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Golden Moon Tea- Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea Review and Giveaway

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I have always loved tea. To anyone who does not, I say, you have not tried good tea. There is a huge difference in taste between a poor quality tea and a high quality tea. The quality and taste are determined my the part of the plant they use to make the tea. The grade of the leaves and the number of blossoms and more really can enhance the taste and scent of the tea experience.

I drink a couple of cups of tea a day in the winter to help keep me warm. One day I was preparing my tea and I read on the box, "Because these natural fiber tea bags don't need strings, tags, staples, or individual wrappers, we're able to save more than 3.5 million pounds of wast from entering landfills every year." Wow, I thought, that is great but it would be even better if I used tea without the bag. So I have started purchasing only loose leaf tea.

I was sorely disappointed by the selection of loose leaf tea at my store. Then I discovered Golden Moon Tea online. They have a great selection of loose leaf teas, teaware, and tea gifts. They have a lot of exotic flavors I would like to try next like Golden Pear and Coconut Pouchong. I decided to start with a tea I am familar with for comparison's sake.


I tried the Tippy Earl Grey Tea in a 4 oz. tin. Now don't be intimidated by loose leaf. It is very simple to measure a teaspoon of tea into your or pot or teapot! Upon opening the can I could see that the tea was good quality- nice long leaves and lots of flowers. I compared it some some lesser value Earl Grey I had on hand and the difference visually was evident but the flavor difference was even more contrasting. Golden Moon Earl Grey Tea has the familiar dark, rich flavor you expect from an Earl Grey but it is also smooth and wonderful aromatically. You can really taste and smell the floral lavender and citrusy bergamont and it really balances nicely the little kick that Earl Grey has. I was very pleased with the Tippy Earl Grey and now I want to try their other varieties even more!


GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Golden Moon Tea has generously agreed to offer one lucky reader a 4 ounce tin of Tippy Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea.

Giveaway Dates: February 23- March 18, 2010

How to Enter Giveaway:
To enter this Moms Wear Your Tees/ Golden Moon Tea Give Away, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.) Each person may get up to 7 entries, but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit Golden Moon Tea online and post comment with what other tea you would like to try.
2. Follow MWYT on Twitter
3. Tweet or Retweet about this giveaway:
Come enter to win Golden Moon Tippy Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea at http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT
4. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect
5. Become a Facebook fan of Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin
6. Fan the Golden Moon Facebook Page
7. Blog about this giveaway and include a link, leave web address I can visit

Giveaway Rules
Open to US only, age 18+ to enter. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to winner, Scott!

Golden Moon did provide me with the Earl Grey tea in exchange for my candid opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

146 comments:

KayMMIV,  said... February 23, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

hello! I think the Sinharaja look interesting actually :) I follow your blog and follow you on twitter now :) and here's a link to a blog post telling my readers about your giveaway :) http://green-mom.blogspot.com/2010/02/golden-moon-tea-loose-leaf-earl-grey.html

tedmcspadden,  said... February 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

Hi! I would love to try the sugar caramel oolong. It sounds so yummy!

I am now following your blog, following Mom Wear Your Tees on Facebook and joined Golden Moon Tea on Facebook.

jakiesmom,  said... February 24, 2010 at 7:56 AM  

i'd like to try their organic green tea also
nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

Jean,  said... February 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

I drink a pot of tea daily. I would like to try the English Breakfast tea

Heidi,  said... February 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

The Coconut Pouchong sounds so good. Thanks.

sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Scott,  said... February 25, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

I would like to try the Organic Green Tea because the taste is like a smooth mellow cup.

Zeemaid,  said... February 25, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

what a great review. I love tea and keep thinking about going back to loose leaf. Didn't know how to tell the quality difference. Thanks. i don't qualify for your giveaway as I'm from Canada but I wanted to comment anyways. I'm always happy to meet a fellow tea lover.

daniel john,  said... February 26, 2010 at 5:12 AM  

Such a nice post, it is really interesting, want to admire you, you are really done a nice work, Thanks.

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Deb,  said... February 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

I'd really like to try the organic green tea.

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Deb,  said... February 26, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I follow on twitter (@debthompson)

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Tina12312,  said... February 26, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

I'd love to win and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/9683433864

thank you!

Sarah Simplifies,  said... February 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

Wow! Thanks for introducing me to this site! I'm a tea junkie and would love to try them all! Top of the list is Sugar Carmel Oolong!

Bombtastic Belle,  said... February 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

I think the breakfast blend or jasmine
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Sarah Simplifies,  said... February 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

I blogged about this at my Giveaway Roundup today! http://sarahsimplifies.blogspot.com/2010/02/give.html

ChelseaF,  said... February 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

I would like to try the Kashmiri Chai.

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Sara Cart,  said... March 1, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

Hello! I look forward to trying the Rose tea. And I left a review on Golden Moon Tea.

Stuff Smart,  said... March 3, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

I would love to try their Coconut Pouchong. I have been using loose tea for a while but have never heard of Golden Moon Tea. Thank you for the info.

Emily,  said... March 4, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

I'd love to try the French Breakfast tea.
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amazonv,  said... March 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

I tweeted http://twitter.com/amazonv, and would love to try the Honey Pear tea, am following you now on twitter, yea contest!

amazonv,  said... March 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

Also posted: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/tea-contest.html and follow golden moon tea now as a friend on facebook

Marci,  said... March 9, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

I'd love to try their organic green tea.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Terri,  said... March 10, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I would like to try the White Persian Melon Tea. I have had many kinds of tea but have yet to taste a white tea.

Joan Elliott,  said... March 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

I'd love to try the Organic Green Tea. I drink several cups a day, but haven't tried their brand.
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Melissa,  said... March 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

I'd like to try the Sugar Carmel Oolong.

lafittelady @ gmail dot com

krenee,  said... March 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

The Madagascar Vanilla sounds Heavenly :]

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LittleEagle,  said... March 12, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

I love Earl Grey but I also like a good cup of English Breakfast Tea

very married,  said... March 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

I'd like to try the White Ginger. Sounds heavenly!

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karen,  said... March 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

They have so many great looking teas, but the Coconut Pouchong Iced Tea won best green tea, so I would love to try that. Thanks.

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luckycat1818,  said... March 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

I follow with google friend connect as luckycat1818.

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luckycat1818,  said... March 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

I would like to try the
Vanilla Mint tea.

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Briana "Symmie" Simmons,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

I would love to try the Calmation. It sounds AMAZING!

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erma,  said... March 17, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

I'd like to try the Tea Taster's Sampler.
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angie lilly,  said... March 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

oooo I would love to try their Kashmiri Chai! I love chai!
Angie
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angie lilly,  said... March 17, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
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angie lilly,  said... March 17, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/10624783398
Angie
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Tina12312,  said... March 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

last tweet http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/10631528237

thank you!

Tylerpants,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

The Moroccan Mint loose leaf tea sounds lovely, I'd love to try it! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Scott,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

well Earl Grey is my all-time fav but the Vanilla Mint sounds nice and refreshing too!
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

fanned them on facebook under Heath Cole
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/10632288890
Scott
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Scott,  said... March 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

follow you on twitter under repurrpussed
Scott
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jennem,  said... March 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

Public follower as jennem.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem,  said... March 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

I'd try the White Ginger.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Sarah B.,  said... March 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM  

I would like to try the White Ginger tea.

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Sarah B.,  said... March 17, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sarahtex06/status/10654248206

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Auriette,  said... March 17, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Earl Gray is my favorite variety of tea, but I have to admit, the Madagascar Vanilla sounds very intriguing, as does the French Breakfast Tea.

Deborah,  said... March 18, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

Since I love tea with honey, I'd like to try the French Breakfast Tea. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah,  said... March 18, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

I'm following MWYT on Twitter @AsTheNight. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah,  said... March 18, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I fanned Moms Wear Your Tees Blog on Facebook id: Deborah Rosen.

Naddez,  said... March 18, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

I'd like to try the Temple of Heaven Gunpowder.

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Naddez,  said... March 18, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez/status/10674390282.

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js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

I'd love to try their Vanilla Mint.
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

i follow on twitter - js22222222 .

email in blogger profile.

js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/10690067421
email in blogger profile.

js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
email in blogger profile.

js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

I Fan the Golden Moon Facebook Page-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
email in blogger profile.

js22,  said... March 18, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

I'm a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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