Here is a selection of books about tea available from Amazon.com
||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 and background
of the beloved ritual of tea, capturing the various tastes and nuances
of teas from around the world.
||Afternoon tea is the English meal-time
institution, a social as well as a culinary event.
Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea captures the essence of this traditional
British occasion and provides the reader with all the Ritz expertise
in the ceremony as well as over 50 recipes, illustrated with passages
from Dickens to Oscar Wilde and charming drawings.
||This informative guide provides answers
to most any question one might have about the history of tea, the
many types of fine teas available, and different manners of brewing
and preparation. A detailed international directory by country describes
the production of a rather mind-boggling variety of teas, recommending
the best selections, along with seven categories specifying the
appropriate times to drink the myriad kinds of teas listed.
||The Book of Tea is something of a curiosity:
written in English by a Japanese scholar (and issued here in bilingual
form), it was first published in 1906, a peak moment of Westernization
The Book of Tea folds an explication of the philosophy,
first Taoist, later Zen Buddhist, that informs its oblique celebration
of simplicity and directness--what Okakura calls, in a telling phrase,
||A cookbook and style book, Having Tea includes
a range of stunning locations with recipes, menus, table settings,
and serving ideas for tea. There are formal and elegant teas that
ring in the winter holidays with rich dark fruitcake, shortbread,
brandy snaps, and sherried English trifle; a tea for one in the
study with spicy ginger Bundt cake and a plate of cookies; and tea
for two in a loft, with slow-scrambled eggs, cornmeal muffins and
apple butter, and panfried tomatoes sprinkled with fresh tarragon.
||This handy reference covers all of the essentials
of tea buying, brewing, and tasting, and explores the comforts of
ritual and healing that tea has provided through the centuries.
As you sip and savor the wonderful flavors of black teas, green
teas, oolongs, and scented/herbal teas, you'll understand why tea
is consumed by more people worldwide than any other drink except
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