The Story of Tea

A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
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Genre: Cooking, History
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100147909
Released: Apr 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977356277
Narrator/s: Elizabeth Wiley
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.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. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Creme, and resources for purchasing fine tea.

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Product Number EB00166218
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: #9781607741725