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The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide Hardcover – 1 Oct 2007

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"I knew it was extraordinary...No other book, to my knowledge, has contained as much fascinating and detailed information." -- spicesoflife.com, September 18, 2007

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* A comprehensive, fully illustrated connoisseur's guide

to tea, including a global history, an encyclopedia of tea varietals, and guidelines for selecting, storing, and brewing tea. * Includes 150 full-color tea and location photos and 10 recipes that use tea as an ingredient. * Informed by the authors' 30+ years of experience researching methods of tea manufacture and sourcing quality product in Asia. * Covers the latest research on the healthful benefits of drinking tea, as well as current information on tea industry ethics, organic production, and fair trade practices.

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (1 October 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580087450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580087452
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3 x 23.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,85,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Henry W.
5.0 out of 5 starsBest starter guide to becoming a tea snob, cannot recommend it enough!
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4.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful tea book, filled to the brim with helpful information
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5.0 out of 5 starsA beautiful book!
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Rebecca Huston
4.0 out of 5 starsA very good look at Tea, especially in Asia
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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great book, well researched and beautifully produced
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