Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Red Rose Tea Review and Givewaway

Tea is the perfect beverage to enjoy in the colder months of the year.  That warm and comforting drink soothes your soul and takes away the chill of the outdoor air. I love to have a mug of tea in the morning with my breakfast.  I also cap off each night with chamomile tea.  It's always nice to try new tea flavors that you haven't tried before.  Tea is one beverage that always puts a smile on my face.



Red Rose Tea has been around for more than a century. The brand has helped to create memories that last a lifetime. The tea comes in delicious blends that include black, decaffeinated, and specialty teas. The flavors range from Irish breakfast tea and English breakfast tea to earl grey tea and sunset spice tea, and more. The tea comes in tea bags and single serve cups. Recently there's been some new additions to the Red Rose Tea family.  The Simply Indulgent line up includes vanilla biscotti, spiced chai, sweet mint, and cinnamon bun.  These fun flavors are right up anyone's alley. Red Rose brings together premium tea leaves from the world's finest mountain estates for consistent quality and great taste.

Since I'm a regular tea drinker, I enjoy sampling new flavors.  When I received the opportunity to try all of the Simply Indulgent single serve cups, I was looking forward to it.  Not long after that, a box of fantastic tea showed up at my door.  All of the flavors sounded fantastic and I wasn't sure what to try first.

Sorry for the random single picture of the vanilla biscotti, I forgot to include it when I took this picture.
I absolutely love the packaging of the tea.  Each box has a beautiful picture of the according flavor, not to mention all of the bright vivid colors featured. I wish I could eat that cinnamon bun off of the Cinnamon Bun tea box! 

I finally decided to try the vanilla biscotti first.  I am a big fan of biscotti and was curious what liquid vanilla biscotti would taste like.  The single serve cups are just like the k-cups for the Keurig. I used mine in my Keurig with no issues and within moments a delicious steamy and sweet aroma filled my kitchen.  I was in biscotti heaven!

As soon as I took my first sip of the tea, I could taste the infused flavor of the vanilla biscotti.  It was sweet, but not overly sweet. The beverage was warm and comforting and went down smoothly. You do taste the black tea flavor, but the vanilla biscotti is surely the star of the show. The tea really did taste like vanilla biscotti!  I was impressed. This tea is perfect for the holidays.  Have it for breakfast with a muffin or pair it with a pastry in the evening for a night-time treat.  

Since it's the holidays, I thought it was appropriate to try the spiced chai.  I love anything mulled or spiced and I was excited to try this flavor.  The spices in this black tea include cardamom, ginger, clove, star anise and cinnamon.  I absolutely loved this tea! It truly tasted like Christmas in a mug. From the first sip I was instantly hooked.  I could taste the complex layers of the tea and each spice complimented each other so well. The spice was not too overwhelming, but just perfect. I enjoyed a gingersnap cookie (just to kick up the spice meter) while enjoying this tea and it was a pure 10 on the spice meter!

Unfortunately I am not a fan of mint tea so I didn't try it.  I look forward to trying the cinnamon buns tea soon.  I am almost done with the box of spiced chai and vanilla biscotti so it will have a date with my taste buds soon enough.

Any tea from Red Rose would make a perfect stocking stuffer for that tea lover in your family for Christmas!

One lucky winner will win a fabulous prize pack consisting of:

One (1) 20-count box of each of the new tea bag flavors including cinnamon struesel, creme caramel, peach cobbler and lemon chiffon.
One (1) 12-count box of each of the new single serve cup flavors including vanilla biscotti, spiced chai, cinnamon bun and sweet mint.
Chalk board mug with chalk
A to-go travel mug








111 comments:

  1. I really like chai tea the best. But these look very interesting.

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  2. my favorite flavor of tea is orange pekoe.
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  3. Actually, I have been drinking the original orange pekoe black Red Rose tea for over 50 years with a little bit of milk. My mom is English so I started early.
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  4. love peppermint tea debbie jackson
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  5. I love Earl Grey, but I would love to try some of their simply indulgent flavours

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  6. I like the traditional tea Orange Peako and Black Tea.
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  7. Earl grey is my favorite. But I would love to try these out!

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  8. I love vanilla chai and red roobios teas
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  9. anything with cinnamon in it!

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  10. I like plain green tea.

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  11. I like any tea, but Black Breakfast Tea is my favorite.
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  12. I like green tea.

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  13. Earl Grey.

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  14. I like green tea.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  15. Red roobios tea is my favorite. I tried it for the first time several months ago & love it.

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  16. My favorite is English Breakfast tea.

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  17. chai tea

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  18. Chai tea or mandarin orange green tea.

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  19. chai or mandarin orange gn tea (with Honey)

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  20. My favorite is Earl Gray.
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  21. I like Black Tea. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  22. green tea is my favorite flavor

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  23. I've only had the regular Red Rose Tea. I'd love to try the Vanilla Biscotti one, though.

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  24. My favorite flavor of tea is anything with vanilla!

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  25. I am a huge tea drinker. This time of year they are all my favorites!

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  26. Jasmine tea and red rooibos are my favorites.

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  27. I like Green tea.

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  28. My favorite is a ceylon called Eros!
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  29. Chamomile and Green Tea are my faves. Thanks!

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  30. Celestial seasonings sleepytime tea is my favorite

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  31. i love Earl grey jen gersch intime@myself.com

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  32. I like English Breakfast Tea
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  33. Please tell me what your favorite flavor of tea is. This is a mandatory entry.

    orange pekoe

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  34. I love Earl Gray

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    Alyce Poalillo

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  35. Peppermint tea --

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  36. peppermint tea

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  37. Love Earl Grey! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  38. I love French Vanilla tea

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  39. my favorite tea is a citrus white tea.

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  40. Love Chai Tea

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  41. English Breakfast Tea is my favorite.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  42. cinnamon bun

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  43. I've enjoyed Bigelow Vanilla Caramel.

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  44. Orange Pekoe!
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  45. My favorite would be the creme caramel

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  46. I like peppermint tea

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  47. Orange Pekoe is my favorite flavor of tea.

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  48. Orange Pekoe but like to try different kinds too.

    lisa lo RC form

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  49. love english tea

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  50. I love Chamomile Tea.



    Desiree Dunbar
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  51. I've always been a big fan of Raspberry tea.

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  52. I like mint

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  53. I love peppermint tea

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  54. I'm partial to green tea. But I'll drink anything.

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  55. Aaron Bretveld

    My go to tea is usually Twinning's Earl Gray tea, but to be honest I haven't tried all that wide of a range of teas.

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  56. Earl Grey. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Earl Grey. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. I have never tried flavored tea before just the regular orange pekoe.

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  59. I like chai tea and black cohosh.

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  60. I like raspberry tea.

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  61. I am not too picky when it comes to tea, I love havinv a cup in the morning. But my favorite is Chai.

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  62. I like Earl Grey tea.

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  63. My favourite tea flavours are; Cinnamon or Rosemary :)

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  64. I have always like hot black tea. But, this year, I tried a peach tea that I love. Now, that is my favorite.

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  65. English Breakfast is my favorite tea.

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  66. My favorite is orange pekoe.

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  67. I've been drinking a lot of green tea but would love to try some new flavors.

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  68. I've been drinking a lot of green tea but would love to try some new flavors.

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  69. My favorite is Jasmine tea.
    Michelle Tucker

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  70. My fave is English Breakfast. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  71. My favorite tea is Earl Grey. trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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