Tea Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

by Ric Rhinehart, Wendy Rasmussen

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 23, 1998 | Trade Paperback |

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TEA BASICS

Your complete guide to the perfect cup

Civilized, soothing, delicious, and relaxing . . . tea offers an ideal refuge from the fast pace and stressful demands of life today. But with the astonishing array of teas currently available, how do you find a cup you can really call your own?

Start with Tea Basics. This handy reference covers all of the essentials of tea buying, brewing, and tasting, and explores the comforts of ritual and healing that tea has provided through the centuries. As you sip and savor the wonderful flavors of black teas, green teas, oolongs, and scented/herbal teas, you''ll understand why tea is consumed by more people worldwide than any other drink except water. So put the kettle on, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in Tea Basics! Inside you''ll find:
* Tea facts: its origins, history, and many varieties
* Guidance on selection, blending, brewing, tasting, and storage
* Tips on tea etiquette
* A tea-tasting glossary
* Select sources of tea and related equipment

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 204 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 23, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471185183

ISBN - 13: 9780471185185

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Tea Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

by Ric Rhinehart, Wendy Rasmussen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 204 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 23, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471185183

ISBN - 13: 9780471185185

Table of Contents

What Is Tea?

Tea Anecdotes and History.

The World of Tea.

Finding the Truly Exceptional Cup.

Tea Blending.

The Agony of the Leaves: Preparing Tea at Home.

Enjoying Fine Tea.

Tea and Health.

The Future of Fine Tea.

Appendices.

Index.

From the Publisher

TEA BASICS

Your complete guide to the perfect cup

Civilized, soothing, delicious, and relaxing . . . tea offers an ideal refuge from the fast pace and stressful demands of life today. But with the astonishing array of teas currently available, how do you find a cup you can really call your own?

Start with Tea Basics. This handy reference covers all of the essentials of tea buying, brewing, and tasting, and explores the comforts of ritual and healing that tea has provided through the centuries. As you sip and savor the wonderful flavors of black teas, green teas, oolongs, and scented/herbal teas, you''ll understand why tea is consumed by more people worldwide than any other drink except water. So put the kettle on, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in Tea Basics! Inside you''ll find:
* Tea facts: its origins, history, and many varieties
* Guidance on selection, blending, brewing, tasting, and storage
* Tips on tea etiquette
* A tea-tasting glossary
* Select sources of tea and related equipment

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TEA BASICS

Your complete guide to the perfect cup

Civilized, soothing, delicious, and relaxing . . . tea offers an ideal refuge from the fast pace and stressful demands of life today. But with the astonishing array of teas currently available, how do you find a cup you can really call your own?

Start with Tea Basics. This handy reference covers all of the essentials of tea buying, brewing, and tasting, and explores the comforts of ritual and healing that tea has provided through the centuries. As you sip and savor the wonderful flavors of black teas, green teas, oolongs, and scented/herbal teas, you''ll understand why tea is consumed by more people worldwide than any other drink except water. So put the kettle on, put your feet up, and immerse yourself in Tea Basics! Inside you''ll find:

  • Tea facts: its origins, history, and many varieties
  • Guidance on selection, blending, brewing, tasting, and storage
  • Tips on tea etiquette
  • A tea-tasting glossary
  • Select sources of tea and related equipment

About the Author

RIC RHINEHART is the president of R2 Consultants, a management consulting company specializing in premium tea.
WENDY RASMUSSEN is the Executive Director of the American Premium Tea Institute, and a frequent contributor to tea industry journals.

From Our Editors

You wouldn't want to bypass this book for all the tea in China. Veritable tea totallers Wendy Rasmussen and Rick Rhinehart write about the world's finest and fanciest brews in Tea Basics. You'll learn the history of a variety of tea blends, the secrets to its appreciation and brewing techniques. This light look at the world's most popular beverage includes a tea glossary and mail order information.
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