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By Mary Lou Heiss,Robert J. Heiss

ISBN-10: 1580087450

ISBN-13: 9781580087452

no matter if it is a gentle eco-friendly tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a posh brew of artwork and undefined, culture and revolution, East and West. during this sweeping travel in the course of the international of tea, veteran tea investors Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's impression around the globe and supply a whole reference for selecting, consuming, and having fun with this beverage.

The tale of Tea starts with a trip alongside the tea path, from the plush forests of China, the place tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the great tea gardens of India, and past. supplying an insider'­s view of all features of tea exchange, the Heisses study Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and express how sophisticated modifications in territory and creation give a contribution to the variety of colour, style, and caliber in brewed tea. They profile greater than thirty crucial tea varietals, supply a detailed advisor to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts linked to tea. Sharing the newest learn, they speak about tea's wellbeing and fitness advantages and advancements in natural construction and reasonable exchange practices. ultimately, they current ten candy and savory recipes, together with Savory chinese language Marbled Eggs and eco-friendly Tea Pot de Crâme, and assets for getting high-quality tea.

Vividly illustrated throughout, The tale of Tea is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and encouraged humans for greater than thousand years.

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