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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Dana! Congratulations, Dana! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

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Might as well face it, I’m addicted to Pukka Love…

I’ve been drinking so much of this stuff lately! It’s a tea called Love by Pukka ($6.95) that I get from the Vitamin Shoppe, but I’m sure it’s carried at other places, too. Design ho that I am, I picked it up first because of the box, but the description of the flavors is what had me sold: “organic rose, chamomile and lavender flower to warm your heart.”


Aww and NOM!

Imbibing this beautiful beverage is supposed to soothe, relax, and make you feel more balanced — all things I constantly need, haha! — and I love the taste. It’s a sweet aromatic floral like the lavender flower hard candies I used to get from the Asian grocery store down the street when I was kid.

It’s herbal and caffeine-free, so I can drink as much as I want throughout the day without getting the shakes, and for variety I’ve been alternating it with Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Chai.

A cup of tea can be a simple way to show yourself some love…

Yes, that was very cheesy, but so true. πŸ™‚

And now, ready or not, it’s giveaway time!

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what are your favorite kinds/flavors of tea? Have you ever attended high tea before? How would you summarize 2011 for you? How do you feel about fragrances with tea notes? Have you finished all of your holiday shopping? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Dana! Congratulations, Dana! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Kelly says:

    I don’t really enjoy tea notes in my fragrance. It gives me too much of a headache. I like vanilla and musk

  2. Natalie says:

    I absolutely loved 2011! I am sure 2012 will be even more fab! Hope you have a fantastic 2012 as well Karen!

  3. JE says:

    I like green tea the most.

  4. auroragyps says:

    I am a huge fan of tea. I used to be more of an herbal tea drinker, but lately I’m in love with Earl Grey with a bit of sugar & milk. My Scottish ex-MIL would be shocked. I also love Chai teas, including Celestial Seasonings Decaf Coconut Chai.

  5. Bethany says:

    I love tea! My favorite is passion fruit tea, iced, and with mint. I am also a fan or the Celestial Seasonings ( I know, a crime) Candy Cane Lane. It is a seasonal tea with peppermint and vanilla. Awesome!

  6. Katherine says:

    Hope you have a happy holiday season!

  7. Jessica says:

    I have attended high tea and it’s absolutely magnificent. Nothing beats the lovely sandwiches that accompany the tea πŸ™‚

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica

  8. ashley says:

    all my girl cousins & i used to have tea parties with my grandma when we were young. we’d all wear bonnets (grandma had a million) & pretend we were in anne of green gables day.

  9. Nika says:

    I’ve never been much of a tea person. I’m in a steady relationship with coffee. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great day today!

  10. Melitina says:

    My favorite tea is Lapsang Souchong, a smoked tea from China, delicous!!!

  11. Cassy says:

    Tea is one of those drinks I’ve never gotten into. It smells nice enough, but I can’t deal with the herbal-y taste. I don’t typically like fragrances that are TOO too earthy either. I do like when tea is mixed with things like fruits and flowers in shampoo, though!

  12. Molly SC says:

    I really could use a cup of tea… mission time!!

  13. stephanie shelton says:

    I HAVE attended high tea before! I was 12 years old & on a 10-day “educational” trip to London with my mom. Every day our hotel served high tea with scones and crumpets. Too bad this southern girl didn’t acquire a taste for any tea that isn’t ice cold until last year! The waiter caught on after the second day and would bring me hot chocolate instead. πŸ™‚
    I say, love, this tea you’ve described sounds jolly good! I wonder if I can find it in Alabama??

  14. Alaina says:

    Aww. That tea looks and sounds lovely. My current favorite is Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos Red Tea. It has a very dignified lion on the box. πŸ™‚
    Alaina recently posted … OPI – Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

  15. I’m more of a coffee girl, sorry. XD

  16. kellyanne says:

    I am a huge tea drinker and love Rooibos tea with some milk and sugar, but sometimes opt for urbal tea, mostly from Teavana.

  17. Joanna says:

    I’ve been drinking alot of ginger tea lately to deal w/ holiday stress. It’s a simple thing that makes a huge difference.

  18. jean says:

    I would totes buy that tea just for the packaging. In fact, I think I’ll get some today! Thanks for the rec πŸ™‚

  19. Tiffany says:

    My favorite tea is from teaopia…’s called cactus fig and smells wonderful. <3

  20. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Not much of a tea drinker, but Chai is my favorite. Was just at Sephora this week, but somehow forgot to get my Nars blush – fail!

  21. knownever says:

    Can’t wait till Xmas shopping is over and I can get to the good part of christmas. chilling with family!

  22. Marivel says:

    Good morning T-Money & K-dawg! One more week till Christmas!

  23. Claud says:

    I’m a classic earl grey type of girl! πŸ™‚
    And I also like some kind of herbal tea to help me sleep at night.

    I wish you a wonderful holiday season Karen! πŸ™‚ xox

  24. Heather says:

    Aside from the fruit and nuts for the stockings, I am officially done shopping!

  25. heidi says:

    I have never attended high tea but “High Tea” by Mac is my favorite nude lipstick and soon to be the only lipstick I’ve ever finished. I would love to win a sephora gift card. Yesterday was my birthday! I’d probably buy some more MUFE aqua cream eyeshadows, my new and expensive addiction. Seperately we went to go see sherlock holmes yesterday. It was so good we saw it twice.

  26. Amy D. says:

    I woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow!!! Woo Hoo! Finally.

  27. Tiffanie says:

    I’ve never been much into tea but that sounds great! I’m more of a coffee girl…

  28. Yuri says:

    I’m drinking coffee watching the news.. Why did I wake up so early hehehehe

  29. Danielle says:

    Finished holiday shopping. Love sephora! Still trying to find the perfect nude lipgloss.

  30. Shannon says:

    I’ve been trying to drink at least 3 cups of tea a day. Just wish I could go sans Splenda.

  31. Erin says:

    I’m definitely a coffee drinker. I love the idea of tea, because it is oh so sophisticated…but it’s just not for me.
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  32. April VanZandt says:

    I was done Christmas shopping 2 weeks ago. I gave myself a budget,and stayed in it to the T. Amazing

  33. steph b says:

    My mom took me to tea at the Plaza one day when I was off from school. I hadn’t read the Eloise books, but it was awesome. 25 years later, we still talk about it. More recently, I went to high tea at The Willard after the court hearing for my friend’s divorce. Was a great way to leave the past behind.

  34. Stef Smith says:

    I’m a coffee drinker, just started, and I love it! But I want to like tea, mostly for the accessories, I collect vintage tea cups because they are so beautiful. It would be wonderful to actually use them!

  35. Sunny says:

    I’ve tried Pukka but I find it a bit weak in taste! My favorite is Southern Mint Tea from Revolution tea. Their honeybush caramel tea is VERY nice too. See if you can find it near you! I love chai as well, but since an Indian friend brought me some from India I’ve been making my own!
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  36. Just finished the last of the holiday stopping over lunch hour yesterday. Feels AWESOME to be done!

  37. Hyzenthlay says:

    Hmm, my current favorite tea is a loose herbal, caffeine-free tea that I got when in Washington called “Sunset in Seattle.” But I also love Constant Comment, Stash Christmas Eve, Numi Earl Gray, Monkey King, and Moroccan Mint. For a LONG time I didn’t drink coffee, so I have tried and found many favorite teas!

  38. Chrissy Kasper says:

    I love Apple, Orange, Cinnamon tea for this time of the year. I retweeted. I am @CorvsQueen on twitter.

  39. Stephanie M. says:

    I love tazo chai tea. The kind that comes in tin boxes at Starbucks and looks like random yard trash in a cheese cloth bag. Its so spicy! Its the only chai I’ve found with black pepper. I make a latte using the concentrate and milk then put in one of those tea bags and its the best!

  40. Vijaya says:

    I just had a soy peppermint hot chocolate! =D
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  41. Carol says:

    I’m not really big on hot drinks. Whenever I’m in Chinatown I always buy a cold tea drink. I love bubble tea: either regular milk black tea or coconut milk black tea. I also like cold fruit teas: apple green tea with lychee jelly and/or coco de nata is one of my favorite combos. Yum.

  42. Christie Etzel says:

    I’ve just discovered that I really enjoy tea too…my current favorite is Twinnings French Vanilla Chai, but I’ll have to look for the pukka brand – packaging is so pretty!

  43. Nora says:

    love tea
    hate coffee
    actually only like the smell of coffee

  44. Stephanie says:

    I can’t drink coffee because it’s rough on my stomach, so I drink a LOT of tea. Earl Grey is probably my favorite and I also like dessert teas (especially this chocolate strawberry and cream one I got from Adagio).

  45. Ahhh I’m so excited 5 days left until my 19th birthday this would be the perfect birthday present, don’t you think? Lol.

  46. Halifax says:

    Hope you and Tabs are having a good weekend. I am guessing he is ready for the holidays?

  47. lillian omari says:

    Every morning i would wake up and have a cup of coffee. I would put in to much sugar and cream. I decided to try tea and now it is the daily must for me. I like chamomille tea and the lemon zinger tea i am going to have to try that coconut chai it sounds delish.

  48. Angelica says:

    My mom drinks green tea like it’s her water. She introduced me to the Tazo Green Tea Chai, and its so good. I love chai, but I think it’s even better than the black tea.

  49. Hannah says:

    I love black tea with a little milk and sugar!

  50. Reema says:

    I love tea! I have an entire cabinet dedicated to my various teas.

  51. shusheshe says:

    No coffee for me (I can’t stand the smell actually). Tea all the way!

  52. I love relaxing with a cup of tea and reading a book, or a magazine or the newspaper πŸ™‚ Weekend mornings are my favorite time to do that!
    Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex recently posted … I <3 gingerbread houses…

  53. BooBooNinja says:

    Happy Holidays!
    I’m digging the Laura Mercier travel brush set. Great photo.

  54. julio says:

    Holiday shopping is so crazy with everyone out! That’s why I start early.

  55. Joy says:

    I love all kinds of tea and gave attended both high and low teas. Delicious!

  56. Y. says:

    japanese green tea with brown rice! and of course trader joe’s cinnamon and vanilla tea and peppermint tea:)

  57. Shana says:

    Jasmine tea is my fave!

  58. RayannaBanana says:

    I really like peppermint tea and I’ve been trying a new black tea with peppermint and cocoa it’s yummy. Though I like coffee a lot more!

  59. Paula says:

    That coconut chai sounds delicious. I don’t generally like flowery teas.

  60. Mary O. says:

    My favorite tea is obscure, but well worth it. It’s called ‘Rotes Grutze’ (or something to that nature) and it’s made by a great shop in the Boston area called TeaLuxe.

  61. Lauren Sutherland says:

    I’m a diehard Marc Jacobs Daisy fan.

  62. Kaianne says:

    I haven’t been able to do very much of my Christmas shopping yet because I’ve been busy studying for finals but I will finally be done on Monday and then I’m headed home for the holidays. Yippee!

  63. Lexi DiCondina says:

    I personally like vanilla chai tea. 2011 was just fabulous, i met so many new friends, and got back into the makeup industry. I have finished all my holiday shopping. My friends and family are going to love my gifts i got them. They are more like stocking suffers, since im out of cash right now. But its the thought that counts πŸ™‚

  64. Loan says:

    classic green tea never gets old πŸ™‚

  65. jess says:

    I love simple flavors like chamomile mint and earl grey. i love coffee, but tea is a nice break from coffee!

  66. Stephanie Liu says:

    Earl Grey is my favorite tea hands down! πŸ™‚

  67. Mariee says:

    The tea sounds great, love the packaging!

  68. Jennifer says:

    I am a tea addict! My bf gets me a 200 tin tea set every christmas

  69. Joyce says:

    I’m moving tomorrow and I still haven’t finished packing because I’m too “busy” reading blogs. hehehe..Moving is so stressful!
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  70. Kat says:

    I love the no-school or work part of the Christmas holidays, but I wish I could fast forward Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Eve.

  71. Melissa Carla says:

    I love tea! I also have an audition for benefit cosmetics today. Im so nervous!

  72. Alison says:

    Oof… still need to finish up the holiday shopping, for sure.

  73. Caitlin says:

    I’m an avid tea drinker! My favorite is actually ginger tea – its tasty and great for after a big meal. I love your coffee mug – did you get it from Anthropolgie?

  74. Michelle says:

    Love Tazo vanilla roobios tea!

  75. Anjali says:

    I am a tea junkie! I pretty much like them all, except when they add fruity stuff in there …have you ever been to Teavana?

  76. Sandy says:

    I love tea and drink mostly earl grey but also enjoy fruity herbal teas. I take my mom who comes in from out of town to high tea at Christmas each year and it is wonderful! Happy Holidays Karen, love your blog!

  77. Cyra says:

    Ooh I love tea! I love constant commons tea. and sleepytime tea- it’s basically slightly minty chamomoile tea.

  78. Katrina says:

    I’m more of a coffee fanatic. I do remember drinking tea with my grandma so many years ago, I thought it was the most feminine and grown-up thing to do. Especially when we used her “special” cups, fancier cups with saucers that weren’t used on a daily basis. And now I even have my great grandmother tea set, it’s pretty special.

  79. Peggy says:

    Finished holiday shopping?!? That would entail starting holiday shopping (which I haven’t) LOL

  80. Hummm… I suppose that it’s delicious! I like all kinds of teas, and this one seems so special!

  81. Dana says:

    My new favorite tea is Trader Joe’s Vanilla & Cinnamon–the box has a lemur on it! I have to snap up as many boxes as possible because it’s a holiday blend!

  82. Amber says:

    I prefer coffee, though I do drink tea when I’m sick.

  83. Grace says:

    Wow, that tea looks delicious!

  84. Louise says:

    Green tea is my fav!

  85. irini says:

    I don’t know if this is a first but… I despise tea :O

  86. K says:

    I really like the idea of tea, but I’ve never found one I like

  87. Nicole says:

    I love hot tea, especially in the winter. My faves are whole leaf chamomile (at night) and chai (during the day).

  88. Chelsea says:

    I don’t think there is anything better than a cup of Earl Gray with a spot of milk and sugar. That’s the way my English great-gran served it to me when I was little.

  89. Coral says:

    Your post reminds me I need to invest in a kettle. I love my tea, but I usually forget the water is boiling till there is barely anything left.

  90. Sara says:

    I adore vanilla chai!

  91. Debbie says:

    I’m currently obsessed with Teavana teas!

  92. Cecille says:

    Off I go to the mall to get my Christmas shopping started…..yup I said started and it is only 8 days away… Should have started earlier… I say that every year!

  93. colleen b says:

    No I have not finished my Christmas shopping yet.
    Twitter: @collifornia

  94. Ann Thomas says:

    My favorite tea I’m sipping on right now is green tea tropical from Mighty Leaf! love it,.. it keeps me calm as I go nuts studying for finals!!

  95. J says:

    I haven’t even started holiday shopping! Eeek!

  96. Cindy G says:

    Lately I’ve been drinking chamomile tea with some fresh ginger and honeyΓ’β‚¬β€œ it is so good!

  97. hazakaza says:

    Aw man, I’m allergic to chamomile so I can’t drink that tea! My personal favorite is a Teavana one called Matévana. It’s a maté mix that is so choclatey and delicious it blows my mind!

  98. Morgan Ibach says:

    Tea reminds me of my mom. :)) <3

  99. Ruchita says:

    I love homemade (sweet) peach iced tea.

  100. Sandra says:

    I love green tea, and lemon ginger tea two of my favorites.

  101. Grace Solfest says:

    My favorite teas are the Holiday ones Trader Joe’s has every year, like Peppermint Green Tea or Cinnamon and Vanilla Black Tea. So delicious- and the packaging is utterly adorable!

  102. Deana says:

    I love tea!

  103. Lindsey says:

    I’ve seen Pukka tea at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods lately and have been interested in trying it- glad to see it’s got a positive review. I drink tea constantly in the winter and have a giant tea chest with several drawers in my pantry, and it stays well-stocked with a good variety. My favorite brand lately is Yogi because of all the savory spices.

  104. quimerula says:

    I love chai!

  105. DianaT says:

    I love tea!!!
    Love rooiboos red tea, being pregnant it is a great tea!
    I also looooove my vanilla chai teas by dk and I love yogi teas all varieties really. Sooo Soothing!!

  106. Lauren says:

    Oh man–I almost bought that tea the other day, because it was on sale! Now I wish I had!

  107. Cass says:

    My best friend and I do high tea together every so often. We live in the Boston area and have done all of the tea rooms in a 200 mile radius. It is just something we lose to do! If you like tea and haven’t tried it, you really should!

  108. Nina says:

    I am a tea nut! I love chai tea, green tea, Darjeeling, basically any tea πŸ™‚

  109. Brianna says:

    I can’t wait to try that tea!

  110. DalaLuz says:

    Sometimes I dream of fresh scones with clotted cream and homemade raspberry jam… Somehow everything tastes better in the proper surroundings of the English countryside, but I probably should stop being lazy and just pining and figure out how to make my day all by myself πŸ˜‰ For starters, I’ll make some nice hot tea right now!

  111. Laurenica says:

    green tea & celestial seasonings sleepytime πŸ™‚

  112. Kenda Keo says:

    I love Starbucks sweetened iced black tea! πŸ™‚

  113. Casey says:

    I love green tea!

  114. Christina says:

    Heading to San Diego this weekend! =]

  115. Lisa says:

    When I went to china this past summer, we passed a tea shop that sold something called “puer” tea. Apparently, the older this tea is, the better it gets and ours is supposedly 25 years old.

    The taste is okay, nothing special to me however it IS housed in a fancy bottle.

  116. Amber says:

    I’m an Earl Grey lover! Also love a good sencha or genmaicha.
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  117. MC says:

    Tea is for me the equivalent of coffee, it keeps me awake whenever I have to study late at night, it wakes me up in the morning, it stops me from eating at any moment and basically it makes me feel warm and comfy at any time of the day. My favorite is Earl Grey, with milk and sugar when I want it to be really sweet. Then it is green tea with a special thought for the wonderfull green/mint tea I had in Marrakech 2 years ago.

  118. Melissa says:

    2011 wasn’t the best year for me and my family. I’m hoping and praying 2012 will be much better.

  119. Kylee says:

    i love tea so much. its like all i drink, its just so calming

  120. ashleigh says:

    I love tea so much.I’m going have to check vitamin shipped for this tea it looks so cute:)
    after Christmas I’m going to the mall to check out teavana for the first time.

  121. Christine says:

    i love green tea! πŸ™‚

  122. Kay says:

    I love black tea!

  123. Carolyn says:

    I make (and drink) a pot of TJ’s organic green tea every AM. I drink iced tea all day most days and have been known to have tea in the afternoon or make a pot to enjoy after the sun goes down. This tea sounds lovely.

  124. Yvonne Gajilan says:

    I haven’t even started Christmas shopping! I don’t know when I’m gonna find the time to do it :/

  125. Monika says:

    Love tea! All kinds fromTazo to Celestial Seasoning and whatever is beteween. And Yogi teas are so good as well. I just don’t care when it is too cinnamony. Do not like that in teas and chewing gums. Baked goods are another story. Nice cup of tea can really do wonders….

  126. jane says:

    I love my lemon ginger green tea! its from a small tea shop near our friends.Its the best!!

  127. Heidi says:

    Currently loving Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Lane decaf green tea!

  128. courtney b says:

    thank you so much for the giveaway! i love your blog and crossing my fingers I win!:)

  129. Mindy M. says:

    2011 has by far been the craziest year for me. A lot of emotional trials and work nuttiness but it’s all worked out for the best.

  130. Chris25 says:

    I just bought Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday for $11. Score!

  131. cassi teague says:

    I love green tea. Theres something about sipping something warm whether its tea, coffee hot chocolate etc that warms your heart and makes you cozy and calm. Especially during the winter!

  132. laura says:

    whilst studying abroad in oxford i had high tea once and discovered the deliciousness of scones with red currant jam and clotted cream.

  133. Aimee says:

    2 things I want for Christmas, some of that yummy sounding tea and that gift certificate. πŸ™‚

  134. I’m not done with Christmas shopping! Gotta go get it done very soon! Parties and parties and parties! YAYYY!!! πŸ˜€
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  135. Amie F says:

    I love Earl Grey tea though I am generally more of a coffee drinker .

  136. Melissa says:

    I love tea too! Thank you!

  137. Michelle says:

    You should check out the store Teavana! Have you heard of it? It’s super yummy! Tea is soo goood for this time of year! So warm πŸ˜€

  138. Tamra says:

    My favorite tea is peach flavor, especially with honey!

  139. Kelly says:

    I love yogi tea’s ginger tea and also the ginger blend from julius meinl. When I make both, I always add a few chunks of peeled fresh ginger and a drizzle of honey. So warm and good!

  140. Lydia says:

    I like Chai tea and this flavor called Zen!

  141. Talaga says:

    I love Tabs! I think your photos are genius. I definitely have lost track of time gazing at all the beautiful photos!

    I love assam and darjheeling teas. My go to tea is green or white though. I actually had an earl grey chocolate bar that was fantastic even though it doesn’t sound very good πŸ™‚

    shopping nearly done and for some reason tea fragrances leave me with a stuffy head…though alot of fragances do unfortunately.

  142. Ana says:

    That tea sounds divine! I personally love any tea with Chamomile in it πŸ™‚

  143. PS says:

    I really like Honest Tea’s Just Green Tea. Have not finished Christmas shopping yet. It’s not too much fun shopping for difficult people! Jeesh. πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  144. monica* says:

    i only like hot tea. peppermint and chamomile are my faves!

  145. Jessica Leigh says:

    Mmm … I love the lemon rose tea from Peet’s! It is so good!

  146. MorganA says:

    I love love love hot apple cider pomegranate tea from teavana! And of course the basic hot green tea! It’s nice to see someone who shares my tea interest especially sense it’s so good for you! I’d also love a sephora gift card! Love the store but considering I just lost my job i don’t have to much money to shop!:/

  147. Ami says:

    I love tea so I love fragrances with tea notes! My favorite is Tocca Bianca.

  148. Mimi Nguyen says:

    i think i want the fancy love perfume

  149. Kate says:

    A good day isn’t complete without a good cup of tea! I am also a fan of chai and if I ever need a boost, some good strong green tea always helps!

  150. Ali says:

    Merry Christmas!

  151. Juliana says:

    I hope I win I would love to try NARS

  152. Charline Williams says:

    I don’t really like tea

  153. Michelle says:

    I love green chai with a little milk and sugar. Yum!

  154. Anastasia says:

    I like mint tea, and all the berry flavors

  155. Christin says:

    I so wanna win this πŸ˜€

  156. Sara P. says:

    I love tea. I am really into Kusmi right now. So yummy!

  157. Cyn Uehara says:

    I love any kind of tea and/or coffee. I hope I win since today is my birthday!


  158. Jennifer says:

    I was just at Sephora at “Stonehenge” (Stoneridge) and picked up the MUFE 3-piece kit. And who color-matched me but the makeup artist who got a shout-out on the viral YouTube video of the model showing how she covers up her acne, How cool is that? Went to the Mall early and had no problems with lines EXCEPT for the idiot “gentleman” at the Macy’s Trim-a-Home registoer who came shopping without his Macy’s card.

  159. Jaa Maurer says:

    I like Green/white tea with lemon and honey on it =)

  160. Carolyn says:

    I attended high tea several times during my last trip to England. Scones with clotted cream–YUM!

  161. linda r says:

    I am actually a huge fan of green tea. I started taking the capsules and drinking the tea this summer. I have honestly lost 10 pounds by doing this!

  162. Amber says:

    Gosh this is great timing! For the past day I’ve been tempted to purchase this YSL lipstick that I’ve been lusting over…I kept saying to myself “Don’t do it, don’t do it..” but here’s the thing…I wanna do it, girl! I’d love to win and have a guilt-free excuse to finally nab my lippie! THANK YOU KAREN (&Tabs too!)

  163. danielle goerman says:

    I’m sooo ready for 2012…had so much happen in 2011, my family and I need a new, refreshing year!

    I’m not absolutely crazy bout tea, but ill drink oolong with sugar and citrus zests! πŸ™‚

    Merry christmas karen!

  164. LauraA says:

    MMMmmmmm that tea looks good………

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen, and hope everyone has a good weekend. πŸ™‚

  165. gillybean604 says:

    Argh. Managed to get a cold as soon as finals were over!
    Thanks for the contest! πŸ™‚

  166. Katie Coleman says:

    I’m a huge coffee drinker, but le hubz is definitely a tea man. He gets the usual every morning: Large Green Tea Hot with 4 Sugars from DD. I remember my grandmother always having tea for something-or-another…she would invite people over to have tea, want to talk about things over tea and she always gave me the sleepytime tea when I had trouble falling asleep. I like certain kinds of tea…I like Earl Grey and I looovvee the Christmas Cookie tea from Celestial Seasonings, but I can never find it!!

  167. Emily says:

    There is still too much shopping to be done. I need to stop being such a procrastinator! Off to the mall!

  168. Dominique says:

    I have so much Christmas shopping to do, but the cold weather is making me lazy and not wanting to go out. Think I’ll make me some minty tea to sip on. Happy weekend before Christmas. Maybe next year I won’t procrastinate, yeah right. LOL πŸ™‚

  169. I’m a tea fanatic – I need black tea to function, but I love nice herbal teas as well – I’ll have to try and find that Pukka one, it looks gorgeous! When I was little I would spend part of the year at a London hotel famous for it’s afternoon tea – I thought that it was entirely normal to eat sandwiches off of a little tower every day and have pots of strong Darjeeling on tap. What a rude awakening the real world was!!
    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog recently posted … It’s the weekend. Have a drink.

  170. Morgan M. says:

    It’s finals week at school, and I’ve been meaning to make myself some tea just to have that moment to myself and to collect my thoughts and feelings. Thanks for the reminder!

  171. Gracie says:

    I love the Pearl Milk Tea or Bubble Tea that I order from Asian restaurants. it’s delicious and refreshing. πŸ™‚

  172. Zmama says:

    I love the variety of flavored green and roobois teas at teavana!

  173. Nadia A says:

    For the last two years, our wonderful neighbor has invited me to her annual Spring Tea Party. She invites her closest friends to tea at her house. We sit in her living room eating delicious food, drinking tea, and having delightful conversations. I thoroughly enjoy my neighbor’s tea party each year. Next Spring, my mother, motherin-law, and I plan to host our own tea party with our family and friends.

  174. Iman says:

    I love any tea that has chmmomile and levander in it πŸ™‚

  175. Jasmine says:

    I love passion fruit tea(:

  176. Jill says:

    i love peppermint tea! so fresh! πŸ™‚

  177. Nancy says:

    I love tea; but only green and black. Chai=yuck to me

  178. Jennifer says:

    I have not finished my shopping…that is why I NEED to win. πŸ™‚

  179. Kelly m. says:

    I love tea, especially iced tea. the only kind I don’t like is cinnamon because I’m allergic. would love to go to high tea sometime.

  180. Amy L says:

    i really enjoy creamy early grey tea πŸ™‚ so delish! thanks for the contest!

  181. A.T. says:

    Tea wise, I’ve been obsessing over English Breakfast Tea. We got a Keurig last summer, and Celestial Seasonings take on the blend knocked my socks off. I tried Twinings, but it was more bitter, and a weaker flavor…

    I also dig Chai, although my first was Oregon’s I’m pretty content with any brand’s Chai. I did have to lay off drinking it much though – it was giving me the shakes (which was very saddening, as I looooved it…), so now it’s a very occasional treat. Perhaps I can consume it again now, though, as my coffee consumption has skyrocketed in the last few months.

  182. Joanna says:

    I love green tea. 2011 has been a bit challenging but, I survived πŸ™‚

  183. Diana Thompson says:

    We drink cold black tea with just a touch of lemonade mixed in, only drink hot tea when we have a cold or are feeling down. Thanks so much for the giveway!!! Diana

  184. Marian says:

    Lately, I’ve been srinking a lot of Twinings Chai or Bigelow Cinnamon tea. I also love a good oolong.
    I’m not big on green tea. I prefer blacks.

  185. Marian says:

    that’s drinking!

  186. Kate & Zena says:

    It snowed here (and I HATE IT!!!!) It’s so cold now!!!!!!!

  187. Amy says:

    Just got back from getting some great drug store makeup at CVS. Had lots of 75% OFF. Merry Happy Holidays!!!!

  188. Amy says:

    P.S. You look great in that hat Karen. Love it.

  189. Sharon S says:

    I’ve recently become a big green tea drinker. Gotta love all those antioxidants.

  190. PinkGlitter says:

    I have one or two more gifts to pick up but I am mostly finished. I started buying early this year (October) so it’s nice to not have to rush last minute.
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  191. Jess Katz says:

    Do you ever drink David’s Tea? Creme Brulle and Forever Nuts are my fave flavours! But I just love going in there and smelling all the teas and seeing them so perfectly color co-ordinated in their tins. Gives me shivers every time! I’m kinda nerdy like that. Haha.

  192. Lauren says:

    I absolutely love tea- especially when drinking it from an Anthropologie teacup πŸ™‚ English teatime is one of my favorites!

  193. Renee says:

    I haven’t even started Christmas shopping yet! =l I have my list ready though, just need one day to knock it all out. And I’m not a big fan of tea but that box is cute! πŸ™‚

  194. day says:

    I can’t wait to drink hot cider in front of the fireplace. I love the holiday season!

  195. Jessica P says:

    Happy Holidays and good luck to everyone!!! πŸ™‚

  196. Joy says:

    I like hot tea, iced tea, tea notes, tea cakes…

  197. Pradnyaa says:

    I love my morning cuppa of ginger chai! Nothing spells winter better πŸ™‚

  198. Kate says:

    My latest fave tea flavor is Lipton’s Green Tea Superfruit with Purple Acai and Blueberry. I’ve been searching for a good blueberry tea after sampling a cool version at Teavana over the summer. When I saw the box with 20 bags for under $2, I knew I just had to give it a try! Some fruity teas are cloying in aroma and taste, but this one is a great balance! I’m glad to have it to reach for this time of year instead of cookies every time I want something sweet!

  199. Nou says:

    i love love thai tea. happy holiday!

  200. Catherine says:

    Usually, I only drink Snapple or mint teas…

  201. sharee says:

    i like chamomille the best

  202. Sonia says:

    will definitely have to check that tea out.

  203. Gina G says:

    My favorite type of tea is Earl Grey with milk, maybe with a bit of honey if I have it! πŸ™‚

  204. Maple says:

    I love going to tea at the Neiman Marcus Rotunda in San Francisco! πŸ™‚

  205. xochil says:

    Chai is definitely one of my favorites. Also green tea with honey, lavender and chamomile.

  206. kalcedon says:

    2011? Maturing. I actually started working!!!! πŸ˜€

  207. Lucy says:

    I love tea. My favorite which I drink every day is Twinning’s Earl Grey. I also like Irish Breakfast & English Breakfast teas,

  208. Valerie says:

    Green tea is my fav!

  209. Libby says:

    My favorite tea is chai. The best I ever had was at a little restaurant in Maine, but I can drink it from anywhere, anytime!

  210. Evelyn says:

    I love tea. I am drinking it right now! I probably have about 40 kinds; I couldn’t pick a favourite….

  211. Emily says:

    I’m more addicted to chai tea than coffee <3

  212. jessica says:

    I am a coffee drinker for sure, but I like the occasional tea, green or cinnamon!

  213. <3 Rooibos tea!
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  214. Naomi says:

    I can’t wait to go check out the two new MAC collections at the pro store in NYC.

  215. Jenny says:

    I love interesting teas! Although I don’t like lavender, so I’d probably skip this one. I can’t do mints either, because I’m mondo allergic (sadface!). But pretty much everything else is okay in my book. Yay tea!

  216. elle says:

    Drinking green tea right now~

  217. adi says:

    i’m going holiday shopping next week πŸ™‚

  218. JenJ says:

    I don’t get too fancy with my teas. The most exciting one I drink is what one has lemon in it lol!

  219. IsabelG says:

    Even though 2011 was good for me I am sure ready for 2012 to come!

  220. Tran says:

    I guess my favorite type of tea would be milk tea cause I love pearl drinks!

  221. Michelle says:

    Finished my shopping today — hooray!

  222. Tams says:

    i am a coffee girl but love Milford tea, my favourite is winter pleasure…

  223. Jaime says:

    I love tea – will definitely be looking for that one!

  224. The Trinity says:

    I’ve already finished shopping for Christmas, so i have enough time to drink tea and read your blog πŸ™‚

  225. Cassey says:

    the newest mac blush ombres look amazing!

  226. Hailey says:

    I’m not a huge fan of black teas but I love to drink Japanese Green Tea every morning!

  227. Yao says:

    I love trying new flavors of tea, but in the mornings, I usually want a black tea like Earl Grey.

  228. Piscolabis says:

    only one week till Xmas *.*

  229. Melodyy says:

    I haven’t finished Christmas shopping ): I still only have my best friend left and some other gifts here and there.. but surprisingly she is the hardest one to pick a gift for. -__- which is tres annoying.

  230. Jessica says:

    Mmmmm… That tea sounds wonderful!

  231. Grace says:

    That tea sounds great!

  232. Zharlynne says:

    Nothing’s better than hot almond milk tea on a gloomy, drizzly day in Los Angeles. This weather has ruined my plans to finish up my holiday shopping today =/

  233. Roxanna Harris says:

    Chai tea and green tea all the way! (though coffee is still my fave!)

  234. Stephanie R says:

    I haven’t had tea in a while, but was sipping on my husband’s Orange Spice tea the other day. This reminds me that I should get back into the habit of sipping teas more often, since it’s mostly water and not bad for you like soda is.

  235. Nikki M says:

    Thanks so much for all the posts for the new collections! I love all the swatches and, although it’s not helping my daydreaming wallet, it helps me decide what to splurge on.

    I also loveee your cat’s pictures, they’re hilarious!

  236. Marian says:

    Well as for me I don’t drink hot. I do drink raspberry or lemon ice tea! As for Christmas shopping I did it most of it on EBay, great deals by the way! Merry Christmas:)

  237. Myriam says:

    I bought some tea today called : ‘”Cusmi Tea” at champs-elysées and I LOVED it! πŸ™‚

  238. Hafsa says:

    Ive always wanted to try kashmir tea- its a pinkish color and apparently is delicious.

  239. Alanna says:

    LOVE orange pekoe tea with lots of cream and sugar!

  240. Holly says:

    My friend in highschool had a moisturizer from Origins that had white tea in it and smelled sooo yummy πŸ™‚ have a good weekend!

  241. I’m mad about tea. My birthday tradition is tea at the Ritz. My other fave places for tea time in SF is the Palace Hotel, Lovejoy’s, and Katia’s Russian Tea Room.

    Being olfactory obsessed, I love tea notes in fragrances. My fave tea fumes are BPAL Dorian (sweet earl grey and a bit of gentleman’s cologne), L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two (for chai tea lovers), and Blood Concept B (Black Russian tea sweetened with cherry syrup).

  242. Claire says:

    I like fruity teas!

  243. Hazel says:

    i looooooove tea! i’ll drink ANY tea! my favorite kind right now though is peppermint. my family and i are heading to SF tomorrow to celebrate my parent’s 25th anniversary! i can’t wait to go, i miss SF!

  244. Emma says:

    Shopping is finished, just have to wrap!

  245. Iris says:

    i’m a coffee type of person! but green tea is my favorite πŸ™‚

  246. Angie says:

    LOVING our SoCal (palm springs) winter weather today πŸ™‚

  247. Judy says:

    Been fighting a cold for two week! drinkin’ all kinds of herbal teas lol

  248. Becky says:

    I hope to win!!

  249. Marisa says:

    My fav tea is peppermint!

  250. Carrie Ann says:

    I like to drink green tea during the day some times and at night, anything that’s caffeine free. I’ll drink fruit teas, mint teas, chamomile… I like them all.

  251. EJP says:

    My favorite tea right now is chamomile πŸ™‚

  252. Maria says:

    I just finished all my christmas shopping today! And I’m so glad, although I love shopping all the gifts, I also love to just enjoy and relax in the chrismas time.. πŸ™‚ But I don’t mind winning and spend the 50 $ to a gift for myself πŸ˜‰ <3

  253. mn says:

    I am most definitely a coffee person although I did get a box of the coconut Chai on your recommendation but have yet to try it. A few years back my friend made homemade Chai form me- with spices and black tea her mom brought from India – and I have to say that nothing beats authentic homemade Chai tea.

  254. thian says:

    Tea is my favourite πŸ™‚

  255. Clara says:

    That tea looks great!

  256. Bridget says:

    How cute is the packaging for that tea!! Will hafta look for that! πŸ™‚

  257. Sheilah stewart says:

    Love the blog, love tabs, and love good earth original caffeine free tea. Spice jar in a tea bag.

  258. J. says:

    I am ALMOST done with my shopping.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  259. Liene says:

    I love lightly fermented oolong.

  260. Anna says:

    I finished all my holiday shopping this week – while studying for finals! I was surprised to realize I did 80% of my holiday shopping online… Now I’m tracking dozens of packages crossing the continent…

  261. Liv says:

    I can’t believe christmas is so close! Ahh! I’m so excited(:

  262. Jane says:

    The t4ea looks wonderful. Where do I find it?

  263. Abby says:

    what are your favorite kinds/flavors of tea?
    actually after reading your blog and mentioned about the Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Chai awhile ago, i went and picked it up at my local target and its now my favorite tea πŸ™‚

  264. Maria says:

    I have never attended a “high tea” but I would totally love to do it some day. My favorite tea is a caramel/dulce de leche tea whose brand I can’t remember right now, but it is absolutely delicious!

  265. Mylie says:

    I love matcha green tea, the one with the rice! πŸ™‚

  266. Kayla says:

    I love any type of tea, I usually just stick with a general green or black though!

  267. Jennifer A. says:

    Saw Carnage this morning. It was so good!

  268. mrsshukra says:

    Went to the farmers market today!

  269. Heather (ForeverHeather27) says:

    I really like lipton green tea!

  270. Shannon says:

    was just at the mall and picked up Hourglass Fresco l/s, TT’s Puppeteer liner, and Ouidad leave in conditioner (to try), and then picked up Chanel Spring Horizon blush and Eclosion quad! dropped quite a bit there! but unfortunately as a makeup addict, that’s the life! x____x

    thank you for this awesome giveaway! please keep up the good work on the blog! πŸ˜€

  271. Newsha says:

    Hot spearmint tea is very comforting in the winter and iced spearmint tea is very refreshing in the summer.

  272. Jennifer says:

    my favorite tea is sweet iced tea with lemon! i also like chai πŸ™‚

  273. says:

    Snow flurries today = hot mug of tea!

  274. Becca says:

    Hi Karen! I love the Republic of Tea “Superfruit Green Teas”-especially blueberry, acai, and goji raspberry. I am a big believer in using antioxidants-both topically and orally.

  275. terry says:

    I don’t drink tea at all, amazingly… Or coffee, for that matter of fact, LOL.

  276. Nina says:

    green tea is my favorite!

  277. chaimaa says:

    in morocco ( my country ) we have our own tea made with a herbale named ” na3na3 ” so yeah i cant pass my day without it serously i think it countains somthing addictive to it but its so good for u ! so thats ! hope to win ! πŸ˜€

  278. tomate farcie says:

    favorite teas, green tea I pick up at the Japaniese grocery store. PG Tips is my “go to.” I love strong tea and strong coffee for that matter!

  279. Addrienne mertens says:

    My good and loving mother makes me tea every night before bed to relax.. Shes the best!

  280. tomate farcie says:

    PG Tips is my “go to.” I love strong tea and strong coffee

  281. Dovey says:

    I have been to high tea—- it’s wonderful! I love the different fragrances of different teas. My tea cabinet is looking a bit bare now, come to think of it…

  282. shannon z. says:

    i love a good chai tea with milk!

  283. denay says:

    yay can’t wait to win

  284. Kim says:

    I love Trader Joe’s peppermint green tea.

  285. Denise says:

    I’ve been enjoying the Christmas flavors from Celestial Seasonings lately. They’re just so comforting when stress runs high.

  286. Mikki says:

    8 Days till christmas πŸ™‚

  287. elyse says:

    my dog is wearing a snuggie. i love winter.

  288. Tina says:

    I am done my Christmas shopping and all my wrapping. I’m so glad it’s out of the way and now I can sit back and enjoy the holiday.

  289. Hohe says:

    Tea is always soothing after a busy day. I love Stash Chai Spice.

  290. Nikki says:

    I love peppermint tea, and the (online) shopping is almost done, just waiting for the packages to arrive in the mail!

  291. Jimena H. says:

    My skin is been great thanks to Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM!!!! Love it!!!!!

  292. Kelsey says:

    What are your favorite kinds/flavors of tea?
    Ugh. I hate tea. πŸ™

    Have you ever attended high tea before?

    How would you summarize 2011 for you?
    Well, given that my husband was unemployed for about half of the year, I’d say that it was mostly filled with anxiety and worry. We’re doing a lot better now though! (He has a new job.)

    How do you feel about fragrances with tea notes?
    Favorably. I hate the way tea tastes but I do like the smell.

    Have you finished all of your holiday shopping?
    Not quite; still have a couple items to pickup at the mall this week.

  293. Tania says:

    I love green tea and ginger tea and love scents with tea notes.

  294. Krista says:

    Totally finished with holiday shopping and everything is wrapped.

  295. Jennifer says:

    I would love love love some more money or e-money to spend @ Sephora…I purchased 3 different Christmas gifts for friends and family but have not bought anything for myself in some time. Thanks fot the give away!

  296. peach_ says:

    Hehe Pukka Love! The name is so cute. My favorite teas right now, especially for the cold months, are Oolong, Tieguanyin, and Earl Grey royal milk tea.

  297. Katie says:

    Just finished cleaning the first floor of the house after seven hours! …Gotta do the second floor tomorrow.

    That mug! I saw it at Anthropologie yesterday. Those letter-printed mugs are pretty.

  298. nekosan says:

    I love chai – made from actual tea, not that icky sickly sweet syrup based chai. I like using tea from an Indian grocery store (Taj Mahal, Red Label), and adding freshly crushed cardamom pods and freshly grated ginger. (Also freshly crushed or ground cinnamon, cloves, maybe a small amount of black pepper, depending on my mood.). Oh, and a good amount of milk,of course!

  299. Eileen says:

    I’ve been drinking lots of green tea to try to keep from snacking on all of the high calorie holiday foods. I have yet to finish my shopping but maybe I should give out tea as gifts! πŸ˜‰

  300. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love green tea but I dont drink it as much as I should.

  301. Jess says:

    I like fruity and chamomile teas πŸ™‚ also milk tea.

  302. Kaoyee says:

    I like the shaken passion iced teas from Starbucks.

    I hope I win!

  303. Mandy says:

    I try to drink green tea every night.

  304. Karen Stauss says:

    Ooooh… I’m a huge loose-leaf tea lover! My favorite is a combo of Samurai Chai Mate’ and White Ayurvedic Chai from Teavana!!!!

  305. Christina C says:

    I love giveaways and christmas! Hope everyone has a great holiday!

  306. pantooka says:

    Green tea is my favorite. Thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

  307. Jillian says:

    My absolute favorite tea is Rose Black Tea! Sooo good!

  308. Zoey says:

    I’ve actually never been a big tea person but my family loves the Peach Diet Snapple stuff.

  309. Kimi says:

    I used to really dislike tea, but as I’ve gotten older I find myself enjoying it more, especially green tea.

  310. Claire says:

    Almost no holiday shopping done D:

  311. Ruthiey says:

    I love cinnamon apple tea and vanilla chai!

  312. julie says:

    i love sephora!

  313. Love Sephora! It’s my one-stop makeup destination.

  314. Soo says:

    I love chai teas and Strawberry Misaki from Teavana, which I think is a white tea..? 2011 was alright for me. I’m proud of myself for phasing out watermarks on my blog. it was a huge hindrance to blogging and I don’t have much of an archive to show for it. I’m trying to break old habit by forcing myself to focus on what’s more important right now. blogging’s become much more stress free because of it, and I’ve actually gotten more determined to keep it up instead of just being mopey and wallowing in self-pity. here’s to another year of growth!
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  315. Becky says:

    I love the yogi teas. My favorite is breathe right!

  316. Cindy says:

    I love the Tazo Zen tea. Amazing.

  317. Lesley says:

    I drink mint tea all year round. No the kind they sell in stores because none of them get the taste right. There are also a quabillion flavors of mint. Plain mint only. Not spearmint, peppermint or even chocolate mint (great for dessert garni but not for tea). I grow my own in my yard and harvest all season long. Freeze it and have enough to last all winter. It’s amazing and great for your digestive system. I drink Morrocan style, which is a weaker black tea, sweet and infused with mint ( nana). I have turned so many people onto this and NO one has not loved it. I’m not quite sure how it would work out for a scent or part of. The mint smell is sweet and sharp at the same time but a lifetime of toothbrushing would have me associating it with dental care than parfum. If anyone could do it it would be ELdO, DSH and I coudn’t resist if Uncle Serge took a hand.

  318. VictoriaJane says:

    Did high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.-really special! At home, we just drink black tea (with milk & sugar)-flavored teas don’t really seem like tea to me. I like Tazo Awake.

  319. Jasmine says:

    I love the Pike Place Market Tea – it’s spicy! Like drinking a Hot Tamale candy. I would love to learn to do traditional Japanese tea service – between my love of makeup and tea I may have been a Geisha in a former life.

  320. Lucy Lu says:

    I’m a big tea drinker. I like green tea in general but in the mornings, black tea helps me wake up~

  321. Erin says:

    Various “bedtime” or “sleepy time” teas — usually with chamomile and other herbs,

  322. Megan says:

    I really want to try the Tarte blushes, how are they?

  323. Tabathia B says:

    I love to drink a cup of tea with honey and lemon
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  324. shellie says:

    i love love tea!!! my favorite is the tazo green tea with lemongrass….yummy!

    i would probably love a fragrance with a tea like smell…interesting indeed. thanks for the chance!!

  325. Lily N says:

    I like sweet tea πŸ™‚

  326. Missy M says:

    I’m a darjeeling kind of girl

  327. Tiffany says:

    Not only have I had high tea, I work in a place that serves it!

  328. Emily says:

    I love herbal tea with honey especially when I’m sick.

  329. annie says:

    Best tea ever is rooibos! Love love love, I thrive on it.

  330. Alisha says:

    recently, i’ve been obsessed with chamomile!

  331. Jody says:

    I’m into jasmine tea and oolong tea.

  332. Theresa says:

    My favorite tea is “High Tea” from MAC. =) Hee hee, I just had to! But for reals, my new favorite tea is the Awake tea latte at Starbucks- yum!

  333. Jenny says:

    I tend to favor floral teas- yum πŸ™‚

  334. Ginelle says:

    Even in this cold weather I still love drinking Starbucks iced green tea lattes πŸ™‚

  335. Janelle says:

    I actually do not like tea. :/

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  336. Winn says:

    I love tea! I’m a big fan of green tea with some honey, served with pineapple and chocolate.

  337. Christine says:

    green tea ! <3

  338. Katie says:

    I looooove the smell of green tea, but I don’t like the taste =/. Weird, I know. But I have the St. Ive’s Green Tea Scrub and its AMAZING.

  339. waniele says:

    Like janelle, i dont drink tea at all.
    It’ just takes like dirk water! LOL
    I do like Tabs a lot! πŸ˜‰
    aaaand i’d love to get extra 50 bucks to spent on sephora! πŸ˜€

  340. Betony says:

    Genmaicha is my fave tea. It’s flavor is so toasty and comforting. I can’t wait to have a cup!

  341. christina says:

    I an looking for teas just as you mentioned. I love tea but have had to completely cut out caffeine and herbs bc of medical issues . I am definitely going to try it! thx

  342. Christine says:

    My favorite tea is chai :D!

  343. Bella says:

    That love tea looks delicious! and i bet it smells amazing.

  344. K. West says:

    I AM OBSESSED WITH TEA! I HEART COFFEE LIKE NO OTHER, but coffee is more for survival, while tea is more for relaxing! =) (I hope I win!)

  345. irishkicks says:

    I love christmas blend tea

  346. susah says:

    i love green tea! vanilla chai is my starbucks drink lol

  347. Ivy says:

    I’m definitely a black tea girl. Though I’ll also take chai latte with honey!

  348. Sharon says:

    I actually didn’t like Pukka tea… :/

  349. Megan says:

    I took my parents to high tea at the ritz last year for Christmas. Delicious and beautiful!

  350. India Rose says:

    Karen, you are definitely working those hats in this post!
    You look FABULOUS!!! πŸ˜€

  351. pearl says:

    I love the Chamomile tea πŸ™‚

  352. Step says:

    I drink yorkshire tea for breakfast every morning and usually decaf green before bed. I love rose tea too though!

  353. Anna says:

    Just came to Florida, wooo warm weather!

  354. Kristina says:

    I love perfume with tea scents, they’re so relaxing! Plus they never give me a headache which is a problem I have with a lot of scents.

  355. Jennifer says:

    Speaking of tea, I love jasmine green tea!

  356. Samantha says:

    I am finishing up my exams for college, so I have some major christmas shopping to do in this next week!

  357. Mina says:

    Black tea with cardamom is my fav!

  358. Philana Chiu says:

    I love teas that aren’t too strong or bitter, so I love nice green teas πŸ™‚ or black teas with flowers, but not spices or fruits.

  359. Barbara says:

    My favorite tea fragrances are L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two and Bulgari Au the Rouge. I enjoy Twinings Christmas tea in the winter.

  360. Sara says:

    Wow, that Pukka tea looks delicious ~ I love chamomile tea, I always make sure to have a huge stash. Harney & Sons has a super strong, yummy Egyptian chamomile, and it comes in a fancy-pants tin!

  361. Elizabeth says:

    I dont really care for tea. But the design on the box is pretty!

  362. Sue C. says:

    My favorite tea is PG Tips. So happy to find this in local stores because for years I had to order it online.

  363. Jarucha says:

    I alternate betw. diff types of green tea like gemchai and oolong tea.

  364. Jas says:

    In one word 2011 has been dynamic. Well this week has been the busiest week so far. Have to get up early monday morning to pick up several relatives coming from abroad and continue to do that until Thursday. In the meanwhile I must finish shopping for everyone. By the time I’m finished I will need that Chamomile tea to chillax.

  365. vivian says:

    just in time for the holidays!

  366. nuriz says:

    everyone loves tea!!

  367. Missey says:

    My favorite tea is called “Evening in Missoula” by Missoula Tea and Spice company in (you guessed it) Missoula, Montana. It smalls like bubble gum and tastes really lovely! But don’t buy it loose, buy it in the bags.

  368. Hillary says:

    I love moroccan mint green tea!

  369. Flora Novak says:

    I prefer the classic earl grey tea!

  370. Anjee says:

    Those teas sound amazing! And I have a Vitamin Shoppe just a block away! Yessss.

  371. Joy P. says:

    I like black tea though I’m more of a coffee drinker.

  372. Saddy says:

    I love plain ol’ Lipton green tea, with milk and sugar; other flavors don’t do anything for me.

  373. Maggie says:

    My favourite tea is Stash’s Ginger Peach Green Tea with Matcha! Soo good.

  374. Maggie says:

    My favourite tea is Stash’s Ginger Peach Green Tea with Matcha! Soo good.

  375. Airess says:

    My favorite type of tea actually depends on my mood! I love the Twinings brand Lemon and Ginger tea and I always add in some honey and a splash of lemon juice. Now if Im in that mood where I just need to relax I always go for my Vanilla sleepy time tea… of course with added honey… awesome!!!

  376. Airess says:

    I follow you and I RTd!!! @dimplesncurlsmu

  377. Lisa Edelstein says:

    Good and very informative post. I will come back to your blog regularly. One thing: I do
    not exactly know what do you mean in the second paragraph. Could you please explain
    your opinion?
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  378. Heather says:

    As a matter of fact, my tea group has been getting together for about 6 years now, and we meet up at a different tea place every 2-3 months. We had our holiday tea service this afternoon at Crown & Crumpet in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco, which is a toursty hell for us locals. Tea was great though – yummers!

  379. Jennifer says:

    I love Chamomile tea and Sweet Dreams (Sleepytime) tea!! Also, peppermint tea is good for spring!

  380. XicanaQueen says:

    I Loooove Green Tea! <3

  381. Amanda G says:

    There are several Vital Leaf tea shops in SF, but the one on Grant Street between Pacific and Jackson is my absolute fave. There’s nothing like getting tons of free tea tastings and meanwhile being harassed by the unspeakably awesome Uncle Gee, who runs the company with his son. Try the Blue People ginseng oolong. To. Die. For.

  382. Audrey H. says:

    2011 has not been so great, bring on the new year with hopes of good health, happiness and love for us all πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  383. Jacie says:

    I pretty much like all kinds of tea, but mostly fruit teas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  384. Rozae says:

    I hv the same box, however I got mines from tjmaxx!

  385. Nina says:

    I love rooibos vanilla tea! Tastes great without milk and/or sugar

  386. ola says:

    My favourite tea – green tea with orange flowers.

  387. Valerie says:

    My Favorite tea is peppermint with a little bit of honey….and I am currently loving Mac lipstick in High Tea….. ; P

  388. Jerilyn says:

    I LOOOOOOVE the Samurai Chia Tea from Teavana!!!!

  389. Sherry B. says:

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey with honey! Yeah,…..not very imaginative, I know…..

  390. Andrea says:

    I wish I was a tea drinker but for winter it’s all about the hot chocolate!

    Hope I win!

  391. Sara says:


  392. Phi says:

    Just wondering, do you design your own images on this blog? o: If so, I think they look very professional and awesome. πŸ™‚

  393. Deanna G. says:

    I hate tea.

  394. Harmony B says:

    Looking forward to a new year. Bring on 2012

  395. Crissy D. says:

    It doesn’t feel like Christmas this year!

  396. Monica says:

    My face tea is spearmint made from fresh spearmint leaves. Mmmmm esp on cold or rainy days :9

  397. Danielle F says:

    Thanks Karen! I don’t have a favorite tea really. Although I like it, I prefer cold drinks and juice to coffee and tea. πŸ™‚

  398. chibicheeks says:

    I’m the same way! I originally picked up a Harney & Son’s Tea awhile back because of the pretty tin. Now I can’t stop buying them, they’re all so delicious!

  399. Sarah says:

    pakaging looks sooooo pretty! and the brand name is adorable! to bad i’m allergic to lavender!!!!!!! πŸ™

  400. jackii says:

    hi there Karen!
    not too sure if i missed the deadline but i just wanted to say heaps of love sent from AUSTRALIA from a major fan of yours! You make my summer holidays memorable as its a great time for trying on new make up looks!

    P.S: why tea? i prefer a cappuccino from the fish and chips next door πŸ˜›

  401. Stephanie says:

    I am not close to being finished with my Christmas shopping.

  402. Phoebe says:

    I thought it would go down to the wire with Christmas shopping (Dec 24) but turns out I finished mine earlier this week!

  403. Laura Royal says:

    I like drinking chamomile tea, esp at night

  404. Sophie says:

    Hi T-money and K-dawg πŸ˜‰ Thanks for all the effort you go to to put these things together <3

  405. Gala says:

    I love all tea kinds,wxcept of mint…

  406. Vnssa906 says:

    Yum! That tea sounds delicious! I’ve been on a caffeine overdrive with at least 3 cups of coffee a day. No bueno.

  407. Celia Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ Today I hope to finish my holiday shopping. So hard since so many goodies. Can I buy for myself too? Lol. Have a great day!

  408. Liz says:

    I’ev had my holiday shjopping done for a week or two, which feels really good. Other than that, 2011 has been rather a bust. I feel like I;m just treading water, y’know? I’m hoping to have a bit more direction in 2012. Either that or win Lotto, LOL.

    Oh yeah, I tweeted:!/kittylitter1/status/148425697919119360
    Liz recently posted … Maybelline light blue eye pencil

  409. MMM says:

    need mor makeupz!

  410. Beth says:

    My very favorite BBW fragrance is White Tea and Ginger. LOVE tea notes!!!!

  411. Sarah says:

    Lady grey is my all time favorite tea!

  412. Eiizabeth Kelebeev says:


    So, my friends and I are playing secret santa. Gifts are supposed to be under $15.00. All I could think to get the guy I got was a red Christmas-themed thong from Vicky Secret! I hope he tries it on, if only for the laughs! I figure he can always have his girlfriend wear them in the end.

    The tea looks DE-LI-CIOUS! Need! Imagine how good we’re doing our ourselves putting all those healthy flowers and herbs in our body! mmm


  413. Aimey says:

    I just finished my 5th semester of college and I’ll be on my way to Disney World! I’m so excited because I haven’t been since elementary school!

  414. anavictorino says:

    I love Twinnings! I recently tried the Apple & Cinnamon and i love it!

  415. Daniella says:

    I have to get back into drinking tea regularly..I used to brew real green tea healthy.
    I will occasionally drink valerian tea at night to help me sleep, knocks me right out!
    And high tea YUM!! had high teas in the UK when I was traveling there and here in the states..
    Scones and clotted cream? Omg so good πŸ™‚

  416. Holly says:

    I tend to stick to peppermint and Earl Grey if I’m drinking tea. I’m on a continued quest to try all the Earl Greys in all the the world πŸ™‚
    I own a bergamont essential oil, not entirely sure what to do with it, but I love how it smells. As for a high tea, never been to one, but someday I will take my mom to one πŸ™‚

  417. Veronica says:

    I love green tea, but for christmas i like peppermint tea

  418. Maca says:

    I recently bought a lovely white tea with rose petals, blueberries and pomegranate; it smells so good!

  419. Melissa says:

    Finally bought my first pot of Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream! So excited to try it out πŸ™‚

  420. Katherine says:

    My favorite tea is a hibiscus tea made at the farm where my husband and I got married. It is delicious and it makes me think of that wonderful day. πŸ™‚

  421. elisia says:

    ive been drinking peppermint tea for years, so so so so so good! with honey

  422. Amanda says:

    he hey! hope i win!

  423. Courtnie says:

    Jasmine green tea ftw!

  424. Danielle says:

    I love the Samurai Chai tea blend that they make at Teavanna!! Also Sleepytime tea and Candy cane.

  425. Sheila K. says:

    I like peppermint tea the best!

  426. Lauretta says:

    Yerba mate!

  427. Sheila K. says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman), and I tweeted this giveaway:!/skkorman/status/148459947724783616

  428. I haven’t had any tea in months. I need to have some…

  429. Let says:

    I love earl grey tea πŸ™‚

  430. richa184 says:

    I love green tea especially with hints of orange aroma….:)

  431. Felis says:

    I don’t drink anything but tea! For reals. I like to make a pot of coconut chai with one black tea bag in it.

  432. Christy O says:

    I need to drink more tea. But somehow it only appeals to me when travelling out of country. Here at home it’s a latte in the morning.

  433. christine says:

    Using fresh aloe from a plant serves as a great and free mosturizing mask!

  434. Darlene says:

    When I do drink tea I’ll have green tea. I should really have it more often, because I hear it’s better for your health than coffee. So happy our soldiers are coming home. Merry Christmas & a happy 2012 to all πŸ™‚

  435. Amanda says:

    I like japanese green tea and regular lipton tea. I haven’t finished my Christmas shopping yet!

  436. Liz! says:

    I’m addicted to tea in the winter!!!

  437. Sarah says:

    I drink normal tea. πŸ˜›

  438. Sarah says:

    I drink tea everyday πŸ˜› It seems to be the only thing I drink!

  439. Sarah says:

    I havent tried that tea yet! I still have christmas shopping to do…. lol
    and I retweeted too πŸ™‚ I wanna win this for a present for my mom that I still need to buy…. …>-<

  440. KaylaK says:

    2011 has not been so good : / Lookin’ forward to a new year and a new start!

  441. Valeria says:

    Tallahassee weather needs to make up its mind already! Last week it was in the 80’s and this week in the 60’s πŸ™

  442. raquel says:

    ii love black tea in the mornin and green tea in the afternoon

  443. Eli says:

    Hi! I’m not really a rea gal, I’m addicted to coffee, but I do enjoy jasmin tea every once in a while.

    thanks Karen πŸ™‚

  444. Melessa says:

    i dont like hot tea. always wished i did cause i think little tea cups and tea sets are cute lol. liptons has a yummy wild raspberry ice tea mix though

  445. BeckBeck says:

    I’m a fan of the Bigelow flavored black teas – they do a lemon, a raspberry, a vanilla, a cinnamon… there are lots of choices and they’re not too expensive.

  446. Paula says:

    I really like green tea.

  447. chibu74 says:

    Ginger tea is the best

  448. Elin LLB says:

    I’m a chai tea lover!

  449. Ceci says:

    Tea: Earl Grey, hot.

  450. Amanda says:

    Holiday shopping is done!

  451. Kim says:

    I’m obsessed with black iced tea!

  452. Jess says:

    Love Tazo teas!

  453. Gans says:

    As Captain Jean-Luc Picard liked it, Earl Gray, hot. Hot hibiscus tea is also really good.

  454. Kathryn says:

    I like all different kinds of loose leaf tea, I am always trying new flavours! Love different black or green teas, as well as rooibos!

  455. Rochelle says:

    I bought a Venti Caramel Frappe at Starbucks yesterday and it was SO yummy πŸ™‚

  456. Denniesha says:

    I love tea with lemonade its so good!!!

  457. elia says:

    Hi! I love tea, my fave would be chamomile, but lately at work i’ve been drinking ‘stash’ green tea, its a mix so the flavor is mild, and delicious! I hope I can find that love tea you posted, it sounds so good and has a blend of all the teas I like. 8)

  458. styleezta says:

    just finished my holiday shopping today….phew
    styleezta recently posted … Trendy Tuesday’s

  459. duchessbelle says:

    Hope everyone who’s traveling this week has safe, smooth trips!

  460. Vanessa says:

    I love Trader Joe’s candy cane tea. Soooo good!

  461. Nina says:

    i love tea and pretty packaging. i need to hunt your pretty tea down!

    we bought a tin of loose leaf earl grey a few days ago and i must say, there is a ton of difference in taste! its stronger, more whole and tastier!

  462. Shelly says:

    I love green tea and jasmine tea!
    Shelly recently posted … Gray Hollister T-Shirt

  463. Roya says:

    i love tea! my favorite is green

  464. Avery Dement says:

    Hurray! I was just at Sephora but I’m always up for more!

  465. Julie says:

    I can’t believe that 2011 is almost over! But bring on 2012~

  466. Ana says:

    I just bought some lemongrass ginger tea! Hope it will be good!

  467. jennifer s says:

    trying to cram for my final….. the cranial bones are, frontal, parietal, occiptal….. :/

  468. Jamie says:

    Tazo refresh tea is my fav way to wake up!!

  469. Nancy says:

    I’m not a huge tea fan but Coconut Chai sounds delish!

  470. Samantha says:

    I actually don’t holiday shop unless it’s for my sister or mom, but yes ! I’m done! πŸ™‚

  471. gia says:

    woo hoo! good sunday

  472. Hello,

    This is an amazing giveaway. I love this tea calle Rasdazzle Bay, made by a local tea house.

    Happy Holidays

  473. Sydney says:

    I love traditional Indian Masala Chai.

  474. Maria says:

    My cousin spent over $110 on tea from Teavana. I think it’s safe to say I’m never gonna buy tea from there! πŸ˜›

  475. Caroline says:

    i like green tea hehe

  476. Karen M. says:

    I think I will go make some tea right now. I feel a cold coming on. πŸ™ hopefully it will help

  477. Melissa says:

    Woohoo, I made it!

  478. Lisa says:

    My grandma used to take us to tea at a fancy hotel every year for Christmas. The little sandwiches and the pastries were the best πŸ™‚

  479. Jacqueline says:

    I’m not that big on tea, I like coffee better when it comes to cold-weather beverages. πŸ™‚

  480. Inday says:

    I really like scents with tea notes!

  481. Tiffany T. says:

    My favorite tea is Numi’s Jasmine tea!

  482. Eliza says:

    I don’t drink tea. I’m a coffee person.

  483. Michi says:

    These days I am really loving Trader Joe’s Vanilla & Cinnamon black tea with honey and soy creamer… but I keep making the mistake of drinking it before bed… wah-wah. I need to pick up a nice herbal like yours!

  484. Monika says:

    My dad buys this loose Earl Grey tea that has flowers in it. It’s called Cream Earl Grey Tea, and it’s delicious!

  485. Angie says:

    Went to sleep with my makeup last night and of course, woke up with a big pimple under my skin >:/ I heard I can use a tea bag to bring it out, will have to try that out.

  486. Dilara says:

    I love, love, love high tea! I’ve introduced so many loved ones to the experience over the years πŸ™‚

  487. kaela says:

    genmaicha for sure. used to live in tokyo. have had more green tea and oolong cha than most people will drink their entire lives. love formal tea ceremony.

  488. Nikki T says:

    I love these lil’ giveaways, they’re so generous, which is something I feel this world is short on, even during the holiday season.
    On a lighter note, I can’t wait to hang with my friends Filipino family. I’ve become addicted to ambrosia salad, lumpia, sinigang, baked salmon, and adobo. It may not be the prettiest food, but it certainly is delicious. Also can’t wait for the karaoke!

  489. linda says:

    I want to get some new tools from sephora.

  490. Jenn says:

    I love Starbuck’s Chai Tea Lattes– although I’m not sure they technically count as teas. My current fave is Lupicia’s Sakurambo Vert, which is a very berry green tea. You’ve got to try some of Lupicia’s teas sometime, Karen, because they are very delicious! πŸ™‚

  491. john says:

    I love these sephora giveaways

  492. Janet says:

    I love milk tea! But with tea bags, I’ll usually go for green.

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