Giveaway: Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea ~ 4 winners! $18 ARV {3.15; US/Can} CLOSED

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This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

Sacred Rose Tea boxes stackedSacred Rose sent me (Lauren) a selection of their hand-blended, organic herbal teas for review, and they’re offering to give away a box of their exquisite Morning Blossom herbal tea to FOUR winners!

First of all, and appearances are important, these teas are gorgeous. Just look at them all boxed up in chocolate brown with satiny pink bows. Who wouldn’t be excited to open a present like that?

Inside, the mixes are clearly top-notch, loose-leaf herbal teas, with identifiable and appetizing dried plants and leaves and a delicious natural fragrance.

Here’s the website’s description followed by my take (and my husband’s) on the four varieties they sent me:

  • Mother Earth Zest:
    “a refreshing blend of ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage which assists in bringing a sense of fullness and grounding to our lives. This blend aids digestion and helps us root to the earth. Healing to the Root Chakra.”

    This tea was very minty & refreshing. Sam said it was “zesty and morning-like,” which was his joke because I said the name (the box wasn’t in front of me) was something like Morning Zest (he’s so helpful). Then he said it was “like Christmas, a sitting-in-front-of-the-fire tea.” I think the Christmas connection must have something to do with the high mint content and the freshness of the ginger. I’m not usually a fan of ginger or mint teas, and yet I really did find this delicious! Go figure.

  • Dreamtime:
    “a soothing brew of passion flower, skullcap, chamomile and valerian that promotes a deep sense of peace after an overactive day providing a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. Opens the Sixth Chakra so one can dream their vision in life while soothing the physical body so one can easily move from insomnia into a well rested sleep.”

    This tea was herby looking but very tasty to drink. I could see flower heads in the tea, so it’s hardcore herbal! It smelled delicious, and brewing a cup would be a lovely routine to end the day.

  • Matri: Tea of the Mother:
    “a delicate blend of nettles, red raspberry, rose hips, alfalfa, dandelion, lemon and ginger that breathes women in birth in the most high and loving way. Matri was created to inspire mothers to be unified with the higher consciousness of the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual body systems.”

    This tea was the most herbal, a little grassy flavored (like you’d imagine herbs steeped in hot water to taste) but pleasant, and it left a green ring around the top of the cup and a lot of green “soot” in the bottom of the cup. What I liked was how specifically they chose the herbs that assist in preparing for childbirth and guiding through it. I’d heard of the benefits of some of these herbs, but I looked them all up individually to make sure there were no contraindications to using them in the second trimester of pregnancy. There were a lot of mixed messages — for instance, Childbirth Solutions and Herbal Gardens gave a go on everything, but American Pregnancy noted that some types of parts of nettles could be on the Likely Unsafe list for the Natural Medicines Database, and that dandelions have insufficient data available. Some of the confusion is due to the fact that not a lot of scientific research has been done into herbal medicine, and there are differences between eating an herb (and what part you eat), taking a high-dose tincture, and drinking a (diluted) cup of tea. I took this compromising route: I determined one cup of tea now wouldn’t hurt me, and I’d save the rest of the box till my third trimester, where it will do the most good and since I’d hate to use it up before then, anyway. I don’t want to advise anyone in a medical fashion who’s pregnant, so check with your midwife or doctor about what’s recommended for you. Just researching those herbs convinced me personally that these herbs have very specific and helpful benefits during pregnancy and birth. (And stay tuned for a future giveaway of the Matri tea!)

  • Morning Blossom:
    “an invigorating blend of peppermint, spearmint, rose, ginger and alfalfa that encourages motivation and joyful experiences. On the physical level Morning Blossom assists the respiratory system and metaphysically it opens the Heart Chakra to a reciprocal balance of giving and receiving self, romantic and planetary love.”

    This is the kind you could win, and I’m so excited about that! I wasn’t joking when I called it exquisite. I really love this tea! Remember how I said I wasn’t normally a huge fan of mint and ginger teas? Maybe I’m lying, because this has two types of mint plus ginger, but I think it’s absolutely delicious. It even has miniature rosebuds in it, which makes it adorably pretty and would make it a good gift tea. (Think ahead to Mother’s Day, weddings, and baby showers, for instance!) I like a lot of teas, but I had three all-time favorites — and now I have four.

Sacred Rose Tea open box of Morning Blossom
Open box of loose-leaf tea, sealed for freshness

Sacred Rose Tea Morning Blossom in teacup cup
Morning Blossom in brew

Sacred Rose Tea closeup of Morning Blossom
Closeup of the blossoms in Morning Blossom

I have to admit, the descriptions of the teas kind of make me giggle (especially Beloved: The Twin Souls, because I’m immature). I’m crunchy, too, but I still get a kick out of reading some of the language on the site and in the literature they sent me. I don’t always drink my tea so spiritually, but the good news is — if you do, the spiritual vibrations are there for you!

“Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Teas are blended to hold specific patterns of light frequency. … Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea is enthusiastic about raising the vibrational frequency of humanity one cup of tea at a time. … Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Teas stimulate the energy body’s innate ability to heal. Each Sacred Rose® blend facilitates an inner alchemy within the matrix of the body mind opening the gateway for a change in consciousness.”

I just want to speak to anyone who might be uncomfortable with the vibrations language that the tea tastes good, too! And the herbs are effective whether you believe in them or not.

One downside is that this tea is pretty pricey if you’re not used to organic and specialty blends: $18 for a box, plus shipping. It’s definitely a tea for connoisseurs! I want to share Morning Blossom with my friends, so I’m planning to order some more boxes, anyway. I’m a big believer in the benefits of tea and effective herbs, and the quality of loose-leaf varieties. I like that this is an artisanal drink from a small company.

A big plus: Sacred Rose is committed to being eco-conscious and sustaining the planet, and the teas are all organic.

BUY IT!

Sacred Rose Tea three boxes

You can purchase Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Teas directly from the Sacred Rose website: SacredRose.us for customers in the USA, SacredRose.ca for customers in Canada, and SacredRose.eu for customers in Europe.

A three-ounce box (same size as pictured) costs $18. Shipping to U.S. addresses starts at $7.95 but becomes cheaper per item if multiple boxes are ordered.

You can also purchase Crystal Tea Infusers for $29 each.

WIN IT!

Sacred Rose Tea closed box

For your own chance to win ONE of FOUR boxes of Morning Blossom organic, hand-blended, loose-leaf herbal tea, enter in the comments below! Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian mailing addresses.

MAIN ENTRY: Visit SacredRose.us and tell us another tea that interests you!

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews, the review and giveaway arm of Hobo Mama, and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do check out and enjoy both sites!

BONUS ENTRIES, after completing the mandatory entry above, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so we can count them all):

  • Tell us something you learned at SacredRose.us.
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RULES:

  • Contest open to US & Canada.
  • Contestants may enter at either Hobo Mama Reviews or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of four single winners.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so we can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let us know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don’t have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • We will pick the four winners through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so we can contact you if you win. If we can’t reach a winner or don’t hear back within a couple days, we’ll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let Lauren know: Lauren {at} NaturalParentsNetwork.com
Contest closes March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Disclosure: Sacred Rose sent our reviewer four boxes of tea for review.
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Lauren blogs about natural parenting at Hobo Mama and is the cofounder of Natural Parents Network.

136 Responses to Giveaway: Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Tea ~ 4 winners! $18 ARV {3.15; US/Can} CLOSED

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