01 | The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea - Joseph Wesley Uhl
Published: November 2015
Inside: A guide to the history and origins of tea, with insight to world tea traditions. There's also a recipe section for DIY blends, cocktails and iced tea!
02 | How to Make Tea – Brian Keating & Kim Long
Published: October 2015
Inside: This book talks science! It dives right into the biological and chemical make-up of the tea plant, the affects of geography on flavour and the physics of making the perfect tea.
03 | The Tea Book – Linda Gaylard
Published: July 2015
Inside: A full exploration of tea. From the basics of the tea plant, to an overview of world tea ceremonies, growing regions and tea brewing. At the end your greeted by a large selection of iced tea, and cocktail recipes.
04 | Tea: A User's Guide - Tony Gebely
Published: November 2016
Inside: The perfect book for navigating the world of tea. Learn how tea is grown and processed, where it originated and how it is now classified. The book also explores the chemical composition of tea, as well as teaching how to prepare and taste like a pro.
05 | Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties - Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand & Jasmin Desharnais
Published: December 2013
Inside: Covering the history, the production process and scientific makeup of tea. It also looks at the cultivation of tea, focusing on specific tea, their "families", cultivars and grades. Finally, there's an exploration of growing region characteristics, the affect of terroir and the final flavour of tea.
06 | Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage - Lisa Boalt Richardson
Published: October 2014
Inside: Certified Tea Specialist, Lisa Boalt Richardson, delves into the modern world of tea with tips on: buying, storing, steeping, tasting, pairing and cooking with tea! The book includes fun and tasty recipes for home bakes, cocktails and DIY health blends.
07 | The New Tea Companion: A Guide to Teas Throughout the World - Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson
Published: July 2015
Inside: This is an official textbook for the Canadian Tea Sommelier course. It contains an overview of tea through time, from ancient to modern. However, there's a stronger focus on growing regions, both world famous and lesser known, and the tea they produce. There's a final insight to the characteristics of tea, explored through brewing methods, taste, aroma and appearance.
08 | The World Atlas of Tea - Krisi Smith
Published: September 2016
Inside: A well rounded overview of tea. Starting with the basics of the tea plant, moving onto the different varieties, aspects of terroir and processing techniques. There's a whole section on the many tea growing regions, their specialties and cultural ceremonies. With a final section dedicated to the art of blending, brewing and drinking.
09 | Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea - Annelies Zijderveld
Published: April 2015
Inside: The ultimate cookbook for tea lovers and Los Angles Times Cookbook of the Year winner! The recipes in this vary from homey and familiar, to down right creative. It's not just pudds infused with tea, this book can help funk up the Brussels sprouts and make tea syrups!
10 | The Book of Tea - Kakuzo Okakura
Inside: A modern classic that is considered the godfather of tea books! Okakura dedicated much of his life to the revival of traditional Japanese culture, which involves the tea ceremony, as most tea lovers will know. His book delves into the ceremony, its formalities, the patterns of belief surrounding it and even the influences of it.
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