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!
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.
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How to Enter:
“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...