A Little Book of English Teas
Since Bodhidharma's legendary discovery of camellia sinensis, tea has traveled around the globe, sparked rebellions, and spawned fortunes. This eponymous volume unveils the delights and mysteries to be found in the uncomplicated infusion of leaf in water, serving up a sophisticated brew of enticing photographs, evocative poetry and prose, history, myth, and tempting recipes. It explores tea's ability to awaken the body, refresh the senses, and soothe the spirit, whether the brew be black, green, or oolong, sipped hot or iced, steeped in samovar or teapot, served in heirloom porcelain or a simple clay bowl. Delving into the life and lore of tea, we visit Bombay, Beijing, London, Tokyo, and Paris, and hear from the likes of Marcel Proust, Paul Theroux, Amy Tan, and others. From tea house reveries to recipes for Orange Pekoe Compote and Tea Smoked Duck. Tea invites us to revel in the subtle bliss of the world's most popular beverage.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
20 minutes 3A cup afternoon tea baking powder Banbury Cakes Beat the butter beaten egg black pepper bowl and rub brown sugar Brush buns buttercream cheese Chelsea Bun China clotted cream coffee house cook crumpet cucumber cup butter cup chopped cup glace cherries cup mixed dried cups flour cups self-rising flour decorated delicious fingertips flaked almonds flour and salt golden brown grapefruit greased baking sheet h cup lady Lancashire Cheese Lapsang Souchong large mixing bowl lemon let stand lightly buttered lightly floured board lightly greased little milk margarine marzipan melted butter mixed dried fruit mixture resembles parchment-lined plastic wrap puff pastry Put the flour Remove resembles fine breadcrumbs round cake pan salt and pepper served Simnel Cake soft dough softened butter sprinkle Stir tbsp butter tbsp superfine sugar tepid Thomas Twining tsp ground tsp salt vanilla extract walnuts warm place warm water watercress West Country wire rack yeast