The Story of Tea
A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
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Story of Tea by Mary Lou Heiss
Book DescriptionWhether it's a delicate green tea from China or a bracing Assam black, a seemingly mild-mannered cup of tea represents a turbulent history of intrigue and conquest, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the history, culture, and lore of this 2,000-year-old beverage, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss provide an indepth resource for tea lovers, covering all aspects of production and consumption - from the terroir in which a tea bush is cultivated to the time-honored rituals of brewing and drinking. At once passionate and carefully researched, this weighty tome will infuse readers with a deep appreciation for the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580087452
(229mm x 190mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Ten Speed Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mary Lou Heiss
Tea Enthusiast's Handbook, Paperback (March 2010)
This pocket-sized guide offers concise, authoritative advice on understanding, buying, and enjoying the six classes of tea, with identification and location photography throughout for casual tea drinkers and tea connoisseurs alike.
Green Tea, Hardback (June 2006)» View all books by Mary Lou Heiss
Showcases why green tea is so popular in American culture. This book includes chapters that cover the basic health benefits of drinking green tea, its history, and how to select, store, and brew it. It contains 50 delicious recipes for hot and cold teas, smoothies and cocktails, and savory and sweet foods.
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Author Biography - Mary Lou Heiss
Mary Lou Heiss and her husband, Robert, have owned and operated Cooks Shop Here, a purveyor of fine tea and other specialty food products, since 1974. Mary Lou is also the author of "Green Tea." When not traveling to source teas and other ingredients for their shop, they make their home in western Massachusetts, where Robert s lively food radio program can be heard each week. The Heisses s deep respect for and passionate interest in artisan food products, traditional foods, and the history and evolution of world cuisines bring a global perspective to their work."
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