"This book—revised and expanded October 2020—is for all of you who love tea and want understand more about your go-to beverage: more about how and why green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and pu-erh tea all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. In it you’ll discover how tea grower, tea maker, and the leaf itself all work together to develop your favorite tea’s flavors."
Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.THE STORY OF TEA begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond.
World of Tea awarded BEST NEW PRODUCT, Publications and Books Category, at World Tea Expo| All around the world, there is a growing interest in specialty teas. Just as wine lovers want to learn more about wine producing regions of the world, so tea lovers are seeking out similar information. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea explores more than 60 tea-producing countries, explaining their history, terroir, variety of cultivars, manufacturing processes, types, local tea culture, and rituals. Featuring detailed maps and beautiful full color photography on every page, Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea is the only guide to tea you'll ever need.