A Little Tea Book

New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.
ISBN: 9781632869029
Condition: As New
Signed by all three authors
First Edition

Featuring charming, colorful charts, graphs, and illustrations by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, text by Caroline Paul and Beckwith’s sumptuous photographs, A LITTLE TEA BOOK is a friendly, handsome, and illuminating primer with a dash of sass and sophistication. Tea—the most popular beverage in the world after water—has brought nations to war, defined cultures, bankrupted fortunes, and toppled kings. And yet in many ways, understanding this fragrant, comforting, and storied brew remains elusive, even to its devotees. Many in-depth tomes have tried to enlighten, but often leave the reader even more overwhelmed. As such, tea expert Sebastian Beckwith’s A LITTLE TEA BOOK: All the Essentials from Leaf to Cup is consciously approachable: short and straightforward, yet full of vital information, surprising tips, fun facts, and flavorful recipes to launch dabblers and connoisseurs alike 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 readers through the cultural and political history of the elixir that has touched every corner of the world. Over the past two decades, Beckwith has forded high rivers in Bhutan, hiked through remote Lao villages, and climbed miles of terraced land in China, all to find the highest quality tea for the best restaurants in the country. But his favorite thing is talking to people who are newcomers to tea, inspiring them on the beginning of their tea journey, and teaching them the basics of tea, which he does now with this new book. Item #18274

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A Little Tea Book. Caroline Paul Sebastian Beckwith, Wendy MacNaughton.