“Tea Drinking in 18th-century America” by Rodris Roth

In 18th-century America, the pleasant practice of taking tea at home was an established social custom with a recognized code of manners and distinctive furnishings. Pride was taken in a correct and fashionable tea table whose equipage included much more than teapot, cups, and saucers. (Rodris Roth) Americans are not the greatest tea drinkers in …

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“A Cup of Tea” – The Book (1884)

If you're looking for old books about tea there are plenty of them just a click away, thanks to the ongoing efforts to digitize what seems like every piece of printed material ever published. I've written about many of these over the years and keep waiting for the supply to run dry, but it hasn't yet. …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 21

Each time I embark upon the writing of this column, I find myself getting a little nervous. After all, the supply of new tea books has to run out some time. Doesn’t it? Well, maybe it will at some point, but we apparently haven't gotten to that point just yet. So let's get on with …

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A Bit of “Tea Wisdom” in a Small, Convenient Size

Tea books abound, as fellow blogger William I. Lengeman III has shown on this blog in his monthly postings about the latest of them. And I have learned to “just say no” when it comes to offers to review new ones. I would be spending time on nothing else. However, a little book called Tea …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 20

Writing a bunch of monthly columns about tea books, as well as some miscellaneous articles about tea books, I assumed that I was aware of absolutely every tea book that's been loosed on the world in recent years. But that's not quite true, as I realized when I was contacted recently by a company that …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 19

Avert your eyes, if you must, and move on to the next paragraph, but I'm going to kick off this installment of the tea book column with a book about coffee. Gasp. It's called Coffee Gives Me Superpowers: An Illustrated Book about the Most Awesome Beverage on Earth and it's by Ryoko Iwata. I mention …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 18

When I wrote a profile of tea person and author Babette Donaldson a little while back it somehow escaped my notice that she had written a tea-themed book for children. Although I guess it's more correct to call it a book for both children and adults. It's called Fun With Tea: Activities for Tea Loving …

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Are There Too Many Tea Books?

The avalanche of tea books seems neverending, with many of them highlighted on this blog by my fellow blogger Bill Lengeman (his latest: Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 17). At some point my mind starts to overheat, the gears start to go “Screeeeee!” and I call out “Enough!” The next words out of my mouth …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 17

Fred Thompson has written books about a variety of beverages, including lemonade, hot chocolate, and bourbon. But with iced tea season getting under way for so many of us it's as good a time as any to mention the other beverage he wrote about. Yes, that would be iced tea. Iced Tea: 50 Recipes for …

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Recent and Upcoming Tea Books 16

In recent years it seems that, if you're the head of a successful tea company, the thing to do is write a book. If you don't believe it, we'll start with exhibit A, a recent volume that fits the bill. Then we'll move onto exhibits B and C, which have been out for a while …

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