By Mary Lou Heiss
No matter if it is a gentle eco-friendly tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a posh brew of artwork and undefined, culture and revolution, East and West. during this sweeping journey in the course of the international of tea, veteran tea investors Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's impact around the globe and supply a whole reference for selecting, ingesting, and having fun with this beverage.THE tale OF TEA starts off with a trip alongside the tea path, from the luxurious forests of China, the place tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the titanic tea gardens of India, and past.
Offering an insider's view of all facets of tea alternate, the Heisses learn Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and express how refined variations in territory and creation give a contribution to the variety of colour, style, and caliber in brewed tea. They profile greater than thirty crucial tea varietals, supply a detailed consultant to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts linked to tea. Sharing the most recent learn, they speak about tea's health and wellbeing merits and advancements in natural creation and reasonable exchange practices. eventually, they current ten candy and savory recipes, together with Savory chinese language Marbled Eggs and eco-friendly Tea Pot de Creme, and assets for getting wonderful tea.
Vividly illustrated all through, the tale OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and encouraged humans for greater than thousand years.