Tea moments: Lipton + Keurig Giveaway


Did you know the sun is already blazing these days at 6:08 a.m.? I know this. I don’t necessarily want to know this, but I do. My adorable little four-toothed munchkin sees the light spilling around the hem of his black-out curtains at the crack of dawn and springs to life, bouncing with excitement at a bright new day.

His cuteness mostly compensates for the lack of sleep.

Coffee provides a necessary jolt when I first stagger out of bed, but once the cobwebs have been cleared, my day is punctuated by tea moments. They’re sacred to me.


When sweet baby boy goes down for his nap at 10:30, the very first thing I do is brew a cup of strong black tea, with milk and sugar, and sometimes a pinch of “tea masala” (an Indian spice mix that includes ginger, cardamom and cinnamon). Wrapping my fingers around a warm, steaming mug – nothing compares.

When friends come over to visit, we perch around the kitchen with our teacups, sharing stories and laughter and a bite of something sweet. When I cozy up with my mama in her art studio during a snowstorm, it’s never without a hot mug (that I inevitably dunk my paintbrush in).

And I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to write a blog post without a cuppa.


Tea, for me, is familiar, comforting, soothing; it’s a special (slow-down, stop-and-smell-the-roses) part of my day.

Which is why I’m thrilled to share a lovely tea giveaway with you!

Lipton is generously offering THREE Foodess readers a fantastic ($200 value) prize, that includes a Keurig machine for each plus 10-packs of Lipton Refresh Iced Sweet Tea.


Are you wondering about the ICED tea? I didn’t know you could make an cold beverage in a Keurig machine, either! You just pop in the K-Cup and brew it over ice. It doesn’t get any easier to make than that!

Lipton also offers K-Cups for hot tea in different flavours like Enlighten Green Tea, Chai Delight and Indulge Rich Black Tea (my favourite).


Is tea a daily ritual in your life? Is there someone special you share it with, or is it something you look forward to enjoying in a quiet moment alone? Share your special tea moments in the comments for a chance to win – details below.

For more tea-spiration, follow Lipton Tea on Facebook.

Lipton + Keurig Giveaway on foodess.com

How to Enter:

1. Follow me then tag @Foodessdotcom on a tweet, or tag Foodess on a Facebook post, linking to this contest. For example:

“I just entered a Lipton + Keurig Machine giveaway from @foodessdotcom www.foodess.com/lipton-keurig-giveaway!”

2. Come back here and leave comment on this post to tell me you’ve done it, and don’t forget to include your special tea moment!

Contest Rules & Details:

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (PST) Friday, May 9th, 2014.
Three (3) winners will be drawn randomly by comment number using a random number generator (www.random.org).
Winners will receive one Keurig machine for each plus 10-packs of Lipton Refresh Iced Sweet Tea. (Retail value of each prize = $200.)
Winners will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn.
The winning comments will have the specified actions verified (remember, tag Foodess and link to the contest!)
Lipton is able to offer this giveaway to residents of CANADA only – I’m sorry, readers in the US overseas, I really love you! I have another exciting contest coming soon that you will be included on…

  • Amy Lovell

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/acid666/status/464574678385049600

    My special tea moment is when my mum comes for visits and we drink flowering tea! Super cool stuff!

  • Tintin

    My tea moment was being invited to Japanese tea ceremony from friend I met in Japan.

  • zahra premji

    My special tea moment is each morning when I enjoy my first cup of orange pekoe tea. My morning cannot start without it. I grew up drinking tea and it is what is served at all family gatherings so it is something that brings up great memories of all the good family times from the past.
    Followed twitter and tweeted (https://twitter.com/ZdenoZ/status/464590200879206400)

  • jay nelson

    Thank you, both tasks are completed. My special tea moment: having tea outside in the early morning garden while everyone else is sleeping.
    My usual tea ritual, on the other hand, is in the laundry room.

  • Savanah ozman

    My special tea moment is when I am all by myself around 2pm in the afternoon – sitting and sipping my tea while reading a magazine. ahhh and sometimes it is taking my tea outside on a summer evening and watching the sun go down :) !!

  • MrDisco

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/MrDPrize/status/464608184444149760
    tea moment: sharing an afternoon cuppa with a good friend while reminiscing

  • Stephane

    Thank you for this contest. I just shared on facebook:


  • Jennifer C.

    I followed you & tweeted! Here is the link to my tweet: https://twitter.com/PumpkinGirl78/status/464640360204210176

    My favourite tea moment is enjoying iced tea with my family! We always have such a great time talking and laughing together! :)

  • http://www.journeysofthezoo.com Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

    Beautiful pictures. Yellow is my favourite colour. Combine it with tea and you’ve got my number.

    I tweeted it out, https://twitter.com/zoojourneys/status/464836636753534976

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  • Francine

    tweeted: -https://twitter.com/1byspike/status/464837039624814592

    I love to relax in the evening with a cup of tea while catching up on my e-mails!

  • Bons

    I have entered your contest on FB.

    My special tea moment would always be when we go out for dim sum. It’s great to be ordering my favourite dim sum and having tea to go with it.

  • Carol M

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/carollushka/status/464866775058755584
    My special tea moment is that 1st cup of the day Aahhhh

  • Pam

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, would make make a FAB mother’s day gift.
    here is my tweet:

  • Tanya C

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/tagna09/status/464933119750332416

    My special tea moment is when I go visit my dad and we all sit with our tea!

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  • Lyndsey Skidmore

    My special tea moment is the one I make when I get home from my night shift… Taking half an hour to chill with a cuppa sends me into a deep relaxed sleep without fail!

  • Janie N
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