Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Tea Drinker’s Handbook


I received this book for Christmas and I believe it’s the best tea book I own at the moment. I love it because it goes into depth about the growing, harvesting, and processing steps instead of skimming over them like most other tea books. This is NOT just another book that talks about different steeping times and temperatures for different teas.

It also has a list and descriptions of the 50 best teas. This section alone takes up half of the book, but it is very informative. Oh, and by the way, the pictures in this book are absolutely stunning! The Tea Drinker’s Handbook is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more than just a brief history and glazed over brewing parameters of tea.

5 comments:

Marlena said...

I've read this, too and intend to buy it because I think it is really good. Glad you got it for Christmas.

Jason Walker said...

Yes- combine that with Harney's Guide to Tea, and Pettigrew's New Tea Companion and you've got a well-rounded conversation on tasting tea.

I recently received a copy of the Handbook myself. Its on my reading list.

Jason
walkerteareview.com

Jenn S. said...

Gonna be adding this book to my list, for sure!

TeaCast.net said...

This is something I'd love to look up on Amazon, I want to see the 50 best teas so I can get my hands on them and review them! Thanks for the heads up ;).

Linda J. said...

I am not familiar with this book. Thanks for sharing the information.