If the word Kindle doesn’t ring a bell it’s time to come out from under your rock. If you have heard of the Kindle then you’re probably aware that the gadget, brought to us by Amazon, is one of the best known and most popular of an increasing number of ebook readers that have been hitting the market lately.
For more background on the Kindle itself and the rapidly growing assortment of materials that you can read on it refer to the Kindle Store. Among those materials, as you might have suspected, are a number of tea-related virtual tomes. Now if you’re looking for the widest variety of books about tea, you’re still going to have to look to print editions for the most part, but there are more electronic works hitting the presses every day.
For starters, you could check out a surprising number of editions of The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, a classic work that takes a look at the way tea became ingrained into Japanese culture.
If Chinese tea and tea history is more to your liking you could try out For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History, by Sarah Rose. As the title suggests, it’s a look at how the British managed to break the chokehold that the Chinese once had on tea.
For a look at the basics of tea and tea culture, you could go with The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea, by Michael Harney, one member of that family of well-known tea merchants. Or you could go with the appropriately titled Tea Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide, by Wendy Rasmussen and Ric Rhinehart.
For some thoughts on the health benefits of tea and various other herbs that can be made into tea, check out 20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature’s Healing Herbs, by Victoria Zak. While it’s hard to imagine that there are actually 20,000 secrets tucked away in this one volume it doubtless has some good information nonetheless.
If mystery and tea are more your style check out Death By Darjeeling and various other Kindle editions of Laura Child’s popular Tea Shop Mystery series.