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The life of tea : a journey to the world's finest teas

Freeman, Michael2018
This journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created. Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after. This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.
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The life of tea : a journey to the world's finest teas / photographs by Michael Freeman ; text by Michael Freeman and Timothy d'Offay.
London : Mitchell Beazley, 2018.
256 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
FROM EARTH TO CUP -- Botany -- Theakha -- Terroir -- Processing -- Preparation -- TEA MOUNTAINS & MONASTERIES -- Chinese Tea Mountains -- The Tea Horse Road -- Japanese Tea Mountains -- Indian Tea Mountains -- Sri Lankan Tea Mountains -- TEA TOWNS & CULTURE -- Tea History -- Koya-San -- Tea Towns -- A Tea Retreat -- Chanoyu For Old Friends -- Tea Spaces -- The Eccentric Japanese Teahouse -- Teaware.
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