An illustrated guide to teas of the world by Canada’s foremost professional tea tasters.
Tea is a comprehensive guide to the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. A concise and authoritative text with an abundance of color photographs, it’s like travelling an escorted tour of the world’s tea-growing countries: China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Like a fine wine, it is the “terroir” — a region’s soil and climate — that imparts the unique characteristics to a tea.
Here is a sampling of just some of the topics covered:
– An overview of the history of tea
– Tea varieties
– How tea is processed
– The art of making, serving and tasting tea, including tea ceremonies
– Tea in cooking, with 15 recipes from gourmet chefs
– A directory of teas
A set of detailed charts, tables and graphs shows the caffeine, antioxidant and other biochemical properties of 35 teas. This is a must-have reference guide to anyone wishing to explore the world’s greatest natural beverage!