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Gary Robson is both a tea expert and a storyteller. With the "Myths and Legends of Tea" series, his goal is to create the Grimm’s Fairy Tales of tea.

Robson is as much in love with the stories of different tea styles as he is with the tea itself. He was frequently found standing in his tea shop telling the tales as they were originally told to him — or as he found them in t
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Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published May 2nd 2015 by Proseyr Publishing
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Sistermagpie
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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A friend gave me this book along with some tea, knowing how much I love it, and I really enjoyed it. Each chapter takes a different type of tea and explains the story of its origin--at least the story that's been passed down as the way it started. There's something about tea that lends itself this kind of storytelling and the book made me eager to try the ones I've never tasted.
benxander
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Robson's Myths and Legends of Tea is the first book I've come across that tells the collected stories of different tea styles. Robson's a teahouse aficionado and it comes across well in his writing. Of the seven tales, six are attested myths ranging from China, japan, USA, and Britain, whilst the seventh bonus 'myth' is a piece of creative writing (that accompanies his own tea blend!) set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland: two spoons Mad Max steeped in a bit of Shaun of the Dead!

His writing brings
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Daniela
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first three legends where cool but I didn’t like the last story. I was hopping for more historic content.
Desdemona Gunn
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's a solid read, told in the story-teller style. It reads cleanly and simply, as though Robson was sitting by the fire with you telling you these stories over a hot cup of whatever he was describing at the time. But don't look for rich complex literature, this is meant to go down easy.

I appreciated the stories he chose, putting in a unique take on the originals while staying true to much of the source material where there is any. It's a solid, easy read for any fans of tea who might be curious
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I'm the author, just using this review field to tell you that there's a free chapter here on Goodreads and a preview on Amazon -- and if you're not an Amazon person, it's on the Apple iBookstore, too. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave them on Goodreads or my blog (TeaWithGary.com). Thank you! ...more
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The writing is not very good. It reads like a teen/pre-teen novel. But the info is interesting.
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