Thursday, August 6, 2009

Babbling about Books -- Thursday -- Tea with a Twist

Tea with a Twist: Entertaining and Cooking with Tea
Author: Lisa Boalt Richardson
Publisher: Harvest House, 2009

Do you like tea? I do. Actually, I am addicted to it. I drink a pot everyday in the morning. Then I drink iced tea during the day. Plus, I drink a couple of cups of green tea at night. Can you say, “Addiction?”

So when my friend wrote Tea with a Twist I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Then I received a copy pre-release! Honestly, I can tell you that it is one of the most beautiful books I have ever laid eyes upon. It is filled with gorgeous photography—it is a feast for the eyes. But the enteraintment ideas are fun: Bubble Tea Party, Tropical Tea by the Sea Party, and Indian Chai Tea are just a few of the entertaining suggestions.

But the best is finding out how to cook with tea. What do you think of these recipe titles: Jack Cheese and Green Chili Scones, White Chocolate Green Tea Sauce, or Key Lime Coconut Bars. Yummy!

Lisa writes, “Indulge your guests and serve them in fine style.” Believe me, this book is a must have if you are a tea drinker or know someone who loves tea. Not only does it inspire you to hospitality, but it is a beautiful coffee table book. Serve the tea and jump start the conversation over this book. You will be serving Tea with a Twist.

1 comment:

Joyful said...

I always enjoy a good cup of tea. My grandparents used to even give me tea in my bottle when I was little - with a lot of extra milk!

I collect teacups and have such a lovely assortment of special, treasured ones. One of my favourite books is, "If Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes with beautiful pictures by artist Sandy Lynam Clough. The book has been around for about 15 years. She also has one for little girls as well, "Let's Have a Tea Party".

Any time is tea time!