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The New Tea Companion
The New Tea Companion

The New Tea Companion

A Guide to Teas Throughout the World


262 Pages, 5.7 x 9.1

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: July 2015

ISBN 9780983610670

Rights: WOR

Benjamin Press (Jul 2015)

Price: $24.95


Freshly updated and expanded, the third edition of The New Tea Companion offers students of tea the most up-to-date details and images of over a hundred teas from the world's most famous tea-producing regions, including China, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Japan, as well as from countries lesser-known for tea cultivation, such as Australia and South Korea. Each entry contains an illuminating descripton of the tea's character, taste, and apperarance along with essential tips for proper steeping.Brimming with rich photographs and illustrations, this classic reference book - used by tea purveyors worldwide - covers the ancient origins of tea to the modern tea renaissance in Europe and America. These two respected authors guide you to the best Darjeelings, classic Chinese greens, and captivating artisanal teas from tea masters wround the world.Official textbook for the Canadian Tea Sommelier Certification courses.

Author Biography

London tea master Jane Pettigrew speaks at international tea events, teaches Tea Masterclasses, and serves as a consultant to the world tea industry.  Jane has developed signature teas for Wedgwood and trained  tea staffs around the world for Langham Hotels. She is the author of sixteen books on tea, including A Social History of Tea, The New Tea Companion and Design for Tea.  In 2016, Queen Elizabeth awarded Jane with a British Empire Medallion for her contributions to the British Tea Trade.Bruce Richardson is a tea blender and writer who has been active in America's tea renaissance for over two decades. He is the owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas headquartered in Danville, Kentucky. Bruce serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Contributing Editor for TeaTime and Tea Journey magazines. Bruce has authored fourteen books on tea, icluding The Great Tea Rooms of Britain, Tea & Etiquette, and The Book of Tea. He is a frequent guest speaker at tea events across the United States.