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Whether it really is a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of artwork and market, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour by way of the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and supply a comprehensive reference for picking, consuming, and enjoying this beverage.THE STORY OF TEA starts with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, the place tea cultivation very first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the huge tea gardens of India, and past. Providing an insider's see of all elements of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and display how subtle variations in territory and manufacturing contribute to the diversity of colour, taste, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty vital tea varietals, provide an in depth guidebook to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts connected with tea. Sharing the newest investigation, they discuss tea's health positive aspects and developments in natural manufacturing and honest trade practices. Last but not least, they current ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Creme, and assets for buying fine tea.Vividly illustrated all through, THE STORY OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for a lot more than two thousand many years.
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