This pocket-sized handbook to all things tea is the perfect gift for tea connoisseurs, tea newbies, and anyone who appreciates a good cuppa.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world—second only to water. And there's so much to learn and try beyond the colorful boxes in the grocery store. Like wine and beer, each tea variety has its own distinct history, source, and flavor profile, from Darjeeling to matcha to Silver Needle. Tea is also embedded in the traditions of many cultures around the world and is shared with others through distinctive ceremonies that include unique customs, foods, and accessories. Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you’ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for tea lovers of all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn about
• Tea Bags vs. Loose Leaf • Anatomy of a Tea Plant • How to Prepare Tea • Tea Families and Common Varieties • Types of Teapots and How to Use Them • Tea Traditions Across the World
Plus an illustrated guide to tea accessories, terms every tea lover should know, highlights from tea history, a tea tasting guide, tips for throwing tea parties, and much more!
About the Author
Candace Rose Rardon is a travel writer, illustrator, and avid tea drinker. Her work has appeared in Longreads, National Geographic, BBC Travel, and the Calm meditation app, among others. Originally from the East Coast, she has spent the past decade traveling through more than fifty countries and falling in love with the fascinating tea traditions found across the world, from masala chai in India to mint tea in Morocco to yerba mate in Uruguay.
"The perfect gift idea for anyone that enjoys tea."—Reviews by Rachel