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The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas

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AROUND THE WORLD IN A TEACUP

Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world’s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately sweet green tea from Japan or a bracing, brisk Darjeeling black, tells a story in the cup about the land that nurtured it and the tea-making skills that transformed it.

 

In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss provide decades of expertise on understanding tea and its origins, the many ways to buy tea, and how to explore and enjoy the six classes of tea (green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and Pu-erh). Additional advice on steeping the perfect cup and storing tea at home, alongside a gallery of more than thirty-fi ve individual teas with tasting notes and descriptions make The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook a singular source of both practical information and rich detail about this fascinating beverage.

About the Author

MARY LOU HEISS AND ROBERT J. HEISS have been premium tea retailers since 1974. They are adventurous tea trekkers and food and travel writers, and they also present popular educational tea workshops and tastings around the country. They are coauthors of The Story of Tea and Hot Drinks. When not traveling to source tea for their shop Tea Trekker, the Heisses make their home in western Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: The Glorious World of Tea 1

 

Chapter One: Purchasing Tea 10

Chapter Two: Steeping the Perfect Cup 26

Chapter Three: The Six Classes of Tea 40

Green Tea 42

Yellow Tea 75

White Tea 82

Oolong Tea 92

Black Tea 118

Pu-erh Tea 150

 

Chapter Four: Tea Storage and Freshness 174

 

Glossary 182

Buyer’s Guide 191

Acknowledgments 195

Index 196

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580088046
Author:
Heiss, Mary Lou
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Heiss, Robert
Author:
Heiss, Robert J.
Subject:
Beverages - Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Tea
Subject:
Cookery (Tea)
Subject:
Coffee & Tea
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Tea and Coffee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 4.52 x .6 in .76 lb

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