Tea Sommelier

Text by Gabriella Lombardi
Photographed by Fabio Petroni

White Star Publishers | October 22, 2013 | Hardcover

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Like fine wine, good tea is a gastronomic delicacy that possesses a deliciously wide range of aromas and flavors. And, just like an excellent wine guide, this richly illustrated volume initiates drinkers into the art of tasting, making, and serving. A careful examination of 50 grand cru teas-including some of the best-known varieties available-will give drinkers a new appreciation of what goes into a cup. A selection of exclusive recipes, along with advice on pairing tea and food, completes this gorgeous book-a must-have for anyone who savors this ancient beverage.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 4.72 × 3.79 × 0.39 in

Published: October 22, 2013

Publisher: White Star Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 8854407674

ISBN - 13: 9788854407671

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Tea Sommelier

Text by Gabriella Lombardi
Photographed by Fabio Petroni

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 4.72 × 3.79 × 0.39 in

Published: October 22, 2013

Publisher: White Star Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 8854407674

ISBN - 13: 9788854407671

From the Publisher

Like fine wine, good tea is a gastronomic delicacy that possesses a deliciously wide range of aromas and flavors. And, just like an excellent wine guide, this richly illustrated volume initiates drinkers into the art of tasting, making, and serving. A careful examination of 50 grand cru teas-including some of the best-known varieties available-will give drinkers a new appreciation of what goes into a cup. A selection of exclusive recipes, along with advice on pairing tea and food, completes this gorgeous book-a must-have for anyone who savors this ancient beverage.

About the Author

Photographer Fabio Petroni specializes in portraits and still lifes. Over the years he has photographed leading Italian celebrities, and he now works with top advertising agencies where he handles the publications of some important Italian brands. His books with White Star include Horses: Master Portraits, Mutt''s Life!, Cocktails, and Supercats! He lives and works in Milan.
 
Gabriella Lombardi attended university in Granada, Spain, where she became enamored of tea and its rituals thanks to the city''s numerous teterias or tearooms. When she returned to Italy, Gabriella worked as an advertising sales agent until, in 2010, she realized her dream by opening the Chà Tea Atelier, the first shop in Milan specializing in the tasting and sale of quality tea. She regularly visits China to learn more about the art of tea making and to increase her expertise in the cultures where this extraordinary beverage originated. Tea Sommelier is her first book. Gabriella lives and works in Milan.  
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