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Cherry Margarita for Breakfast

It’s hump day and this seems like a good morning to start the day with a cherry margarita.  I mean a cup of hot Cherry Margarita tea.  Are you intrigued?

Our Tealightful Cherry Margarita is a blend of Sencha and China white teas.  It contains lemongrass, pineapple, freeze-dried Acerola cherries and sour cherries. It’s a treat for the senses.  First I notice the sweet smell wafting from the bag. Then I see the colors of the fruits against the various greens of the teas.  I can’t wait any longer.  It’s time to brew.

This green-white blend has a slightly sweet taste even without any additional sweetener.  The taste is light and bright, a morning plus.  The pineapple flavor is quite subtle, enhances the cherry and lingers lightly on the palate.

Ah.  A great start for my hump day.  I’ll bet this is great iced too.  Delicious, refreshing, nutritious, no calorie — I couldn’t ask for more.  Order yours today!

Health and abundant happiness…

Tealightful Vanilla Caramel Chai

This morning I felt like a little spice in my tea.  I chose Vanilla Caramel Chai. With its gorgeous dark golden red color, this black tea has the chai spices you’d expect — cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, star anise, and peppercorns.  My favorite part of this chai is the addition of caramel and vanilla.  For me, these two additions mellow out the chai just a bit.

 

Vanilla Caramel Chai

Without adding anything to it, this tea has a definite chai bite.  I can definitely taste the ginger and the clove.  Since I’m not a big fan of anise, it’s lovely that this blend captures its essence without being too strong. If you need to be warmed on a cold day, this is the tea to choose.

To make it a more traditional chai, consider adding a little milk and perhaps one of our caramel honey sticks.  Mmmmm…  Easing into a Sunday.

Health and abundant happiness…

 

Tealightful Lemon Ginger Green review

I’m sorry; I’m not one of those people who can drink hot tea during hot weather.  At least I can’t unless I’m in air conditioned space most of the time. That describes me pretty well during the late days of summer in Florida.  It was on one of these days I tried this tea.

I love lemon and am coming to love the zing of ginger in hot tea as well.  This green tea blend is a great balance of just enough lemon for that sweet/tart lemon flavor complemented by that ginger “zing”.  It is not too grassy in taste, light in color with a fragrance I find quite calming.  I love to open the bag and inhale deeply.

A friend who loves this tea suggested to me it would probably be quite refreshing iced.  You can check that out for yourself.  Personally, I’m enjoying the indulgent color, aroma, taste, and centering of having it hot. It may quite some time before I get around to trying it iced.

Health and abundant happiness…

New! New! New!

It’s the time of year for changes and updates. It’s time to think about cooler weather, shared holiday time with friends and family, and finding some quiet, snuggly time for ourselves once in a while.

At Tealightful, we are ready to help you enjoy these changes with minimum effort and maximum enjoyment.

Our new catalog is filled with lots of new teas (many unflavored ones at your request), dessert cremes, and lovely tea accessories to make all your upcoming events relaxing and your gift shopping easy.

We also have a new website address.  I’ve updated all my links here to reflect the change.  If you need it to pass it along to a friend, it’s www.tealightfultea.com.

I hope you’ll join me in a cup of tea soon.  I love sharing a cup with friends — both old and new.

Time for a deep breath

We’ve past Labor Day.  The kids are back in school.  Summer is officially over, at least according to the calendar.  It’s time to take a deep breath before the autumn and winter holiday rush starts.

It’s the perfect time for a tea tasting with your friends.

Tea is becoming quite popular again.  People just like you are discovering the health benefits, both from drinking a great beverage and from taking time to enjoy life, relax with family and friends.

I think because of tea’s gentle stimulation, having much less caffeine than coffee, tea is the perfect drink to share in total silence.  It’s great to sit with a friend, your hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea, inhaling the calming fragrance and sipping quietly, enjoying the moment.

So — before your life starts to get really crazy again with the holidays, take a moment, and share some tea with your friends.  I can help.  I’ll be right here, waiting for you, silently sipping my tea.

Approaching the perfect hot tea season

Many people I know drink hot tea year round.  I’m not one of those people. Although I do occasionally have a good cup of hot tea during the summer, I prefer weather a bit cooler.  The environment seems more appropriate to me when there’s a nip in the air.

I want to romance my tea.  I love to curl up is a big comfortable chair or on an enveloping couch, hug my cup of tea close, inhale deeply, and sip slowly. If I can find a spot outdoors to do this, even better.  And it will also be spicy tea season, to compliment the surroundings and the holidays.

Our new Tealightful teas are due out in a few days and I can’t wait.  New food items too.  As soon as I have a list, I’ll post it here for you.

Last Chance sale…Get these now!

This is our last call on these teas, blends and tea accessories.  These are being retired as they sell out.  All Sales are final.  Place your order here.

Tea Party Chic Tea for One (SP5301) — a chic black and white tea for one in matching designer box.  Retail price: $39  Last Chance Sale: $19

3-Cup Teapots – Slightly Irregular  (These pots are fully functional yet they may have a small scratch or ding.)  Discounted Price: $6.25

SP1003 – Kiwi Green

SP1005 – Royal Blue

SP1006 – Pink Rose

SP1008 – Burgundy

Summer Pansy – Creamer & Sugar Set, SP1002 –  $5 (incorrectly marked back stamp)

Discounted 4 oz Teas – These blends will be retiring and not moving into our new catalog.  They may return as seasonal items.

T2135 – Winter White – $17.50

T2025 – Warm Heart – $10.50

T2099 – Sweet Cherry Rooibos – $10.50

T2069 – Chocolate Mint Black Tea – $10.50

T2068 – Mango Tango Black Tea – $10.50

Stay tuned.  The preview for all that’s new is coming soon!

Wow! That Virtual Tea – What a Ride!

Sorry for the delay with the Virtual Tea report.  I’ve been busy since Thursday, welcoming new fans to my Facebook page and fielding questions about the Virtual Tea.  Hooray!

The premier Virtual Tea was a huge success.  I want to stop right here and thank each and every participant – the “other” Annette from FL, Deb from MA, Theresa from MI, Beth from FL, Kathy from CA, Janis from SC and Sarah from England.  Thank you truly, ladies.  I could not have asked for a better group for our first Virtual Tea.

If you’re interested in seeing our results, you can follow the thread from our Virtual Tea on my Facebook business page, Tea with Annette.  Here you will see the Tealightful teas and blends we reviewed as well as reviews for a couple of other Tealightful products.  Be sure you see Sarah’s video review from England.  What a surprising and tea-lightful addition that was.  When you are ready to place your order, I hope you will find these reviews helpful in making your selections.  Place your order here, or under the side heading on this page “Must See Tea Links, Tea shopping with Annette”

I’m already in the planning stages of the Virtual Tea for August.  Here’s what you need to know if you want to participate.  Right now I’m thinking about Monday, August 20th at 4P ET, to be confirmed within a few days.  You will need internet access, a Facebook account (You can create one for free and de-activate it when the Virtual Tea is over if you choose.), a willingness to taste test and review a tea or blend and about 30 minutes of your time to post your reviews and interact with other participants.  Let me know by sending me a PM on Facebook or email me at tea4u@cfl.rr.com as soon as possible.

Again, thank you everyone for your participation and enthusiasm for the Virtual Tea.  It would have been impossible without you.

And we’re off!

I’ve just returned from the post office.  I was there mailing out all the tea samples for my first Virtual Tea.  I’m tea-lighted to have participants from the east coast, the midwest, and California.  I’m even more excited to have someone participating from England.

Now I’ll be holding my breath until I hear that everyone has received her package.

No, guys, you aren’t excluded; I just didn’t have any men express interest for this first one.  More are planned so let me know if you want to participate.

I’m looking forward to honest reviews from real people like yourselves.  It’s easy for me to say I love the teas, but I want you to buy them from me.  This will provide you with some more objective reviews to help you select the right tea for you.

So the two week countdown begins.  We’re heading for 3:30P ET on Thursday, July 26.  I can hardly wait!

Top 10 Iced Tealightful Teas

Summer is the perfect time for a large glass of beautiful iced tea.  Here are our top sellers.  What is your favorite?

Tealightful Afternoon is my favorite when I’m looking for a really smooth traditional iced tea and Ginger Peach has become my “go-to” tea iced and hot.

TOP TEN ICED TEAS
1. Ginger Peach Darjeeling

2. Strawberry

3. Fruity Raspberry

4. Cupid’s Super Fruit Green

5. Moroccan Mint Green

6. Blissful Blueberry Black & Green

7. Pina Colada Black & Green

8. Summer Berries Fruit Tisane

9. Tealightful Sangria Fruit Tisane

                                       10. Green Rooibos Peach

Sip, refresh, enjoy!