Tea Newsletter ~ November 2009

Hello, Everyone!

It’s getting cold here in Colorado Springs. Time to have a tea party before the snow comes to stay! For all of you in the Colorado Springs area, I will host a Let’s Do Tea party at my home on Sunday, November 8, 1-3 PM. If you will be visiting the area, let me know – you are most welcome! There will be a door prize drawing and extra chances to win for anyone who brings a friend.

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant


Let’s Do Tea monthly specials:
There’s still time to take advantage of the October Specials! For October 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 October Hostess Gift ~Beige 6 cup Whole Leaf Teapot~ PLUS: For every $300 in sales the hostess will receive an extra $30 Merchandise Credit!

Customer Specials for OCTOBER:
Have Your Tea and Eat it Too Cook Book & Trio Set $32.95
Ends October 31st, Choose the trio of your choice!
This INCLUDES the WHITE OUT trio, which normally is $34.95 without the cookbook!!
With over 50 recipes using tea, this is a perfect gift for any cook at heart!

For November, hostesses will receive 15% merchandise credit toward anything in the catalog, PLUS one of the following: a free tin of tea (any tea $10.95 and under), a box of any size Tea Sacs, an Empress strainer, or November Hostess Gift ~ Mug with Infuser (any color). Plus: $500 or more in sales and receive an extra 1/2 off item!!!

Customer Specials for NOVEMBER:
1. Old Amsterdam 6 cup Teapot &
Warmer Combo: $12
(Blue: #1100, Yellow: #1101,
Royal Blue: #1102, Red: # 1103
Green: #1104, Plum: #1105
Burgundy: #1106)

2. Stump Teapot $15 (red)

3. Mt. Shasta Set $20 (any color)

You can see pictures of most of these items at kitty.letsdotea.org – see my featured items!

Fall Seasonals (available October 1 until December 31):

#3501 Toffee Cream:
Black Tea, Caramel Drops, and Natural Flavors.

#3502 Figgy Pudding:
Black Tea, Fig and Date Bits, and Natural

#3503 Peppermint Bark:
Black Tea, Peppermint, Vanilla Bits, Candy Cane,
and Natural Flavors.

Teas are $10.95 each or $28.95 for the Trio. Trio
includes 1 ea. seasonal tea. Trio #3500

NEW TEAS! I mentioned these in our last newsletter; here they are again!
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!)
Beans of the Dead (Fave Dei Morti)
Note: Here is a recipe for Italian “soul” cookies. The theme of beans suggests the idea of burial and rebirth. Sometimes these are called “Ossi dei Morti” or “Bones of the Dead” and shaped like bones instead of beans. Even though the idea of bones and the dead sound morbid, these cookies are delicious! Enjoy them on All Souls’ Day with a cup of your favorite tea. This is a variation of a recipe from A Continual Feast by Evelyn Birge-Vits

2/3 cup almonds, finely ground
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grated rind of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place very finely ground almonds in a large bowl. Add the sugar, and blend well with a fork. Add the flour and the cinnamon, then the butter, then finally the egg, the vanilla, and the grated lemon rind, mixing well with each addition. With a fork or floured hands, work the mixture to a smooth paste.

Break off large-bean-sized pieces of paste (about 1 inch long), and place them about 2 inches apart on a greased, floured baking sheet. Squash each piece slightly to produce an oval shape like a lima or fava bean.

Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden.

Yield: about 100 one-inch beans.

Variation: shape dough into bones, 1 or 2 inches long.

Tea Party ideas
How about an open house party around All Souls Day? Serve Beans of the Dead with a variety of teas – how about Cranberry Peach or Pumpkin Spice?
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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