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The World Atlas of Tea


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Krisi Smith is co-owner of Bluebird Tea Co. (www.bluebirdteaco.com) in Brighton, UK. After years working in the tea industry, Krisi and her partner Mike decided to create their own tea company. As well as its online retail operation, Bluebird Tea Co. has a flagship mixology store and runs courses in tea mixology.


(review of UK edition) If you have any tea lovers in the family then the World Atlas of Tea should definitely be considered as a gift... The book is rich with information and it will likely be informative for anyone, no matter how much tea they drink and buy. With wonderful detail, this eye-catching book is a really engaging read that is perfect for any tea connoisseur.--Pip Ellwood-Hughes "Entertainment Focus" (10/22/2016 12:00:00 AM)
If you are a tea aficionado this book, The World Atlas of Tea, is meant to be on your coffee table. It's a large sized book with excellent binding, fantastic photographs and more information about tea than you may ever want to know. This must be the most comprehensive atlas about a beverage I've ever seen.--Tina "Novel Meals Blog" (11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM)
A tea mixologist and owner of Brighton's Bluebird Tea Co., Smith provides the reader with information on all things tea, bolstered with vivid photographs, both current and historical, of everything from tea drinkers to tea pickers across the globe. The volume is organized into four parts, leaving the reader easily immersed in the richly steeped history and traditions of myriad styles of teas. Tea Basics covers such information as the chemistry, varieties, blends, and grades of tea; the harvesting and processing of the tea plants; and tea's influence on the world. Tea Brewing and Drinking explains the numerous tools that can be utilized as well as offering recommendations on buying and storing, as well as tasting and pairing techniques. The Tea Blending section arms the reader with recipes and ideas to become a novice mixologist in brewing such things as matcha and tea lattes. The last section, World of Tea, covers growing areas, with descriptive histories and profiles of each producing country, and is illustrated by colorful maps and sidebars to highlight major countries and unique tea offerings such as Tibet's Po Cha (Yak butter tea). A glossary and index are also included. Recommended for public libraries.--Becca Smith "Booklist" (2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
Selection, Holiday Gift Guide 2016-- "Entertainment Report" (12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM)
The pictures are a feast to the eyes and I really think that it's worth having in one's collection.--Ricardo Calcedo "My Japanese Green Tea Blog" (1/25/2017 12:00:00 AM)
The ultimate guide for tea lovers worldwide... Full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations elevate this title from guidebook to work of art.--Kelli Ann Wilson "Taste for Life Magazine" (12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
This book will delight tea lovers, history buffs, and travelers... Public libraries will find this book a good buy.--Georgia Briscoe "American Reference Books Annual" (3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)

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