Tea: Aromas and Flavors Around the World

Tea: Aromas and Flavors Around the World is a guide book on tea. It is not a cookbook, but is a stunning and comprehensive book for those interested in the art and history of tea — the nicest tea guide we've seen to date. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 189 pages. 

Copyright: 2005 

Publisher: Chronicle Books 

Author: Lydia Gautier 

ISBN: 9780811856829

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Description: The mystery of tea has been celebrated for centuries. In this stunningly beautiful exploration of all things tea, hundreds of lush photographs across five continents capture the essence of one of the world's purest and most ancient delicacies. 

Discover how the familiar yet mysterious tea leaf has evolved and transformed throughout the centuries, from its medicinal origins in China to the modern infusions of perfumes in the West. Captivating stories and sumptuous images depict the varied rituals of tea drinking in diverse cultures, and a selection of recipes explores the wide-ranging possibilities of cooking with tea. 

A worldwide guide lists more than 100 specialty tea merchants and tea rooms in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and North America. Opulent and informative, Tea introduces readers to the art of the professionals with an official tasting vocabulary and detailed charts of the 32 grands crus teas, including Sencha, Darjeeling, and Earl Grey. 

This lavish volume offers a comprehensive guide to both the cultural and scientific properties of this universal beverage -- from the nuances of the legendary Japanese tea ceremony to the complexity and nature of the terroir where each varietal is grown. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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