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Linda Appel Lipsius

Co-Founder & CEO
Teatulia Organic Teas

The Perfect “Secret Recipe” For Fall Dishes!

Fall has officially, although a tad late, arrived! Whether you are starting to plan your Thanksgiving feast, or anxiously awaiting that invitation to bring a dish to a holiday gathering – you’ll want to be ready to impress. To help you get a head start, we are sharing the perfect “secret recipe” that will make your dish the talk of the party.

This Eleven-Spice Tea Rub is perfect on chicken, pork, beef, and game for grilling or roasting. It can also be added to braising liquids, soups, chutneys, or even ketchup for an easy burger sauce.

Next time you’re cooking, try using the Eleven-Spice Tea Rub to add a special “kick” to your meal. It’s fantastic!



Recipe by Cynthia Gold, Tea Magazine


Ingredients (Makes ¾ Cup of Spice)

5 tbs finely ground full-bodied Teatulia black tea leaves

1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground red pepper flakes or ground Szechuan peppercorns
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground star anise or anise seed
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground fennel seed
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground mace


1. Grind the tea using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle.

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing well until thoroughly combined.

The spice blend will retain its flavor for up to two months, kept at room temperature in an airtight container.




Linda Appel Lipsius
Co-Founder and CEO, Teatulia Organic Teas



A Denver native, Linda Appel Lipsius is a tea purist. Introduced to Teatulia by her good friend and business partner, Bangladesh native Anis Ahmed, Linda has learned to love and cherish everything about this ancient beverage. A natural for the tea business, Linda lived in Ireland and England and traveled throughout Asia where she learned how central tea is to so many cultures around the world. Now her mission is to educate the American consumer about the benefits of high quality, sustainably-grown tea. 

Lipsius began introducing Teatulia’s single-garden teas to the United States in 2006. Before her career in tea, Linda was a Vice President of Denver-based Orange Glo International where she launched leading brands OxiClean, Kaboom, Orange Glo and Orange Clean in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Orange Glo, she directed marketing campaigns for Roche Laboratories at Young & Rubicam. Linda earned her BA from Columbia University and MBA from New York University. A two time featured speaker at the World Tea Expo on the topic of sustainable tea gardens, Linda is an avid runner, yogi and tennis player.