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Linen & Leaves (+ Giveaway!!!)

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I love a good cup of tea. If you read my recent post about the English tea I experienced at the Biltmore Estate several weeks ago, then you’ll recall I’ve been enjoying tea since I was a child (although, admittedly, a good bit of the “tea” served at the tea parties of my childhood was composed of either water or my imagination). While I begin each morning with a cup of Joe (ever since Huxley’s arrival, I need a stronger jolt to get me going in the morning), I often enjoy an afternoon pot or cup of tea. I’ve been battling a bit of a head cold since Tuesday evening and have been sipping on a variety of herbal respiratory tisanes as part of my get-better-quickly arsenal. Tea-good for the body, the soul, and the fantastical inclinations of childhood.

Owing to my abiding love of tea, I’m really thrilled to share today’s giveaway with you. Stacy started Linen + Leaves, her line of handcrafted tea blends, after a medical diagnosis last year. In her words:

Last year I was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease or more easily explained as Lupus. This was a big wake up for me to start living my life in a way that is more meaningful, more restful, and with loads more gratitude. I’ve wanted to have my own little tea shop for as long as I can remember and Linen + Leaves is the start of that journey. On top of my little online tea shop, I also now work as a wellness coach and fitness instructor. I’m enjoying a new start in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario. Here, surrounded by lakes and woodsy adventures, helping others find a way to a more physically active and healthy life, and sipping away on good quality loose leaf tea…I’m finally starting to feel like I’m finding the balance I have been looking for.

Stacy loves tea, and it clearly shows in her exquisite blends. Lucky for you, she’d like to share her beautifully and thoughtfully crafted teas with one small measure winner, in the form of a three-pack sampler. The winner of the giveaway can choose from any three of the teas in the sample pack offerings listed at Linen +Leaves.

All of Stacy’s blends sound amazing. I’m especially intrigued by her Campfire blend. I do so very much love anything smokey, and this tea sounds like the ideal beverage to sip while tucked into a wool cardigan, cozied up beside my wood stove.

To enter the giveaway, simply share in your comment your favorite type of tea. I’ll run the giveaway for one week, concluding February 13th, midnight EST. Do be sure to means a way of contacting you in your comment, should you be the winner.

Thank you, Stacy, for this wonderful opportunity to get to know Linen + Leaves. Happy sipping, everyone!


77 Responses to Linen & Leaves (+ Giveaway!!!)

  • Danielle G says:

    Darjeeling is my favorite primarily because it brings back wonderful memories of high tea at the Empress Hotel in BC with my best childhood friend. It is also delicious, though now I have many other favorites!

  • Sara says:

    What a lovely store. To pick a favorite tea would be hard. I’m not a coffee drinker. I drink tea all day long. I start off with a Assam tea or earl grey. Then I drink peppermint or ginger the rest of my day. I love visiting a tea shop and trying new varieties. Very great giveaway.

  • KC says:

    In France my favorite tea was this mix of really good green tea and mint from northern africa. Well scratch that actually I also loved this medieval concoction I found at a small apothecary shop.

    Here in the States though i’ve been loving this blend of dried citruses, sage and lavender.

  • Melissa says:

    i love earl grey! and also a good genmaicha.

  • Eliza Twist says:

    I just purchased a bag of “dandy blend” which many use as a coffee substitute. I’m secretly hoping that my husband will give it a try because he’s quite dependent on the bean juice. I don’t have a coffee habit, but I’m going to drink this herbal substitute because it’s supposed to offer liver support among other benefits. Anyway…for those who are thinking it would good idea to kick joe to the curb and can’t imagine how they’d do it, apparently dandy blend is the stuff.

  • I love a good cup of orange spice tea with sage honey with an almond biscotti. Yum!

  • I am a major tea lover- but a good chai tea gets me every time!

  • Sarah M says:

    My favorite type of tea is anything with peach flavor mixed in :)
    Sarah M

  • MaryEl says:

    I love earl grey! But ginger tea is delightful as well. This sounds like a wonderful giveaway – thx for the chance!

  • Annette says:

    I love just about any kind of tea, but especially peppermint tea.

  • Pia Eriksen says:

    I love a blend that is called “Frisørens the” (I’m from Denmark) – containing licorice root and mint

  • aimee says:

    I love gingery warming teas. In summer I have mint or camomile mixes, but for me you cant beat something a bit spicy and warming.

  • steph says:

    I walked into work the other day and asked my colleagues “Is there anything better in the world than chai tea?”

  • Heather says:

    I love most teas. Trying to chose my favorite is impossible. My grandmother used to serve hu kwa at our tea parties so that has sentimental meaning. When I studied abroad we had black tea with wild herbs my host mother collected during the summer- I loved that. Mostly, we drink a lot of green teas and irish breakfast style at home now. Although lavender/chamomile is a favorite bedtime routine.

  • Marcy says:

    Slightly addicted to Earl Grey!

  • Lisa says:

    I’ve enjoyed tea my entire life- my grandmother, mother and great aunts drank tea daily in the traditional style- Lipton or Tetley with sugar and milk. It was a treat to be offered some then- very grown up. In college I discovered Yogi tea and /or Chai and had never imagined that such a fragrant warming and exotic flavor could exist- it truly takes over your senses and is still a favorite. But the best tea experience I have ever had was a few months ago when I took my 16 year old son to Dobra tea shop here in asheville. He ordered the masala tea – I cannot tell you what a treat it was to watch him as we sat at the little table on the floor- it was all such a new experience for him as he slowly got into it- pouring the tea, adding the honey and milk- smelling it and then finally the first sip. Of course next came the big smile and nod of approval – I think for not only the flavor but the whole experience.

  • Kristi M says:

    My favorite tea at the moment is a vanilla black tea, which I blend with a bit of vanilla almond milk in the evenings. It really helps me sleep well!

  • Gina Foresta says:

    I love to combine Tazo awake tea with Tazo chai tea and throw in a Yogi tea peppermint (cuts the edge of the black tea and has cute little sayings on its tags) to start my day. Jet fuel tea!

  • Michelle says:

    Tazo rest is a favorite and also yogi chamomile, and lemon or raspberry in the summer…let’s just say I love tea!

  • beth says:

    I love good strong black English tea. Yorkshire Gold is my go-to tea! But I do drink herbals, too, and love anything with ginger. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  • Peggy says:

    Love tea! Chai is my favorite. Peggy

  • Alicia SISK says:

    Love earl grey or Irish breakfast teas

  • Amanda says:

    I love all tea, but right now am particularly loving an Earl Grey Blend with bits of rose, lavender, and dried orange. It’s wonderful!

  • Jennet says:

    Earl Grey is one of my favorites, although I also love a good orange spice tea! Thanks for the chance.

  • Dawn says:

    I am partial to any tea infused with citrus. The color is bright and the taste is like Spring whenever I sit down to enjoy a cup. Thank you for the giveaway and wonderful story.

  • Jen says:

    My favorite changes weekly, but lately I’ve been enjoying mint tea more than others.

  • Amanda Huddleston says:

    A good strong cup of black tea with cream and sugar or a homemade cup of chai with Assam. Delicious.

  • JamieK says:

    Earl Grey is my favorite.

  • Tracey says:

    Chia is my favorite and I have been drinking it daily all winter.

  • Liene says:

    Herbal teas are my favorite; I prefer raspberry and black currant.

  • ieva says:

    My favorite is Tulsi or Holy Basil tea by Organic India. Thank you for posting that lovely site and story. You have my e-mail and that would be the best way to reach me should I be fortunate enough to win..

  • Rachael H says:

    I love Earl Grey or a nice rich masala chai.

  • Shelly says:

    I have quite the coffee habit for mornings as well but love to drink tea throughout the day. Earl Grey and Chai are my favorites.

  • amanda says:

    oooh, yum, yum, yes please!
    I’m a fan of tulsi chais and lavender earl greys~

    amanda at

  • Rachel Cartucci says:

    I love peppermint tea. I worry my husband may have Lupus or some similar disease. He has a been in severe body pain for years with odd symptoms. He is soon going for tests.Thank you

  • Paula says:

    I love Chai and dark English teas. I enjoyed your Biltmore tea blog.

  • Tina A says:

    Chai is probably one of my favorites, along with ginger tea infused with citrus. Honestly, there are not too many teas I *don’t* like!

  • Erin says:

    I love tea. I don’t have enough places to store all the boxes! Herbals are my current favorite. I am into mint blends.

  • Lisa says:

    So many kinds to love…chai, mint, but I always come back to apple cinnamon.

  • Adelle F. says:

    I love both citrus teas and the “nighttime” blends with chamomile,etc. Especially in the evening.

  • Michelle says:

    Green tea with lemongrass and mint!

  • Earl Grey with lavender is my favorite right now. That’s a tough question because I’m allergic to coffee so I always have a cup of tea on hand, especially in these chilly months.

    Beautiful shop. Thank you for introducing me.

  • Jamie says:

    I like Earl Grey tea. I would like to try some new teas, as I am always looking for new foods and drinks to try. This giveaway would be a great way to start that tea journey.

  • Adah says:

    Pecan Pie Rooibos looks amazing. Peppermint tea is my comfort tea.

  • joanna says:

    Chai – hands down. Love, love, love it – and I’ll take one dirty occasionally.

  • Mary Ann Cauthen says:

    Love reading so many tea recommendations above. I greatly enjoy chai, jasmine & anything citrusy! Thanks for the give away! Mary Ann Cauthen

  • Patty Neureiter says:

    My favorite tea is a green tea/white peach blend with Earl Grey close behind.

  • Karly K says:

    If I’m choosing a custom blend, I do love Rooibos Chai. If it’s simple, out of the box tea, it must be Earl Grey. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Matt Stringham says:

    I love anything minty.

  • Brenda says:

    Changes with the season…right now it’s herbal green tea.

  • Tia Bednar says:

    Mmmm….tea. I love chai, but I also have been enjoying a lovely blend of blueberry and pineapple from Teavana

  • Debra J Webb says:

    I love teas and coffees! I especially love different blends that may include spices, herbs, flowers,fruits, nuts, vanilla and chocolate cocoa! A nice cup of coffee or tea enjoyed with favorite music and or a magazine or book, candles and incense is very healing and inspiring! Love this website and! I have favorited, subscribed and shared! Blessings! 😉

  • Donna says:

    I love a good cup of strong black tea. It’s just the thing to recharge in the afternoon.

  • Yasmin says:

    I have two favorite teas: Earl Grey and mint tea. Mmmm.

  • Chelsea W says:

    I love most herbal teas!

  • Trina-Lea says:

    I am the quintessential “tea granny” having something brewing at various times during the day. Usually Yerba Mate or Gynostemma in the morning, my favorite English Breakfast or Earl Grey blend in the afternoon and Peppermint or some other Digestive Tea in the evening. These are often interspersed with more medicinal tonic teas for helping to support the body, mind and spirit.

  • barbara says:

    I’m not an experienced tea drinker, but Aveda has a mint licorice root tea I LOVE!

  • Lauren Michele says:

    a rooibos with lavender and honey has been my favorite lately.

  • jodie says:

    i love all kinds of tea! i can’t pinpoint one type of tea that i like. i enjoy a dark rich black tea in the morning and a more herbal tea in the afternoon. what a lovely store and thanks for the chance to win. either way i may find myself browsing the store and picking up some lovely teas!

  • Yael says:

    Oh too many to choose from–I love this holiday tea blend from a local shop, which is a black tea with orange peel-it’s amazing! I also love coconut tea-so delicious!

  • Krystal says:

    My favorites are: turmeric tea with simmered milk, honey, ginger and cayenne (maybe with a couple drops of st johns wort tincture to lighten the spirit), my own chai blend, and a simple earl grey. Though the turmeric tea is so lovely for a grey winter day- bright yellow and creamy.

  • Lauren Everett says:

    I love so mant types but lately I have been enjoying roobios.

  • Erica says:

    Lady Grey for this lady! Although I also make a mean chai latte…

  • Mariah says:

    All teas are amazing, but my local health food store makes this jasmine green tea that is just phenomenal with some lavender brewed in. Or Darjeeling with lavender, that’s pretty scrumptious…..

  • sarah says:

    anything hibiscus or berry mmm

  • Danna says:

    I love rooibos!! And awesome interesting mixtures, tasting sweet, spicy, perfumey herbs!

  • I love most teas. It depends the time of year, the place, the company. Black teas most days, herbal teas anytime, chai winter days.

  • Susan Meyer says:

    I love tea – not a coffee person. I adore a strong cup of Earl Grey tea, but also like to try new, herbal teas.

  • Rachel Ann says:

    Oooo! I love Lady Grey and I’ve been making my own chai concentrate recently.

  • Amylynn says:

    Checked out your shop and the tea blends sound so lovely! I am a green tea drinker it reminds me of my travels to Japan and the beautiful tea cermonies, I also love vanilla blends and chai! I am also making my chai concentrate this winter too, what a treat!

  • Lee says:

    My favorite is Assam – after drinking orange pekoe all growing up tasting assam on a trip to England was a true eyeopener! I also love the Muskoka region, the fall colours there are amazing.

  • Amber says:

    I always enjoy tea in the winter. It’s hard to narrow it down to a favorite, but Lapsang Souchong is a favorite of mine. Oh dear, I think it’s time for tea.

  • Megan M says:

    My favorite has to be a tea a friend gave me…Midnight in Missoula….the best for a cold quiet evening!

  • ikkinlala says:

    My favourite type of tea right now is green tea, but her blends look delicious!

  • Kristin says:

    I love a good vanilla black tea with some lavender buds mixed in.

  • Kim says:

    This winter I have loved a licorice blend, very warm and toasty tasting, always love a chai, and for some reason I have been adding a thick and creamy dollop of whipped creme and chocolate sauce….Thank you for the fun offer. :)

  • Christine says:

    I love a spicy chai but I worked in a Victorian tea house/bed and breakfast in my youth and will always have a soft spot for Earl Grey.