- Christmas IS Coming!
Christmas IS Coming!
Christmas is Coming!
Yes, I know that I say that every year about this time of year & I know that Christmas is actually over 3 months away. But as I also say every year, I have to keep on top of the time (especially this time of year) because it's our busiest time of the year . . . & this year, it will be even busier because of another project that I'm involved in. More on that at a later date, but for now, I need to put our 12 Teas of Christmas box on pre-order so that we can start ordering the supplies we'll need for the occasion!
If you'd like to read my "info-mercial" about the holiday box, please scroll down to learn more about it.
But if you'd like to just order right now, here's how:
Our special pre-order price includes shipping (to the same address) for 1, 2 or 3 boxes. If you need to order more than 3 boxes, please contact us and let us know and we'll set up a special payment option for you. If you are shipping several boxes with each going to a different address, please process each box separately as a 1 box option and include the shipping information on the paypal form.
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More About The Box:
I hope that all of you had the opportunity to vote this year in the poll to help determine which teas would be included in the box. We got a really great turnout this year (better than in years past!) & I believe that this will be the best box yet - our special 'advent calendar' that will help you count down the 12 days of Christmas - with TEA!
There really is nothing better than counting down the day than to do so with tea. Because - tea!
So what's the big deal about the box, anyway? Every year, we run a poll on our website, asking customers to vote for the teas they liked best to be reblended for this box. The box will contain the EIGHT top vote-getters & FOUR brand new teas, which were specially created with the season in mind. With each box ordered, you'll receive 12 sampler size (12g each) of 12 different teas: 8 past favorite teas & 4 that are sure to become new favorites!
The teas will be a complete surprise (I won't announce them ahead of time) & will be labeled with special scratch-off labels so that the name of the tea won't be revealed until you scratch off the label! The countdown begins on December 14, so on December 14, you would scratch off the label for the tea labeled "The First Tea of Christmas" & steep that tea up on that day! On December 15, you'll scratch off the label for the tea labeled "The Second Tea of Christmas" . . . & so on.
I'll be real & admit that there's a lot of people out there that don't wait & that's OK too, the scratch & reveal labels are there for those who enjoy the surprise of it!
It's just a really fun way to enjoy the holiday season!
What kind of teas will be in the box? I can't tell you which teas will be in the box, but I can say that there's a pretty good representation of several different types of tea, including black teas, green teas, tisanes - & there will even be an Oolong in there!
How much tea is in each box? Each sampler contains enough to brew up 4 cups of tea - depending upon your taste, of course. For most teas, it's my personal preference to use 3g of tea to 12 ounces of water. This means that each box will contain enough tea to make 48 twelve-ounce cups of tea - or 576 ounces of brewed tea - (again, depending upon taste) of 12 very unique, flavorful, handcrafted artisan teas!
When will these boxes ship? It is my goal to ship these boxes out no later than the first week of November. I MUST stick to this schedule, because as I said earlier, we will have another project going on that is just as time sensitive as this box is - so I need to be especially mindful of time!
The price is a little higher this year than it was last year. Why? I'm sorry that I had to do that - unfortunately, shipping charges have become so high (especially for Canadian & International customers) that I have no choice but to increase the price a bit. I don't like doing that - I know that we all love a bargain - but the high cost of shipping forced me to add on to the price this year. I've tried my best to keep the price as low as possible - to make it a good deal for all the effort & materials that go into every box - but the new postal rates required a slight increase in the price this year.
Do I have to order the box? Can I just wait until after the holidays & purchase whatever extra teas you have so that I can pick & choose which teas I want? A lot of customers do this. However, I do feel it's important to point out that while every year, we do have a few pouches of each blend left over - this year, I can't guarantee that there will be left overs of every blend. Similarly, I can't guarantee that there will be a large quantity of leftovers - because I simply won't have the time/space to craft larger batches of tea this time out. So, in some cases, each blend may be limited to only the boxes this year and the number of boxes that I'll be making this year is also limited to a set number that I will not be able to exceed.
That is to say - if you want to be in on these teas this year, you should order the box as soon as possible because it may sell out before they even begin to ship!
Any other questions? Please feel free to contact me here. I'm here to help!