The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

Mary Lou Heiss


even if it is a tender eco-friendly tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a posh brew of artwork and undefined, culture and revolution, East and West. during this sweeping journey during the international of tea, veteran tea investors Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's impact around the globe and supply an entire reference for selecting, consuming, and having fun with this beverage.THE tale OF TEA starts with a trip alongside the tea path, from the luxurious forests of China, the place tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the titanic tea gardens of India, and past.

Offering an insider'­s view of all facets of tea exchange, the Heisses learn Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and exhibit how sophisticated changes in territory and creation give a contribution to the range of colour, style, and caliber in brewed tea. They profile greater than thirty crucial tea varietals, offer a close consultant to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts linked to tea. Sharing the newest learn, they speak about tea's healthiness advantages and advancements in natural construction and reasonable exchange practices. ultimately, they current ten candy and savory recipes, together with Savory chinese language Marbled Eggs and eco-friendly Tea Pot de Creme, and assets for buying positive tea.

Vividly illustrated all through, the tale OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and encouraged humans for greater than thousand years.

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