Thursday, July 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Hop (Ends 7/31) U.S.

12 Days of Christmas in July hosted by Weidknecht Events Going Crazy {July 20-31}
Are you thinking about Christmas yet?  I know I sure am.  And giveaways like this are just the thing to get me in the spirit.  Read on for information! 

12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht!! This giveaway hop is open from July 20th to 31st.


 I have two fantastic items that I am being privileged to give away to you, my wonderful readers.


Okay, what says Christmas more than a rum cake?  Not your first thought?  Well, it should be!  Tortuga Rum Cake Company is a company that offers all sorts of special treats made with the finest rum from the Cayman Islands.  They have kept their standard of excellence for 25 years, and I am sure they plan to continue their fine tradition for the next 25 years or more.  They continue to expand their variety of specialty foods, but you just can't beat their rum cakes!  I had heard about them for a while, and I always wondered if they were as good as people claimed they were.

Well, my mom and I got a chance to try two of their mini cakes for ourselves, and I was quite pleased from the beginning.  Each cake was packaged neatly as you see here:
Also, each cake was sealed in plastic to keep its freshness.  We got to try the key lime cake and the original cake.  As I opened each cake, I was amazed at how moist each one was.  I first tried the key lime, and I enjoyed it quite a bit, but nothing could beat the original!  My mom agreed.  These cakes are incredibly moist and taste really good!

My mom wanted to know about these cakes because she thinks (as do I) that they would make a really good gift for someone.  I told her about the site, shared with her the images and prices, and I told her about signing up for the newsletter.  This company is almost always having some kind of sale!

Be sure to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter!


If you have followed my blog for a while now, you have heard about Tea's Tea.  This is a company that absolutely has the best bottled iced tea I have ever had, but they are so much more than that.    They are a part of a bigger company that sells more than just bottled iced tea:  ITO EN.

Do you know about the health benefits of tea, especially green tea?  I know it's often in the news, but sometimes we hear something like that, and it means nothing to us.  Green tea is a superfood.  It is something that you can drink iced on a hot day or hot on a cold night.  Water sometimes just does not hit the spot.  And coffee can make you jittery if you drink too much.  But green tea has nothing but health benefits for you.

I was not aware of the all the health benefits that green tea provides.  It comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, and the list of health benefits continues to grow.  It helps prevent tooth decay, heat disease, cholesterol, body fat, and so much more.  Just check out the nice long list here.  Is it any wonder that green tea was voted the Superfood of 2012?

Adding green tea into your diet is much easier than you night think.  In addition to drinking it (hot or cold), you can actually steam rice in jasmine green tea.  I never thought of doing that. I think I just may have to try that some time.

Now, of course, you want to know about the specific products I reviewed.  I was sent two bottles of Tea's Tea:  unsweetened mint green tea and blueberry green tea.  I will be honest and tell you that I had to add sweetener to the unsweetened tea, but the blueberry green tea was absolutely fantastic!  The flavors are always just right, and I find that this tea quenches my thirst often more than just plain water.  I was also sent a very nice large Tea's Tea tote bag.  It is well-made and perfect for trips to the grocery store or wherever you may go.  

About TEAS’ TEA: Naturally brewed green tea infusion with peppermint leaves, rose petals, jasmine buds and so forth to create our 15 flavors of delicious green tea. Retails at $1.99 per bottle and sold nationwide in natural and conventional grocery stores like Whole Foods Market, Safeway and online at www.ITOEN.com and Amazon.

You will want to like Tea's Tea on facebook and follow them on twitter.  You never know when they might offer a special contest or deal, and you don't want to miss it!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Now on to the giveaway!  One of my U.S. readers will get everything they need to have a great Christmas celebration in July.  One reader will receive one 33 oz. rum cake (I'm jealous!) and the same prize pack I received from Tea's Tea--2 bottles of tea and a tote bag.  Good thing the tea is iced since we're in the middle of summer, eh?

All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below by July 31 9:00 P.M. Pacific time, and you are in to win!





Now Hop over to the other blogs and enter their giveaways!!

80 comments:

  1. I love that all of Tea's Tea's selections are all natural!

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  2. I learned that Organic Hand-Picked Mauna Kea First Flush Green Tea is $40 an oz!

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  3. I really like the mugs/travel cups for hot tea on their site.

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  4. I like Green Tea and like that it's a superfood! We drink a lot of green tea here! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I love green tea & drink it atleast 5 days a week.


    Love3570@aol.com

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  6. The Country Peach Black tea sounds so delicious.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I learned that if you want to brew your own, they have tea bags as well.
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

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  8. I learned that Teas' Tea line of natural, unsweetened bottled tea was launched in 2002.

    suebee05@gmail.com

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  9. I would like to try the Country Peach Black Tea.
    austma7@aol.com

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  10. I like that they have health benefits.

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  11. I love that you get yummy and healthy in the teas and high in antioxidants too. I would especially love to try the peach and the blueberry.

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  12. Tea's Tea's selections are all natural!

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  13. TEAS’TEA supports the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem in their benefit concert
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  14. Would love to try the peach! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  15. I like that they use real cane sugar. The Country Peach Black Tea sounds especially yummy.

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  16. I'd like to try the oolong shot
    (jen487@hotmail.com)

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  17. SHERRIE C. ON RAFFLECOPTER

    I've tried the Crispy Apple Black Tea and it was really delicious! Iw ould really like to try the Mint Green Tea next.

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I love that their products are all natural!
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway!
    MonjaBlue(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I love the variety of unusual teas!

    lifesdeepcolors@hotmail.com

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  20. I love all the varieties of very interesting teas!

    orangestar17@hotmail.com

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  21. I like the step-by-step instructions!

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  22. country peach tea would be really good
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  23. I like that the green tea is a superfood and they use real cane sugar.

    hydepennym@gmail.com
    penny hyde

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  24. I like that they use cane sugar.

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  25. I like that they use real cane sugar. The Country Peach Black Tea sounds like something I would like.

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  26. I have not tried this brand before. the blueberry green tea sounds yummy! Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  27. I like all the teas for their health benefits

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  28. i'd like to try the rose green tea
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  29. I like the night and day gift set

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  30. I'd like to try the lemongrass green tea

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  31. Healthy teas, they taste good also!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  32. I like that they have a litely sweetened tea.

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  33. I like that the company is environmentally conscious. They developed eco-friendly packaging,and reduced the weight of their plastic bottles.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  34. i learned they use real sugarcane,awesome!!!

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  35. Green tea is supposed to be so good for you and their Green Tea with Coconut sounds yummy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Saves

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  36. Their Country peach tea sounds yummy!
    Eileen B.

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  37. I learned that they don't use corn syrup but cane sugar!

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  38. I have tried the Mint Green Tea and it was very good.

    beh2351@frontier.com

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  39. the blueberry green tea sounds interesting

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  40. great tea & a contest to win a car going on right now too, thanks for the heads up

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  41. I like that their products are all natural
    Damian Jarreau

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  42. I like the night and day gift set.

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  43. I like the Thermos D-Cup

    anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

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  44. Their teas have great health benefits

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  45. i would love to try the crispy apple black tea!

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  46. I want to try the Teas' Tea Low Calorie
    Blueberry Green

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  47. I like that they have so many unsweetened teas, including my favorite, Jasmine

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  48. The crispy apple black tea sounds amazing!

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  49. Country Peach tea sounds refreshingly-delicious

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  50. I would love to try the blueberry green tea.

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  51. i like the 2012 Chiran Yutaka Midori Shincha "Artisanal" Tin because it contains higher amounts of Vitamin C and the anti-oxidant catechin than regular green tea

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  52. green tea with lemonade sounds really good

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  53. i looked at their fb page and found this: "Cultivated tea plants are generally "ripe" for picking after about 4-5 years and then have a productive life of about 30-40 years. They are usually harvested about 4 to 5 times per season and then in autumn are given a heavy pruning to cut them back in preparation for the first flush the following spring..." This is true for farmed plants, not wild. Wild tea plants can get to be very old, but the taste is inconsistent, with some years being not so great and others having an amazing flavor. I never knew this and hope to find more interesting facts from them. lmlynch2 at gmail dot com LAURA LYNCH on rafflecopter!

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  54. They have a blueberry green tea. Sounds yummy.

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  55. I like the Health Benefits

    chrissylea1979 @ gmail(dot)com

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  56. I like that they offer unsweetened tea because I'm really trying to cut back on my sugar intake.

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  57. I stumbled upon their Organic Hand-Picked Mauna Kea First Flush Green Tea which is grown in Hawaii! I had not idea that they grew tea in Hawaii!

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  58. I Like that they are all natural.

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  59. I like that they use cane sugar in their green tea.

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  60. I like that they are natural and I love the selections.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I would like to try the Country Peach Tea too!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  62. I really like that their products are all natural.

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  63. I would like The Country Peach tea

    ddx155 at gmail.com

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  64. Betsy Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    I like that their tea has amino acid which gives green tea its taste and acts as a mild relaxant :)

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  65. I like that the products are all natural
    katyjv1988(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. i love that they have such a great selection
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  67. I like that they are all natural. That's really important to me.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  68. learned they sell Filio Teapot & Warmer which is very nice looking and perfect brewing

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  69. I really loved the fact that they use real cane sugar.

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  70. I like they use real cane sugar. If I am going to have sugar I like it to be that.
    sellcrystal2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  71. i would like to try the ITO EN SHOT

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  72. I like blueberry green tea - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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