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by Kevin Gascoyne,Francois Marchand,Jasmin Desharnais


I bought this book because I've been drinking gallons of tea every week for years without a real appreciation for its history, cultivation or production.

Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi are professional tea tasters and the owners of Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal, Quebec.

Kevin Gascoyne, François Marchand. A set of detailed charts, tables and graphs shows the caffeine, antioxidant and other biochemical properties of 35 teas.

TEA: History, Terroirs, Varieties By Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo . Not every tea lover is a tea student, let us admit.

TEA: History, Terroirs, Varieties By Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi (Firefly Books, 2011). The reference work we’ve been waiting for has arrived: a comprehensive, but not-too-weighty, one-volume coverage of the world’s teas, abundantly and beautifully illustrated with photos of exceptional quality, fascinating graphs, and fairly good maps. It is perfectly possible to carry on a lifetime love affair with the leaf and never quite know what one is drinking-indeed, this included most of us before America’s tea renaissance dawned.

Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties (Paperback). Kevin Gascoyne (author), Francois Marchand (author), Jasmin Desharnais (author), Hugo Americi (author). This widely praised bestseller has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change and an expanded and more highly developed tea market.

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Amongst white teas, this is the most expensive variety and the most . Gascoyne, Kevin; Marchand, Francois; Desharnais, Jasmin; Americi, Hugo (2011). Tea : history, terroirs, varieties (1st print.

Amongst white teas, this is the most expensive variety and the most prized, as only top buds (leaf shoots) of the camellia sinensis plant are used to produce the tea. Genuine Silver Needles are made from cultivars of the Da Bai (Large White) tea tree family. There are other productions that look similar with downy leaf shoots but most are green teas, and as green teas, they taste differently and have a different biochemical potency than the genuine white tea Silver Needle. It is commonly included among China's famous teas.

Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi are professional tea tasters from Montreal, Quebec, who own the Camellia Sinensis Tea House and travel the world working with growers of the best tea. Excerpt.

An illustrated guide to the world's teas.

Tea is second only to water as the most-consumed beverage in the world. When recent studies revealed green tea's health benefits, North American consumption skyrocketed.

Tea is a comprehensive guide to non-herbal tea, the plant Camellia sinensis. Concise and authoritative text and an abundance of color photographs take the reader on an escorted tour of the world's tea-growing countries: China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Like a fine wine, it is the "terroir" -- a region's soil and climate -- that imparts unique characteristics to a tea.

The book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu'er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas. Topics include:

An overview of the history of tea Tea varieties The worldwide export of tea How tea is processed Signature tea cultivars The art of making, serving and tasting tea, including tea ceremonies Tea in cooking, with 15 recipes from gourmet chefs A directory of teas.

A set of detailed charts, tables and graphs shows the caffeine, antioxidant and other biochemical properties of 35 teas.

Tea aficionados go on organized tours of tea-growing regions, enroll in tasting seminars and earn professional certificates. For them and for the interested reader who enjoys the occasional cup, Tea is a beautifully presented homage to the world's most beloved hot beverage.

Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties epub download

ISBN13: 978-1554079377

ISBN: 1554079373

Author: Kevin Gascoyne,Francois Marchand,Jasmin Desharnais

Category: Food and Wine

Subcategory: Beverages & Wine

Language: English

Publisher: Firefly Books; First edition. edition (November 3, 2011)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB size: 1997 kb

FB2 size: 1973 kb

Rating: 4.6

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Erthai
I have purchased and checked out from the library several educational books on tea. This is the book I consider one of the best.

This text would be worth purchasing for the pictures and the scientific analyses contained within. The caffeine chart alone makes one ponder the myth that white and green tea have lower caffeine than wulong and black tea. Funny considering two of the highest caffeine concentrations are in Japanese green teas! What I really liked about this book was that each section seemed to contain a good amount of content on the topic without going into overkill. Production is described for each style in a very concise manner, but each step is explained so that the reader understands production even if this is the first tea book they have read. There are some tasting notes on particular teas the authors have chosen. A few are the normal teas that you see mentioned in many texts, but a few are new. They seem especially fond of Chinese and Japanese tea (seeing as those are the two countries with the longest tea drinking and growing traditions I appreciate this) and they have a good amount of content on Taiwan and India while mentioning Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and a few other countries of note. I also like that the authors didn't get too full of themselves and even have mentions of fun tea facts like bottled Japanese green tea (it's not like the bottled tea here - just chilled green tea without sweetener or additives). But probably the best aspect of this book and the one that lends the most credibility is the periodic inclusion of interviews with tea growers, harvesters, buyers, and sellers. Bravo on a job well done!

I also recommend: The Tea Drinker's Handbook which is what I consider the only other 5 star educational tea reference I have come across. Some others I recommend are listed below:

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The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide - 4 stars
This is a rather large and bulky text on tea. There is a lot of good information, and I would consider this the runner up to The Tea Drinker's Handbook. The writing is very nice, descriptions very well conveyed, and the pictures are pretty nice. The main issue is the format and layout. There is a lot of information, but finding things really takes a lot of digging. It is laid out more like a 'book' and less like a 'text'. If you know what I mean. It's more narrative in style, though it is educational, it lends itself to reading in order rather than flipping to a pertinent section that you might enjoy.

The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas - 4 stars
This is another text that I enjoy and rate highly, though it falls short on content compared to The Story of Tea or The Tea Drinker's Handbook. It makes for a nice and quick reference and is pretty well written and laid out well.

Way of Tea - 4 stars
An oddly translated book that nonetheless contains some nice stories. For less than a dollar used it's worth adding to the collection. But the translation is pretty horrific in places. Especially with tea names and styles. It is more of a guide to the history, story of, and serving of tea. I actually gave it five stars in my review though based on it being more of a fun addition to the tea library and a great value.

The New Tea Companion - 3 stars
A book with good illustrations, but rather lacking in overall depth. It does describe various teas and shows the leaf and the color of the brewed liquid. Of course this is not very helpful in the long run for adding to knowledge of tea. I doubt many people who buy the book will be blind tasting tea in order to ascertain the origin. But it's nice to refer to every now and again. It's rather unnecessary though if you own any other thorough tea book.

And there are others, but these seem to be the most popular and widely available texts on the world of tea as a whole. And I am familiar with these. There are others, many that I have flipped through in Powell's that are not worth even mentioning here. Too many focus on the British style of tea and spend a lot of time on Indian tea and tea etiquette in the English style. Others focus too heavily on the Eastern tea ceremonies and overlook India, Sri Lanka, and other tea producing countries.

I highly recommend this as well as any of the books I mentioned above for building up a tea library. And I also highly highly recommend the documentary All In This Tea. So brew a pot of your favorite and enjoy!
Erthai
I have purchased and checked out from the library several educational books on tea. This is the book I consider one of the best.

This text would be worth purchasing for the pictures and the scientific analyses contained within. The caffeine chart alone makes one ponder the myth that white and green tea have lower caffeine than wulong and black tea. Funny considering two of the highest caffeine concentrations are in Japanese green teas! What I really liked about this book was that each section seemed to contain a good amount of content on the topic without going into overkill. Production is described for each style in a very concise manner, but each step is explained so that the reader understands production even if this is the first tea book they have read. There are some tasting notes on particular teas the authors have chosen. A few are the normal teas that you see mentioned in many texts, but a few are new. They seem especially fond of Chinese and Japanese tea (seeing as those are the two countries with the longest tea drinking and growing traditions I appreciate this) and they have a good amount of content on Taiwan and India while mentioning Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and a few other countries of note. I also like that the authors didn't get too full of themselves and even have mentions of fun tea facts like bottled Japanese green tea (it's not like the bottled tea here - just chilled green tea without sweetener or additives). But probably the best aspect of this book and the one that lends the most credibility is the periodic inclusion of interviews with tea growers, harvesters, buyers, and sellers. Bravo on a job well done!

I also recommend: The Tea Drinker's Handbook which is what I consider the only other 5 star educational tea reference I have come across. Some others I recommend are listed below:

-----

The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide - 4 stars
This is a rather large and bulky text on tea. There is a lot of good information, and I would consider this the runner up to The Tea Drinker's Handbook. The writing is very nice, descriptions very well conveyed, and the pictures are pretty nice. The main issue is the format and layout. There is a lot of information, but finding things really takes a lot of digging. It is laid out more like a 'book' and less like a 'text'. If you know what I mean. It's more narrative in style, though it is educational, it lends itself to reading in order rather than flipping to a pertinent section that you might enjoy.

The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas - 4 stars
This is another text that I enjoy and rate highly, though it falls short on content compared to The Story of Tea or The Tea Drinker's Handbook. It makes for a nice and quick reference and is pretty well written and laid out well.

Way of Tea - 4 stars
An oddly translated book that nonetheless contains some nice stories. For less than a dollar used it's worth adding to the collection. But the translation is pretty horrific in places. Especially with tea names and styles. It is more of a guide to the history, story of, and serving of tea. I actually gave it five stars in my review though based on it being more of a fun addition to the tea library and a great value.

The New Tea Companion - 3 stars
A book with good illustrations, but rather lacking in overall depth. It does describe various teas and shows the leaf and the color of the brewed liquid. Of course this is not very helpful in the long run for adding to knowledge of tea. I doubt many people who buy the book will be blind tasting tea in order to ascertain the origin. But it's nice to refer to every now and again. It's rather unnecessary though if you own any other thorough tea book.

And there are others, but these seem to be the most popular and widely available texts on the world of tea as a whole. And I am familiar with these. There are others, many that I have flipped through in Powell's that are not worth even mentioning here. Too many focus on the British style of tea and spend a lot of time on Indian tea and tea etiquette in the English style. Others focus too heavily on the Eastern tea ceremonies and overlook India, Sri Lanka, and other tea producing countries.

I highly recommend this as well as any of the books I mentioned above for building up a tea library. And I also highly highly recommend the documentary All In This Tea. So brew a pot of your favorite and enjoy!
Ieregr
I love tea and have been brewing a pot every night for 6 years---for the antioxidents and other benefits. I now buy only loose tea at a local store and have experimented with different combinations and regions. Finally I decided to learn more about tea and bought several books including this one. I have brought this to work to read during my lunch break and found it to be VERY easy to read and understand. The authors are knowledgable and their descriptions of the various teas, regions, brewing times, amounts, temperatures etc.are extremely helpful. Highly recommended!
Ieregr
I love tea and have been brewing a pot every night for 6 years---for the antioxidents and other benefits. I now buy only loose tea at a local store and have experimented with different combinations and regions. Finally I decided to learn more about tea and bought several books including this one. I have brought this to work to read during my lunch break and found it to be VERY easy to read and understand. The authors are knowledgable and their descriptions of the various teas, regions, brewing times, amounts, temperatures etc.are extremely helpful. Highly recommended!
Sharpbringer
I can't say anything that has not been said about this high quality book. Photos are gorgeous, facts are validated and accepted as industry standards. The inclusion of cultural variations in propagation, processing and preparation is something only tea connoisseurs are unaware of.

If you're a tea aficionado or a beginner, this book is a must in your library. Even if you just flip through and look at the pictures, your appreciation of tea will be enhanced.
Sharpbringer
I can't say anything that has not been said about this high quality book. Photos are gorgeous, facts are validated and accepted as industry standards. The inclusion of cultural variations in propagation, processing and preparation is something only tea connoisseurs are unaware of.

If you're a tea aficionado or a beginner, this book is a must in your library. Even if you just flip through and look at the pictures, your appreciation of tea will be enhanced.
Anaginn
I ordered this book for my dad for Father's Day along with some teas. He's a huge tea drinker. I wanted something interesting that had more than just how to make tea in it. I have not seen this book personally but he absolutely loved it and my brother also commented on how beautiful the book was.
Anaginn
I ordered this book for my dad for Father's Day along with some teas. He's a huge tea drinker. I wanted something interesting that had more than just how to make tea in it. I have not seen this book personally but he absolutely loved it and my brother also commented on how beautiful the book was.
Brariel
This book was not what I expected. It was very limited in scope and seemed more like a coffee (tea) table book, than a book to learn about tea. Only 5 or six specific teas from each country are discussed. Still, a pretty book.
Brariel
This book was not what I expected. It was very limited in scope and seemed more like a coffee (tea) table book, than a book to learn about tea. Only 5 or six specific teas from each country are discussed. Still, a pretty book.
Hystana
As tearoom owners (not English) we are so impressed by this book. Our employees, as do we, always learn something new when reading a blurb or excerpt. So helpful and covers so much about Camellia Sinensis.
Hystana
As tearoom owners (not English) we are so impressed by this book. Our employees, as do we, always learn something new when reading a blurb or excerpt. So helpful and covers so much about Camellia Sinensis.
Uttegirazu
Love this book, so far! It is so helpful to my tea studies and would recommend it to those who have a curiosity about the camellia sinensis tea bush. Very easy to read and highly recommended. You will not be disappointed and will have high respect for those who see the beauty and benefits tea produces in our lives. BUY THIS BOOK!!!
Uttegirazu
Love this book, so far! It is so helpful to my tea studies and would recommend it to those who have a curiosity about the camellia sinensis tea bush. Very easy to read and highly recommended. You will not be disappointed and will have high respect for those who see the beauty and benefits tea produces in our lives. BUY THIS BOOK!!!
Great book if you are interested to learn about different kinds of tea and their origins. It's also very graphical and fun to read.
Great book if you are interested to learn about different kinds of tea and their origins. It's also very graphical and fun to read.