Tea Chings: The Tea and Herb Companion : Appreciating the Varietals and Virtues of Fine Tea and Herbs

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Newmarket Press, 2002 - Cooking - 195 pages
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A beautifully designed, informative illustrated book about the flavors, benefits, and cultural lore surrounding this 5,000-year-old tea experiencefrom the Ministry of Information of The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of only the finest teas and herbs in the world. Novice sippers and tea aficionados alike can journey from the tea gardens of Asia to the tea rooms of Europe and North America, sampling the finest teas in this accessible handbook about the history, culture, and customs of the long-honored brew. Included are guides to the leaves, plants, and manufacture of teas and other botanicals used in making tea, information on the medicinal benefits of teas and herbs, plus maps, diagrams, and recipes. Find the answers to such questions as: What makes green tea different from black tea...and herbal "teas" different from all others? What do Orange Pekoe, English Breakfast, tannic acid, and "naturally flavored" really mean? How did tea bags, iced tea, "high tea," and the spiritual art of the Japanese tea ceremony come to be? What are the ingredients and health benefits of yerba mate, rooibos, chai and Pu-erh? Plus much more TeaMinded knowledge. Two-color drawings throughout.

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Review: Tea Chings: The Tea and Herb Companion :Appreciating the Varietals and Virtues of Fine Tea and Herbs

User Review  - Tasia - Goodreads

An excellent reference book for those just developing a true taste for tea. History, tea guides, even little recipes are provided to ease someone unfamiliar with it all into a rich new world. The only ... Read full review

Review: Tea Chings: The Tea and Herb Companion :Appreciating the Varietals and Virtues of Fine Tea and Herbs

User Review  - Mariah Jensen - Goodreads

It was an informative and surprisingly fun read with history about the tea in culture and religion and the uses of tea and herbs. I want to get my own copy :D Read full review

About the author (2002)

Ron Rubin is professor of political science at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is the author of several books.

Stuart Avery Gold is an author, future finder, and both imagineers and champion of imagineers. The former chief operating officer of The Republic of Tea, Gold is recognized as one of the innovative gurus behind the company's unique brand building, marketing, and product development strategies. Gold is co-author of the widely acclaimed Zentrepreneur series, including Success at Life, Dragon Spirit, and Tiger Heart, Tiger Mind. Gold regularly shares his success strategies as a consultant to entrepreneurs and corporations, and in speaking engagements at universities and Fortune 500 companies. He is based in Boca Raton, Florida, and can be reached at the website www.pingthebook.com.

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