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TEA: History,Terroirs, Varieties

TEA: History,Terroirs, Varieties
$24.95

By Camellia Sinensis Tea House

Take a voyage into the teascapes of China, Taiwan, India, Japan and other important producing countries. Explore the diverse cultures and rituals, learn to cook with tea and discover the many properties of tea through new, extensive scientific research on anti-oxidants and caffeine.

Published by Firefly Books, Second Edition, 2011

Book of Tea

Book of Tea
$19.95

By Okakura Kakuzo, with an introduction by Bruce Richardson.
Originally published in 1906, The Book of Tea is considered one of the most influential books on tea. Written by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese scholar, it introduces the metaphors and artistry of the Japanese tea spirit to Western culture. This new edition by Elmwood Press contains an original introduction by Bruce Richardson that provides historical context and interesting background on the author. This edition also contains dozens of color illustrations based on old Japanese wood cuts, paintings, and old photos that have never before been published. A must have for a true tea enthusiast. 103 pages.

The following is an excerpt: "Great has been the influence of the tea masters in the field of art, it is as nothing compared to that which they have exerted on the conduct of life. Not only in the usages of polite society, but also in the arrangement of all our domestic details, do we feel the presence of the tea masters. Many of our delicate dishes, as well as our way of serving food, are their inventions. They have taught us to dress only in garments of sober colors. They have instructed us in the proper spirit in which to approach flowers. They have given emphasis to our natural love of simplicity, and shown us the beauty of humility. In fact, through their teachings, tea has entered the life of the people."

Tea Horse Road: China's Ancient Trade Route to Tibet, by Michael Freeman & Selena Ahmed

Tea Horse Road: China's Ancient Trade Route to Tibet, by Michael Freeman & Selena Ahmed
$65.00

One of the most amazing tea books we've ever seen. Although it's actually about the ancient trade route from western China to Tibet, this book focuses a lot of its energies specifically on tea and the tea trade. This book is huge, 12"x12", 540 pages and has almost 300 color photos (many full-page in size). It covers the people, the culture, the landscape, the history, the geography, and, most importantly, the tea of this amazing region and time. An astounding coffee-table book, for the tea lover.

The Great Tea Rooms of America, by Bruce Richardson

The Great Tea Rooms of America, by Bruce Richardson
$16.00

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Following the success of his colorful Great Tea Rooms of Britain, Bruce Richardson has crafted a stunning collection of color photographs and recipes from 22 outstanding tea venues across the United States and Canada. This large-format hardcover book contains over 150 color photographs

Benjamin Press, Second Edition 2003

The New Tea Lover's Treasury, by James Norwood Pratt

The New Tea Lover's Treasury, by James Norwood Pratt
$37.99

Tea - a simple, healthful beverage, but one which will never taste the same to those who read this book. Here is the whole true story of a miracle of vegetation that became a treaure of the world as medicine, beverage, currency and communion - the wellspring of empires, industries, and art. This book is both a work of history and an incomporable guide to the teas of the world. It shows how history lives on in the teas we drink and reveals that to drink tea, whether we realize it or not, is to imbibe the spirit of Asia. Here is a passport to surprising delights from an amazing variety of teas and tea ways, ancient and modern. As the author says, "No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering substance more benign."

The New Tea Companion: a Guide to Teas throughout the World, by Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson

The New Tea Companion: a Guide to Teas throughout the World, by Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson
$24.99

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.

The Story of Tea, by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert Heiss

The Story of Tea, by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert Heiss
$32.50

This wonderful and informative book is the most comprehensive book on tea in print today, bar none. With 417 pages and hundreds of photos and illustrations this tome examines tea through history, from countries of origin, to your kitchen counter. And most importantly, it is researched well, written lovingly, and is a joy to read. Perfect for the tea novice and tea connoisseur alike.

The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook, by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert Heiss

The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook, by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert Heiss
$16.99

The perfect guide to enjoying the world's best teas. This small-format book (4.5" x 8.5") contains an enormous amount of solid tea information with lots of beautiful photos and illustrations. Great tea books are hard to find, this is a great tea book. 200 pages.

The Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew

The Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
$24.95

Jane Pettigrew's classic National Trust of England work has been expanded with Bruce Richardson's account of the social history of tea in America. Fully illustrated to reveal the story of tea's influence on western culture, politics, fashion, and commerce over the past four centuries.

TeaSource Cupping Journal

TeaSource Cupping Journal
$5.99

This 64 page journal is the perfect tool for the tea pro (or tea geek) to keep with them at all times. Now you can record your tea impressions wherever you are. Each page has prompts for the same info that professional tea tasters document: tea name, date, country of origin, vendor, water temp, steep time, appearance/aroma of the dry leaf, the infused leaf, the liquor, and general notes.

Size: 3.5" x 5" x 1/8"

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