Drinking tea has traditionally been associated with ancient rituals and Asian art forms; and, in a more contemporary vein, the imbibing of herbal teas is often linked to spiritual benefits and good health. 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. Alice Joyce --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Tea Companion is an indispensable guide for the connoisseur. Authoritative, informative, and inspirational, it covers everything from how tea was first "discovered" to advice on where to buy it, how it should be stored, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Tea is the world's most popular beverage, yet most people are familiar with and drink only a tiny proportion of the huge array of high-quality teas that are now available. The Tea Companion opens up this diverse and exciting world and encourages you to seek out and try some of the world's most exquisite teas. At the heart of the book is a country-by-country directory which is divided into four main parts. The first three sections look closely at 11 of the world's tea-producing nations. Profiles of recommended teas detail the essential brewing characteristics of flavor, aroma, and color, and also offer brewing hints and drinking recommendations so that you know how to make the most of your brew. The final section is a brief guide to the world's other tea-producing countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The Tea Companion is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration, an accessible and practical guide to help you enjoy the richness and variety of tea. It is, in short, a celebration of the world's favorite brew. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
THE TEA COMPANION by Jane Pettigrew was indispensible for me. I needed to learn about Green Teas quickly, needing to use it to lose some weight and substitute for... Read more
This is an excellent book! I just recently decided to better understand my appreciation for tea. This book offers anyone a great, quick guide to refer to when purchasing tea, as... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2000
I used this book A LOT to research for my online tea shop. It is full of information and is easy to read. It also has nice, colorful pictures. Read morePublished on July 12 2000 by Mary Clement Hill