us by email first. We will not keep your email addresses after the contest ends, send you unrelated emails or sell your email address. Entries may be submitted up until November 4th. Please note it may take several days for us to confirm your entry.
You may enter both contests. We do accept international entries.