Synopses & Reviews
With interest in tea on the rise - especially for items like green tea and chai - the New Tea Book is completely updated and revised and stands as the ultimate authority on tea. Not only does it contain all-new photography, but the recipes are either new or have been rewritten and re-tested. All aspects of tea are covered, from descriptions of each variety and its history to preparing the perfect blend and serving it from the perfect teapot. 45 recipes cover the entire culinary spectrum including drinks, main courses, light lunches, and desserts and other sweets. The new edition has a never-before-seen chapter on the home spa with 11 recipes for tub sachets, soaps, and soothing herbal tea blends. Hard to find teas and equipment are now easy to locate with the handy resource section. Author Sara Perry has written a number of popular cookbooks for Chronicle Books including the Complete Coffee Cookbook (Spring 2001), also newly revised and updated.
Tea is hot and getting hotter. In the New Tea Book, no leaf is left unturned. Discover the wide variety of teas that are available and their myriad health benefits, as well as over 50 recipes for cooking with tea: beverages, savories, and delectable sweets. This strikingly photographed volume takes readers on a visual journey exploring the riches of black, green, oolong, and herbal teas, from the fragrant, full-bodied Assam to the spirited and spicy Yunnan. An exciting addition is the completely new Personal Spa section, introducing a host of aromatherapy touches for the home with recipes for tea bath sachets, eye pillows, beauty soaps, and potpourris. Finally, a list of resources gives information on where to find interesting tea blends and equipment, not to mention author Sara Perry's favorite international teahouses. Here's just the right cup o' tea.
About the Author
Sara Perry is the author of The Complete Tea Book, Summertime Treats, Christmastime Treats, and Great Gingerbread, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Alison Miksch's photographs have been featured in many magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, and Shape. She lives in Pennsylvania.