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The Book of Tea: Revised and Updated Edition

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Tea is a beverage with roots all over the globe, from English tearooms to the mountains of Tibet. This exquisitely illustrated volume leads readers on an investigation of the many faces of tea: a mythic plant, a ceremony, the cause of wars (remember the Boston Tea Party), and ultimately one of the world's favorite beverages. The Book of Tea provides a comprehensive history ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Flammarion (first published 1991)
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Susan Peterson
Mar 02, 2011 Susan Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One species, several different varieties, and hundreds of ways of processing the leaves give us world of tea we now have. I never realized that green, black, white, oolong, and puer tea all come from the same plant. The only difference is in the processing. This book is a great introduction to the world of tea--where and how it is grown, how it is processed, and how it has made its way into various cultures. I have been trying different teas from Seven Cups in Tucson. Now thanks to Stella's book ...more
Laura
This book was great.
It was easy to read, broken up to make it seem faster (fantastic photos), full of information.
I learned a lot about tea needless to say.
Pavel
Feb 10, 2013 Pavel rated it really liked it
Coffee (tea?) table book, but also managed to cover the history, geography, and different types of tea. Looks of good pictures from around the world.

Distinct lack of tables: information about general steeping times and amount per cup is there, but would have been clearer in a table.
Kevin
Feb 11, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All you ever want to learn about Tea!
Mars
Apr 29, 2013 Mars rated it really liked it
A nice coffee table book for tea enthusiasts.
Karen
Jan 07, 2008 Karen added it
Lots of information about the history of tea. Beautiful photos.
Evelyn Bryant
Jul 26, 2009 Evelyn Bryant rated it really liked it
another great tea book
Ernezimo
Aug 19, 2010 Ernezimo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Interesting, have lots of humor, easy to read and very enlighted.
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Stunning photography and beautifully written.
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