Tea Newsletter ~ September, 2009

Hello everyone,

September has always brought images of fiery leaves and cooler weather, even while growing up in the California desert, where September’s temperatures still hovered in scorching 100+ degrees.  Even so, the word “September” makes me think of cozy sweaters and sipping a hot drink while watching the first snow flakes flutter out of the clouds.

So to celebrate the cooler temperatures ahead, even if they are not here yet, I have new tea flavors to offer you!

Look for three new seasonal teas in next month’s newsletter!

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant


Tea Trivia
Antioxidants and polyphenols – which protect human cells from damage – are found in the highest levels in white tea.

Let’s Do Tea monthly specials:
For September 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 September Hostess Gift Old Amsterdam TFM (Tea For Me) (Any Color)
You can see pictures of most of these items at kitty.letsdotea.org – see my featured items!
There is also a Customer Special for September ~ Just Dessert Teapot $20, and Just Dessert Cream & Sugar $20 (While Supplies Last).

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

NEW TEAS! Just as I promised in our last newsletter, here they are!
Black Teas
Banana Blast $10.95 #3019
Cranberry Peach $10.95 #3021
Pumpkin Spice $10.95 #3011

Green Teas
Enchanted Berry $10.95 #3037
Heavenly Mango $10.95 #3038
Raspberry Ginger $12.95 #3042
Roasted Pistachio $10.95 #3043

Rooibos Teas
Eggnog $10.95 #3065
Lemon Souffle $10.95 #3066

White Teas
Fresh Cherries $14.95 #3055

Recipe (you can send me your favorites to be published in future issues!)
Blackberry Wine Cake
Note: September 29 is St. Michael’s Day, or Michaelmas.  There is a legend that says that when St. Michael defeated Satan, he threw him out of heaven and the devil landed in a blackberry bush, which immediately grew sharp thorns.  It is traditional to eat blackberries in St. Michael’s honor on his feast day.  Enjoy!

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup blackberry wine
4 eggs
1/2 Cup oil
1 pkg (3 oz) berry gelatin of your choice (blackberry, black cherry or black raspberry work well)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a tube or Bundt cake pan.  Mix all ingredients together on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45 Thuntil wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  When done, leave cake in the pan until cool.  Remove from pan onto platter. Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves.  Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and a cup of blackberry tea!

Tea Party ideas
Host a first-day-of-autumn tea party!  There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea and the company of good friends to warm our hearts as fall nips the air.

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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