As you are probably well-aware by now, I – LiberTEAS – am planning on acquiring 52Teas. At the close of the Kickstarter campaign, I’ll be busily preparing to get things up and running. On June 1st, I’ll be releasing my very first tea of the week! (If you want to know what that flavor will be, check out this update.)
I’m really excited about this new development in my life, but with this new development comes the need for a change in the way things are run here on SororiTea Sisters.
When TeaEqualsBliss and I started this blog some five plus years ago, it was my goal to be able to write honest reviews. The first tea blog that I wrote for had a ‘positive reviews only’ policy and at first, I supported this idea. It was my thinking that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.
But being nice and being positive aren’t the same thing. I realized that I could be nice without being positive. So instead of being positive, I decided when we started this blog that I would be nice but also honest. I would approach each product as honestly as I can, without being mean. I don’t know that I did that with every single review in the thousands that I’ve written over the years but that’s been my goal. What I can say is that with every single review in the thousands that I’ve written for this blog, each and every one has represented my honest feelings at the time I wrote the review.
And now that I’m about to embark upon a new venture where I’ll be crafting a new tea blend every week as the new Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas, I don’t think that I’ll be as objective as I need to be for the process of writing reviews once I start creating my own teas. I can’t say that I’d be able to be as unbiased as I need to be when that time comes.
So, I’ve decided to hand off the writing reins to other people who can be as unbiased and honest with reviews so that SororiTea Sisters can continue. Earlier today, our first review from one of the new SororiTea Sisters published, and I’m so proud and happy that our new SororiTea Sisters have begun writing! In the weeks ahead, watch for a whole lot more activity on this blog as we now have eight new sisters. I’ll be dropping off as the time approaches for me to end my time as a SororiTea Sister, but these new sisters are enthusiastic and ready to write!
Please take a minute to check out the Who Are The SororiTea Sisters page to familiarize yourself with the new sisters!
Thank YOU for reading with us – we’ve loved having you along for our tea journey!
This giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been selected. Please watch our blog, though, because another giveaway is on its way … SOON!
The response to our Season of Giveaways has been HUGE! So, let’s keep it going, what do you say?
This week, we’re giving away December’s Tea Tasting Box from Amoda Tea! (Value $15 plus shipping!) I heard about Amoda Tea on Steepster, they started out with tea tasting box that was exclusively for Canadian tea drinkers for their first month (October) and expanded to the US market in time for their November Box. I received their November box and I squealed with delight when it arrived. I love the the packaging and I love being able to try three brand new teas that I had not tried before.
These boxes are FUN, FUN, FUN – Of course, when is it NOT fun to receive tea in the mail? Second only to drinking the tea, it is the best part of my job as a tea reviewer! – and the boxes would also make a great gift or stocking stuffer for someone special (even if that someone is you!) It’s also a great opportunity for you to see what Amoda is all about. I love this company – and I think you’ll love them too!
Here are the teas that were in the box in November:
And you can bet there will be some fabulous teas for their December Box – the box you can win just by entering this giveaway! This contest allows you to get in on the fun for the month of December. The winner of this contest will receive the tea tasting box from Amoda Tea for the month of December!
- Comment on this blog post. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it is! Be sure to include in your comment a way for us to get in touch with you should you be the lucky winner of this week’s contest.
To earn additional entries:
- Tweet this contest. Be sure to include a link to this blog post so that those that read your tweet can enter to win too. Also, be sure to add @SororiTeaSister on your tweet so that we can easily find it. This will help us verify the tweet, and plus we like to see our name on tweets. It makes us feel important and special.
- Follow Amoda Teas on Twitter. Really simple, and it earns you an entry into the contest. Be sure to come back here and let us know that you’ve done this.
- Add a link to your Facebook Page. Just mention this contest on your facebook page and include a link so that your Facebook friends can enter. Be sure to add a comment to this blog post with a link to your facebook page so that we can verify the Facebook entry.
- Like Amoda Teas on Facebook. Again, really simple, and it earns you an additional entry into the contest. Be sure to come back here to let us know you did this.
- Follow our Blog! This is really simple to do too. Just click on the button on the bottom right hand side of the screen, and enter your email address. Do that, and then let us know that you’re subscribed to our blog and you’ll earn yet another entry!
So you can earn an additional five entries in this contest, for a total of six entries to win! It’s really easy!
Now, for the fine print: This contest is open from today, December 11, through December 17. A winner will be drawn via Random.org on December 18 and will be contacted privately before the name of the winner is announced. If we are unable to reach the winner within three days, an alternate winner will be drawn until we can contact the winner to obtain their shipping information, which will then be forwarded to the staff at Amoda Tea.
This drawing is opened to US and Canadian residents only, because at the moment, that’s where Amoda Tea ships. If you are a SororiTea Sister, you’re not eligible to win – then again, there’s only three of us, so if your name is not Anne, Jennifer, or Joely, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re not a SororiTea Sister. The same goes for the staff at Amoda Tea. For the rest of you, please enter and join in on the fun!
This Giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been selected! Congratulations to eugaet … he is the winner of this week’s giveaway sponsored by Amoda Tea!
Watch our blog for another giveaway … coming soon!
CONGRATULATIONS TO mrawlins2! You’re our winner! You should be receiving your tea very soon!
To celebrate the launching of our new blog, Golden Moon Tea is giving away a tin of their delightful Tippy Earl Grey tea (read my review of it here!) to one of our very lucky readers! That’s right: a tin of tea FREE (that’s totally and completely free – no shipping charges, no additional purchase required) to one of our readers… it could be YOU!
To enter, simply post a comment to our Tippy Earl Grey Tea review (that’s the review immediately following this blog post. Err… commenting to THIS blog post won’t enter you in the contest. However, if you feel the need to comment on this blog post, please feel free. We’d love to hear your comments!) Only one comment per entrant will be counted. So, feel free to comment as much as you’d like, but you’ll only get one entry. Be sure to include in your comment some way to contact you (your valid email address) in case you’re the winner!
However, there are *ways* you can earn an EXTRA BONUS ENTRY to this contest:
- Twitter about this contest. Your twitter must include a link to this contest.
- Post this contest on your Facebook page. Your post must include a link to this contest.
To receive your bonus entry/entries you’ll need to comment to this blog post to let us know that you’ve tweeted or posted on Facebook. Be sure to also follow Anne & Jennifer on Twitter and become a fan of our Facebook page)
So there you go! You could win your very own tin of tea from Golden Moon Tea!
The Fine Print: Each person may earn a maximum of three entries into this contest. The contest will begin on Monday, June 14 and end at midnight on Friday, June 18. The winner’s name will be drawn randomly and will be notified via email. If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, an alternate winner will be drawn randomly from the remaining entries. Also, as it is late at night, I may have forgotten something. So these fine print details and/or the blog entry may be edited (that is, changed) if at a later time I see that I’ve made a mistake. I’m human and sometimes I do that. But, for the most part, I think that I’ve managed to say everything that I’ve needed to say. So, enter already!