April 2009 Tea Newsletter and contest

Hello everyone,

Here is your tea newsletter for April, 2009. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please send them a link and ask them to respond to me directly to be added to my mailing list.

SPECIAL CONTEST FOR MARCH 24 THROUGH APRIL 30: If you are not currently on my email newsletter list, you can sign up now and be entered in a drawing for one free tin of tea of your choice! This is for first-time subscribers only, please.

Thank you,

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant


Tea Trivia
Afternoon tea was invented by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. In her day, the upper crust ate a huge breakfast, little lunch, and a very late dinner. Every afternoon, the duchess experienced a “sinking feeling.” One afternoon she instructed her servants to serve tea and little cakes in her boudoir. The experience was so delightful that Anna repeated it every afternoon thereafter.

Let’s Do Tea monthly specials:
For April, 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 a tin of Cinnamon Stick or Fresh Peach White Tea! There is also a Customer Special for April: You can order the Dreamer Collection – teapots and accessories in pretty pastels. All Pieces and Colors will be on sale April 1. *While supplies last* Go to for prices. Contact me if you need help.

New Seasonal Teas:

#2501 Enchanted Berry:
Green Tea, Raspberry Bits, Blueberry Bits,
Rose Petals, Malva Flowers and

#2502 Easter Bunny:
Black Tea, Rooibos, Caramel, Almond,
Chocolate and Easter Candies.

#2503 Lemon Souffle:
Green Rooibos, Rooibos, Honeybush,
Lemon Bits, Calendula Petals and

Teas are $10.95 each or 28.95 for the Trio.
Trio includes one tin of each seasonal tea.
Trio #2504 Available April 1st – June 30th

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

Rosemary Sweet Bread

1 Cup milk
1/2 Cup golden raisins
1/4 Cup applesauce
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 large eggs
2/3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
Garnish: rosemary sprigs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; Bring to simmer over medium heat(Do Not Boil!). Remove from heat; cover and set aside.
Beat eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer until foamy. Add 2/3 Cup sugar and butter, beating well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, beating until smooth.
Add milk mixture; beat until smooth. (Batter will be thin)
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.
Garnish, if desired, with fresh rosemary sprigs.
Yield: 6 servings.

Tea Party ideas
Easter is nearly here already! Enjoy the warmer weather with a tea party on the patio. Serve Rosemary Sweet Bread with your favorite tea.


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 via email or phone.

Paula Rutherford
Independent Tea Consultant

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