Tea: The Drink that Changed the World [NOOK Book]

Overview


Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage, served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years.

Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. ...
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Tea: The Drink that Changed the World

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Overview


Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage, served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years.

Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. From the tea houses of China's Tang Dynasty (618-907), to fourteenth century tea ceremonies in Korea's Buddhist temples' to the tea plantations in Sri Lanka today, this book explores and illuminates tea and its intricate, compelling history.
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"It's this unveiling of both the sordid and sublime elements of tea's evolution that make the book such a fantastically riveting readuone served best with a bottomless cup of your most beloved blend." —Conscious Choice

"Tea: The Drink That Changed the World is an engaging and offbeat exploration of the rise of tea around the world." —Tea: A Magazine

"Martin uses both anecdotes and practical information to tell the story of tea's route through history."—Fresh Cup magazine

"As a tea lover, I really enjoyed this one. Martin starts with the legends about the discovery of tea, then follows it through China (where it was originally a bitter drink prized mostly as a stimulant) to the discovery baking and drying it would make it taste good. What followed was a mix of steady growth, coupled with more than a few dark sides…" —Goodreads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462900138
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 635,775
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Author, illustrator, and storyteller Laura C. Martin has written over twenty books, and is the garden editor for both Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine and Georgia Magazine. She lives in Atlanta, GA.
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