A Taste of Tea

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Ryland Peters & Small, 2007 - Cooking - 64 pages
From the esoteric world of rare, handcrafted teas from Chinese mountainsides to the traditional British cuppa, tea is an essential and much-loved drink all over the world. The variety of teas is amazing and there is a wealth of choice--from delicate, floral Oolongs to smoky, sophisticated Souchongs and sweet muscatel-like Darjeelings. There are blended teas and teas scented with flower petals; and waiting to be discovered are crafted teas that unfurl in the cup to delight the eye as much as the palate.*Award-winning food writer Brian Glover celebrates the story of tea, from its origins in Ancient China to its place in our lives today.*Explores tea's cultural significance, from the arcane symbolism of the Japanese tea ceremony to the social niceties of the English afternoon tea.*Evocative photography by Diana Miller.

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About the author (2007)

Brian Glover has won awards for his food writing. He contributes to many magazines, including Homes & Gardens, Delicious, BBC Good Food, and Sainsbury's The Magazine. This is his second book for Ryland Peters & Small.

Diana Miller is a leading London photographer. She started her career in films, but after 8 years working in the cutting rooms, moved behind the camera. She has photographed numerous books, including several by leading chefs such as "Gordon Ramsay". Her work appears in magazines, for example "House & Garden", "Gardens Illustrated", "Homes & Gardens", and "Country Living". She lives in England's Cotswolds when she isn't working out of her London studio.

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