Book review: Tea, History Terroirs Varieties, 2nd Edition

Book review: Tea, History Terroirs Varieties, 2nd Edition

LiQ_Mag_Cover_July2014This review first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.
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Tea – History Terroirs Varieties – 2nd Edition
By Camellia Sinensis Tea House
Priced $24.95
Published by Firefly Books

Tea is the ultimate universal beverage, and is enjoyed the world over. In fact, according to Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, Hugo Américi, and the rest of the team at Camellia Sinensis Tea House, it is the most consumed drink in the world.

Tea – History Terroirs Varieties – 2nd Edition takes you on a journey across all five continents (tea plants thrive across the globe), where you’ll discover the six varieties of tea, different ways to consume it, how to cultivate it, its healing properties, and more.

So that you can enjoy the perfect cuppa, many people have been involved in painstaking, back-breaking harvests. You’ll learn that for the more specialised, sought-after crops, it’s not as simple as pinching the delicate shoots between thumb and forefinger.

Tea plants can grow as high as 30 metres, but this varies from continent to continent and plant to plant.

Tea also contains expert brewing methods, food pairings, recipes from top chefs, and detailed health benefits following scientific testing.

There are literally hundreds of varieties out there, so it would appear that whatever your infusion of choice, you’ll never go thirsty. If you’re a tea-lover, occasional drinker, or self-proclaimed aficionado, then this authoritative book is for you.

Earl Grey anyone?

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