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Eugene, Oregon—March 15, 2010Harvest House author Lisa Boalt Richardson has partnered with Heart for Africa to help build a needed facility for orphans in Kenya. 

Richardson, a certified tea specialist and author of The World in Your Teacup as well as Tea With a Twist, has announced that a portion of the proceeds from her new book will help build a septic system for an orphanage in Kenya. 


“Kenya is a country with such poverty and so many opportunities to help,” says Richardson. She was eager to get involved with the organization once she learned of the need.


“With each book I write I have made a commitment to give something back,” she adds.  “While doing research for The World in Your Teacup, it became clear that I wanted to reach out to Kenya.  Heart for Africa seemed to be the perfect fit—not only is their home office in my city (Atlanta, Ga.), but I love the work they do. Their office is also home to HOW ( Helping Orphans and Widows ) which is a jewelry company that features pieces made by women in various villages across Kenya.”


Richardson says the proceeds from the sale of the jewelry also support Heart for Africa.  To help show and share her heart for Africa, she plans to wear some of the handmade pieces at her speaking engagements and book signings.


A chapter in Richardson’s newest book, The World in Your Teacup, features a tea from Kenya, a region of the world which has produced tea for more than one hundred years.

In The World in Your Teacup (January), Richardson shares her passion for this popular beverage by leading tea-lovers on a fact-filled, taste-as-you-go journey around the world. Each destination—represented by an array of colorful dishes—is again exquisitely photographed by Rubinstein.  


Sojourners will learn the history of tea and its influence on eight specific regions, including China, England, and Russia. From the many recipes Lisa has collected and Lauren has photographed, readers discover that a savory honey scone is perfect with dark Kenyan tea and a rich almond cookie called a ghoriba tastes great with a glass of sweet Moroccan tea. And every tea party planner will appreciate the helpful tips to create fun and tasty teas for their family and friends.


Richardson’s first book with Harvest House, Tea with a Twist (2009), was recently named the U.S. winner in the Best Tea Book category by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.


Tea with a Twist invites tea lovers craving new and novel ideas for their next tea party to be inspired by eight contemporary tea parties, with recipes for a mouth-watering Salmon entree and other culinary delights such as Salsa and Scones. Stunning photographs by food photographer Rubinstein grace each page, enticing readers to indulge their guests with fine tea.


About the Publisher:

Harvest House is among the top ten Christian publishing companies, publishing more than 160 books each year and carrying a strong backlist offering more than 700 titles. Over 100 million Harvest House books have been sold worldwide through diverse distribution channels, and additional millions have sold in over 35 different languages.


Print quality images to accompany this press release are available in digital format. Available images are: cover art, author photo, Harvest House logo.


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