Thursday, May 17, 2007

Product Rave: Sip for the Cure

Once upon a time a fellow blogger and I (you KNOW who you are... *giggle*) talked about starting a new blog where we'd choose products to review and then blog about them. Somehow that never happened (yet! Are you still with me??) but once in a while I come across something I love love love and feel the need to share that love love love with you you you. (Wow, that was annoying. Sorry, sometimes I just can't help myself.)

A few weeks ago, mom and I were at World Market and I picked up a tin of some tea made by The Republic of Tea. I have tried a few of their flavors already and liked them, but this one jumped out at me particularly because of what it supports.

The Republic of Tea donates a portion of profits to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for every tin of their Pink Grapefruit Green Tea it sells. Sure, 75 cents may not sound like much, but every little bit helps and to date, The Republic of Tea has donated over $550,000 to the Foundation through their Sip for the Cure program. Wow, that gets me all teary eyed. Since we just lost my granny to breast cancer, and I adore tea, I couldn't say no. I paid about $9 for my tin, which sounds pretty steep. However, the tin has 50 unbleached bags, so it's not too bad a deal.

I must say that not only does this tea support a good cause, it supports good flavor as well! The first sip I took, I thought, "hmm... this is alright." But the more I drank it, the more I loved it. I found a healthy light flavor (it's not bitter, like some green teas can be) with just the perfect hint of grapefruit. I honestly never thought grapefruit flavored tea could be good, but this really is.

I was drinking it last weekend while the man and I were watching a movie. I couldn't stop drinking it, and we all know what that leads too. Poor hubby had to keep pausing the movie. *grin*

So if you like tea, and more specifically like green tea, go out and give this one a try! Maybe you you you will love love love it too.


Heidi said...

I don't always like fruity teas, but that one sounds interesting enough to try. I generally like that brand of tea a lot.

Jessica Morris said...

ummm i think i lost my comment ... oops! will repost tomorrow, going to bed now!

Jessica Morris said...

I am so annoyed at myself for losing that comment last night ... it was funny too!

Anyways, I REALLY love the idea about the product review thing - I think about it a lot and write reviews in my head all the time!! We could just pick one day a week and do it on our own blog ... we could try to create the next big blog meme ... ohhhhh ... hehe. I'm dreaming big, huh?

*someone* still owes me some of their favorite tea and this stuff is looking pretty good, and seeing as it was blogged about and all I can only presume it's a favorite ;)j/k!

Karina said...

Crystal, thank you for stopping by my TT and commenting yesterday. I'm not a tea drinker (I'm a cofee person myself), but I always find myself buying new teas to try, in hopes that I'll become a tea drinker (I'm weird, I know). Maybe I'll try this one, and at least I'll be supporting a great cause with my experiment.

Oh, and in response to Jessica's comment, I think a "product review" meme would actually be kind of cool!