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  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers,U.S. (15 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736925791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736925792
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 25.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,347,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You can usually find Certified Tea Specialist Lisa Boalt Richardson of Lisa Knows Tea sipping tea no matter what time of day it is. Her philosophy is "teatime is anytime and all the time". Lisa's friendly approach to writing and teaching others about this ancient beverage is refreshing. Her anticipated third tea book published by Chronicle Books will be released fall of 2014 entitled, Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage. Her first book, Tea with a Twist won "Best Tea Book USA 2009" from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

She travels the country speaking at conferences and special events focusing on her culinary arts and specialty tea expertise. She has spoken at places such as the World Tea Expo, Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Sundance Resort, and Emory University. She also consults with companies wanting to learn more about specialty tea.

She has contributed to publications including Cooking with Paula Deen and TeaTime Magazine. Her tea expertise and recipes have been featured in numerous national publications such as Women's Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, and The New York Times. Lisa has also been interviewed by Foxnews.com, Discovery.com, NBCnews.com, and Chow.com. For more information you may follow LisaKnowsTea on Twitter, join the Lisa Knows Tea Facebook fan page, or visit www.lisaknowstea.com. You may also follow her tea blog at www.lisaknowstea.blogspot.com.

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"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 "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

About the Author

Lisa Boalt Richardson of Lisa Knows Tea travels the country speaking at conferences and special events, sharing her culinary arts and specialty tea expertise. She is one of the first 15 in the world to graduate from the Specialty Tea Institute with a "Certified Tea Specialist" title. Lisa lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. For more information, go to www.lisaknowstea.com. Lauren Rubinstein is one of Atlanta's leading interior and food photographers. Her work has been published in major magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Coastal Living, and Southern Accents.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A perfect gift book for a friend 15 Aug. 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A graduate of the Specialty Tea Institute, Lisa Boalt Richardson is a certified tea specialist who draws upon her experience and expertise to create "Tea With A Twist: Entertaining And Cooking With Tea". 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. After an extensively informed and informative introduction, the reader is provided with complete and instructive chapters for putting on a 'Flower Power Tea Party'; a 'Bubble Tea Party'; a 'Tropical Tea by the Sea Party'; a 'Mexican Fiesta Tea Party'; a 'Southern Tailgate Tea Party'; an 'All About Chocolate Tea Party', an 'Indian Chai High Tea', and an 'Under-the-Table Tea Party'. Replete throughout with 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes ranging from a Broccoli and Cauliflower Floret Salad; Jack Cheese and Green Chili Scones, and Key Lime Coconut Bars; to Smokey Tea First Down Barbeque; Easy Microwave Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles; and Rolled Ham Horns, "Teas 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.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Tea with a Twist is a feast for the eyes. Stunning book. 27 Oct. 2009
By The Tea House Times - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Tea with a Twist is 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 (not coffee) tea table book you will want to pick up over and over again.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book combines my favorite things: drinking tea and eating! 28 May 2009
By Susan A. McKeen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When you think everything about tea has already been written, along comes a book that puts a whole new twist on the subject. Excellent from start to finish, the great recipes and stunning photography made me head straight to the kitchen to make Tea Sangria - a perfect summer beverage! I plan to try Smokey Tea First Down Barbeque for Saturday dinner and Masala Chai Scones for Sunday Brunch. Everyone should buy two copies - one to cook with and one to give as a fabulous gift for any tea enthusiast.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"Tea with a Twist" 17 Nov. 2009
By P. Barkey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a tea enthusiast, I found Lisa Boalt Richardson's book, "Tea with a Twist" a must have for my tea library. The theme teas are contemporary and pleasantly outside the box of traditional Afternoon Tea books. The recipes are appealing and doable for novice cooks to culinary experts and everyone inbetween. The introductory stories for each theme provide inspiration, creativity and a peek into the author's life. "Finishing Touches" at the conclusion of each chapter can be followed as written or used as a springboard for individual creativity. The Resource Guide is a great aid as well. Great photography! Great book!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This isn't the Madhatter's Tea Party 24 May 2010
By Emily Canibano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Tea with a Twist blows the lid off of entertaining. It is a complete, simplified guide on how to host the most memorable tea parties. My favorites are Indian Chai High Tea, and my new knowledge that Chai simply means tea. What we in the West call Chai Tea is actually Masala Chai. My other favorite is the Under the Table Tea Party just for kids. I won't give anymore away. You would easily pay an arm and a leg to have someone arrange these parties for you - why hire a party planner when this book has done all of the work for you? Again, fabulous inspiring photos.
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