Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World

Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the World

by John C. Griffiths
     
 

A fascinating account of the world's favorite beverage from
the son of Sir Percival Griffiths, author of the monumental and definitive tome The History of the Indian Tea Industry

 

A study of the phenomenon as well as the commodity, this is a comprehensive survey of the drink that is imbibed

Overview

A fascinating account of the world's favorite beverage from
the son of Sir Percival Griffiths, author of the monumental and definitive tome The History of the Indian Tea Industry

 

A study of the phenomenon as well as the commodity, this is a comprehensive survey of the drink that is imbibed daily by more than half the population of the world. After water, tea is the second most-consumed drink in the world. Almost every corner of the globe is addressed in this comprehensive look at 4,500 years of tea history. Tea has affected international relations, exposed divisions of class and race, shaped the ethics of business, and even led to significant advances in medicine. Thoroughly researched and captivating, this is a unique study of the little green leaf.

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"The well-traveled Griffiths is a snappy writer, making this informative and essential book for tea-lovers an entertaining read."  —The Bloomsbury Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003139
Publisher:
Deutsch, Andre
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
611,112
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

John Griffiths is a former journalist and entrepreneur who has written 14 books, including Afghanistan: Key to a Continent, Hostage, and The Third Man.

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