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****Home Tea Parties Available upon request. Let me bring the tea party to you.**** $40 will get you 5 different kinds of tea for up to 8 people. .50 a mile- the first 5 miles are free. I would love to bring my love of tea and tea knowledge to you and your friends. -Kerrie's Cup of Tea, Cuppa and Kettle Cafe

Saturday, August 24, 2013

TEALIGHTFUL Shortbread cookies


Product # MX7005
Perfect Shortbread Cookie Mix

All Natural! Best Seller!
Price: $9.00
My up-line, Kelly, made the cookies for her tea party.  When I asked where she got the tea pot stamp, she said she got it as a gift. She passed the link on it to me.  The stamp is $9.95. 
Since I did not have the stamp I thought I would try this shortbread mold that I had already.

Since I have never made shortbread cookies and I did not know what to expect...and my oven was broken and I did not want to use the toaster over, I headed to my parents house!  My mom and I experimented with how to make these cookies!

all you need is sticks of butter and the mix

The Tealightful box said to make the mix, roll the dough into balls and then press down with a sugar covered glass.

The Tealightful box said to bake at 300 degrees

These cookies took longer than the box suggested to bake.  I think that we had them in the 300 degree over for almost 20 minutes.  The box warns not to over bake, we took them out earlier but they just were not finished.

the Brown Bag cookie mold book, said to bake at 350 degrees
so we baked them separately.
We tried to first put the dough in the mold and bake it that way 

We baked it at 350 degrees  

When we took them out of the mold, we realized that they were still not done, so we baked them longer - OUT of the mold.
We still did not get the strong definition that we wanted.

so the next time we made them, we pushed the dough into the mold and then popped it out and baked the cookie out of the mold.  It worked a little better

We still did not get the definition that I wanted.  If I were going to do this on a regular basis I would probably get the $9.95 stamp that is pictured above. 
When I tried the cookies, I thought that they were a little plain, but mom said they were perfect.  She said that is what shortbread cookies taste like.  I was expecting them to taste like Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies....hahaha.  So, all in all I was pleased.  If I were to buy the Tealightful mix again, I would either make them plain-like we did for most of the cookies, or I would get the tea pot stamp.  I would not try the Brown Bag mold again.
Since I watch my weight, I think if I was going to go have something with tea or for a tea party.... I would go for the scones.  I would not want to waste the calories on the shortbread cookie.  That is just my thought on the cookie versus the scone.
Thanks mom for a fun day of baking!!!!!

TEALIGHTFUL Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Product # S1003
Lemon Poppy Scone Mix
Tealightful Signature Yogurt Scone Mix - 100% Natural.
Tealightful Signature Scone Mix. 15 oz. box yields 8 large scones.
Price: $8.50
Today I made Lemon Poppy Seed Scones, it says it makes 8. But I don't make mine as big as them, I guess because I made 18!!!  The recipe calls for yogurt, I use lemon yogurt, I think it makes them so much better. My parents tried them today, and they both said they were very good!!!  I have made them before and added blueberries and that makes them very yummy too.
All you need is: the mix, 4 Tbs butter, 3 Tbs 1% milk, and 6 oz Yogurt.- very quick and easy!!!

TEALIGHTFUL Open House, August 25th 1-4

Today I prepared for my open house tomorrow.  Want to come, message me!!!

I made Tealightful Lemon Poppy Seed scones and Tealightful shortbread cookies!!!!

Contact me to come to my open house tomorrow from 1-4.  I am in Ohio.

we will be trying hot tea, iced tea, scones, dips, and shortbread!
I am getting my table ready!

Making Tea with mom... Boston's Mint-in Tea

This is the tea I remember my parents using to make mint tea with when I was a kid. 

(on line this tea is $6.99- but I got this tea at the Massillon Discount Outlet for $2.89)

I picked some mint tea from my garden and took my Boston's Mint Tea and went to my parents.  I asked my mom to help me to make tea like we used to when I was little.

funny, when I think of making tea, it is with this pot, at least for the last 20 years.  Before that it was a heavy duty red pot.. :)  We used about 3/4 of a gallon of water.

Mom told me that she learned- if you take the leaf off the stem it will make the tea less bitter.  So, I took the leaves off the stems.  Good to know- I never knew that before 

Once the water was boiling, we added the tea leaves, and I added 3 bags of Bostons Mint Tea

Then we covered the pot

Mom said to let it steep for 15-20 minutes

smells JUST the way I remember it!!!!

Mom then poured it into a pitcher, she uses a strainer to catch the tea bags and leaves
Mom then adds about 2/3 cups sugar
And there you have it...that is how the Kaufmann's make mint tea!

Big Lots Tea

Want to try inexpensive tea???  I am telling you that discount shops are the place to shop!!!  I went to Big Lots today and I was pleasantly surprised at their tea supply.  I was good and just tried the Lipton white tea with Blueberry and Pomegranate (my Aunt Joyce tried this tea this afternoon and she said it was very good).  As long as you check the expiration dates, these teas are as good as the ones in your grocery store- only half the price!!!!