The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.The Story of Tea begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Crâme, and resources for purchasing fine tea.Vividly illustrated throughout, The Story of Tea is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.
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      9781580087452. 9781607741725.
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      748281810
    • Accession Number:
      744101
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    • ABNT:
      MARY LOU HEISS; ROBERT J. HEISS. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press, 2007. ISBN 9781580087452. Disponível em: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101. Acesso em: 23 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J. Heiss. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Ten Speed Press; 2007. Accessed October 23, 2020. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101
    • APA:
      Mary Lou Heiss, & Robert J. Heiss. (2007). The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Ten Speed Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mary Lou Heiss, and Robert J. Heiss. 2007. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101.
    • Harvard:
      Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss (2007) The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press. Available at: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101 (Accessed: 23 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mary Lou Heiss & Robert J. Heiss 2007, The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, Calif, viewed 23 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mary Lou Heiss, and Robert J. Heiss. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Ten Speed Press, 2007. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mary Lou Heiss, and Robert J. Heiss. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press, 2007. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J. Heiss. The Story of Tea : A Cultural History and Drinking Guide [Internet]. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press; 2007 [cited 2020 Oct 23]. Available from: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=744101

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2007 October #1

Coffee fuels the Western world, while tea defines the East and is the second-most consumed beverage in the world, outgunned only by water itself. In this everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-tea-but-were-afraid-to-ask volume, a husband-and-wife tea-merchant team covers all aspects of tea—its growth, cultivation, and curing and how it's sold as well as its vast cultural and historical significance in China, Japan, Korea, and beyond (including the Colonial United States). Not simply used to jolt your brain awake with a caffeine infusion, tea and its traditions date back centuries. Although hundreds of different varieties exist, there are six basic classes of tea all stemming from the same plant (Camellia sinensis ). This book functions as an encyclopedia, a history, a travelog, and a recipe guide to both properly brewing and steeping all varieties of tea in addition to using the leaf as an ingredient in many dishes. An absolutely exhaustive yet readable study, the Heisses' book is at once the best and only one you'll ever need on the subject. It's a well-brewed and tasty pot indeed.—Michael Rogers, Library Journal

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PW Reviews 2007 July #2

Purveyors of fine tea, the Heisses' documentary dexterously weaves through the wars, economic upheavals and embargoes surrounding what was once considered the "elixir of immortality." Though tea usage may predate written history, evidence suggests that Camellia sinensis 's invigorating leaves were first cultivated centuries ago in the tea gardens of indigenous minorities in Northwestern China and along the Indian, Myanmar and Tibetan borders. Chinese monks recognized the energizing effects and medicinal value of this evergreen plant and, by touting its benefits, ignited a thirst for tea that quickly spread west via oceangoing tea clippers and along the Silk Road. The famed East India Company flourished, "teatime" became social tradition, and cream and sugar were found to balance tea's astringency. In this guide, the Heisses outline at length the production process from tea bush to tea cup, along with the nuances of regional varietals like China's sweet green tea and India's Darjeeling. An engaging historical and cultural study, this guide is geared toward both novice and consummate consumers intrigued by the world's 2,000-year-old tea habit. (Oct.)

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