It seems that there’s always room on bookstore shelves for more books about tea. We’ve mentioned a number of titles in these pages thus far and here are a few more worthwhile selections for your tea reading pleasure.
British Tea and Coffee Cups, 1745-1940 – By Steve Goss
A book on antique collectible tea and coffee cups from Britain – even a short one – might not be to every reader’s liking. But those cup fanciers who are open to such a work will doubtless welcome it’s appearance on store shelves.
Top 100 Tea Recipes – By Debbie Weisberg
There are any number of variations on plain-jane varieties of hot and iced tea. If you’re looking to try out a few of them, Debbie Weisberg’s collection of 100 tea recipes, tea trivia and history will be right up your alley.
The True History of Tea – By Victor H. Mair & Erling Hoh
There have been quite a few histories and overviews of tea published over the course of the past few years. But the authors of The True History of Tea must have thought that we needed another one. As the publisher notes, Mair and Hoh will “tell the story of this remarkable beverage and its uses, from ancient times to the present, from East to West.”
Oolong Dead: A Tea Shop Mystery – By Laura Childs
Laura Childs has carved out a nice niche for herself with the Tea Shop Mysteries. These, as you might have guessed, mix tea culture with a good dose of mystery. Oolong Dead is the latest in this series of ten books which includes titles like The Silver Needle Murder, Shades of Earl Grey, and the forthcoming, The Teaberry Strangler.
Tea for You: Blending Custom Teas to Savor and Share – By Tracy Stern
Tea merchants regularly blend teas in various creative ways, but the average tea drinker can also try out this process on their own. For guidance on how to blend tea effectively, Stern’s book is obviously a good place to start.
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