You guys. I have the funniest (maybe also grossest?) story to share, but it’s going to have to wait. I promise it’s coming – I’m totally embarrassed and don’t want anyone to know, but… it’s wayyyy too funny to keep to myself.
But first! I have 2 great giveaways from one of my favorite companies.
Have you heard of Nudo? If you have, I’m sure its because of their incredible olive oil and the adopt-an-olive-tree program. Check it out if you haven’t!
I first had the chance to try Nudo olive oil when I got some in the swag bag from the RockHer party in Atlanta a few years ago and I. fell. in. love.
Their packaging is fabulous. They let you adopt your OWN OLIVE TREE, and you get to reap the benefits of it all year long. Plus, if you find yourself in Italy, you can go hug it, take a picture with it, and spend some time thanking it for all the oil.
Now Nudo is offering a similar adoption program, but with Darjeeling tea.
When you adopt a Darjeeling tea garden for a year (and you even get to choose the garden and grower!), you will get some of the best quality “first flush” loose leaf tea four times a year from your garden. Where else can you get this?
And to make it even better, the Adopt A Tea Garden program is all about sustainability. Nudo has teamed up with local producers to restore deserted tea gardens for the program. Using biodynamic and organic farming practices, local farmers can now reopen those tea gardens, creating more jobs for the local tea pickers and growers and creating the opportunity for the younger generations to learn the skills that their families have practiced for centuries.
I’ve really enjoyed all of the teas so far, and I’m thinking of getting myself a tea garden for Christmas this year! But today, I’m really excited that one of you will have the chance to adopt his or her very own tea garden and win a year’s worth of tea! With this and their olive oil program, it really is a gift that keeps on giving – all year long!
You can decide to adopt a tea garden for yourself or as a gift, and then it lets you read all about the different gardens and growers and choose which one you’d like to “adopt”. From tasting notes to learning about the people that work there and harvest your tea, this step really gives light to the great work happening and lets you pick one that you connect with.
Then you get even more info about the “flushes” of tea. Have you ever heard of this before? I really hadn’t before I read up on their website and tried the teas for myself. Basically, the “flushes” are the tea growing seasons with Darjeeling tea. Each flush has slightly different characteristics (which you can see in the graphic above). So even though you’ve only picked one tea garden, each season or “flush” you receive will be slightly different.
But that’s not all!
So one winner will get the Tea Garden adoption, but I also have a great gift box from Nudo up for grabs, too.
Seriously….their olive oil is insanely good. The mandarin orange? I drizzle that on salads by itself. Nothing else needed. And the cocoa olive oil? It’s on its way into some dessert coming soon.
This gift box has a little of everything – one bottle of their extra virgin olive oil, a jar of olive tapenade, a bar of myrtle + red grape soap (which smells incredible), AND a tin for you to grow your own olive tree!
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You can read all about the Adopt A Tea Garden program on Nudo’s website. And you can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Good luck!!