Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

by Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, Kevin Gascoyne

Firefly Books | November 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

An illustrated guide to the world''s teas.

Tea is second only to water as the most-consumed beverage in the world. When recent studies revealed green tea''s health benefits, North American consumption skyrocketed.

Tea is a comprehensive guide to non-herbal tea, the plant Camellia sinensis. Concise and authoritative text and an abundance of color photographs take the reader on an escorted tour of the world''s tea-growing countries: China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Like a fine wine, it is the "terroir" -- a region''s soil and climate -- that imparts unique characteristics to a tea.

The book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu''er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas. Topics include:

  • An overview of the history of tea
  • Tea varieties
  • The worldwide export of tea
  • How tea is processed
  • Signature tea cultivars
  • The art of making, serving and tasting tea, including tea ceremonies
  • Tea in cooking, with 15 recipes from gourmet chefs
  • A directory of teas.

A set of detailed charts, tables and graphs shows the caffeine, antioxidant and other biochemical properties of 35 teas.

Tea aficionados go on organized tours of tea-growing regions, enroll in tasting seminars and earn professional certificates. For them and for the interested reader who enjoys the occasional cup, Tea is a beautifully presented homage to the world''s most beloved hot beverage.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.81 in

Published: November 3, 2011

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554079373

ISBN - 13: 9781554079377

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very, very explicit! I read this book as intro to my affection to tea. I learned so much - it is like a beginners book at first but the more you read, the more proficient you get. I've read other tea books too but this is by far the most detailed one. The fact that it is recent is very important too because it also talks about the modern boom and changes in the tea world. Towards the end you can find the caffeine and antioxidant contents of some popular teas. If you are serious about your tea, this is the book to have!
Date published: 2014-03-31

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Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

by Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, Kevin Gascoyne

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 0.81 in

Published: November 3, 2011

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554079373

ISBN - 13: 9781554079377

About the Book

An illustrated guide to the world's teas.

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An illustrated guide to the world''s teas.

Tea is second only to water as the most-consumed beverage in the world. When recent studies revealed green tea''s health benefits, North American consumption skyrocketed.

Tea is a comprehensive guide to non-herbal tea, the plant Camellia sinensis. Concise and authoritative text and an abundance of color photographs take the reader on an escorted tour of the world''s tea-growing countries: China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Like a fine wine, it is the "terroir" -- a region''s soil and climate -- that imparts unique characteristics to a tea.

The book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu''er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas. Topics include:

  • An overview of the history of tea
  • Tea varieties
  • The worldwide export of tea
  • How tea is processed
  • Signature tea cultivars
  • The art of making, serving and tasting tea, including tea ceremonies
  • Tea in cooking, with 15 recipes from gourmet chefs
  • A directory of teas.

A set of detailed charts, tables and graphs shows the caffeine, antioxidant and other biochemical properties of 35 teas.

Tea aficionados go on organized tours of tea-growing regions, enroll in tasting seminars and earn professional certificates. For them and for the interested reader who enjoys the occasional cup, Tea is a beautifully presented homage to the world''s most beloved hot beverage.

About the Author

Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and ,b>Hugo Americi are professional tea tasters and the owners of Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal, Quebec.

Jonathan Racine is an editor with a passion for tea. For this book he traveled to China to tour plantations, meet with producers and tasters and, of course, to drink many cups of tea.

Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi; Jonathan Racine, Edito

Editorial Reviews

A pretty and enjoyable book with an affordable price and some practical uses for tea-drinkers.
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