Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Free Tea Cookbook Offer

Here's a cool idea. Celestial Seasonings is offering a free recipe booklet with recipes that go with tea and that include tea, such as delicious sounding treats like Vanilla Rose Poundcake and Pear Ginger Tea Cake. Some of the recipes were contributed by renowned local pastry chef, Emily Luccheti. The catch? The recipes include new Celestial Seasonings teas that are being launched to help raise awareness of the risk of heart disease. It's part of the Go Red for Women campaign. Perhaps you've seen the red dress logo this month?

You might not have known that one in three women dies of heart disease, making it the number one killer of women in the United States. But I'm sure you do know that drinking tea has great health benefits, providing antioxidants which are wonderfully heart-healthy.

I haven't tried the teas yet, Black Cherry Pomegranate and Vanilla Rose Decaf but they both contain black tea and rooibos, which is a favorite of mine. Rooibos also known as "red bush" comes from Africa and has a lovely red color. Red bush and honey bush both have become more popular in the last couple of years so it's nice to see bigger companies including them in their teas. Raising awareness can be a deliciously good thing.

You can request a copy of the dessert booklet (while supplies last) of "From Teapot to Table Top" by calling 1-866-211-0374 (toll-free). Please note: due to the overwhelming requests for "From Teapot to TableTop" some callers may experience a "This Voicemail Box is Full" message. Please know that there are plenty of cookbooks and all callers need to do is try their call again later or press "0".