Contest Winners

 Mar 30, 2014 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

thYIDELZXZWe ran a Contest this month that asked you to tell us why you enjoyed tea and the name of your favorite tea.  Here are our favorite responses: 1st Prize to Diane - Scone with Clotted Cream & a 2-cup Pot of Tea at Silver Tips, Monday - Friday:
I drink tea because it improves the quality of my is something soothing, quieting, and warm.  Drinking coffee is just drinking coffee, but drinking tea is an event!  I am known for loving tea, having tea parties, and visiting tearooms anywhere I travel in the US or abroad....Drinking tea satisfies the part of me that wants to slow down sometimes.  On a Saturday when I don't have to jump up and rush off somwhere, I can make a pot of tea, and crawl back into bed to catch up on TV shows.  Drinking tea satisfies the social and artistic side of me.  I can sit and drink tea and engage in conversation with friends and family.  At least once a year I throw a tea party, and the artist in me spends hours arranging and rearranging the table until it is just perfect.  Mismatched china cups, each with a story, plates, tablecloths, place cards, serving utensils...And I always try to educate my guests about tea...I guess the teacher in me never truly retires!  Tea gives me a little extra start in the morning, and it helps me get through the afternoon when I am starting to drag.  It brings me happiness to try new varieties or enjoy old favorites.  It helps me to think, clears my mind and allows me to relax with a good book.  It keeps me healthy through cold and flu season, and makes me feel better if I catch something anyway.  I truly believe that it helps my heart stay strong and my blood pressure low.  Tea is my natural sedative, my pick-me up, problem solver, head clearer, cure all and old friend.  
2nd Prize to Louise- 2 ounces of your favorite Silver Tips tea:
I drink tea because it makes me feel a link to all the women in my family who have gone before me. My favorite tea is Silver Tips Breakfast, always with a little sugar and in a tea cup.
3rd Prize to Caroline - a Hunter Green 4 oz. Canister:
I drink tea because it hugs my insides better than anything else.  After the first cup, a happy calmness washes over me, starting or ending the day on a perfect note...It is seriously better than some antidepressants.
Other responses we enjoyed:
I drink tea because: TEA is Trendy & Timeless / TEA is Elegant & Eclectic / TEA is Aromatic & Adventurous. I drink tea because it is soothing and relaxing.  Plus I go with friends and make it a day!  I especially love to chat with Jacque (the highlight of the day)! I drink tea because the aroma and flavor of my mid-morning cuppa immediately relaxes me and chases away the inevitable insanity of the day for a few moments. I drink tea because I LOVE your Makaibari Autumnal tea!  It's a relaxing, soothing tea that "unstresses" me.
Thank you to all who participated.  We loved hearing from you and will be coming back with other contests during the year.  Each of the winners will be notified separately by e-mail so you can collect your prizes!    

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