Tea Books -- Nonfiction
The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard -- is a complete and thorough book on Tea.
Modern Tea (www.chronicalebooks.com) by Lisa Boalt Richardson (www.lisaknowstea.com) is a must have in any tea library. This book will be a useful reference to all Tea Peeps from the novice discovering the world of tea to the seasoned Tea Enthusiast.
". . .Tea is like an old acquaintance whom you realize you don't know much about and think you should know more."
Modern Tea will certainly provide you the opportunity to learn more about your old acquaintance . . . Tea.
Lisa not only highlights Tea history without going into dynasty after dynasty (a reading experience I have found not only cumbersome but also boring), she goes on to detail what most of us find intriquing, Tea Ceremonies and Rituals, how to pair and cook with tea, and most importantly "why is tea good for me?"
The last chapter, The Buzz About Tea was worth the price of the book for me. Lisa's written explanation of tea's caffeine, antioxidants, and which tea is healthier is factual and easy to understand. I have read many books, articles, and explanations on the tea leaf and can honesly say that Lisa's book turned on the "light bulb" for me. Once again,