The Tea Cyclopedia: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Drink

The Tea Cyclopedia A Celebration of the World s Favorite Drink Tea drinking has become a way of life To put it frankly it is a love an addiction and some would even go as far to say a philosophy Dr Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored be

  • Title: The Tea Cyclopedia: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Drink
  • Author: Keith Souter
  • ISBN: 9781626360914
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tea drinking has become a way of life To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy Dr Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West The Tea Cyclopedia is an indispensable r Tea drinking has become a way of life To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy Dr Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West The Tea Cyclopedia is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in all things tea Commencing each chapter with insightful quotes, it not only captures the historical beginnings of this beloved drink, but also explores tea s involvement in politics, health, the economy, and even fortune telling This unprecedented beverage has united people in times of adversity it has also divided nations, causing volatile revolutions, such as the Sri Lankan Civil War and the Boston Tea Party But today you will most likely find that various cultures have developed their own unique style of enjoying tea, and the ritual of tea drinking itself is not only intriguing, but also highly rewarding In this meticulously detailed guide, readers will rediscover tea, its cultivation, and all of its richness and intricacy as a worldwide beverage The Tea Cyclopedia is an enthralling tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has vehemently continued to inspire people for than two thousand years.

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    1. This is a very thorough book about all aspects of tea. It looks at everything from the way teas are processed to the history of teapots to cultural uses of tea. There's even a very thorough chapter on reading tea leaves. I loved this book because I love history, culture, and tea so for me it was everything I hoped to find in one package. The writing was very engaging. The research was very thorough and there are great references at the end.

    2. This book was mixed. The first third that discussed tea (as opposed to tea culture) was excellent, but much of the remainder was quite poor. As a Physicist, I was appalled that someone could publish this book while stating things that were utterly false. A simple search would have provided the author with the information required! Two items were particularly appalling. The author referred to Archimedes and his discovery (Archimedes principle), but states it incorrectly showing that neither he, [...]

    3. Very quick read-- short, sweet, and to the point. I appreciate the author's perspective as a physician and scientist, which lends a very unique perspective to the culture of tea. I tend to prefer a heavy emphasis on history and culture and it's impact on tea, and this book wasn't as deep as I would've wanted. Also, the author is from Scotland (I believe) so there was a strong influence and emphasis on European (primarily English) tea culture, and I would much rather hear about more about the Asi [...]

    4. Other people seemed to enjoy this book but I thought it was kind if boring. I expected it to be more about different types of teas and herbs etc and it was more about "tea in history." There were a couple good chapters that mention good experiments you could do with children and one recipe that sounded like it would be worth making. It just wasn't what I expected, but to each his own. I skipped the last chapter on reading tea leaves bc it freaks me out

    5. Think you know a lot about tea? Well, think again! This book gives lots of interesting facts about the perennial drink we all enjoy! I learned a ton of facts and found lots of lovely recipes inside this book. So if you like tea, I highly recommend this fascinating book.

    6. Tea facts from history and placesThere's a smattering of tea history, lore, etiquette, and trivia. Good in providing a general overview of culture around tea, now and in other places and in history.

    7. There's some nifty information on this book, but it lacks, hmm, rigor? It's fluffy, rather than a really fascinating book, and it at times goes on with pages of dull description - and not an illustration in sight. >:/

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