TEA: HISTORY, TERROIRS, VARIETIES
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This remarkably detailed guide examines the history and culture of tea, regional varieties, cultivation techniques, and myriad flavor profiles. Also included are interviews with experts throughout the tea industry, from Darjeeling heritage gardens to the great cafes. Replete with beautiful photographs, recipes, and charts detailing everything from tea's medicinal benefits to the Gong Fu Cha drinking ceremony.

Tea takes readers on an escorted tour of the world's tea-growing countries -- China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa -- where they will discover how, like a fine wine, it is "terroir" (soil and climate) that gives a tea its unique characteristics. This widely praised bestseller (“World's Best Tea Book" acclaimed by the 2014 World Tea Awards) has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change, and an expanded and more highly developed tea market.

Special features that loyal tea drinkers will especially enjoy are:

  • Local tastes and methods of preparing tea (e.g., macha)
  • Teapot recommendations
  • Caffeine, antioxidant and biochemical properties of 35 teas
  • 15 gourmet recipes using tea
  • A directory of 42 select teas.

Additional Information:

  • Authors Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Américi are professional tea tasters and the owners of Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Published: 2018
  • 288 pages, hardcover slipcase
  • 9 ½ x 8 ½ inches