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The Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things Tea

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  10 reviews
What's hot? It's tea, in all its delicious and dizzying varieties! The Little Black Book of Tea offers a brisk and full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics. This tribute to tea includes recipes for hot and cold tea drinks and accompaniments. Steep yourself in The Essential Guide to All Things Tea -- the new coffee! ...more
Spiral-bound, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Peter Pauper Press (first published May 17th 2006)
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J.V. Seem
Jan 03, 2016 added it
Shelves: food-drink
Handy little book with passion for tea. Informative about the tea-making process and the distribution of it, as well as tea traditions in different cultures, and with interesting recipes.
Bloody excellent.
Anniken Haga
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction
So this was a fun enough read. Got a lot of info about tea, which I love — I like a quick cup of earl grey, but also to blend my own loose tea and steep in pots to enjoy more than one cup without having to get up.

So yeah, a fun little book with funfacts, and actually explaining some things I've been wondering.

The things that pulled this rating down, though, is;
1: the book seemed to contradict itself at times
2: the resepies at the end. They actually took up most of the book. I would have liked t
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Jenn Gazdecki
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tea Time

I love tea and I enjoyed this look into the history and how tea is prepared in various countries. The recipes at the end are intriguing and I look forward to trying a few.
Jorg
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: food
Nice, but all too brief--and I wish the authors spent more time on the history and botany of tea rather than a collection of recipes. Still, made me thirsty for some Assam and Nilgiri and sent me on a search of Sikkim.
indiefishsteak
Mar 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
This is really great to have around and very useful for getting into tea, but it's not completely thorough or anything. Still, I really enjoy it and recommend it to everyone. ...more
Carol-Anne
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book that provides basic information on tea types and grades. There are also recipes for tea drinks, sweets, and savouries.
Alexa
Feb 04, 2010 added it
The Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things Tea by Mike Heneberry (2006)
Nakul Shenoy
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A well designed, pocketbook all about tea - containing the history, types, and recipes. Recommended.
Vela
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
A charming book with cute illustrations and interesting facts. The handy size makes it great for bringing with you if you want a light read on the bus.
Bookkitten (collector of nice things)
Nice overview & very cute mini pics.
Read for personal research.
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