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Verdant Tea – Our Next Sponsor in the Season of Giveaways!



So far, we’ve had a phenomenal response to our Season of Giveaways!  It looks like this season will extend well in to February … so there are going to be LOTS of chances to win!

But … I’ve got to be real here, THIS prize is one that I covet.  I want this prize.  If there was a way for me to declare myself the winner, I’d do it!  But, alas, I can’t.  What I’m driving at, though, is that this is one of the very best prizes yet!  You’re not going to believe it … I still can’t believe it!

Verdant Tea is offering a full THREE MONTH membership to their Tea of the Month Club!  Yeah, you read that right.  Three months of tea from Verdant Tea!  This is a $75. value!  JACKPOT!

Verdant Tea is easily one of my favorite tea companies because – quite simply – they offer some really amazing, high-quality teas that are hard to find … some teas that I’ve not been able to find anywhere else!   Their Laoshan Black tea is amazing, they offer some incredible Apothecary blends like their Xingyang Silk Road Spice, and of course some amazing Pu-Erh (when it comes to Pu-erh teas, I think that Verdant Tea is my #1 choice) like their Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets.

So imagine how amazing it would be to receive a box from them EVERY month for THREE months!  Unbelievable, right?

To enter:

  • First, visit Verdant Teas.  Take a look around.  While you’re there, get an idea of what teas interest you the most.
  • Comment on this blog post.  While you can earn additional entries, without the comment on this blog post, no entries will be eligible.  Be sure to include in your comment a way for us to contact you (let me know if I can contact you on Steepster or on Tea Trade, for example, or provide your email contact information), I mean, in case you win, I need to be able to let you know that you’re the winner, right?  In your comment, mention which tea you’d like to be part of one of the boxes that you receive from Verdant Tea.  Now, I can’t guarantee that this tea WILL be in one of the three boxes, but, we’d like to know which teas from Verdant EXCITE you the most.
  • Want to earn additional entries?  OK!  First, tweet about this contest.  Your tweet should include a link to this contest, and you should also include @SororiTeaSister on your tweet so that we can see the tweet easily.  Please also come back to this blog post and let us know that you’ve tweeted the contest, and include a link to the tweet.
  • Another Entry?  Sure!  Go on facebook and mention this contest on your page.  Again, be sure to include a link to this contest in your facebook mention, and after you’re done, come back to this blog post, and comment that you’ve mentioned it on facebook and provide a link to your facebook page so that we can verify it.  (and yes, we do verify each and every one of these!)

Since this is our largest prize yet, I thought I’d throw in a couple of extra bonus entry opportunities:

  • Bonus Entry #1:  You can earn a bonus entry by liking Verdant Tea on Facebook.
  • Bonus Entry #2:  You can earn an additional bonus entry by following Verdant Tea on Twitter!
  • Bonus Entry #3:  You can earn an additional bonus entry by following our blog!  To follow our blog, simply click on the little button that you see on the bottom right of the screen, and add your email address!  It’s that simple!

OK, so, there are a few things you need to know.  It was pointed out to us in the last giveaway that we neglected to mention who was eligible to enter this contest.  This contest is open to all US and Canadian residents, except for those of us who are SororiTea Sisters and those who work for Verdant Tea.  All other US and Canadian residents can enter.

You can enter until December 7.  A winner will be picked via on December 8, and after the winner has been contacted and verified, we will announce the winner and send the information to Verdant Tea so that the winner can claim the prize.

Best of luck to all entrants!

Congratulations to Raven for winning this giveaway during our Season of Giveaways!  We will have another giveaway soon … keep your eyes peeled!

64 Comments to

“Verdant Tea – Our Next Sponsor in the Season of Giveaways!”

  1. December 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am       Davy Says:

    once again nice nice and again nice giveaway :)

    here is my fb link

    i would like to try alot off tea’s from them sinds i haven’t placed an order so far, these are the once i’m most curious off

    Golden Fleece
    Hand Picked Autumn Tieguanyin
    Silver Buds Yabao

    u can email me on

  2. December 1st, 2012 at 3:44 pm       Cavocorax Says:

    Thanks for the contest!

    You can see my tweet here:, and I’m following Verdant Tea on twitter.

    I also subscribed to the blog! :)

    If I win, I think I’d be interested in trying Yu Lu Yan Cha Black, Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong or the Earl of Anxi. I’m not too picky though because I’ve heard GREAT things about Verdant Tea and I’m certain I’d enjoy whatever I get.

    I’m on Steepster as cavocorax.

  3. December 1st, 2012 at 4:11 pm       Veronica Says:

    Great contest! I would love to try Golden Fleece from Verdant. Actually, I would like to try any of their teas, but the Golden Fleece does sound amazing.

    I am already following Verdant on FB, and I just signed up to follow this blog. Thanks!

    If I should be lucky enough to win you can contact me on Steepster. I’m Veronica over there. :)

  4. December 1st, 2012 at 5:18 pm       Amanda Says:

    Yay! My favorite is definitely the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets! You can contact me via Steepster (momo) or email.

    Following Verdant on Twitter and on Facebook!

    And here is a tweet:

  5. December 1st, 2012 at 5:18 pm       Claire Says:

    Wow, this is an amazing contest! If I win I’d really love to get more Golden Fleece in the tea of the month box.

    I am contactable as Claire (username hammaryn) on Steepster.
    I mentioned the contest on facebook:
    I have Verdant Tea liked on facebook, and I’m following this blog!

  6. December 1st, 2012 at 5:25 pm       Veronica Smith Says:

    I liked and shared the original post

    And I followed Verdant Tea (@veunsmith) also I followed(subscribed) your blog as well.

    3 entries~~~??? Yeay!!!!!

    I’m interested in

    Mi Lan Dancong Black
    Golden Fleece
    Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong

    my e-mail ( is the best way to contact me!

  7. December 1st, 2012 at 5:46 pm       David Says:

    Count me in! It’s hard to pick, but Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell looks amazing. I’m following this blog and liking on Facebook as well.

    Fingers crossed!

  8. December 1st, 2012 at 5:49 pm       Julie Says:

    There are two teas that excite me a lot: Chocolate Phoenix Chai and Laoshan Village Chai! I absolutely adore masala chai and love to try new ones!

    I followed Verdant Tea on Twitter and I liked them on Facebook. I also subscribed to this blog!

    You can best reach me via Facebook:

  9. December 1st, 2012 at 5:52 pm       Sara Says:

    Dinosara on Steepster here!

    I already love Verdant’s teas so much, but one I haven’t yet tried that I can’t wait to is the Earl of Anxi!

    I also liked Verdant on Facebook as well!

  10. December 1st, 2012 at 6:07 pm       William Johnson Says:

    This rocks!

  11. December 1st, 2012 at 6:09 pm       James Chapman Says:

    I’m yappychappy on steepster. I signed up every way possible – facebook, twitter, etc etc. I’d love to try Golden Fleece.

  12. December 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm       Becca Says:

    Oh my! I love Verdant Teas!!! I would love to try the Yanixn’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets, Mt. Banzhang Farmer’s Cooperative ’03 Sheng, or the Aged Yunnan Silver Needle White Cake!!

    I have liked Verdant Teas on Facebook. You could contact me on Steepster (username: BecR)

  13. Profile photo of silaena December 1st, 2012 at 6:59 pm       Sarah Says:

    So let me tell you about the many ways in which I’ve entere this AMAZING and awesome contest.

    I’ve commented here :) And I’ve:
    liked verdant
    followed verdant on twitter
    am now following your blog – which is really just an excuse for me to do something i would have done anyway if I’d known i could lol

    Sil on steepster Silaena on twitter

    All entries accounted for! :)

    You guys rock my world!

  14. Profile photo of azzrian December 1st, 2012 at 7:25 pm       Azzrian Says:

    Good luck to everyone! I am so thrilled with the responses to our tea drawings! Looking forward to finding out who wins this one!

  15. December 1st, 2012 at 10:01 pm       Valerie Says:

    This sounds amazing! The Chocolate Phoenix Chai is calling my name, so I’d love to try that!
    I’m uppercasemad on Steepster!

  16. December 1st, 2012 at 10:58 pm       Jon Says:

    This contest sounds awesome!

    I haven’t tried Verdant yet, so there are several teas that really interest me. For brevity, I will only mention three:

    Yunnan White Jasmine
    Laoshan Black
    Eight Treasures Yabao Winter Blend

    Seriously, those teas sound awesome!

    You can contact me via Steepster. My user name is merton.

  17. December 2nd, 2012 at 12:12 am       Anna T Says:

    I would be most interested in the laoshan black tea and the autumn harvest laoshan green. Great contest! Thank you!

  18. December 2nd, 2012 at 12:29 am       Robert McManus Says:

    Golden Fleece, Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong & Laoshan Black would be my picks!!!

    Shared on FB:

    Shared on Twitter:

    Followed @VerdantTea on twitter

    Liked on Facebook here

    Following this blog

    You can reach me via twitter or steepster –

    Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

  19. December 2nd, 2012 at 9:32 am       Raven Says:

    The teas I’m most interested in from Verdant are Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong, Immortal Springs Laoshan White (I love the back story of this one!) and Laoshan Black.

    I have Verdant Tea followed/liked on Twitter and Facebook, and I just started following this blog as well! My username on Steepster is sriq.

  20. December 2nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm       Ag Says:

    I absolutely love Verdant’s Silver Buds Yabao. The tea that I’d most like to try would have to be Yu Lu Yan Cha Black.

    I’ve friended Verdant on Facebook and followed them on Twitter, and have followed this blog. My Steepster username is Argentum

  21. December 2nd, 2012 at 5:14 pm       Suzette Says:

    The Aged Yunnan Silver Needle White Cake sounds amazing.
    I’m Po Nee Monet Bouquet on Steepster.
    Here’s my tweet link:
    Here’s my FB link:
    I liked Verdant Teas on FB. I am following Verdant Teas on Twitter. I am now following your blog but already liked your FB page and followed you on Twitter. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

  22. December 2nd, 2012 at 5:18 pm       Suzette Says:

    Here’s my twitter post (not sure why it did not post on my last post):

  23. December 2nd, 2012 at 5:22 pm       Erica Says:

    Entered! Excited!

  24. December 2nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm       Uniquity Says:

    I woukld be most excited to try out the Golden Fleece…and also get some more of the Laushan Black! Verdant is an amazing vendor and I would love the opportunity to try some more of their teas.

    If I win, you can catch me on Steepster ;)

    PS – I liked Verdant on Facebook. : )

  25. December 3rd, 2012 at 12:31 am       Lena Lee Says:

    Hi, I would love to enter! :)

    I just tweeted (,
    mentioned on fb page (
    Not sure if you can view my page since it might be private? If it’s a problem let me know.

    I also liked Verdant Tea on FB, followed on twitter, subscribed to follow your blog! :)

    That’s great you guys are doing this giveaway!

    Please contact me via email if I’m the lucky winner :)

    • December 3rd, 2012 at 12:35 am       Lena Lee Says:

      oops forgot to mention,

      I’d love to try

      golden fleece
      wild-picked yunnan jin jun mei
      aged yunnan silver needle white cake

      My email address is fmtoy @ hotmail . com
      (I put space in between so that I don’t end up with lots of spam mails=_=;;)


  26. Profile photo of thepurrfectcup December 3rd, 2012 at 10:47 am       The Purrfect Cup Says:

    Holy pajamas!! This is awesome! I’d really love to try anything new there! Probably one of the puerh’s! This is awesome!

  27. Profile photo of littleteablog December 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm       littleteablog Says:

    Oh man, there are so many GREAT things on the Verdant Website, but I would love to try some of that Laoshan Bilochun Green.

    I’m Rachel (username: adverb) on Steepster.

    I shared on twitter:

    Liked Verdant on Facebook.
    Liked Verdant on Twitter.

    Also followed your blog :)

  28. Profile photo of jackiethurnauer December 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm       Jackie Says:

    I would love to try Laoshan Black because EVERYONE raves about it!!!/jackie.thurnauer
    ^^posted this contest on my Facebook page

    Liked Verdant on Facebook.
    ^^tweeted @SororiTEASister and @VerdantTea, followed both

    My Steepster name is Jackie T


  29. December 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm       Em Says:

    Verdant has so many teas I would love to try. I’d love to try the Silver Buds Yabao, the Laoshan Black, or really anything :)

    I followed Verdant on Twitter (@EmiCreech) and liked them on Facebook ( I also now follow your blog :)

    Thank you for your generosity!

  30. December 3rd, 2012 at 8:50 pm       Holly Says:

    AWESOME giveaway!! I would love to try Autumn Harvest Laoshan Green. Mmm!

  31. December 4th, 2012 at 12:19 am       Lazey Says:

    Hello, cool contest you got going.
    I’m most interested in the blended teas, especially “Earl of Anxi” because I love Earl Grey teas.
    I’m following you on twitter, I’m @LazeyWinde
    You can contact me on steepster, there I go by Lazey.

  32. December 4th, 2012 at 2:01 am       mackenzie Says:

    Hi there, I would totally love to win the Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong

    thanks a ton! and happy holidays!

  33. December 4th, 2012 at 3:19 pm       Hesper June Says:

    Wow! what an amazing giveaway!
    I have been on Verdant’s website many times and drooled over all their delightful teas.
    I am excited to try their blacks, oolongs and I curious about their Pu’er, because I have been thinking of getting into Pu’er and want to get a good quality.
    I already have liked their facebook page:)
    Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

  34. December 4th, 2012 at 4:16 pm       Victoria S. Says:

    The Golden Fleece tea sounds amazing!

  35. December 4th, 2012 at 4:17 pm       Victoria S. Says:


  36. December 4th, 2012 at 4:18 pm       Victoria S. Says:

    I like Verdant on FB! Victoria Shank

  37. December 4th, 2012 at 4:19 pm       Victoria S. Says:

    I follow Verdant on Twitter!

  38. December 4th, 2012 at 4:19 pm       Victoria S. Says:

    I follow your blog!

  39. December 4th, 2012 at 6:02 pm       Michelle Says:

    I would be most excited to try any of the puers, probably Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng Tuocha the most since I’ve never seen sheng in a tuocha. I followed Verdant on FB and Twitter, tweeted @SororiTEASister (twitter is @TheTeaSquirrel), and followed the blog. I am on Steepster as Meeka.

  40. December 4th, 2012 at 11:30 pm       Jess Says:

    Dying to try the Golden Fleece!

    I’ve liked Verdant on Fb as well.

    (Im Jes on Steepster)

  41. December 5th, 2012 at 9:10 pm       Connie R Says:

    I would love to try the Laoshan Bilochun Green or the Laoshan White.

    I am spearmint on steepster.

  42. Profile photo of eugaet December 5th, 2012 at 9:42 pm       eugaet Says:

    I’m *really* interested in trying the Laoshan Black!

    I’ve been a big fan of loose tea since I received an ingenuiTEA last Christmas. My wife bought me a set of green tea from Teavana and I’ve been camped out on Adagio ever since that ran out. I’ll be trying Tea District next as I bought into a LivingSocial deal a few months ago. I hadn’t heard of Verdant, though. I definitely think I’ll be spending a good amount of time there in the future!

    Tweet mention:
    Facebook mention:
    Following @VerdantTea on Twitter (I’m @eugaet).
    Liked Verdant Tea on Facebook (I’m Michael Teague).
    Subscribed to the blog (eugaet at gmail dot com)!

  43. December 6th, 2012 at 9:44 am       Starre Says:

    They had me at chocolate Chai

  44. December 6th, 2012 at 9:45 am       Starre Says:

    I signed up for your newsletter

  45. December 6th, 2012 at 9:49 am       Starre Says:

    I liked Verdant on FB

    Awesome giveaway

  46. Profile photo of azzrian December 6th, 2012 at 4:05 pm       azzrian Says:

    Thank you all for following, entering, and being a part of our giveaway!
    Good luck to everyone!

  47. December 6th, 2012 at 9:08 pm       mrawlins2 Says:

    I’m most interested in trying any of the pu-erhs or Laoshan black. I also signed up to follow your blog. :)

  48. December 7th, 2012 at 11:57 am       Says:

    I’d love Golden Fleece or almost anything else from Verdant. I liked Verdant on Fb and followed on Verdant. I followed your blog and I tweeted. Here is the link for the tweet.
    I also shared on face book but couldn’t get the link, so here is a copy and paste: Donna A shared a link.
    22 minutes ago
    Fellow tea lovers. Check this out. I won the last contest SororiTea Sisters ran.

    SororiTea Sisters » Blog Archive » Verdant Tea – Our Next Sponsor in the Season of Giveaways!
    So far, we’ve had a phenomenal response to our Season of Giveaways! It looks like this season will extend well in to February … so there are going to be LOTS of chances to win!
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    —————————-I can be reached on Steepster as Donna A. I hope I win!

  49. December 7th, 2012 at 12:02 pm       Says:

    Whoops, I tried to post but everything didn’t post. So I’ll try again. I would love to win-Golden Fleece is great!
    I tweeted and I followed Verdant on twitter and liked them on FB. I also followed your blog. My previous post had a copy and paste of my facebook post about the contest since I couldn’t seem to get the link. I can be reached via Steepster as Donna A

  50. December 7th, 2012 at 12:58 pm       Verdant Tea Says:

    It’s great to connect with so many people here. The SororiTea sisters introduced us to the tea world back when I first got back from China and ran everything myself with Verdant Tea.

    We have an awesome Tea of the Month planned out- one tea is sourced as a tea club exclusive and the other two are real knock-outs. Very excited to share this prize with the winner.

    Thanks for all the follows! Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter today for some fun news.

    You’ll be glad to be following these gals and their tea adventures.
    David Duckler,
    Founder, Verdant Tea

  51. Profile photo of azzrian December 8th, 2012 at 5:31 pm       azzrian Says:

    Congratulations to Raven – our winner!
    And a very special Thank You to David of Verdant Tea for such a generous gift!

Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!