Tea Newsletter ~ July 2009

Hello, everybody. I hope the beginning of summer finds you all well and happy. I am including an extra special in this month’s newsletter to celebrate the warmer weather! If you know of anyone who might be interested, please send them this link and have them reply to this post.

Thank you,

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant

Tea Trivia
Tea should be stored in airtight containers, away from sunlight and moisture.

Let’s Do Tea monthly specials:
For July 2009, if you host a party, you receive 15% merchandise credit, and one of the following: a free tin of tea (any tea $10.95 and under), a box of any size Tea Sacs, an Empress tea strainer, or the Stripes Tea for Me set (While Supplies Last)!

MY EXTRA SPECIAL: Book a party now for July or August and receive an EXTRA free tin of tea!

There is also a Customer Special for June: Tiffany Rose and Lovers Three Artisan Teas ~Only $5 ea. Email me for more information.

Summer Seasonals
(available until September 30):

#2504 Indian Summer:
Black Tea, Chocolate, Cloves, Cinnamon,
Saffron, Safflowers, Cilantro, Corn Bits, and
Natural Flavors.

#2505 Mojito:
Black Tea, Rooibos, Coconut, Pineapple,
Spearmint Lemon Bits, Rum Flavor, and
Natural Flavors.

#2506 Apricot Vanilla:
Apricot, Rosehips, Apple, Rose Petals,
Vanilla, and Natural Flavors.

Teas are $10.95 each or 28.95 for the Trio.
Trio includes one of each seasonal tea.
Trio #2507 Available July 1st – Sept. 30th

Recipe (you can send me your favorites to be published in future issues!)

Sunmer Fruits in White Chocolate-Lime Sauce

12 oz. white chocolate, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups heavy (double) cream
2 tsp. grated lime zest or 1 tsp. lime oil
4 cups (1 lb.) sliced assorted ripe summer fruits such as apricots. nectarines and peaches (1/2 inch slices)
2 cups assorted berries such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries and strawberries
curls of lime zest or fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Note: Use only the finest white chocolate and sweet ripe fruits. The sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. Soften it in a microwave oven or in the top pan of a double boiler or a heatproof bowl placed over (not touching) barely simmering water.

Place the white chocolate in a food processor fitted with the metal blade or in a blender. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. When tiny bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the pan, remove from heat and pour the cream over the chocolate. Process until smooth. Add the lime zest or lime oil and process for a few seconds longer. Let cool to room temperature. The sauce should have the consistency of very thick cream.

Arrange the fruit on a rimmed serving plate or in a bowl. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit and garnish with lime zest curls or fresh mint.
Yield: 6 – 8 servings

Tea Party ideas
How about hosting an “Iced Tea party” for the 4th of July? Many of LDT’s teas are especially good iced. One of my favorites iced is Passion Flare Fruit Tea. The evenings are warmer now, so an outdoor after-dinner tea party would be great! Decorate your porch with tiny white (or red whit & blue) Christmas lights and invite your friends over for a tea party.


If you have any questions regarding Let’s Do Tea, hosting a tea party or a catalog party, ordering teas without having a party, or becoming a consultant, please feel free to contact me.

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant

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