Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tea for Two: Dilmah Teas Review and Giveaway!

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WILL ANNOUNCE WINNER SOON.

Dear Readers,

I am hosting a giveaway for Dilmah Teas.  You have the opportunity to win a set of 4 Dilmah Single Estate Tea Collection. The giveaway is open to U.S. entries 18+.

Dilmah Teas recently sent me an assorted variety of tea bags and boxes of teas, below. I am an avid tea drinker (2-3 cups per day) and I am often going to my local grocery store to find new teas to try. I was very pleased with Dilmah! I love their assortment. My favorite was the peach. When brewing the tea, do not forget to follow the directions on the box that explain brewing times, otherwise the flavor will be too overpowering. I really enjoyed their tea and will be looking out for them in my local supermarket or Whole Foods.

Dilmah is the third largest global tea brand, with availability for purchase in 92 countries. The company was founded in 1974 by Merrill J. Fernando. I greatly appreciate that this is an ethical tea brand made from the finest tea leaves.They grow their own tea and they package it fresh at the source. Visit their website to learn more.

Dilmah Tea Flavors include caramel, peach, vanilla, green tea and  English breakfast

Below is a photo of what you could win. The description is as follows:

          Dilmah Single Estate Tea - Doombagastalawa (20 tea bags)
Tasting Notes Dark golden brown with a biscuity taste. Medium bodied, deliciously dry and generous. Analogous to a Syrah grown in warm but not hot climate areas, on steeper hill slopes facing the sun. A handsome and impeccable tea.

Lover’s Leap is named after the tragic legend of two young lovers who leapt from the top of a picturesque waterfall on the estate. Tasting Notes Light brown-yellow with green nuances. Bright, breezy, effortlessly light and snappy yet with tannins of fortitude. Long lasting in aftertaste. Like Champagne made from cool climate grapes picked just before they get too ripe. An exquisite and alluring tea.

Known for producing the finest low country tea, Nilagama is an estate of just under 1,000 hectares. Tasting Notes Dark brown almost chocolatey and ripe tasting tea. Round tannins, full bodied, with a big structure and fleshy. Like Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on flat lands and lower altitudes, with lots of sun. An authentic, suave and stately tea.

Somerset is in the famous Dimbula Valley on the Western slopes of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country. Tasting Notes Medium brown with tints of orange. An almost savory taste. Fruity, exotic perfume with a ‘balance’ in taste from the ample tannins, strong but not brooding. Comparable to a Pinot Noir wine made from grapes grown in cool climates. A tea that is delicate, radiant and elegant.

This series represents qualities of select tea gardens from low elevation tea to the teas grown at the highest mountain elevations.  The unique aspects of a place - climate, soil and topography influences and shapes the tea made there and gives it a specific personality.
All these teas have been compared to Champagne, Pinot Noit, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon due to their texture and fragrance and varieties.


ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!

Mandatory (1) entry: Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect and tell me which tea flavor you would like to try.  BE SURE TO LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

Additional entries:

5 entries - Blog about this giveaway. Link back to this post and leave the link to your blog post in your comment.

1 entry- Follow me via Network Blogs.


1 entry each- Comment on any of my non-giveaway posts

2 entries - Follow me on Twitter @beachcouturexo. Please comment TWICE for this entry.

1 entry (1x daily)- Tweet this giveaway: Enter to #win Dilmah Tea Collection! #giveaway @beachcouturexo http://oldfashionedsodafountain.blogspot.com/

GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 29.  ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN VIA RANDOM.ORG

41 comments:

  1. I follow on GFC bhitwr(at)Gmail(dot)com
    I also follow networked blogs
    I also follow on Twitter and will comment twice

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  2. new gfc follower as "sswpss" number 447
    I would love to try the caramel or somerset flavors

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  4. 1. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  5. 2. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  6. Following your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect and want to try the Dilmah Single Estate Tea – Lover’s Leap. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

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  7. Following you via Network Blogs.
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  8. #1 Following you on Twitter @romapr09

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  9. #2 Following you on Twitter @romapr09

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  10. Tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/5873659268825089

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  11. Tweet:
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  12. 1. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/11/tea-for-two-dilmah-teas-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. 2. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/11/tea-for-two-dilmah-teas-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. 3. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/11/tea-for-two-dilmah-teas-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. 4. I blogged:
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  16. 5. I blogged:
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  17. Reposting my first entry because I forgot to add what tea I would like to try.

    I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

    I would like to try Dilmah Single Estate Tea – Somerset (20 tea bags.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I follow via GFC. I would love the Doombagastalawa tea.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  19. follow via networked blogs-Rae Pavey
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  20. follow on twitter @throuthehaze
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  21. #2 follow on twitter @throuthehaze
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  22. Tweet:
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  23. I'm following you via GFC. I would love to try the Caramel flavor, it just sounds so very interesting!

    email: dartloser@yahoo.com

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  24. Tweet:
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  25. I commented on Product of France Chocolate Review.

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  26. Tweet:
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  27. GFC follower

    Somerset sounds good to me!

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  28. Tweet:
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  30. Following via GFC I would like to try Earl Grey

    rob-gallo@yahoo(dot).com

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  31. Following via Networked Blogs

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  32. I now follow you on GFC as ContestQueen
    carolynw at inedge dot net
    I would like to try Lover's Leap

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  33. I now follow you on Networked Blogs
    also my email address is
    carolynw at IMEDGE dot net
    (I noticed a typo in my first entry)

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  34. I now follow you on twitter
    @ContestQueen

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  35. I now follow you on Twitter
    @ContestQueen
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  36. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/ContestQueen/status/8728410935263232
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  37. Tweet:
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  38. tweeted
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  39. Tweet:
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  40. I follow you on Networked Blogs - Janet Fri

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