Saturday, September 29, 2012

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Coffee Convert and cupcakes

Coffee Convert tea, hearty enough to drink from a mug
Today is National Coffee Day, but tea lovers don't need to feel excluded if they have Light of Day's Coffee Convert on hand. A hearty, but smooth black tea, it can go head-to-head with any cup of Joe, even on coffee's very own special day.

A newly created holiday, National Coffee Day is a celebration of the dark, bitter brew and an opportunity for places like Tim Horton's and Dunkin' Doughnuts to promote the hot beverage with free drinks - not that there's anything wrong with that.

I've confessed here before, I do like coffee. I like it a lot. But, over the years, I've transitioned to more daily intake of tea than coffee for a variety of reasons. There are so many types of tea, I appreciate that there's something to reach for, no matter what the mood or occasion. I like to start heavy and end light. And, last weekend, I actually started heavy and ended up at Light of Day.

Stocking up on LOD teas with good friends, Rik & Carol D.
A week ago yesterday, my husband, Chris and I, headed to Traverse City with our good friends for an early color tour and a gourmet trek through the northwest resort town on the bay. Our first stop was Light of Day Organic Farm and Tea Shop. Here we stocked up on all our favorites, including, of course, Coffee Convert.

A new tradition? A cupcakes and Coffee Convert holiday!
At the time, I didn't realize how timely my purchase would be. Here it is, National Coffee Day and I can toast it with Coffee Convert. Oh, yes, and cupcakes, too. On her way home from work this afternoon, my daughter, Rachel, stopped off at the cupcake bakery and brought us home a special treat for dessert. It's almost as if she knew it was a holiday!

Happy National Coffee Day to coffee and tea lovers alike!

See The Detroit Tea Examiner's review of Coffee Convert.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We have a winner!! Tea in the City book giveaway!

Our contest ended yesterday and we have a winner! Susan M. from Massachusetts will receive our free giveaway:  "Tea in the City:  New York"  authored by Elizabeth Knight with photographs by Bruce Richardson.

The tea that scored the most points for favorite tea was "Earl Grey". Good choice, although we had a range of teas - and they were all good choices!

We will be giving away some more free merchandise this fall, so keep stopping by to see what's new. We'll be selecting tea products from Barb's Tea Shop on-line store.

Come visit our "tea shop" and see what we're selling! Currently we have tea and tea cozies, but we'll be adding more for the holidays.

We invite you all to "like" us on Facebook at Barb's TEA Shop, too!

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations, Susan!!