I adore tea - any kind, any flavor, anywhere! So I was thrilled to be able to review the fabulous "The China Tea Book" from Mandala Earth Editions.
The etiquette of tea drinking and the art of tea brewing may be centuries old, but understanding them leads to a deeper appreciation of the now ubiquitous drink. Designed for leisurely reading yet eminently practical, The China Tea Book is sure to enchant Chinophiles and tea-lovers alike.
This is a gorgeous, coffee-table sized book that is filled with amazing photography, as well as fascinating information on the history of tea, the way tea is harvested, and other tidbits of tea trivia that will delight the ardent tea fan!
I particulary enjoyed the chapter on the presentation of the Japanese tea ceremony - this elegant tradition is steeped in history and is still performed all over the world today.
Tea lovers will find this beautiful book a welcome addition to their tea collections!
Luo Jialin holds an MFA from Peking University and is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Ljubljana of Slovenia. An expert in tea ceremony, he won certification as the tea-making master from Taiwan Luyu Tea Culture Institute. He lives in Beijing, China.
My thanks to Mandala Earth Editions for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
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