Virtual Tea time — almost

We are 7 days and counting to the next Virtual Tea.  Teas, blends and food samples have been mailed and are arriving to our tasters daily.  This Virtual Tea is on Monday, August 20 at 4P ET.  As before, we will be meeting on my Facebook page, Tea with Annette, to share our tea and food product reviews.

I hope you will join us or visit to see the reviews.  New blends introduced the beginning of August will be tasted along with a variety of teas and blends not reviewed during our previous Virtual Tea.

If you missed the previous one and want to know what it’s all about, you can go here to see our conversation.

Wishing you a tea-lightful Tuesday….

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 as soon as possible.

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

Virtual Tea tomorrow

It’s almost here and I can hardly wait.

Tomorrow is my first Virtual Tea.  To be honest, I’m a little nervous as well as excited.  It’s normal to be a bit nervous when attempting something new.  I think it means it’s something you care about, something you’re passionate about.  And that certainly describes how I feel about this venture.

All the participants have been most gracious.  They have asked questions and expressed their excitement about the teas and foods they’ve received. They’ve encouraged me, knowing it is my first time for a Virtual Tea.  I am fortunate to have a group of easy-going women helping me.  We will just go-with-the-flow and see what happens.  I do believe they will provide all of us with some interesting personal reviews and insights into tea.

If you’re not a participant this time, please stop by my Tea with Annette Facebook page tomorrow afternoon or evening.  The Virtual Tea begins at 3:30P ET and the reviews will continue to be available after the Virtual Tea is over.

If this sounds intriguing and you’d like to participate in a Virtual Tea, let me know.  The next one will be scheduled soon.

Gotta run.  Time for a tea refill.

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!

This is it!

This is it!  This is your last chance to get in on the July Virtual Tea.

I still have a couple of spots available, but you must act quickly.

The last day to sign up for this one is tomorrow, Thursday, July 12.

Remember, if you can’t make this one, but are interested in a future Virtual Tea, let me know.  My waiting list is already started.  The next one will be on a different day of the week and, perhaps, at a different time.  Don’t miss out on the fun.

See you there!

A Virtual Tea

In case you missed this information on my other sites and social media, here’s what you need to know about my upcoming Virtual Tea.

First, the Virtual Tea is on Thursday, July 26 at 3:30P ET.  We will be meeting on my Facebook page, also called Tea with Annette, at that time.  Only 15-20 minutes of your time is required.  As long as you have internet access and a Facebook account, you can participate.

Second, I’m looking for a group of 8-10 participants for this first Virtual Tea. I have seven (7) registered already so we still have space for a few more.  The deadline for registering is Thursday, July 12.  This deadline will give me plenty of time to be sure everyone receives their tea samples in time for the Virtual Tea.  I will be mailing out samples of our Tealightful teas and a couple of people have agreed to taste test food products.  At our designated meeting time on Facebook we will get to know our fellow tea lovers and get their reviews of the teas and foods they tested.

If you are interested in participating this time, let me know soon.  You can comment here, PM me on Facebook or contact me on Twitter.  If you’re interested but this day, date or time is not good for you, let me know.  I have a waiting list with three (3) others who have conflicts as well.  I will be working to schedule another Virtual Tea soon to accommodate this group.

I’m looking forward to kicking back with my cup or glass of tea, meeting some fellow tea lovers and getting some great feedback on our products.  I hope you can join us.

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.

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!

Finally up and running…

Welcome to Tea with Annette.  A dream finally realized.

I have been thinking about this website for almost two (2) years now.  And frankly, I’m still not sure it’s exactly what I want, but sometimes you just have to leap off the cliff and start flapping your wings.

I hope you will enjoy stopping by from time to time.  I’ll be posting tea-related photos, like some of my favorite teapots, sharing tea news that I come across, events I am either attending or planning, Tealightful specials and more.  My goal is to make this your one stop for all things tea.

I welcome your comments and suggestions to make this site better for you. You can follow me on Twitter and “like” my Tea with Annette page on Facebook.

Looking forward to sharing some tea time with you.  Until then, wishing you health and abundant happiness…