The Story Of Tea: A Cultural History & Drinking Guide

By Mary Lou Heiss & Robert J. Heiss

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Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking and enjoying this venerable beverage.

This book begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider's view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in terroir and production contribute to the diversity of colour, flavour, and quality in brewed tea. they profile more than thirty essential tea verietals, provide and in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea.

Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savoury recipes, including Savoury Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Creme, and resources for purchasing fine tea.

Vividly illustrated throughout, The Story of Tea is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.
 
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