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Tetley USA

December 05, 2014 11:47 ET

Tetley USA Celebrates Royal Couple Visit With a Teatime Giveaway… for All

MONTVALE, NJ--(Marketwired - December 05, 2014) - The British are coming -- and Tetley USA, a subsidiary of the Tetley Group and one of Britain's most beloved teas, is celebrating the royal couple's visit by giving teatime to the public. While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are stateside December 7-9, only a select few in the US will be invited to dine with the royals (at a plate price of $100,000!). If that sounds like it might be out of your price range, fear not: Tetley USA is offering US residents a way to embrace this British invasion by inviting America to join them for tea -- with a free box of their British Blend.

Embrace your inner anglophile, USA-style, with a teatime selfie. Get out your best hat, dust off your white gloves, unearth your porcelain tea set…and post a photo on Tetley USA's Facebook page during teatime from 4-5 pm (EST) during Will and Kate's visit. The tea will be on Tetley: each fan who posts their photo during this time will receive the royal treatment with a complimentary box of Tetley's signature British Blend tea.

You don't have to be royalty to enjoy the essentially English taste of Tetley: British Blend is truly a tea for all. According to Sebastian Michaelis, the Master Tea Blender whose taste buds Tetley recently insured for $1.6 million, "British Blend is a genuine English tea, with a bold flavor that is lively on the tongue." What does Michaelis suggest for optimal tea enjoyment? "To brew up something brilliant, be sure to use fresh water, pour while still boiling into a warm pot (preferred) or mug (if you must), and," he cautions, "for goodness sake, do not use the microwave."

To claim their free box of Tetley's British Blend, US residents 18 and older must post a photo of themselves enjoying teatime between 4-5pm (EST) on December 7, 8, or 9, on Tetley USA's Facebook (www.facebook.com/tetleyusa) or email the photo during that same time period to tetleysocialmedia@tataglobalbeverages.com. Tetley USA will send qualifying fans a coupon for a free box of Tetley Tea British Blend. (Limit one per person. Tetley USA reserves the right to verify identity.) This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

About Tetley
Tetley has been known as an industry leader in creating a variety of delicious teas since it began producing tea over 170 years ago. Tetley is now part of Tata Global Beverages, which also includes award-winning Eight O'Clock Coffee and Good Earth Tea. Tetley has a long-standing relationship with the Ethical Tea Partnership ­ an organization that drives change and helps create a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. All Tetley branded tea, including flavored and decaffeinated varieties, will also be part of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, which is scheduled for completion by 2016. To learn more about Tetley Tea, visit www.TetleyUSA.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TetleyUSA and/or follow @TetleyUSA on Twitter. 

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