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The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook

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The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
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Mar 30, 2010 | ISBN 9781580088046

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“a map to have in your grasp as you head down the dozens of intricate, interconnected paths that define the landscape of the world’s best teas.”
Fresh Cup magazine, December 2010

“Excellent, concise advice about tea. The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook, a charming guide small enough to fit in a large pocket, brims with enthusiasm. …The information is essential to appreciation; almost every word bears on taste. The Heisses write with impressive accuracy, having researched and lived the subject extensively…. All tea styles…are given equal attention and value, which is rarely the case in tea literature. …All is laid out with succint clarity and precision.”
—Kevin Gascoyne, The Art of Eating, 7/1/10

“This book is like a mini encyclopedia dedicated to all things Camellia sinensis.”
—Imbibe Magazine, March 2010

“The Heisses have written a valuable guide.”
—Library Journal, 3/15/10

“All pertinent tea-making questions are answered in knowledgeable, buoyant prose in this handy guide.”
—Booklist, 2/15/10

“Rich detail on how to buy, brew, and enjoy the six classes of tea. Questions…are answered with unparalleled passion.”
—Tea A Magazine, February 2010

“This delightful, pocket-sized edition offers virtually everything one needs to know about selecting, brewing and enjoying the most consumed (after water) beverage on earth.”
—Gourmet Retailer

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Glorious World of Tea 1
Chapter One: Purchasing Tea 10
Chapter Two: Steeping the Perfect Cup 26
Chapter Three: The Six Classes of Tea 40
Green Tea 42
Yellow Tea 75
White Tea 82
Oolong Tea 92
Black Tea 118
Pu-erh Tea 150
Chapter Four: Tea Storage and Freshness 174
Glossary 182
Buyer’s Guide 191
Acknowledgments 195
Index 196

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