superdumb supervillain: Tea: Mightier Than The Sword

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tea: Mightier Than The Sword

winner: Super Blogger Girl!








For the final day of our Tea Party, I thought it would be fun to review some actual tea. Tea has come a long way since the plain old Lipton's tea bags I grew up with. There are endless varieties and countless places to find them. Where to start? Let me introduce you to Mighty Leaf.



What began as a teahouse on Fillmore St. in San Francisco has evolved into an innovative and eco-conscious company with the heady goal of "infusing life into an ancient indulgence." Mighty Leaf offers a staggering menu of handcrafted tea blends, with tea leaves sourced from all over the globe.



"But I am a tea novice!" you exclaim. No worries, Mighty Leaf has various sampler sets available to allow you to try several varieties of tea without having to narrow your choices all by yourself. I received the Abaca Tea Box and was wowed by its good looks and, of course, by the delectable teas inside.



The Abaca Tea Box is handmade by artisans in Asia from sustainable tree-free Abaca plant fibers and cogon grass. Mighty Leaf is committed to supporting the artisans' community and has sponsored annual scholarships for two children to attend school. Each Abaca Tea Box contains 30 whole leaf biodegradable Mighty Leaf tea pouches (they look like little silk bundles!), five each of six tea blends: Darjeeling Choice Estate, Orange Dulce, Green Tea Tropical, White Orchard, Chamomile Citrus and Rainforest Maté. My favorite was the very indulgent Orange Dulce, a full-bodied, fragrant brew reminiscent of creamsicles…



To enter and win an Abaca Tea Box, please visit Mighty Leaf's menu and comment on this post with your favorite tea blend.





Entries will be accepted through November 26th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


For an additional entry, post my button on your blog, fave me on Technorati or subscribe via email or subscribe via reader and leave an extra comment letting me know. You may also leave an extra comment with your favorite non-Tea Party post from any of my co-hosts' blogs! Just visit Angie, Candice, Cheryl, Kathleen, or Kristin, read a bit, and leave the URL in a separate comment– that's up to five extra chances to win in each giveaway!


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233 comments:

  1. My favourite blend (I think): Organic Hojicha Green Tea.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  2. I am an email subscriber.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  3. Your button is on my blog. http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  4. Verbena Mint Chrysanthemum grabbed my eye

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  5. Green Tea Tropical for me Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize

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  6. Green Tea Tropical MRS.MOMMYYATGMAILDOTCOM

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  7. My favorite is Wild Blossoms & Berries.

    This is an awesome prize!

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  8. The african nectar tea sounds yummy!
    hkropog [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  9. I like the chocolate mint truffle.

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  10. African Nectar sounds good and earthy. cdziuba@aol.com

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  11. The Ginger Twist sound great to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Golden Monkey sounds like one I would enjoy.

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  13. The Chamomile Citrus sounds wonderful.

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  14. I would love to try the chocolate mint truffle.


    ardy22 at earthlink.net

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  15. sue14625@gmail.com
    ORGANIC MINT MELANGE sounds great i love mint tea

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  16. Iam thinking the White Lotus would be right up my alley.

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  17. Ginger Twist sounds yummy!

    email address is in blogger profile

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  18. My favorite tea blend is Japanese Green Tea Kyoto Rice. Thanks for the chance to win. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  19. I like the vanilla bean :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  20. I like the green tea tropical

    Thank you

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  21. The green tea tropical looks great. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  22. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    WOW...some of these teas REALLY sound pretty exotic..and some sound...hmmm..interesting!! I have never heard of truffle tea.

    Anyway, my fave tea is chamomille tea..especially when I am not feeling well.

    tskrush AT cox DOT net

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  23. So many choices. The Chocolate Chip Truffle Tea sounds delicious.

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  24. African nectar tea sounds mouthwatering!

    ey.look.TURKEYS (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. My fav is Himalayan Peak Darjeeling Organic. I wish I could afford it!
    aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I read Kathleen's recipe for Candy Bar Cookies here:
    http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-halloween_31.html
    I still have candybars left over from Halloween so I plan to bake these. Thanks!
    aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

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  27. I don't know what it is but it sounds yummy...Organic Mint melange!

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  28. Earl Grey

    Cheers -

    captunderp at hotmail dot com

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  29. I love green tea, and I love jasmine tea. So my favorite would be the Jasmine Downy Pearls.

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  30. i prefer loose teas and my favorite is dragonwell...i have never tried it from mighty leaf but i have heard great things about the brand!

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  31. Jasmine Downy Pearls sounds wonderful.

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  32. Rainforest Mate' sounds very tasty.

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  33. Chamomile Citrus

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. The Chamomile Citrus sounds really good!

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  35. The Vanilla Bean Flavored Balck Tea sounds delicious. Thanks for the contest!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I would like to try the mountain spring jasmine!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  37. The Wild Blackberries loose black tea sounds delightful!

    kerriwolfe at hotmail.com

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  38. holy moses. How do I pick>

    the green tea tropical sounds good, so does the chamomile citrus.

    OHH, and those are customer faves too! I must have picked ok then!

    thanks for the chance to win some kick butt teas!

    karissag at gmail.com

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  39. subscriber!


    karissag at gmail.com

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  40. faved on technoarati

    me=kagey10

    karissag at gmail.com

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  41. got the fancy button!


    karissag at gmail.com

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  42. I love Can Can's Friday post about Monky Business. I think i need to get out of the US and explore a little more. I am way behind.


    karissag at gmail.com

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  43. Chocolate Mint Truffle sounds MMMMMM!!

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  44. Ginger twist and African Nectar sound soothing.


    angelahipp at charter dot net

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  45. I think Green Jasmine blend sounds wonderful, as well as White Orchard- would love to try white tea)
    annashoshina at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'd love to try the Orange Dulce or the Green Tea Tropical. Great tea site!

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  47. Organic Mint Mélange
    I love mint teas and this sounds wonderful

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  48. My wife loves the Verbena Mint Chrysanthemum.

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  49. When I was growing up my grandmother loved to try many different teas. She had a catalogue from which she ordered many different types of teas from around the world but always when she wanted a basic tea to drink it was back to Earl Grey and when I saw the organic Earl Grey it brought back memories of a hot cup of tea after slogging through snow from school on a winter afternoon so naturally it would be my favorite choice.

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  50. I like their organic earl grey. It's the best

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  51. The Green Tea Tropical sounds wonderful

    jeanilynne[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. I am subscribed via email

    jeanilynne[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. My favorite to try would be Jasmine Downy Pearls, but they all sound delicious! parvax at aol dot com

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  54. chamomile citrus sounds really good

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  55. I would love to try the Bombay Chai tea.

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  56. The Tea Party Button is on my blog.

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  57. Links to this post

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  58. My favorite is the Organic Hojicha Green Tea. I love tea on a cold Michigan day! Thanks!

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  59. Chamomile Citrus sounds yummy!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  60. Dying to try the Darjeeling!

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  61. Chocolate mint truffle - sounds good enough to eat.

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  62. The chamomile citrus sounds yummy.

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  63. The Ceylon Yalta looks really good to me right now.

    theclynn at gmail dot com

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  64. I hope I win! I became a reader also, thanks!

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  65. I'd like to try the chamomille citrus. It sounds soothing and delicious.

    reg8w@aol.com

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  66. I would be very intrested to try Chrysanthemum Silver Needle. It sounds like it would taste beautiful.

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  67. the african nectar looks cool- love the different flavors!

    Lauren
    croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

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  68. petteytiffany@yahoo.com
    subscriber via google

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  69. petteytiffany@yahoo.com love the chammomille tea

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  70. They all sound pretty good! I'd love to try the Organic Hojicha Green Tea.

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  71. I am a subscriber via Bloglines.

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  72. TEA..TEA..TEA???I THOUGH THIS WAS COFFEE

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  73. I love loose black teas. I'd love to try the Orange Dulce Black tea. :)

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  74. green tropical tea, bet it smells great!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  75. The TRUFFLE teas, of course!

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  76. The vanilla bean sounds delish! Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize :)

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  77. I have the pary button on my blog :)

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  78. So many to choose from, the African Nectar sounds delicious!

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  79. I love tea and there's so many to choose from! My favorie would have to be the Chocolate Orange Truffle Tea. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  80. I am also subscribed, thanks again!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  81. Wild Blackberries sounds delicious. Thank you for the give-away.

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  82. Let's get adventuresome and try the Organic Hojicha.

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  83. The Green Tea tropical would be my choice.

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  84. I'm a huge fan of Earl Grey and Breakfast blends so I'd love to try either of those, especially the orgaic breakfast blend.

    HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

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  85. i'm interested in trying to White Orchard

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  86. i want green tea tropical! thanks, Liz

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  87. I love the organic mint melange. It's a superlative mint.


    lindakpeters@gmail.com

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  88. The African Rooibus sounds good. I love rooibus teas. Got hooked on them over at Teavana.

    What gorgeous little teabags! Would love to win.

    Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  89. Chocolate Mint Truffle sounds awesome, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  90. I subscribed! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  91. Oh man, Wild blackberries sounds yummy and I love their camomille citrus.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. The chocolate mint tea sounds like it would satisfy my chocolate cravings.
    flowerpower0097@live.com

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  93. I'm loving the Organic Mint Mélange. Sounds yummy!

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  94. I would like to try the Vanilla Bean Flavored Balck Tea. Thanks.

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  95. Mmmmm, Chamomile Citrus sounds wonderful.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  96. I especially like herbal teas, so the Rainforest Mate would be my pick. Thanks!

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  97. Organic breakfast...mmmm...

    thekalien @ hotmail . com

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  98. the chocolate mint truffle sounds amazing

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  99. tea pary button is in my blogroll

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  100. I've had the Vanilla Bean before. It was delicious!

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  101. Chocolate Truffle Tea Collection looks great

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  102. The orange dulce sounds yummy

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  103. The party button is on my blog!

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  104. I love mint so I would pick Marrakesh Mint Green Tea.

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  105. would like to try Chocolate Chip Truffle Black Tea

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  106. Wild berries and blossoms flavor sounds really nice, especially in the mid winter. smrtim@hotmail.com

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  107. The vanilla bean tea sounds nummy!
    beccaj73[at]hickorytech[dot]net

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  108. Chocolate mint truffle sounds yummy!

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  109. cdrury@gmail.com
    Green Tea Tropical

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  110. Oooh, the orange dulce, I'd love that!

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  111. I'm a subscriber
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  112. I like the Classic Black Tea
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  113. I am a huge fan of green tea and the Cherry sounds great:)

    cyclona66@aol.com

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  114. Favorite blend is Chocolate Mint Truffle.
    ayancey(AT)dishmail(DOT)net

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  115. the Marrakesh Mint Tea Pouches sound yummy!

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  116. I think I would choose Calming Moon herbal tea -it is a full-bodied infusion offering a redolent blending of licorice, fennel, mints and citrus. Rich with vitamins C and B as well as zinc, this herbal tea counteracts stress, soothes the digestion and bathes the inner body in a calming elixir. Sound like just the remedy to a crazy hectic day!
    I have your button on my side bar...

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  117. The Masala Chocolate Truffle Herbal Tea sounds amazing!

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  118. It looks like my favorite would be the Bleu Peacock Oolong Tea blend.

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  119. My favorite tea is the African Nectar Tea Pouches. The fruit flavors in this sound so subtle and tasty and to me being a real tea lover, a unique blend that I would love to experience. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  120. And, I am a subscriber. I look forward to receiving your emails and updates. Thank you.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  121. The vanilla bean black tea sounds good. My favorite tea is a breakfast blend.

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  122. I think the Earl Grey sounds fabulous, especially the decaf version.

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  123. The rose silver needle white tea sounds original and delicious!

    ecibelli (at) wellesley (dot) edu

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  124. I would like to try the Tropical green tea.

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  125. My wife would love the Tropical Green Tea.

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  126. I have a sweet tooth at the moment, and the Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea sounds yummy!

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  127. The Orange Dulce Black Tea sounds wonderful!

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  128. I like the Wild Blossoms & Berries Herbal Tea thanks for the giveaway. aghendrick@aol.com

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  129. I would love to try the Vanilla Bean Black tea!

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  130. The Green tea Tropical tea blend sounds great!

    Mama Snow

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  131. I've had their African Nectar tea before, and it's delicious!

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  132. Celebration Black Tea is something I'd like to try

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  133. Acai Black Tea mostly because it has a lot of caffeine!

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

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  134. I have your button on my blog: Here

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  135. I have the Tea Party button on my blog: Here

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  136. I am a subscriber!

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  137. I have you favved on my Technorati!

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  138. I would love to try the Chocolate Mint Truffle Tea.

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  139. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I would love to try Mighty Leaf's Herb & Fruited Iced Tea! (Beyond that, I've always loved white tea, which they have also.) And what a gorgeous box, which of course could be used for more than the ample supply of tea that's there in the beginning!

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  140. Oh I would have to go with the vanilla bean!!

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  141. I would have to go with the Green Tea Tropical Tea Pouches - though we love so many varieties. Your teas are unquestionably the best and the most beautiful!

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  142. My favorite tea blend from Mighty Leaf is the Mighty blossoms and berries. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  143. I would love to try the Island Breeze Ices taea blend

    Bonnie in FL
    blday50@gmail.com

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  144. Whoah! They've got a lot of tea!!! I'd like Aloe Serenity. Love this site! I'll be bookmarking it for certain for a purchase. Thanks!
    themommyspot(at)gmail dot com

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  145. Calming Moon Herbal Tea sounds great!

    jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  146. my favorite is the chamomile citrus

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  147. I too am a chamomile citrus fan

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  148. I love a good cup of hot tea. I would like to try their African Nectar Tea Pouches.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

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  149. Wow I like the green tropical tea!

    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  150. Lychee Black Tea would be my choice. I love that fruit!

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  151. The African Nectar sounds great!!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. The Bombay Chai sounds good.

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  153. Classic Black Tea is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  154. Doesn't the Chocolate Mint Truffle Rooibos Tea sound delicious!!! YUMMY! : ))) My favorite!!!

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  155. You'll love that I'm a subscriber to your AMAZING BLOG.

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  156. Just commented on Kristen's Blog....http://www.aordinarylife.com/.....We Are Moving! ...Comment #9.

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  157. The Phoenix Bird Oolong loose tea!

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  158. mmm i love tea...I drink it almost every morning...i love the flowering teas...i think they are so cool...the thousand days red jasmine flowering tea is the prettiest!

    thanks
    kmsst19@gmail.com

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  159. I REALLY want to try the Flowering Tea. And I'd take any one of them.

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  160. I drink mighty leaf and they are very good. I like african nectur and bambay chai.

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  161. I want to try one of the flowering teas (and I have the perfect mug for it..)

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  162. I love Mighty Leaf teas. I think my favorite are the Green Tea Tropical Tea Pouches.

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  163. Green tea tropical sounds great.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  164. I'm also subscribed to your feed in my Google reader!

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  165. You are in my Technorati favorites. (My username is jinxykb.)

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  166. Orange Dulce Black Tea is my choice for a wake me up.

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