Lindsay’s Tea Party was recently asked to review Luo Jialin’s latest book, The China Tea Book in hard cover edition. This book is filled with fabulous photos from all over the world as well as interesting facts on various teas. Various chapters include: Overview, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Pu-uerh Tea and more! LTP really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. I learned how tea is grown out in the crops and fields, how it is harvested (different depending on the type of tea), the rolling and picking process, fermented teas vs. non fermented teas, the numerous health benefits associated with drinking tea, the culture that surrounds the tea ceremony, as well as the proper storage of tea. As a tea enthusiast, I really enjoyed learning how many true health benefits there are in drinking tea daily. This book shared with me how “tea” really is the perfect beverage of choice, no calories and yet full of good vitamins and minerals that our bodies need daily.
Tea isn’t just a drink—the cup you hold in your hands is steeped in more than five thousand years of history and it all began in China. A lavishly illustrated chronicle of the world’s most popular beverage (second only to water), The China Tea Book covers everything from the leaves to the pervasive culture they spawned.
Kettle-boiled tea in the Tang Dynasty, powdered tea during the Song, pressed cake in the Ming—the history of tea is as diverse as the varietals themselves. Whether green, oolong, or black, each tea has a unique personality, which The China Tea Book captures in photographs and facts. As the trade of tea took off in the 16th century, the associated health benefits and cultural expressions spread around the world. The etiquette of tea drinking and the art of tea brewing may be centuries old, but understanding them leads to a deeper appreciation of the now ubiquitous drink. Designed for leisurely reading yet eminently practical, The China Tea Book is sure to enchant Chinophiles and tea-lovers alike.
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The book is available at all major retailers including www.amazon.com for $32.85 and makes a great coffee table gift for the tea enthusiast.
A special thanks to Sondra at Insight Editions for providing Lindsay’s Tea Party with the opportunity to review The China Tea Book!
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LTP wants to know, what is your favorite tea of choice??
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