Sunday, 26 September 2010

VEx September Contest - Tea?!

September's giveaway is quite probably the strangest one we'll ever do. Having spoken of my trip to Victoria and having world-famous afternoon tea at The Empress Hotel, I now have a souvenir box of that tea to send to one lucky reader.



The explanatory blurb on the box declares that
This blend of seasonal quality tea was specially created for afternoon tea at The Empress. The Assam component (2nd flush June production) gives a thick malty and full bodied character; the Kenya component (Kiambu region, January production) gives floral-like flavour and a golden coppery infusion; the South Indian component (Nilgiri Mountains, January production) gives superb fruity and sprightly flavour with a lovely finish; the Ceylon (Dimbula region, January production) gives and airy almost piquant flavour that opens the blend; and the China (Anhui province, April production) gives a burgundy depth with light oaky notes. Truly one of the world's great teas!

The box includes 10 two-cup bags. Plus, given that The Empress was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway as one in its chain of Grand Railway Hotels, I'm also including a tacky little steam train toy for the heck of it!

To enter, just leave a comment in this thread. The draw will be made at 12:00am on Sunday, September 26th. Thank you for continuing to visit Voyages Extraordinaires: Scientific Romances in a Bygone Age, and good luck!

The results: Congratulations to Niko for winning a nice box of tea and a train to play with while drinking it! Niko, look for a message in your inbox. And to everyone who entered, thank you! Keep an eye out for future giveaways!

10 comments:

Cinaed said...

I say, bloody good show. A fine tea and a steam engine to boot. Damn fine thing, these contests. Brings out the competetive spirit and all, wot?

Niko said...

I love tea! I was born in Victoria but now I live in Nova Scotia, so I'm a long way from tea at the Empress . . .

diss-tress said...

it may be a tacky little train but it is ever so cute. yay tea!

Abhishek Duggal said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

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wilbarr said...

Neat'o.

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Mareth said...

I'm not sure I am enough of a tea connosieur (sp?) to properly appreciate a tea with that much of a pedigree, but it certainly looks adorable...

Yazir said...

Love Tea!, Count me in!

Merald's Public Gallery said...

Last year, 10 May 2009 marked the 140th anniversary of the Driving of the Golden Spike.
Next year, 1 March 2011 marks the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the completion of the Florida Rail Road. In one sense, that was the first transcontinental railroad, for it went from Sea (Fernandina on the Atlantic) to Shining Sea (Cedar Keys on the Gulf of Mexico).
Excellent website, Cory! So, what's happening for The Lost World's centennial in 2012? --Merald

K. L. said...

I'm late to the steampunk party, but what fun! I arrived via Steampunk Scholar and am looking forward to catching up with all the posts.

dinahparsons said...

My compliments upon your lovely lovely blog, and especially upon the stunning photography of one of the loveliest of lovelies, Victoria, BC.

Tea is lovely as well; one finds that one cannot do without at least a freshly brewed pot each day!