The Complete World of Tea in One Little Book
Tea has brought nations to war, defined cultures, bankrupted fortunes, and toppled kings. And yet in many ways this fragrantly comforting and storied brew remains elusive, even to its devotees. A LITTLE TEA BOOK explores the varieties, subtleties, and pleasures of tea right down to the process of selecting and brewing the perfect cup, all in a concise, approachable volume.
From orange pekoe to pu-erh, tea expert Sebastian Beckwith provides surprising tips, fun facts, and flavorful recipes to launch readers on a journey of taste and appreciation. Along with writer and fellow tea-enthusiast Caroline Paul, Beckwith—whom The New York Times has called “an engaging, unpretentious and encyclopedic tea maven”—walks us through the cultural and political history of the elixir that has touched every corner of the world.
Featuring charming, colorful charts, graphs, and illustrations by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and Beckwith’s sumptuous photographs, A LITTLE TEA BOOK is a friendly, handsome, and illuminating primer with a dash of sass and sophistication.