In one of the stranger news stories of the week, a unique vending machine has been installed in the South African city of Cape Town. While traditional vending machines exchange money for goods, this vending machine is different.
Named ‘Bev’, the tea vending machine gives away free samples of Roobios tea in exchange for a tweet. Specifically, people who use a certain hash tag on Twitter are rewarded with a small cup of tea.
After grabbing a cup of tea from ‘Bev’, fans can follow the vending machine on Twitter or like her fanpage on Facebook.
While Twitter has been used in a number of unique and interesting ways, this is the first time the popular social network has been used to giveaway free tea samples via a vending machine.
Why is Rooibos tea so popular in South Africa?
There’s a reason that Bev hands out cups of Rooibos tea for free in Cape Town. Rooibos is native to the Western Cape province of South Africa. In fact, that is the only region of the world where Rooibos is grown.
Rooibos tea features a distinctive reddish-brown color. In Afrikaans, Rooibos means ‘redbush’, although the tea is not actually made from the redbush plant.
While rooibos tea is popular in South Africa, more and more people all over the world are starting to appreciate its health benefits. Rooibos tea contains powerful antioxidant properties with no adverse side effects, making it ideal for the treatment of allergies, digestive problems, and nervous tension.
Do you use Twitter? Save money on your next tea order from ESP Emporium!
The company that made Bev isn’t the only tea company that wants to reward Twitter users. ESP Emporium currently has a promotion underway that gives a $5 rebate to anybody who follows us on Twitter. To enter this promotion, simply head to ESP Emporium's front page and click on the “Tea if for Twitter” link in the bottom footer.
A dialogue box will pop-up prompting you to follow us on Twitter. Then, enter your name in the text box underneath and we’ll send you a direct message with your coupon code. It’s that easy!
On Twitter, we keep you posted on the latest news going on in the world of tea. We also have special promotions that help you save money on our selection of loose leaf tea.
The bottom line
Whether you want a free cup of Rooibos tea from a vending machine or a full order of our Organic Mango/Strawberry Rooibos Tea Blend, we can all agree that getting good deals on tea is a good thing.
To discover more about our selection of Rooibos tea, click here.