Giveaway: Townshend’s Tea Sampler

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This weekend’s prize is a four-tea sampler from Townshend Tea Company here in Portland.

This unconventional business started as a college project at the University of Oregon and now boasts five locations. They’ve also branched out to specialize in sustainable production of kombucha.

What you need to know:

  • You’ll receive tins filled with their most popular flavors: Crème de la Earl Grey, Alberta Street Chai, Silver Tip Jasmine, and After Dark.
  • Warning: Drinking tea can be fun
  • This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. Anyone can win!
  • Our cats and biased judges will pick someone on Sunday night at 6pm PST

Enter this week’s giveaway by posting a comment, then check back on Sunday night. We’ll announce the winner and send them the prize!


Update: Comments are now closed. Congrats to Daniel Patrick Johnson, selected by cats and our random name generator to win the tea! Everyone else, thanks for entering. We’ll have another giveaway next week.


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  • Katie R. Ann says:

    i love tea!!

  • Philipp says:

    Yay for tea, I’m in! 🙂

  • Mike says:

    I love a good cup of tea, especially Chinese green tea. But I’d love to give these a shot to.

  • Beth says:

    Tea is awesome!

  • Megan says:

    When I saw this it made me think of this quote I saw this week
    “If you are cold, tea will warm you;
    if you are too heated, it will cool you;
    If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
    If you are excited, it will calm you.”
    ― William Ewart Gladstone

  • Bon says:

    Mmmmmmmm chai! Would love to try Albert Street and After Dark!

  • Sarah M says:

    Yay, tea!!
    Sarah M

  • Erin B says:

    Oh, all of those teas sound so delicious!!

  • Jenny says:

    Drinking tea is indeed fun, and addicting…

  • nelia says:

    Ooooooh tea. The perfect giveaway for a cool, wet fall day! Thank you for your generosity 🙂

  • Jane says:

    Pretty please, some tea for the poor college student pulling an all-nighter!

  • Ree says:

    This pregnant lady is surely craving this tea right about now 😛

  • Cara says:

    Tea is my favorite and these flavors sound amazing! Hope I’m picked!

  • Danii says:

    I <3 tea!

  • Dan says:

    Where would we be without tea?

  • Shaozhi says:

    I love tea and my favourite is Earl Grey.

  • Francesco says:

    Hey guys, I’m in! Best luck for us!

  • Bernie says:

    Love tea especially Earl Grey! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jarratt says:

    Looks delicious!

  • Anne says:

    Sounds fabulous!

  • Adam Hansen says:

    Love tea!!

  • Tristan says:

    Mmmmm, tea!

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  • Melissa Allam says:

    Loose tea is my favorite. The best kind, Jasmine!

  • tiffany l says:


  • Shawn W says:

    I love tea but unfortunately we don’t have a lot of tea shops along the Florida panhandle. I really need to get out to the West Coast.

  • Rev Dave says:

    I grew up with people drinking coffee, and every church I serve they always have coffee, but soon after I come to a church as Pastor they have water available for my Tea. Love it.

  • Brianna says:

    Some pretty creative names they’ve got there. After Dark? ahhahaha.

    If anyone’s looking for a nice, reasonably priced glass teapot with an infuser, I like the “Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot” that you can find on Amazon. I have the 700ml one, which is good for maybe 2.5 mugs.

  • Thomas says:

    Awesime! Tea tea tea!

  • Barbara says:

    Looking forward to big cups of steaming tea this winter…well, if we ever get winter here in Southern California.

  • Rochelle C. says:

    I just love tea and I especially love trying new flavours of Earl Grey. These teas look fantastic!

  • Alain says:

    My wife loves tea, I’m in!

  • Erin says:

    Love tea, especially during fall/winter. In fact, I’m going to go make a cup right now 🙂

  • DALE D says:

    Winning this contest would be toTEAlly awesome!

    Thanks for the opportunity, Chris.

  • Joanna says:

    Tea = yes, please
    It is simply common sense.
    Picking me is too.

  • Garrett says:

    Tend to stick to Chinese black teas, but would love to diversify through this sampler pack.

  • Rebecca says:

    I love tea!

  • Julien says:

    Oh Yes! There could not be a better giveaway!

  • Isabel kimpton says:

    Ahhh, what would we do in a world without tea!

  • Su says:

    “we drink tea to forget the noise of the world” – that’s still my favourite summary of the
    tea drinking experience. It’s a wonderful ritual to stop the world for a moment, gather
    my senses – before I dive into that turmoil again.

  • Holly says:

    Mmmm. Fancy tea.

  • Paige says:

    I’m in! Love tea and drinking some right now, as a matter of fact.

  • Chris Allen says:

    I love tea. And local is even better.

  • Joanne says:

    Love the warning:: drinking tea CAN be fun.

    Happy and safe travels! See you soon.


  • Jennifer Florence says:

    LOVE tea!! very cool company too

  • Matt says:

    Great concept! I hadn’t heard of these guys but would love to try it out.

  • Rosemary Washington says:

    I subscribe to your blog but I rarely/never try to win your giveaways because I don’t see myself as lucky at winning prizes. But perhaps it’s time to change my perception. My affirmation for today is, I AM lucky. You can prove me right, eh? The teas sound heavenly. Thank you in advance!

  • Kelii says:

    Wasn’t able to use my ticket to WDS 2014. Tea would be great!

  • alessandra ongaro says:

    please send some tea to me in brazil!!!

  • chris w says:

    I’m a lifelong tea drinker – can’t stand coffee… this would be a fantastic win!

  • Tom says:

    I’m going to be completely honest… I prefer coffee. My relationship with coffee is passionate and romantic, whereas tea and I feel like good friends.

    With this tea giveaway I’d be willing to see if my relationship with tea can be something more than platonic affection…

  • pat Dowling says:

    My pinkie is twitching

  • Darcy says:

    Count me in!

  • Jana says:

    Looks delicious!

  • Vincent Tang says:

    This sounds tasty.

  • Kim says:

    Chai tea is my favorite!

  • Julia says:

    I looove tea so of course I’d also enjoy to join your giveaway 🙂

  • Devyn Price says:

    Drinking tea is my meditation. I’d love this.

  • Peter says:

    I like tea and would love to win!

  • morgan says:


  • Abhinav Kumar says:

    I don’t like tea. Make me love it.

  • Katie says:

    as a tea addict I need this. Pick me please.

  • Troy C says:

    I love T. I hate all the other letters!

  • Dan S. says:

    That is fantastic looking tea. Would love to try some! Thanks for the givesway!

  • Carolsue says:

    Chai tea is my favorite!

  • Jennifer says:

    i love tea!

  • John Xavier says:

    [insert clever comment about tea here]

  • Juan Sese says:

    This is excellent! Thanks for inspiring!

  • R.E. Maley says:

    Lovely selection – I’m in!

  • Gillian C says:

    Tea time is a fun time! 🙂
    I wonder if the name “Alberta Street Chai” was inspired by a Canadian adventure?

  • Dan says:

    It’s definitely tea season now in the beautiful Northwest.

  • Lyndsay says:

    Many commenters are wittier than I. It doesn’t stop me from coveting this giveaway. Thanks for the amusement.

  • Takki says:

    Ready for tea time!

  • Ian says:

    Tea = relaxing! I hope I can win some relaxation.

  • Scott says:

    Tea is my favorite!

  • Luke Lefler says:

    Tea is the one best food that tastes great without meat!

  • Andrew Smith says:

    Tea? Tea!

  • Jenet says:

    I’m a tea junkie from way back!

  • Penny Stevens says:

    Love the tins! And I want to visit Portland.

  • Peggy says:

    Their tea is divine….and fall is definitely the tea season…would love to win this!

  • Lisa says:

    These sound absolutely amazing.

  • Jim Krenz says:

    How do you prefer to keep tea fresh?

  • sulianet says:

    Love the company, love the name!
    I love tea and believe it will completely lose its underdog status someday 🙂

  • Barbara Vice says:

    I love to try new teas, and if I win this tea I promise I will share it with my two fat cats, Fergie and Sam!

  • Gwen Delmore says:

    Tea is my favorite! Plus, I went to UO, and grew up in Portland!

  • Sharon S. says:

    What a lovely giveaway! A cup of tea can be a balm to the soul on a day when life has been most harsh. I always look forward to your posts, Chris.

  • daphne says:

    I am an avid tea drinker and (except for this short break to comment on your blog) am in the middle of reading “Life by the cup” by Zhena of Zhena’s tea. I seriously love tea and would joyfully share any prize with other tea lovers in my life. Thank you.

  • sandra says:

    tea is very badass

  • Ryan mcrae says:

    Tea. I need to mellow out. I’m high strung.

  • sandra says:

    tea kicks coffee’s ass

  • Kris says:

    I can never say no to tea. I’m a huge fan of the stuff; I drink at least a cup of tea a day if not more. Here’s hoping for the best.

  • caroline says:

    People who work in the tea industry are doing humankind a huge favour (especially if they are unconventional with it!). Go well – and thank you.

  • Beth McShane says:

    A spot of tea would be nice!

  • Kate Daugherty says:

    Cream de Earl Gray sounds amazing. It’s my favorite tea to curl up with while reading!

  • Angela says:

    Drinking tea transports me to a spa-like moment.

  • Jacob says:

    Liquid is boring. Water is common, cool, and much needed. Carbonation makes my brain hurt. Tea is a single word for a multitude of possible beverage based vacations I can take every day.

  • Lynn Thompson says:

    I started drinking tea as a daily ritual when I started working from home. I’ve recently been laid off of my telecommuting job but I’m still drinking my tea!!

  • Patricia LaCroix says:

    Tea-se me, baby.

  • Gary Kirk says:

    Hope I’m not late for tea time.

  • Doug Begley says:

    I begin each day with the taste of coffee to get me engaged with the day. Each late afternoon or evening is reserved for tasting tea, because it’s time to relax and enjoy the time and the place.

  • Nicole says:

    Mmmm…these sound divine! I hope your cat chooses me to win the tea!

  • wanda says:

    What better to go with binge blog reading than a lovely cup of tea?!

  • Jen says:

    Tea is so fantastic for so many reasons. Health, vitality, energy, antioxidants. Plus it is delicious and there are endless complex flavors to explore. Those four sound delightful, especially chai! Fall and winter is perfect chai season. Thanks for being awesome Chris!

  • Maxime says:

    Thank you Chris for the opportunity.
    Yes I’d love to this tea adventure!
    Keep well in spirit.
    By your life you inspire me.

  • Susan Darling-Spurrier says:

    Tea, warms the body, mind and soul. Wonderful to drink alone as well as to share with a dear friend.

  • Nikki says:

    <3 tea!!

  • Jen L says:

    Hot tea for cool nights. Seems living in the Midwest holds two advantages tonight; cool nights rolling in and I’ve made it just under the wire with our time difference.

    Thanks for this giveaway!!!

  • Suzanne says:

    Each adventure deserves moments of reflection before, during and after… a cuppa tea seems to honor those moments of thoughtfulness.

  • Rae says:

    Thank you for the opportunities to travel through my memories of the tea plantations of India. I’m just a green tea person who loves to steep a pot and share with friends.

  • dweiums says:

    Five locations – and now kombucha – yet another reason I need to visit Portland for the first time. Thanks for the tip.

  • Terri says:

    I’ve tasted many teas over the years and have wanted to try a tea from Oregon. This would be my chance to try several at once! Great giveaway!

  • Mary says:

    This tea sounds amazing. I hope I win and that it warms me through many fall days.

  • Megan S says:

    Yay tea! The bringer-together of strangers…. Or just the thing for the awesome moment of solitude while out enjoying nature.

  • Natalie says:

    Would love to sample these teas!

  • Daniel Patrick Johnson says:

    They sell really good tea, and kombucha.

  • Natasha says:

    Oooh.. can never refuse a good cup of tea! awesome giveaway!

  • Kyla says:

    Love love love tea! Yay!! Thank you xx

  • Bobbi says:

    Tea Time? Yes, please. 🙂

  • Monique says:

    Love kombucha! Starting to mix it up by adding different flavors. But tea would be awesome as well!

  • Ashley F says:

    I start every day with a cup of tea. Green varieties are my absolute favorite!

  • Ivonne García says:

    Tea?! YUM! wouldn’t mind receiving some liquid wisdom to work on my tea app right now 😉

  • Jessica Goodenough says:

    I’m living in Rio and soon to head home to my English parents’ home, I am sure tea would be welcome! 🙂

  • Amanda Pace says:

    Tea!!! Woo hoo! This might be one of the best giveaways yet!

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