All the Tea in China

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China Books, 1990 - Cooking - 187 pages
Tea lovers will want to curl up - a pot of their favorite variety at hand - and linger over every informative page of this comprehensive account of tea's history and qualities. Chow and Kramer focus on Chinese teas and tea practices; their wonderfully detailed discussions leave no stone unturned in bringing to light all facets of tea as a plant, drink and institution. Two particularly interesting chapters center on tea's health benefits (which seem to be wide ranging and consequential) and how to make a good cup of tea (no easy task, to which any tea drinker can attest).
 

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This lavishly illustrated book explores both the historical lore of tea in China, Japan, and the West and the health and aesthetic virtues of the beverage. Chow and Kramer draw on English-language ... Read full review

Contents

The Tea Tradition
1
Tea Goes to the World
13
Chinese Tea Customs
37
The Teahouse Center of Local Life
43
The Japanese Art of Tea
51
Ceramics and Other Tea Equipage
63
Tea Growing and Processing
77
Some Tea Chemistry
87
Tea and Your Health
91
How to Make a Nice Cup of Tea
113
Judging Storing Other Uses
119
Fifty Famous Chinese Teas
123
Garways Broadsheet
163
List of Teas Described
165
Glossary of Terms
179
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