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Tea Sommelier

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Like fine wine, good tea is a gastronomic delicacy that possesses a deliciously wide range of aromas and flavors. And, just like an excellent wine guide, this richly illustrated volume initiates drinkers into the art of tasting, making, and serving. A careful examination of 50 grand cru teas—including some of the best-known varieties available—will give drinkers a new appr ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by White Star Publishers (first published 2013)
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Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great book to display and look through. There's a ton of good information about the types of teas, how to brew each type, preferred methods for eastern and western culture, and recommended teaware. But what's even nicer is the amazing photography on nearly every page. I noticed a few typos towards the beginning which I found interesting, that such a beautifully printed book didn't have a good enough translator and editor to catch a few typos. But nonetheless this is proudly on my coffee table ...more
Tony Gebely
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tea
The photography in this book is mind blowingly beautiful. I would buy this for the photography alone. I bought it thinking that it was a reference piece, but it turns out to be half reference, half coffee-table book. As far as *new* information, there isn't much in here. Gabriella writes more about the flavor of each tea than processing methods, appearance, and any other points that make the tea unique. That said, it is a sommelier book so I can appreciate it. The book ends with several tea reci ...more
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
While the book itself was beautiful, there were several typographical errors and it seemed to err on the pretentious side, making it at times unapproachable.
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tea
Beautiful photos. Instructions for preparing amazing high quality teas I'd like to try some day. My usual grocery store tea bag in boiled tap water is considered the lowest form of tea! Chuckle...
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tea-themed
Today's tea is not one you drink with your mouth, but one you drink with your mind. Ok, you can drink your tea book if you really want to, but as much as I love the smell of paper, I do not think it tastes the best. The other day when I posted on Twitter that I was thinking about reviewing the tea books I own (and ones I can get at my library) I asked if anyone had any requests...and the response was 'my favorite' which is a challenge in itself!

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Beth Ann
Amazing book that gives a lot of great information about tea making. Gorgeous illustrations and a bonus section of really intriguing recipes in the back of the book. Great coffee table book but even more than that ---great resource for anyone who loves tea or wants to learn more it.
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful tea, beautiful photographs. Elegant, with useful information.
Marcella Bongiovanni
I might have ordered the last copy on the planet...after two weeks it's still being processed...:|
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