On the one hand, a good book, and on the other, a cup of delicious tea. It sounds great, right? You should read your favorite novels while you drink your morning brew. We feel the same way. We also recommend adding some excellent books about the history of tea. It’s a great way to expand your tea knowledge as you enjoy your favorite brews. Here are five of my favorite tea books I highly recommend you read with your next cup.
The book “The Book of Tea” by Okakura Kakuzo is one of the greatest tea classics. The book was published in 1906, explaining tea’s importance to Japanese culture. He talks about exciting topics like Zen and Taoism. Kakuzo also reflects on the values learned from tea. This included peace treaties. The book concludes with an explanation of the role tea masters played in making tea into a significant form of art in Japan.
‘Tea – History, Terroirs and Varieties’ by Kevin Gascoyne Francois Marchand Jasmin Deharnais is a beautiful and colorful tea book. The content and tasting notes on non-herbal teas are excellent. The book is a travelogue of the author’s journeys around the globe in search of the best teas for their Montreal tea house. The photos of the teas are a great way to see their experiences in India, China, and Nepal. They also include images of East Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Vietnam.
James Norwood Pratt’s book, ‘Ultimate Tea Lover’s Treasury’ is excellent. Pratt brings this book to life with his passion for tea. His research into the history of the tea is apparent in his presentation. This book will help you familiarize yourself with different teas and where to find them.
The award-winning classic ‘The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide’ by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert J. Heiss. This book is a virtual tea encyclopedia, perfect for those who want to learn more about the popular beverage. The book covers in detail the topics of tea tasting, brewing, production, and tea regions. This book also includes recipes and health benefits.
The tea book by Linda Gaylard provides a wealth of information on tea. The book was published just three years ago, so many topics remain relevant. The book goes into detail about herbal teas. You will also find the steeping notes, as well as the versatile recipes, exciting.
These five books are sure to keep you entertained for hours. Try our Teatime Colouring Book if you need something else. It also makes a beautiful gift for tea lovers.