Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Turner Hill Tea

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Turner Hill Tea | Loose Leaf Tea

The last gift guide giveaway of the day features a great way to relax and unwind this holiday season – with Turner Hill Tea! What a wonderful hostess gift for those who work so hard to get us all together during the holiday season and open up their homes for us to enjoy time with friends and family. If you are that person, I commend you.

Julia Valovich, owner of Turner Hill Tea, shares her story below:

“When faced with having to find work to support myself, for the first time in my adult life, I took a leap of faith and opened Turner Hill Tea. Two and a half years ago, while nursing a broken arm back to health, I pondered what to do. I wanted to do something I would love. At 49, it wasn’t time to work at a fast food joint. What did I love? Tea! My husband and I had talked that maybe someday when the girls were grown and gone I could open a tea shop. So now, here I was, girls grown and gone and a year after my husband’s passing. Now seemed to be the time to give it a try. I took a tea course and was amazed at how much there is to know about tea! The history alone is mind boggling! I sampled lots of tea and talked with other small business owners before jumping in with both feet. I think that leap of faith was really more like a plunge, but I don’t regret it at all!

One aspect of my business, and my favorite part, is going into homes and providing cuppings, or tea tastings. I love sharing the knowledge I have gained with other people. To see the surprise on their faces when they learn the fact that there are hundreds of tea blends and flavors that they all come from one plant. The askew faces when they learn that ‘herbal’ teas aren’t really tea at all makes me smile. This is well worth the time and effort it takes to run a business. With tea gaining a huge new resurgence in the US, I want others to understand tea better so that their drinking experience is at its very best.

I love supporting small, local and home-based businesses like myself. I believe they are the crux of communities and offer so much more than just products. There is a real sense of pride I feel when I shop locally, knowing that I am helping my neighbors and fellow citizens provide for themselves and their families. Knowing I am receiving quality products with a personal touch is just the icing on the cake. It doesn’t get much better than that!”

For more about Julia and Turner Hill Tea please visit her website. You can also connect with Julia on Facebook.

Enter to Win three one-ounce tins of loose leaf tea (Roasted Chestnut, Christmas Blend and Pomegranate) by leaving a comment on this post. Visit Julia’s website and let us know which flavor you think would be your favorite. A winner will be selected randomly on December 15th and contacted via email.

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48 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Turner Hill Tea

  1. Mary Catherine Spires says:

    How life affirming to “take a plunge” like you have! Congratulations and wishing you much success.

    As a tea drinker, I hope to win a sampling of your Roasted Chestnut. Sounds delicious!


    Mary Catherine

  2. Bonnie says:

    The Christmas Cookie sounds delightful! :)

  3. eliza says:

    They all sound good, butthe chestnut is most intriguing…

  4. Sherry Smyth says:

    They all sound wonderful…nothing like a soothing cup of tea. Of all the ones on the website, the rhubarb oolong sounds most intriguing to me!

  5. rachel says:

    Oh my mom would love these teas! What a great idea for a gift

  6. Karen Leigh says:

    Im thinking pomegranate would be my number one choice. But there is also a mango and a rhubarb that sound tasty as well.

  7. Amanda says:

    Chocolate Cream!

  8. Judy says:

    I love hot teas when it’s cold outside. Christmas cookie would be wonderful this time of year.

  9. Pam Ballard says:

    I always enjoy a cup of tea each night before bed. Thanks for the chance..

  10. ruby t says:

    The Chocolate Creme sounds so good, but I also like a good cup of English Breakfast or Darjeeling. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Melanie says:

    What a festive giveaway! I think the Pomegranate flavor would be my favorite! Thanks!

  12. Julia says:

    Thanks for your kind words Mary Catherine!

    These 3 blends awaiting a giveaway are all really wonderful! In order I like the Pomegranate, Roasted Chestnut, then the Christmas blend. I personally drink more plain black teas, Assam, and English Breakfast, but I do love the Rhubarb and the Strawberry Oolong!

    Good luck to you all!

  13. nancy d says:

    These teas sound so good! The black teas are the ones I looked at, so many to choose from! This time of year the Christmas blend sounds like it would hit the spot! I really love the tins too.

  14. Lorrie Christian says:

    Ahhhhhhh Julia; I love reading of your success with the tea business. I am only learning to enjoy tea and have yet to hear the “whole story” I admint there is a lot I do not know. When I first saw your new tea tins and read all the flavors; I wondered. I believe the pomegranate sounds yummy!

  15. Alisa says:

    Julia’s teas are the best! They’ve ruined me to all other teas:) I haven’t tried the pomegranate, but it sounds really good.

  16. Mary says:

    The Christmas blend black tea sounds delicious. I am an avid tea drinker and I love all kind of cinnamon and seasonal teas. YUM!

  17. Lisa Nielsen says:

    Ooh a nice hot cup of tea would be perfect right now. Sitting in my backyard, 39 degrees, watching Germinid Meteor Shower. 20 minutes in the cold earlier morning gave way to 15-20 meteors. Amazing!!

  18. Sondra says:

    Wow, love hot tea! Don’t know which would be my fav. Always like the Chai but the Chestnut sounds interesting.

    In regards to the previous comment…..I need to run outside to look for meteors!

  19. Sondra says:

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  20. Lisa says:

    What wonderfully delicous tea flavors! Thank you for introducing us to them.

  21. I’m 55, and find your journey most inspiring! Always good to learn of people who follow their dreams. I’m now curious….what exactly IS herbal “tea”?

  22. Mel says:

    This looks interesting. I shall check it out for some last minute holiday gifts.

  23. Melanie says:

    The orange blossom sounds yummy! But I’d love to try the pomegranate tea. Nothing better than taking time out for yourself and a hot cup of tea. Happy holidays!

  24. Lea says:

    What a wonderful business. Love most, but not all teas. I like to try every flavor/type that I can find. Wishing you many years of health,wealth and happiness in your endeavor.

  25. Jo says:

    I would love to try the mango tea.

  26. Karen says:

    Would love to try the Scarlet O’Peara Rooibos herbal tea!
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  27. Katie says:

    Vanilla Rooibos and Chamomile sound lovely :)

  28. Tina S says:

    The Christmas Cookie sounds amazing and so does the Chocolate Cream! I love hot tea and am always looking for new flavors. Yum!

  29. Nanci says:

    I love anything Ponegranate Love your packaging too! Merry Christmas

  30. Sarah Nutter says:

    I think since I’m in such a Christmas mood I would want to try her Christmas tea. But then I’m always a sucker for peppermint. So it’s a tough call! :)

  31. Amy says:

    Christmas cookie sounds awesome!

  32. I’m a tea drinker and I will be checking these out–the Chocolate Cream sounds yummy!

  33. Sue Asbjornsen says:

    I am so proud of Julua and her Turner Hill Tea. I just ordered some of her tea two days ago! I’m thinking pomegranate will suit my tastes, but we shall see. I am a coffee fan and trying to expand my tea experience!

  34. Melissa says:

    Pomegrate tea sound delish! Would love to win this.


  35. Lisa Sommers says:

    I adore her tin packaging!
    I would pick Luscious Chocolate Cream
    Juicy White
    Organic Clouds and Mist.
    Thank you for inducing her teas!

  36. Vicki says:

    Oh! they all sound lovely! something nice to cozy up to the fire with!

  37. Tagati says:

    Yum, I’d have to try the Roasted Chestnut one first. I do drink a lot of green teas, Earl Grey and Tetley right now.

  38. Krystn N. says:

    A daily cup of tea, soothing and such renewal!

  39. Ann says:

    Beautiful gift idea!

  40. Ellen says:

    An inspiring story! I love teas, especially a good strong black, and rooibus too.

  41. kate phelps says:

    I’d probably go for the Irish Breakfast…

  42. Chai tea is my huge fave! Love it and this giveaway is fabulous, thank you so much!!

  43. Gina says:

    I would love to try their chai!

  44. Els Manning says:

    love tea… warm in the cool/cold temps… and cold in the summer. What a generous give away!

  45. Patricia says:

    Would like to try the White Peach.

  46. Nancy Stevenson says:

    I would love to try the Christmas blend. I drink hot tea every day. Thank you.

  47. barbara n says:

    I think Pomegranate sounds like it would be my favorite

  48. domestic diva says:

    The chai sounds great.

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