Highland Organics Blueberry Tea Review and Giveaway!

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Congratulations to our lucky winner, Mia!


Did you know that among 40 other fruits and vegetables, Blueberries rank #1 in antioxidant benefits? He may be small, but this little blue guy packs a powerful punch, carrying two times more antioxidants than spinach and three times that of oranges!

Antioxidants are little miracles in themselves, helping to fight off cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and macular degeneration to name just a few while also fortifying the immune system.

I was thrilled to find that some brilliant farmers in Maine have captured the powers of this wonderful berry in the form of a tea. The rolling hills of Highland Blueberry Farm, located in beautiful Stockton Springs, Maine, are blanketed with beautiful organic blueberry bushes. After discovering that the leaves of their blueberry plants contained a higher anthocyanin count (antioxidants) than even the berries themselves, farm owners Tom and Theresa Gaffney decided not to let this powerful foliage go to waste, and so Highland Organics Whole Plant Wild Maine Blueberry Tea was born.

Theresa was good enough to send me some tea, and I love it. When served hot, it is smooth, subtly fruity and not at all bitter like most teas. Lemon, milk, sugar or honey would compliment it if you typically doctor your teas, but it does not need a thing. On its own it makes a perfectly soothing and enjoyable "cuppa" that is very easy to drink.




Served over ice it makes a refreshing respite from a hot summer day. With a squeeze of lemon and a dash of sugar it takes iced tea to a whole new level.

What could make me love this tea even more? The amazing people who are behind it! Not only is Highland Farm a family run business, but they are committed to giving back to their community. In the summer, community youth help them harvest the blueberries. In the fall, women from Blessed Hope Ministry and Calvary Chapel Central Maine (a residential discipleship opportunity for women seeking a way of escape from a life of drugs and alcohol through their relationship with Jesus Christ) arrive to help them with the harvest and tea preparation.




How to Buy Your Organic Blueberry Tea


You can purchase this delicious taste of Main from their on-line store. Buy one for yourself and a gift pack for a friend!






Win It!
This giveaway has closed.

Highland Organics will give one lucky winner a 5 oz. gift set that includes a 5 oz. tin of tea and a pack of 100 t-sac filters- a $30 value!


You can enter for a chance to win by visiting their site and then posting a comment telling me how you would enjoy your tea! Be sure to leave your email so that I can contact you if you win! You have to do this first step before any additional entries are allowed.





For additional entries:

  1. Follow my blog and then leave a comment letting me know!
  2. Subscribe to my blog then leave a comment.
  3. Follow or subscribe to the Highland Organics blog and then let me know via comment.
  4. Tell a friend about this Giveaway and then leave a comment telling me about it!
  5. For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway, linking back to me and Highland Organics. Don't forget to leave two comments, each with a link to your post!

Giveaway ends June 5th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced and emailed on June 6th.

Good luck!

94 comments:

throuthehaze said...

Wow, this tea sounds delicious! I bet it would taste yummy with some scones!
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Rebecca said...

In light of the extreme heat only a few weeks away from my part of the country, I would love to brew this and serve it iced on the patio! Thanks!

Fronttooth said...

blueberries and summertime!
a wishful rhyme

I would drink them in a boat,
I would drink them while afloat,
Drink them nights and drink them days,
under summer's sunny gaze

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Ellen said...

This sounds very yummy. How I miss our visits to Maine! I think I would fix a cup of iced tea and sit outside listening to the morning birds converse with one another and enjoy a spring/summer day.

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FOKXXY said...

I would enjoy their tea out on the back deck sitting in the sun with a great book. Looks delicious.

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Ashley said...

I'm a southern girl, so I enjoy tea hot, cold, any way you fix it. Would love to try this blueberry tea!
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Jay said...

My dh never a tea drinker has been making himself a hotcup after the kids go to bed and enjoys it on the couch with me. Blueberry sounds yummy(Love Maine and went there for our honeymoon!! Wish we could go back someday:()
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Laura said...

I make my own tea blends, and I think this would be a wonderful addition to my "arsenal"--looks delicious!

Hélène said...

I would drink this with my children. They get so excited when I brew tea!

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RavenousReader said...

Sitting on my porch in the evening, it sounds so relaxing (and yummy).

Erica said...

I LOVE this tea! It is my favorite fruit tea, I make it iced and sometimes add a bit of fruit juice to it and then water it down. I would love to sip it while relaxing in the backyard with some books.

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Beth said...

I've never had blueberry tea. Sounds delicious! I'd sit out on my porch and relax with it!
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Lisa said...

It's the summer, so I would enjoy my tea in the late afternoon with some goodies from this bolangerie that just opened nearby.
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Madeline said...

I had no idea you could use the blueberry leaves in tea! Very cool. Since it's caffeine free, I'd enjoy it in the evening with a light snack of almonds.

Giveaway Goddess said...

I would actually love to give this tea to my mom as a gift. She loves to relax n the morning with a cup of tea!

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Anonymous said...

The tea looks great. I would enjoy a cup with my Mom.

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Hal said...

I would enjoy my tea after the children are in bed and while watching an old movie.
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valerie2350 said...

yum - i would like to relax with tea in the evening

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Frugal Freebies and Deals said...

yum- blueberry tea with cream and agave syrup!!!

spitfyr323 said...

I think it would be delish iced with a few of my lemon shortbread cookies. YUM!

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judybrittle said...

I would enjoy this wonderful sounding tea relaxing in the back yard watching my grandkids play. Thank you!

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ginnn7 said...

this tea sounds yummy. i would also like to make Blueberry Lemonade. thanks

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Courtney said...

I love that this is organic and caffeine free. It'd be great on a hot day outside or at a nice picnic!

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Amy said...

I would enjoy this tea by brewing a pot after dinner and enjoying it while I watch "So You Think You Can Dance"! =)

Hummingbirder said...

I love blueberries and tea!
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Selina said...

Yummy! I would love to try this with some homemade blueberry muffins. Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie J H said...

I would enjoy their tea after the kids are in bed snuggled up with a book!

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Anonymous said...

I live in the South where iced tea is a way of life, so I'd ice and sugar and lemon mine up!
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Esme said...

I would enjoy my tea with a lemon pound cake and a good book.

SavingDiva said...

I love to drink hot tea with raisin scones. The scones are simple and cheap to make :)

Carolsue said...

Sounds yummy! I would make iced tea with it.
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Carapace said...

Wow, those teabags are such a good idea! I'd love to have my blueberry tea just this side of hot, in my handmade mug at 3 am.

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sue14625 said...

i am a big tea drinker due to my ENGLISH roots i think especially during our NY winters nothing better after shoveling snow or mowing the lawn than great hot cup or cold glass of tea

Naddez said...

I would enjoy my tea by sitting/standing on my patio deck, with a cup of their tea. barbecuing.

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denise said...

I love tea! I'd have this outside in the summertime, or maybe bring a chilled canteen to the beach!

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bison61 said...

I would enjoy this tea hot in the morning with a muffin

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cari said...

I would like my tea throughout my work day.

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Abigail said...

I would enjoy my tea by sitting on my back porch (as soon as I move at the end of this month!) with my boyfriend. I think it would be the perfect way to wake up in the morning.

Mia said...

wow sounds so good! I would enjoy it, while studying for my exams:)

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Blakesmom said...

I would have to bring this over to my mom's for our weekend hang out day! We both love tea. Thanks.

carolyn said...

I would love to try the tea and have it on ice. I would enjoy it by my swim pool with cheese and crackers as a midday snack.
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Maria D. said...

I bet this would be awesome with a pastry! I'd like it with that or a blueberry topped cheesecake.

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Janet and Maya said...

Yummmmm, this tea sounds delicious and amazingly healthy. I hope you pick me!! I would love to try this.

How would I enjoy my tea? Dreaming..... I read this on the site, "Use a French Press to press the premium loose tea before pouring over ice for a refreshing cool blueberry drink.
Add your favorite sweetener and a hint of lemon to make a cool summer-time
Blueberry Lemonade Drink" Doesn't that sound delightful? We have a smoooooth swing on our deck, I'm picturing myself swinging and watching my three year old play in the sandbox as a hummingbird flits over to check out my summer flowers.

I'm gonna cross my fingers for this one!
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dstar said...

I am trying to cut coffee from my diet. My husband and I have been making a pot of ice tea every night. This would be a great flavor to add to our collection.

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Averitasm-Amanda M. said...

I love blueberries :0), I would enjoy this iced and after a workout mental or physical, gotta break the coffee addiction,

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