Whether it’s a delicate green tea from China or a bracing black tea from India, a seemingly mild-mannered cup of tea represents a turbulent history of intrigue and conquest, tradition and revolution, East and West.
In this sweeping tour through the history, culture, and lore of this 2,000-year-old beverage, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss provide an in-depth resource for tea lovers covering all aspects of production and consumption, from the terroir in which a tea bush is cultivated to the time-honored rituals of brewing and drinking.
At once passionate and carefully researched, this weighty tome will infuse readers with a deep appreciation for the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf.
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