Start making space on your tea bookshelf now. There are always new tea books in the works and the upcoming months are no exception. New titles in our future include the latest installment in a popular tea-themed mystery series, another tea-related novel that’s not a mystery, a how-to on reading tea leaves, a travelogue on the fabled Tea Horse Road and a look at tea culture in Jane Austen’s day.
Scones & Bones (A Tea Shop Mystery)
by Laura Childs
Childs has turned out about a dozen of these popular mysteries thus far, chronicling the adventures of tea shop owner and amateur detective, Theodosia Browning.
Tea for Two (The Tea Shop Series)
by Trish Perry
Apparently one fictional series set in a tea shop wasn’t enough. Author Trish Perry has resolved this matter with the latest volume in her Tea Shop Series.
Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners: Your Fortune in a Tea Cup
by Caroline Dow
The name of this volume speaks for itself. If you’ve ever wondered if there’s really anything to this tea leaf reading business, here’s your chance to investigate the issue.
The Ancient Art of Tea: Discover Happiness and Contentment in a Perfect Cup of Tea
by Warren Peltier
If you’re wondering how you can “Discover Happiness and Contentment” in something so simple as tea, then maybe you’ve never really tasted a truly great cup of tea. For more on this notion check out this forthcoming book from Peltier, a tea expert currently based in China.
The Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade Road to Tibet
by Michael Freeman
A volume that, as the publisher puts it, “covers the production of tea, its history, culture and the arduous journey through some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and traditional cultures, including Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet, northern Burma and Assam”
Tea with Jane Austen
by Kim Wilson
If the recent spate of popular mashups combining Jane Austen with zombies, mummies or sea monsters are not your – uhh, cup of tea, then check out Wilson’s book, a nonfiction look at tea and its trappings in Austen’s time.
Don’t forget to check out William’s blog, Tea Guy Speaks!