This is your guide to all things tea! From the estates where tea grows to tips for tasting like a pro; from unbreakable rules for brewing the perfect cup to delicious recipes to accompany your cup, this appealing volume is packed with illustrations and fun infographics. Created by the cocreators of the teapigs brand, it celebrates tea culture and customs around the world.
Offering the very best recipes for teatime treats from from tasty breads to indulgent sticky buns, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include more mouthwatering color photographyA wonderful collection of the best recipes for a traditional British tea range from well-known favorites to regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time and will satisfy even the most jaded of palates. Hundreds of recipes for cakes, cookies, buns, scones, breads, and rolls are provided here with clear instructions and mouthwatering images. From Herb Bread, Cheese and Celery Whirls and Scarborough Muffins to Melting Moments Biscuits, Fat Rascals, Seventeenth-Century Honey Cake, and Daniel’s Coffee and Drambuie Meringues, there is something for everyone. Of course, all the basics of good teatime cooking are covered, including pastry, basic breadmaking, and piemaking, with great tips on common baking problems and how to avoid them. The author is a leading expert on tea, food, and tea history, and she provides not only a brief history of the recipes, many going back centuries, but also the best teas to drink and how to prepare them. Includes dual measures.
Brewing your own kombucha at home is easy and fun! You can get exactly the flavors you want, and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp (kombuchakamp.com), shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and recipes for 286 different flavor combinations. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.” — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods “Refreshingly easy to read and full of interesting tidbits tucked among all the practical and scientific information. If you’ve got questions, this has all the answers.” — Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol
A freshly updated edition of the best introduction to one of the world’s most popular products, The Coffee Book is jammed full of facts, figures, cartoons, and commentary covering coffee from its first use in Ethiopia in the sixth century to the rise of Starbucks and the emergence of Fair Trade coffee in the twenty-first. The book explores the process of cultivation, harvesting, and roasting from bean to cup; surveys the social history of café society from the first coffeehouses in Constantinople to beatnik havens in Berkeley and Greenwich Village; and tells the dramatic tale of high-stakes international trade and speculation for a product that can make or break entire national economies. It also examines the industry’s major players, revealing how they have systematically reduced the quality of the bean and turned a much-loved product into a commodity and lifestyle accoutrement, ruining the lives of millions of farmers around the world in the process.Finally, The Coffee Book, hailed as a Best Business Book by Library Journal when it was first published, considers the exploitation of labor and damage to the environment that mass cultivation causes, and explores the growing “conscious coffee” market and Fair Trade movement.
Teaism has shaped all aspects of Japanese life. The simplicity of tea infuses Japanese architecture and art, as well as its spiritual institutions. Okakura Kakuzo’s book-length essay about tea and its role in Japanese culture was written in English and intended for the Western reader.
The Tea Book helps you explore the blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world and create your own delicious tea traditions. Where does tea come from? In The Tea Book learn where in the world tea is cultivated and how to drink each variety at its best, with steeping notes and step-by-step recipes. The Tea Book is your world tour of the art of tea. Visit tea plantations from India to Kenya and explore maps of the world’s most important growing regions. Learn to recognize tea-leaf varietals and spot the best types from each region. Recreate a Japanese tea ceremony with a guide to storied traditions and practical implements. Discover the health benefits of green tea. Craft the perfect Chai tea. Try a tasting course to cultivate your sense of tea color, aroma, and taste. Explore the spectrum of herbal, plant, and fruit infusions. The Tea Book covers it all, including history, tradition, and 75 classic and contemporary recipes to steep and share.
Soothing chamomile. Refreshing peppermint. Tangy rose hips. Prized since ancient times for their medicinal properties, herbal teasÑmellow, flavorful, and aromaticÑare enjoying a modern renaissance. The Book of Herbal Teas presents lovingly detailed profiles of 40 popular herbs and spices for making tea, complete with everything tea lovers need to know to grow, gather, blend, and brew them at home. Here, too, are tips on how to use their gentle healing powers to brighten a mood, ease a cold or flu, or bring deep, relaxing sleep. Suffused with a fascinating blend of history and lore and illustrated with lovely photographs, this charming and comprehensive volume offers a refreshing new take on enjoying favorite herbal teas to the fullest.
This collection of tiny bites and delectable treats will delight even the most discriminating tastes. Within the 144 pages of Tiny Book of Tea & Treats there are more than 50 recipes for small-bite appetizers, sweet party food, and refreshing teas.
The Vintage Tea Party Book embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to beautifully recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home• A unique mixture of recipes and feature spreads with accessible tips on hairstyling, makeup methods and tips on where to collect vintage china Angel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party. Expect glamour, roses, rabbits, headscarves, foxes, teapots, crows, parlour games, cake stands, hair and make-up tips and, not forgetting, humongous amounts of magical tea party food that is fit for the Queen of England, and easy enough for you to make.
For a generation adjusting painfully to the demands of a modern industrial and commercial society, Asia came to represent an alternative vision of the good life: aesthetically austere, socially aristocratic, and imbued with spirituality. The Book of Tea was originally written in English and sought to address the inchoate yearnings of disaffected Westerners. In a flash of inspiration, Okakura saw that the formal tea party as practiced in New England was a distant cousin of the Japanese tea ceremony, and that East and West had thus “met in the tea-cup.”
What’s hot? It’s tea, in all its delicious and dizzying varieties! ”The Essential Guide to All Things Tea” offers a brisk and full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics, with recipes for tea drinks and accompaniments. 160 pages; 4-1/4 wide x 5-3/4 high; concealed wire-o binding; book lies flat for ease of use; elastic band place holder.
Maw Broon and the Glebe Street Afternoon Tea Ladies bring you the best of their Scottish recipes for just under 100 Scottish fancy cakes and dainty savouries. Maw Broon and the Glebe Street Afternoon Tea Ladies bring you the best of their Scottish recipes for fancy cakes and dainty savouries. They’ve also written their very own (idiosyncratic) advice on the etiquette of afternoon tea for their friends and family, at home and abroad in the Commonwealth and Empire. Miss Gardner, a teacher, and one of the Glebe Street afternoon tea ladies, has written out the recipes, nice and neat, so that everyone can make the traditional recipes and enjoy a good Scottish afternoon tea. But Maw’s proven advice and unique observations, in her own vernacular, are also sprinkled throughout this colourful, bright and entertaining book. You’ll be well equipped to present an outstanding spread with near enough 100 braw recipes. These include cheese pastries, savoury choux buns, mini quiches, fairy cakes (who needs cupcakes!), millefeuille (whit? that’s a vanilla slice if you’re a Broon), swiss roll, .clairs, meringues, brandy snaps, gipsy creams, empire biscuits, and many more. In addition there’s a selection of recipes to help you make the perfect celebration cake. Cover it in ganache, buttercream, marzipan, fondant or royal icing – take your pick. Extras include illustrations of 12 recipe cards scattered throughout, that include strawberry jam, raspberry jam, apple jelly, tablet, chocolate truffles, and chantilly cream. And there are some vintage “Aunt Kate” recipes (taken from Maw’s favourite magazine The People’s Friend) for a nostalgic and homely look. This is the perfect gift, full of Broons humour and delicious Scottish recipes to enable you to host your own afternoon tea party – or just conduct yourself with manners when you’re in a posh tearoom. All the main recipes are braw.
For coffee lovers and those who love them, Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is a fun, graphic design-centered book focused on one of the world’s most addictive and beloved substances–coffee.If coffee is the foundation of your food pyramid, then this is your book. Inspired by Ryoko Iwata’s popular Web site, I Love Coffee (en.ilovecoffee.jp), Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is overflowing with infographics and fun, interesting facts about the most awesome beverage on earth written by Ryoko, a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle. The book includes the most popular pieces on the site, such as “Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee,” “10 Coffee Myths,” “The 15 Most Caffeinated Cities in the U.S.,” “The Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee (According to Science),” and “10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Caffeine,” plus 25 percent new, original material that is available only in this book.
The book of coffee and tea is a passionate guide to selecting, tasting, preparing, and serving the beverages caffeine connoisseurs can’t live without. Written by acknowledged experts in the coffee-roasting and tea-importing business, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about that beloved cup of joe (or orange pekoe), including how to: distinguish between Kona, Jamaican, Mocha, Java, and the other varieties of coffee; choose the method of brewing that’s best for you; make the perfect cup of coffee at the ideal temperature, no mater which method you choose; recognize ginseng, oolong, Earl Grey Ceylon, and the myriad other types of tea; blend and prepare your own herbal teas at home; recognize quality and freshness; find the best coffee, tea, equipment, and accessories, using the completely updated mail order section.Rich with the lore, steeped in tradition, and brimming with expert information, this is the only book coffee and tea lovers will ever need.
This fresh new release is a beautiful, hip guide to the world of coffee brought to you by New York City’s popular connoisseur coffee chain, Joe. Written from the point of view of owners (and siblings) Jonathan and Gabrielle Rubinstein, the reader is welcomed into the tight-knit international specialty coffee community of committed growers, buyers, roasters, entrepreneurs, baristas, and drinkers. Their mission: to source, purchase, roast, serve, and drink the world’s finest coffees.
The ultimate teatime recipe collection, with an introductory guide to preparing and serving the perfect afternoon tea, along with all the family faovurites you’d expect to find
Believe it or not, your backyard holds the secrets of generations of healing wisdom. From blackberry bushes to dandelion flowers, violets greens to white pine sap – healing plants are everywhere, and The Herbal Home Remedy Book is like a guided walk through the woods and fields with a master herbalist. You’ll learn how to identify gather, and use 25 healing herbs to make natural remedies in the form of teas, tinctures, salves, wines, vinegars, syrups, and lozenges. Natural antibiotic formulas from garlic, nosebleed remedies from peppermint leaf, sunburn relief from violets, and many others are woven among rich herbal folklore including Native American legends and stories. The Herbal Home Remedy Book is a full course in healing herbalist for you and your family.
Bellagio Cafe Mocha Gift Book, 10-Count In 1895 Italy, crafting our “coffee of love” was a labor of love. Today, we pour …