Origin: Published by Ten Speed Press
Author(s): Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
Hardcover: 432 pages
Description: One of the most comprehensive resources on tea. A must read for anyone seeking knowledge about the worlds most popular beverage. Vividly illustrated throughout this book provides a sweeping tour around the world of tea. Veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence around the world and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage. This book is a staple for anyone who wants a detailed look into the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.
The Story of Tea begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider's view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea.
Height : 23.5cm
Length : 19.71cm
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