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FAIR TRADE MONTH/AUTUMN GIVEAWAY!

Hey Everyone! I am very exciting to take a short break from tea reviews to bring you this exciting news! We here at Expanding Leaves are hosting a giveaway in to celebrate the culmination of fair trade month and the autumn season! Watch the video below to learn more!  A huge thank you to Leaf Spa Tea for offering up the teas for this giveaway! We’re so gracious!

You’ll have to watch the video to see what you can win if you enter! 🙂

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACKIE AND AMANDA!

How to Enter?!

1) Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/expandingleaves
2) Follow Leafspa on twitter: Twitter.com/leafspatea
3) Comment below with you favorite 2 candies!

Click here to see my thoughts of the LeafSpa Teas I’ve tried!

This giveaway will end on Friday 10/29 at 12 midnight EST!

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Minisode #1- How to Cold Brew Tea!

How to cold brew tea:

#1) get a very large pitcher, that is either a gallon or half gallon.

#2) add about 1/4 cup of tea to half gallon or 1/2 cup of tea to gallon pitcher.

#3) fill with cold water

#4) Put in refrigerator,covered for 6-8 hours for first steep, and 12-15 for second steep.

#5) Pour a cup and enjoy!

For curiosity sake, I steeped the tea once,even though Chris & Amy didn’t say anything about that. It tastes just as good at the first steep! So after you are done with your first steep, add more cold water, stick in the fridge for another 12 hours and enjoy a second time the next day!

Review of LeafSpa Tea’s Eagle Nest Ever Drop Green Tea:

The leafspa eagle nest ever drop tea is a very full bodied green tea. The tea has vegetal notes as well as creamy,thick notes that remind me of a black tea. The green tea really coats my mouth and is creamy before I swallow. After swallowing, there is a hint of dryness on my mouth, reminiscent of cotton, but for me,this doesn’t take away from the tea at all.

For more information on Leafspa Teas and products:
Find them on twitter : here
Find out more information about their company: here

or Find out more information about their Eagle Nest Green Tea: here

If you want to make an order, all of my readers can use coupon code “GREENPASS” during checkout on Leafspa’s site for 10% off your entire basket, and, if you order over $50, it’s free ground shipping anywhere in the USA! Thanks again for being such faithful and fantastic readers to engage with! Much love to you all!

Review of LeafSpa Teas’ Organic Blink Bonnie

Brand: LeafSpa Organic Blink Bonnie

Tea Rating: 88/100

Steep Time: 2-3 Minutes

Steep Temperature: 175 Degrees

LeafSpa Teas’ Blink Bonnie tea is a very aesthetically pleasing tea. The tea is from Sri LankaThe dry leaves consist of green,white and nutmeg colored sprials, that are about 2 inches in size spirals. These spirals are hand spun and they give the impression of a large spiral, which when the leaves unfurl, you see that you have more leaves than you started with, which I understand that more than 1 leaf was in the spiral, and shows 2 leaves and a bud in the middle, which is really fun to see unfurl after a few infusions! The liquor is a pale honey/copper color and has some similar smells that were in the dry leaf, which was a savory smell. The wet leaf really had more of a black tea smell to it, which was reminicent of a ceylon tea to me, smelling tanin like and a tiny bit malty. The tea is silky and light.It really does not stay around in your mouth very long, but the flavors taste great within my mouth. I automatically pick up are some astringency, which again echos a black or oolong tea. I also taste some earthiness, and sweetness in the flavor. The sweetness reminds me of a plum or a peach, but is quite light. I don’t really pick up any traditional green tea flavors,I don’t taste any grassiness, or nuttiness, or ‘green’ flavors. Regardless of the tea not fitting into the common green tea category, my favorite aspect was when I sipped the tea and swallowed, my mouth watered afterwards, making me want more. Breathing in after i’ve sipped, I get a refreshingly cool, almost menthol-like feel in my mouth, which is great.

I really enjoyed this tea, and I have started to drink it more often. I bought 2 tins during my last order from Leafspa because I liked it so much!  have had nothing but a good experience with Steven and Jennifer from LeafSpa. Not only do I recommend them because they are from New Jersey, where I am from and I love to represent my home state, but because LeafSpa is a wonderful company and are working towards great goals to maintain organic and fair trade teas and contribute to their  community and the environment through improving global trade conditions. Check them out!

If you want to make an order, all of my readers can use coupon code “GREENPASS” during checkout on Leafspa’s site for 10% off your entire basket, and, if you order over $50, it’s free ground shipping anywhere in the USA! Thanks again, and, let us know if there’s anything you or your readers need!

For more information on Leafspa Teas and products:
find them on twitter : here
Find out more information about their company: here
or find out more information about their Blink Bonnie : here


Tea Review: LeafSpa Teas Organic Banaspaty Bliss

Brand: LeafSpa Yunnan Gold

Tea Rating: 80/100

Steep Time: 5:00

Steep Temperature: 205 Degrees

LeafSpa Tea is an online retailer that offers a variety of organic, fair-trade teas. They are committed to have an exceptional collection of teas that are all USDA certified organic teas. The company has a passion for top quality teas as well as the environment, fair trade and community involvement. Whether looking for a tea for stimulation,relaxation, weight loss, detoxification, or overall heath improvement, LeafSpa can provide consumers with all of these teas and more. They are currently working on a line of spa products based on teas, such as Green Tea massage oils, Rooibos Tea Soap Scrubs and much more!

Their Organic Banaspaty Bliss Black Tea is a black tea from the Banaspaty Tea Estate located in the hills of the Assam Region of India. The smell of the steeped leaves and the steeped tea was very sweet and inviting. The tea’s liquor was also sweet,with some notes of honey, which aided in the smooth flavor of the tea. There was also some identifiable tobacco notes, as well as some dark forest-like flavors,that reminds me of driving through a forest. For a black tea, the flavor was not as full bodied as expected,which is why I think this tea would be a good morning tea or a good day to day tea, one that would take long to get bored of.  I have had nothing but a good experience with Steven and Jennifer from LeafSpa,so I definitely recommend you checking this company out! Not only do I suggest them because they are from New Jersey, where I am from and I love to represent my home state, but because LeafSpa is a wonderful company and are working towards great goals to maintain organic and fair trade teas and contribute to their  community and the environment through improving global trade conditions. Check them out!

For more information on Leafspa Teas and products:

find them on twitter : here
Find out more information about their company: here
or find out more information about their Banastapy Bliss : here

LeafSpa Teas’ Yunnan Gold Review

Brand: LeafSpa Yunnan Gold

Tea Rating: 85/100

Steep Time: 5:00

Steep Temperature: 205 Degrees


LeafSpa Tea is an online retailer that offers a variety of organic, fair-trade teas.  They are committed to have an exceptional collection of teas  that are all USDA certified organic teas. The company has a passion for top quality teas as well as the environment, fair trade and community involvement. Whether looking for  a tea for stimulation,relaxation, weight loss, detoxification, or overall heath improvement, LeafSpa can provide consumers with all of these teas and more. They are currently working on a line of spa products based on teas, such as Green Tea massage oils, Rooibos Tea Soap Scrubs and much more!

Yunnan Gold is a black tea from the Yunnan Provence of China. Yunnan is located in Southern China and is know to have been producing tea for two thousand years. The Yunnan Provence harbors some of the oldest tea trees found in China. Teas from Yunnan are known for their unique peppery taste, which is commonly found in many of the black teas produced  in the provence.

LeafSpa Teas’ Yunnan Gold is a very smooth, light tea. Considering it is from the Yunnan Provence, this tea is on the lighter side of teas coming out of the region. The lightness is reminiscent of a breakfast black tea. The liquor color is a beautiful copper color, but the flavor is the best part of the tea. The taste includes a tobacco flavor, but is also earthy and peppery in the aftertaste.. There is a lot of body for this tea  and just a hint of that darkness that is commonly found in Yunnan teas. The peppery aspect of the tea is found in the aftertaste of the tea and has honey hints that pairs nicely with the slight pepperiness. This pepper flavor is a subtle aspect of the tea versus a dominant flavor in the liquor, which is very pleasing.


All in all, I really enjoyed this tea,while sitting watching the first game of the season for the Yankees, I am drinking this tea and enjoying it very much. I really thing this would be a great tea to drink in the morning as a wake up tea, and I will probably bring it to my 9 am class on Tuesday! I have had nothing but a good experience with Steven and Jennifer from LeafSpa. Not only do I recommend them because they are from New Jersey, where I am from and I love to represent my home state, but because LeafSpa is a wonderful company and are working towards great goals to maintain organic and fair trade teas and contribute to their  community and the environment through improving global trade conditions. Check them out!



For more information on Leafspa Teas and products:

find them on twitter : here
Find out more information about their company: here
or find out more information about their Yunnan Gold : here