I bought this book largely because I wanted to know what the heck a terroir is...
No, that's not quite right. I bought this book because I've been drinking gallons of tea every week for years without a real appreciation for its history, cultivation or production. I'd tried quite a wide variety of teas, all loose leaf of course, without taking any tasting notes, and while I had a vague idea of what I preferred and the differences between different varieties of teas I certainly couldn't talk at length about things like the degree of oxidization oolongs are subjected to. Instead of picking up knowledge bit by bit I wanted to really sit down and learn about it. This book takes you on quite a tour -- through the history of tea along with detailed sections on China, Japan, Taiwan & India and shorter sections on other tea-producing regions, following up with a guide to preparation and some recipes.
It's also a beautiful book, peppered with gorgeous pictures of every step of tea production and interviews, and well worth the money.
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books; 3 ed edition (1 July 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0228100275
- ISBN-13: 978-0228100270
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.8 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 885 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)