Tea

December 15, 2013 - Comment

Prepare for a richly exotic voyage across continents and centuries in this in-depth exploration of the world of tea. Like wine, tea has its own prestigious growing regions and plantations where are produced refined, noble, and modern varieties as distinctive as the terroir on which they are grown. This impressive volume follows the trade routes

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Prepare for a richly exotic voyage across continents and centuries in this in-depth exploration of the world of tea. Like wine, tea has its own prestigious growing regions and plantations where are produced refined, noble, and modern varieties as distinctive as the terroir on which they are grown. This impressive volume follows the trade routes of the familiar yet mysterious tea leaf, from the origins of cultivation in China to Japan’s legendary tea ceremony to the ritual of afternoon tea in the U.K. Practical advice describes the benefits of tea in the diet, the optimum brewing temperature, and precise measurements for steeping the perfect cup. Profiles of the Grand Crus of tea (32 worldwide varieties) plus recipes that pair well with tea or have tea as an ingredient are also featured. Rich and sumptuous photographs lead us through this ancient but still contemporary pursuit that reaches from remote Asian villages to exotic islands to today’s modern cities. Tea is a book to be savored with all the senses.

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J. says:

Treat yourself to this book while sipping your favorite tea! As a child, I thought tea was a rather nasty tasting drink, having only been exposed to harsh, bitter teas. But as I travelled the world, I found that there were many delicious teas available, and became a tea aficionado. It has been a great pleasure to watch as tea has become more popular in the USA, making a great many more teas and tea related products available – —— Like this book!I have browsed many books about tea, and purchased a few. None have been as satisfying as this book by Lydia Gautier. Each time I read a portion of this book, I was transported into the very relaxing world of tea. This book is not just another boring and dry approach to facts about tea. It brings the essence of tea to life. Gautier’s love of tea shines through in the information she selected to present in the book, and the way it is presented. And accompanied all along the way by gorgeous photographs. Photographs of teas, tea ware, plantations, tea salons, people…

R. Golladay says:

Beautiful and informative I bought this book, along with other tea books, as a gift. I was so impressed by this one, I had to buy one for myself as well!The book itself has an impressive weight and is filled with glorious pictures on thick pages. I keep it out to invite my guests to flip through it on the coffee (tea) table.I would recommend this book to anyone at all. It was great fun to read and I feel like I gained a good basic knowledge about all the aspects of tea.

Shawn Geitner "Beleave Teas Inc." says:

Great Resource I received this book as a gift from my husband and it has turned out to be a very helpful resource. The author gives an interesting and well researched history of tea as well as thorough descriptions of various types of teas and their regions. The section on tea tasting is well presented. As a tea business owner I refer to it often.

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