The New Tea Companion: a Guide to Teas throughout the World, by Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson
The 2008 all-new edition of this classic work is a guide to all the major tea-producing countries of the world, and the teas they produce - from favorites such as Darjeeling, Assam, Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey, to the more acquired tastes of Japanese green teas and the exquisitely beautiful rare Chinese white teas.
Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson describe how tea is produced, processed, traded and blended. They give expert guidance on how precisely to brew the different types of tea.
The Tea Directory itself features around 80 teas. It is organized alphabetically by country, and then subdivided into region and tea type. Each tea is illustrated by close-up photography of the dry leaf, wet leaf and infusion, with an accompanying description of characteristics and brewing tips to enjoy the variety at its best. There is even a chapter on tea and health.
Illustrated with beautiful photography of teawares and tea scenes, as well as posters, caddy designs and other tea accoutrements, The New Tea Companion is the essential guide to how life-enhancing tea is enjoyed across the world today.
Hardcover, 256 pages.