Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Author Kevin Gascoyne
ISBN-10 1770853197
ISBN-13 9781770853195
Year 2013-12-12
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Firefly Books
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Beautifully illustrated this definitive guide will appeal to die hard tea enthusiasts Library Journal The reference work we ve been waiting for has arrived a comprehensive but not too weighty one volume coverage of the world s teas abundantly and beautifully illustrated with photos of exceptional quality TeaTime 2014 World Tea Awards Winner Best Tea Book This second edition has improved and refined tasting notes with updated content about non herbal tea the plant Camellia sinensis The book s elegant design is a complete guide to the world s second most popular beverage only water exceeds tea consumption This book is now clearly the best book on this topic concise and authoritative with dozens of photographs and images of the teas themselves revealing the surprising variety of color and opacity of each variety The book is an escorted tour of the world s tea growing countries China Japan Taiwan India Sri Lanka Nepal Vietnam and East Africa Readers discover how like a fine wine it is terroir e g soil and climate that gives a tea its unique characteristics The book includes varieties of black green white yellow oolong pu er perfumed aromatic and smoked teas Other topics include An overview of the history of tea Tea families varieties cultivars and grades How tea is grown harvested and processed The tea trade worldwide Timeline of the world history of tea cultivation Profile interviews with tea industry personalities The special features legions of tea drinkers will especially enjoy are Local tastes and methods of preparing tea e g macha Tea ceremonies Tasting notes and infusion accessories Teapot recommendations Caffeine antioxidant and biochemical properties of 35 teas 15 gourmet recipes using teas A directory of 42 select teas

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