Meet our November Tea Raffle Donors

Each month we take great pleasure in introducing you to some of our favorite tea businesses and their wonderful specialty teas. We hope you take time to visit their sites and get to know them and their teas better. Winners will be announced in the Tea Sippers Weekly Digest on December 5.

Meet The Donors

Nepal Tea

Nepal Tea is a social enterprise that distributes the finest high mountain organic teas from the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, the third highest mountain in the world. Not only do we empower our farmers economically by providing them better revenues, but also uplift them socially by providing free housing, free education to their children and distributing cows for additional income. On the other side, consumers receive fresh high-quality teas at a fair price and an opportunity to directly impact the underprivileged farmers.  Their prize is a container of the Farmer’s  Green (Reserve).

Simpson and Vail

Simpson and Vail’s tea prize is a choice of one of their holiday tea blends like, Nutcracker, Organic Candy Cane, Figgy Pudding, Gingerbread, Holiday Blend, St. Nick’s and Winter Wonderland. At Simpson & Vail, the Harron family’s mission is to uphold the highest standards in quality, service and value, in order to best serve you, our faithful customers. We are dedicated to bringing you the finest quality, most health conscious products available at the fairest prices. Family owned and operated since 1929. See the entire line of holiday blends.


Offering the world’s largest selection of Japanese tea, bridges linguistic & cultural barriers that separate Japanese tea farmers and tea enthusiasts worldwide. More than “farm-to-table”, we believe in “people-to-people”—at, read about the farmers who grow your tea, as we translate your feedback into Japanese so the farmers can also learn about you! Commerce can be more about the transaction of goods, it can be a form of communication, conveying the passion of the producers and the appreciation of customers. Their tea prize will be one of their fine Japanese teas.

Cultivate Taste

Jennifer Nowicki’s (creator and owner of Cultivate Taste) early introduction to tea came at her Grandmother’s knee. She carries fond memories of drinking tea with Grandma following delicious homemade family meals. As a young adult, Jennifer discovered loose-leaf teas in Seattle in the mid-nineties that developed her palate even more. In 2005 she enrolled in the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City and immersed herself in the world of tea. Jennifer had found her passion and became acquainted with owners of tea estates, tasted teas not available in the United States, and learned from the experts. Jennifer is the only Certified Tea Specialist in Wisconsin since 2009 and continues to pursue her education with the Institute. She is donating 2 oz of Eastern Beauty Oolong.

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 The weekly digest is sent on weekends with previews of the previous week’s five articles. But we also include a an activity download. The activities include crossword puzzles, coloring pages and word games. But we have also included easy, original sing-along tea songs. And the weekly digest is how we announce upcoming raffle prizes, winners and other special offers for our community.

If you are receiving our weekly emails, you are subscribed and automatically entered to win each month. If not, click on the green button to subscribe. We respect your privacy and will never share your personal contact information.

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The monthly raffle prizes are an affordable form of advertising to introduce your business and unique products to a community of tea lovers. In addition to announcement “posts” like this one, the contest and your logo is prominent on the website sidebar, published on a gallery page all monthly donors, include the feature in at least four Weekly Digest Newsletters, posted on our social media channels and promote with advertising for at least one week out of the month.

The raffle program promotes you prominently to T Ching subscribers as well as our organic traffic. You may also consider increasing awareness of your business by contributing a post during the month that you are contributing a raffle prize.

Contact Babette Donaldson to submit your prize offer.