I’m a tea drinker. I will usually choose tea over coffee probably because it is something I grew up drinking. In The Tea Book: All Things Tea, authors Louise Cheadle and Nick Kilby, co-owners of teapigs, an ethically minded tea company in the UK which sells high quality tea.
This extensive book is divided into five chapters, beginning with a look at tea drinking culture around the world. My grandfather was an avid tea drinker who consumed his favorite Dragon Well tea all day, throughout the day. Therefore, it isn’t surprising to see that China tops the list when it comes to the amount of tea it consumes annually.
It then goes into the different continents and how tea is consumed in various countries within that continent. A few recipes are dotted here and there to give you a chance to create your own Moroccan mint tea, or Indian chai tea.
As you progress through the book, there is a little on herbal teas — which is what I tend to drink — as well as the best way to drink each of the teas: temperature, etc.
This is a perfect gift for your tea lover friend or family member. The illustrations are beautiful and the book, though packed with information, is extremely easy to maneuver and read.
The Tea Book: All Things Tea is available via Amazon.