Teavana Announces "Tea Master's Challenge" Contest Winners

Teavana has announced the winners of their "Tea Master's Challenge" contest. This tea blending contest challenged customers to use creativity and their love of tea to make a new taste sensation from up to 4 Teavana teas, sugar or honey. There were six winners in all, but Meredith Cordray from Ohio was the grand prize winner with her Pearls Gone Wild blend. See details inside the release.

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Pearls Gone Wild won the Teavana Tea Master's Challenge!

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2009

Innovative tea retailer Teavana® is pleased to announce the winners of the "Tea Master's Challenge". This tea blending contest challenged customers to use creativity and their love of tea to make a new taste sensation using up to 4 Teavana teas, sugar and/or honey. Running from June 29 to August 16, 2009, over 2,300 blends were submitted with flavors ranging from fruity to spicy and everything in between. Teavana's tea experts tirelessly tasted the creative blends to narrow down to the final five.

The Grand prize winner is - Pearls Gone Wild by Meredith Cordray, who will receive a $500 gift card. In addition, her tea will be added to Teavana's new tea lineup in October, being available for purchase as a tea blend online at Teavana.com or as separate teas in Teavana stores. Pearls Gone Wild combines together three hand-rolled pearl teas as their base: Teavana's Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls, Frutto Bianco Pearls, and Black Dragon Pearls. The blend of green, white and black pearl teas is highly antioxidizing, good for digestion and studies have shown can help lower cholesterol, inhibit certain forms of cancer growth, and combat the signs of aging. The fresh taste of jasmine, kiwi, lemongrass and pineapple along with the chocolaty black tea undertones can't be beat, is great anytime of the day, and is delicious hot or iced.

The Online Favorite is - Double Dragon by Ben Eagle, who will receive a $200 gift card and 1 pound of his tea blend. Double Dragon contains sweet Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls green tea and Black Dragon Pearl black tea for an intriguing blend of hand-rolled Teavana teas. This enticing blend of green and black tea is said to aid in preventing cancer, regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, is good for the heart, and delicious!

These excellent tea blends we named Runners Up and will receive 1 pound of their tea blend from Teavana. In no particular order they are:

Warm Winter Weight Loss by Nicole Cox is a blend of equal parts Samurai Chai Maté, Strawberry Slender Pu-erh, Ginseng Vitality, and Sweet Oolong Revolution teas. This smooth chai blend is a combination of maté, pu-erh, rooibos and oolong teas filled with the delicious tastes of strawberry, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, papaya, ginseng and sweet pumpkin. An energy blend that may help increase metabolism, improve digestion and aid with weight loss!

Obama Bahama by James Defilippis is a blend of Fruta Bomba, Imperial Açaí Blueberry, Strawberry Kiwi, and Caribbean Breeze teas. The combination of green, white and herbal teas is rich in antioxidants & vitamin C and is reputed to help ease the signs of aging and regulate blood sugar levels. With the flavors of the tropics - açaí berry, blueberry, apple, strawberry, kiwi and citrus, this tea is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Max-imum Chill Blend by Maxine Lukas which is a tea blend of Black Dragon Pearls, Moroccan Mint, and Cacao Mint Black teas. The rich chocolately Black Dragon Pearls tea blended with the creamy Cacao Mint Black tea and spearmint in Moroccan Mint green tea creates a sophisticatedly refined chocolate mint with rich black tea undertones. A relaxing, yet invigorating blend said to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, and be good for the heart.

Lovely Garden White Tea by Brittany Waddell combines Imperial Açaí Blueberry White tea, Queen of Babylon white tea and Precious White Peach white tea. A delightfully fruity combination of white tea with blueberry, pomegranate, cherries, and peaches. This blend of white tea is rich in antioxidants and superfruits and is excellent for skin, and is reputed to inhibit the growth of certain forms of cancer.

All six of these blends were delicious and provide an abundance of health benefits for tea lovers. A list of other favorite tea blends from the contest is available on the Teavana blog, HeavenOfTea.com.

Teavana, known for selling the finest loose leaf tea from around the world will debut a new crop of flavorful and healthy teas this fall. The selection, which includes a wide variety of single estate and flavored white, green, oolong, black and herbal teas, has been much anticipated by customers online, followers of Teavana' Blog HeavenOfTea.com, and the loyal customers who pass through their stores every day.

First opened in 1997, with the name meaning "Heaven of Tea", the mall-based stores are part retail shop (unique tea pots and tea making accessories) and part tea emporium with a unique selection of loose-leaf tea and tea accessories from all over the world.

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