- Retail Price: 24.99
- Release Date: June 2009
- Page Count: 72
- Size: 10 x 10
- Binding: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-2579-2
- Case Lot Quantity: 20
Tea with a Twist
Entertaining and Cooking with Tea
Tea lovers craving new and novel ideas for their next tea party will gladly put the kettle on...and the doilies away. There’s nothing old–fashioned here! Specialty tea expert and author Lisa Boalt Richardson inspires readers to set their tables for fun and serve up any of her eight contemporary tea parties. Stunning photographs by one of Atlanta’s leading photographers Lauren Rubinstein grace each page, enticing readers to indulge their guests and serve them fine tea in a fun style!
The parties are simple to put together. Each tea includes easy–to–follow instructions and budget–friendly tips for brewing specialty teas, preparing delicious recipes, and decorating tables. Whether the cook chooses to pour tall glasses of the unusual bubble tea for fun–loving friends or hot, exotic masala chai tea for those seeking an adventure, it’s certain that tea time has a new twist!
In 2009, Tea with a Twist was named the U.S. winner in the Best Tea Book category by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
“A feast for the eyes and just may make your heart skip a beat from the stunning photography to the extraordinary tea party ideas, magnificent recipes, and heartwarming stories. A wonderful coffee/tea table book you will want to pick up over and over again.”
—The Tea House Times
“This is a truly elegant instruction manual for anyone wanting to treat friends and family to the memorable experience of a well-planned, well-executed, theme-oriented tea party…Tea with a Twist is superbly enhanced for browsing with Lauren Rubinstein's full-color photography throughout. A perfect gift book for a friend, Tea with a Twist is enthusiastically recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections.”
—The Midwest Book Review
“…if Richardson’s ideas and recipes aren’t enough to make Tea with a Twist a wonderful book, Lauren Rubinstein’s photography puts it over the top. The food photography is so luscious; you could almost reach in and grab a bite from the photo.”
—Times Record News
“Richardson’s ideas will inspire you to host a fun new teatime, savor your favorite cup, and enjoy unforgettable moments with your friends.”
“Tea with a Twist by Lisa Boalt Richardson is all about entertaining and cooking with tea! In addition to being a gorgeous gift book (the photography is stunning!), you’ll find some wonderful tea party themes, great recipes using tea and decorating ideas. This lovely books is a feast for the eyes and palate!!!”
—Five Star Reviewed Books
“If tea is your thing, you definitely need to have Tea with a Twist in your cookbook library.”
—Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
“Tea with a Twist showcases fun and innovative ways modern tea-lovers can enjoy their favorite beverage with others.”
“Here's a book that shoves aside the notion that a tea party has to involve your grandmother's fine china and silly British biscuits. Richardson...apparent tea party animal, gives step-by-step instructions for breathing new life into tea socializing.”
—Fresh Cup Magazine
“In the colorful pages of the book, you will find countless ways to make your next tea party sparkle with eight contemporary, theme-oriented ideas complete with recipes.”
—Points North Magazine
“This unusual cookbook will help you turn tea time into an unforgettable event.”
“Tea with a Twist is fun and colorful with easy and unique ways to use tea for parties and cooking. Lisa is on the front line of America’s new tea renaissance.”
—George Jage, president and publisher, World Tea Expo and World Tea News
“Two of my favorite things are tea and books. Tea with a Twist is a delightful combination of both. I can hardly wait to treat my friends with tea and these sumptuous recipes. Plus, I will be the best grandma ever when I invite my grandkids to a Bubble Tea Party. Fun times!”
—Susanne Scheppmann, Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker and author of Divine Prayers for Despairing Parents and Birds in My Mustard Tree
“Tea with a Twist will inspire even the most novice tea lover to create interesting, fun, delicious tea parties. Lisa Richardson’s depth of tea knowledge and well honed palate is obvious in her selection of party themes and recipes that include the latest trends. Delightful table settings and artistic food presentation illustrated in the beautiful photographs serve to further inspire even the most challenged host and hostesses to entertaining celebrity.”
—Beth M. Johnston, Founder & CEO Teas Etc LLC.
“Through Tea with a Twist Lisa Boalt Richardson brings a fresh, new approach to incorporating tea into cooking and entertaining. The simple yet sophisticated recipes and vibrant photographs will inspire the entertainer to plan her next party. Richardson's chic and whimsical style brings a modern twist to a much celebrated tradition.”
—Denise Medved, founder and CEO, The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
“Tea with a Twist by Lisa Boalt Richardson is a breath of fresh air amongst the sea of cookbooks on the market. I find it relaxing just to look at the book, with its beautiful pictures of food and table settings, as well as interesting stories and tidbits that are intertwined with fabulous recipes, some of which include tea and some which are inspired by the many fabulous entertaining themes presented throughout the book. The menu themes within the book are extremely creative and will grab the attention of the novice cooks, the foodies, and professional cooks and Chefs alike .
“Tea with a Twist truly showcases Lisa's knowledge and passion for tea and entertaining. Buy it for yourself, but also keep it in mind as a gift for those in your life that are passionate about tea and new ideas in cooking. I anxiously await Lisa's next book!”
—Chef Jae Gruber, Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Atlanta
“I am ready to have a tea party with a ‘Twist!’ This book is so much fun. I loved the ideas and the charming family stories Lisa shares in the book. I cannot wait to lay bubble wrap down for my friends and have a ‘Bubble Tea Party.’ You will find everything here to make your friends feel special with a charming tea party, from the recipes to the decor.”
—Tami Halliman, Kathleen's Tea Room
“Tea with a Twist is beautiful. The layout, color scheme and photography are all stunningly eye-catching and it's full of brilliant ideas for inventive and fun teas. I'm sure the book will inspire many tea loving families to vary their routine from the traditional sandwiches, scones and pastries and try some of Lisa's very creative ideas.
“The photographs will also inspire readers and help them realize that you don't always have to have antique cups, saucers and pots like Granny used to use but that a delightful and memorable occasion can be created with whatever you have in your cupboards. I particularly like the Bubble Tea ideas with its repeated theme of bubble-shaped foods—what fun! The Flower Power tea is so pretty and the Tailgate picnic almost makes the idea of autumn attractive!”
—Jane Pettigrew, tea specialist, historian, and author
“As a traveler on the tea journey, I so appreciate Lisa's creativity and guidance as she empowers us to share the warm, welcoming world of tea with others. May our own tea gatherings be as beautiful, gracious, and luscious as her book.”
—Donna Fellman, member STI Advisory Board, director, Tea Education Alliance
“The Twist in the title, in my opinion, is the lovely spiritual connection Lisa has drawn into her recipes and party ideas. Her love for tea is expressed through the connections with memories that continue to touch her heart. Her delightfully written recipes and party ideas introduce readers to Lisa as she weaves her passion for all things ‘tea’ into inspiring and uplifting occasions with family and friends. My favorite party idea is the ‘Under the Table’ tea party, which anyone can host as long as they have a table. I can’t wait to plan one for my new granddaughter.
“The photography throughout the book makes the parties and recipes pop with color; they are so appetizing that I want to eat the pages. Tea with a Twist makes a perfect gift for any time of year. Be sure to buy one for yourself too.”
—Suzanne Brown, Brown Marketing Communications LLC
“Tea with a Twist by Lisa Boalt Richardson is a charming new book, which moves the tea party in creative directions that offer an experience to please every audience. As a chef who specializes in cooking with tea, I was particularly pleased to see her turn her talents towards the use of tea as an ingredient throughout the book. The Southern Tailgate Tea Party is sure to win many a newcomer into the realm of tea lover, especially if the day is completed by their team winning as well! A wonderful guide to creative entertaining with tea.”
—Cynthia Gold, Chef and Tea Sommelier, Boston Park Plaza Hotel
“Lisa is a true tea professional who wants to share her obvious love for this beverage with others who have not yet discovered the wonders awaiting them. She is eminently qualified for this task having graduated from a very challenging educational program offered by the Specialty Tea Institute and the Tea Association of the USA; the most credible tea organization in the USA.
“Lisa’s Tea with a Twist provides not only a basic education in the art of selecting and preparing tea but it offers suggestions as to how to make each tea event a special event that will generate lasting memories and will help to create a new generation of tea aficionados.”
—Joseph P. Simrany, president, Tea Association of the USA, Inc
“Tea with a Twist is filled with everything a reader needs to plan, prepare and host a successful and fun tea party. Lisa Boalt Richardson’s book is a refreshing departure from books that limit their focus to finger sandwiches and fancy desserts. It is one of my preferred resources for customers interested in hosting memorable tea parties.
“Having studied tea for over fourteen years and sharing the title of Certified Tea Specialist with Lisa, I appreciate her passion and understanding about the world of tea. Her book is steeped with informative tea tips and contagious enthusiasm. I highly recommend this book to customers who plan to give a tea party.”
—Kyle Stewart, co-owner of The Cultured Cup and Certified Tea Specialist