Story of Tea A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

ISBN-10: 1580087450
ISBN-13: 9781580087452
Edition: 2007
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Description: In a sweeping tour through the history, culture and lore of this 2000 year old beverage, the authors cover all aspects of production and consumption, from the terroir in which a tea bush is cultivated to the time honoured rituals of brewing and  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

In a sweeping tour through the history, culture and lore of this 2000 year old beverage, the authors cover all aspects of production and consumption, from the terroir in which a tea bush is cultivated to the time honoured rituals of brewing and drinking.

Mary Lou Heiss is co-owner and specialty foods buyer for Cooks Shop Here, a gourmet food shop in western Massachusetts. An enthusiastic chef and world traveler, Mary Lou has filled her store for the last thirty years with authentic international coffees, teas, and foods, demonstrating a passionate understanding of their rich historical and cultural origins. The store benefits from Mary Lou's frequent trips to Asia to collect an incredible variety of teas, which she sells in her store and through her website, CooksShopHere.com. Mary Lou is a member of Culinary Historians of Boston, Tea Council of the USA, International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and California Olive Oil Council (COOC). She frequently gives lectures on tea, tea gardens, world cultures, Asian/world cuisines, and olive oil. When she is not traveling the world, Mary Lou lives in Massachusetts with her husband.Visit Heiss' blog, An Educated Palate, AnEducatedPalate.BlogSpot.com.

Robert J. Heiss and his wife, Mary Lou, have owned and operated Cooks Shop Here, a purveyor of fine tea and other specialty food products, since 1974. When not traveling to source teas and other ingredients for their shop, they make their home in western Massachusetts, where Robertrsquo;s lively food radio program can be heard each week. The Heissesrsquo;s deep respect for and passionate interest in artisan food products, traditional foods, and the history and evolution of world cuisines bring a global perspective to their work. Mary Lou Heiss and her husband, Robert, have owned and operated Cooks Shop Here, a purveyor of fine tea and other specialty food products, since 1974. Mary Lou is also the author of Green Tea. When not traveling to source teas and other ingredients for their shop, they make their home in western Massachusetts, where Robertrsquo;s lively food radio program can be heard each week. The Heissesrsquo;s deep respect for and passionate interest in artisan food products, traditional foods, and the history and evolution of world cuisines bring a global perspective to their work.

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