The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard ~ Book Review ~ Gift Idea

Book Description: 

The Tea Book helps you explore the blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world and create your own delicious tea traditions.
Where does tea come from? In The Tea Book learn where in the world tea is cultivated and how to drink each variety at its best, with steeping notes and step-by-step recipes.

The Tea Book is your world tour of the art of tea. Visit tea plantations from India to Kenya and explore maps of the world's most important growing regions. Learn to recognize tea-leaf varietals and spot the best types from each region. Recreate a Japanese tea ceremony with a guide to storied traditions and practical implements. Discover the health benefits of green tea. Craft the perfect Chai tea. Try a tasting course to cultivate your sense of tea color, aroma, and taste. Explore the spectrum of herbal, plant, and fruit infusions.  

The Tea Book covers it all, including history, tradition, and 75 classic and contemporary recipes to steep and share.

Purchase a copy on through DK Canada

About the Author:

Linda Gaylard is author of The Tea Book, by DK Publishing (a division of Penguin Random House). Linda is also a Certified Tea Sommelier located in the city of Toronto, Canada. She graduated from a comprehensive program of study developed by George Brown College, with certification by The Tea Association of Canada. During her year-long training, Linda studied an extensive program of courses, including sensory perception, tea and food pairing, tea regions and terroir, tea history among other tea focused subjects.

In 2012, Linda travelled to South Korea and China. She visited artisan tea growers in Gyeongsangnam-do and tea gardens in Jeollanam-do – both are provinces at the southern tip of South Korea. While visiting Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China she met with growers, producers, retailers and artisans.

The Tea Stylist is an ever-evolving weblog that provides readers – whether tea novices or enthusiasts – with knowledge of tea and its culture. You’ll also find engaging articles, reviews and photographs that illustrate tea’s influence on our world and highlight style’s intersection with tea, past and present.
Prior to her tea studies, Linda achieved renown as a wardrobe stylist and influencer within the fashion world. Her experience provides a unique perspective for readers who are seeking a diverse approach to tea appreciation. From tea’s noble past and courtly customs to innovative products and current news, The Tea Stylist makes a thorough examination of the universe of tea.

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This is a great book for any tea lover or someone wanting to learn more about tea! It has been beautifully written by the author Linda Gaylard, divided into sections with great photos throughout! There really is a science behind really great tea and the author breaks down everything you would want to know about ALL kinds of teas. The history of tea, tea cups from around the world, each country facts, timeline, favourite teas etc. The different ways tea can help our bodies and the difference between loose leaf and bagged tea. So much information through this book. I love that you can easily pick up this book and read anywhere within, it isn't a book that needs to be read from cover to cover. It is a great coffee table book. I have always wondered about the process of growing, harvesting, the plantation to teapot and this book lays it out super simple and easy to understand.

To finish off this great tea lovers book is 75 recipes! Everything from Honey Lemon Matcha, Iced Tea, Hazelnut Plum Delight to Iron Goddess Vodka and Kombucha! So many teas to choose from it really is hard to know which to try next.

I give this a 5 out of 5 stars! A Tea Lovers Heaven! A great Gift Idea!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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