Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition (March 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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The Way of Tea is a very nice primer about, as it states, "the sublime art of oriental tea drinking". One aspect that differentiates this book from many other books about tea, is that it is written from the Chinese viewpoint. Other books I've read mention China's role in tea history, but are not actually written from the Chinese viewpoint. This book fills that gap nicely. It is written in a simple and straightforward format, covering an amazing amount of information in comparably few words. It seems to be written with the purpose of the westerner gaining understanding. I borrowed this book to read, and was so delighted with it, that I decided to purchase it, as it is not only interesting but makes a handy reference for several tea topics. This book now has a spot on my cookbook shelf.Master Lam gives a brief history of tea and tea drinking customs in China, and also a bit about the spread of tea outside China. He writes about tea varieties, picking and processing. Master Lam details each type of tea, names some special teas from each category, and includes a few pictures of brews and leaves. He gives advice about selecting your teapots and storing tea. I found the advice for selecting teapots to be particularly useful. It helped me to eliminate poor quality pots from consideration. That alone was worth more than the price of the book. You learn such things as how to judge your water and make/serve tea. There is a full section devoted to step by step instruction on the Kung Fu (gongfu) tea ceremony - well presented in detail with pictures of each step. There is also a chapter about healing teas with simple recipes included. For example, teas to help with high blood pressure, common cold, etc.
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