March 26, 2010
Celestial Seasonings Winner
I pick all my winners randomly -- but if I went on comments alone, I would have had to pick Victoria L. who left this comment: "I toured the factory for my honeymoon! Top that..."
She's right! You just can't top that! However, random.org is a little more impartial than me (which is why I use it!)
Congrats to Michelle of The Vegan Kitchen!
Thanks to everyone who participated! I'll try to host another contest again soon. If you want to double your chances in future contests or just have a head start on knowing what and when they'll be -- sign up for the Happy Herbivore Newsletter! Thanks!
A little trivia about me: I don't like taking medicine. It's not because I don't like the taste or I have difficulty swallowing pills, it's bigger than that. I have always felt that my immune system is cheapened, if not weakened, anytime I take something. I'm sure if my life depended on it or I was so sick or in so much pain that it was unbareable, I'd take something, but so far I haven't found that limit.
Of course, I hate having a cold and flu symptoms as much as the next person (though I've found since going vegan I get sick much less than my peers and when I am sick, recover more quickly) but I choose to 'medicate' naturally with rest, fresh fruits and vegetables and teas, particularly blends with Echinacea.
I was first turned on to Celestial Seasonings when I lived in Boston and wanted something to keep me warm that wasn't as stimulating as coffee. I quickly fell in love with their herbal fruit teas and stocked our apartment with every flavor they offered. I've even made oatmeal with tea. (It's really good!)
If you follow me on twitter, you might remember my tweets this winter on how I was desperate to get my hands on Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride seasonal tea. (A twitter friend ended up mailing me a box all the way from Florida! <3)
Not too long later, Celestial Seasonings asked if they could send me some of their teas to try. They ended up sending me some of their wellness teas since its cold season. I graciously accepted (I swear by wellness teas!) and have been busy sampling these teas all week. I'm really loving the new vanilla sleepytime tea and I find their decaf green tea is great when served as an iced tea with lemon slices and a bit of stevia.