Tea: The Drink that Changed the World
This book is a fascinating history of tea and the spread of tea throughout the world
Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage, served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years.
The most extensive and well presented tea history available, Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. From the tea houses of China's Tang Dynasty (618-907), to fourteenth century tea ceremonies in Korea's Buddhist temples' to the tea plantations in Sri Lanka today, this book explores and illuminates tea and its intricate, compelling history.
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Whether you prefer green tea, back tea, white tea, oolong tea, chai, Japanese tea, Chinese tea, Sri Lankan tea, American tea or British tea, you will certainly enjoy reading this history of tea and expanding your knowledge of the world's most celebrated beverage.
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Review: Tea: The Drink that Changed the WorldUser Review - Marcin - Goodreads
A short story of how tea was grown, how the types became what they are today and how it evolved due to human intervention. Plus, a simple introduction to how the tea is brewed to keep its original ... Read full review
Review: Tea: The Drink that Changed the WorldUser Review - Deodand - Goodreads
I liked this microhistory. It contains some of the most succinct explanations of world events I've read, all seen through a tea leaf. There is also a thorough explanation of the various tea-related ... Read full review
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