The Cup That Cheers

The poet William Cowper described tea as "the cup that cheers but does not inebriate." It might be hard to see the cheer in an old tea bag plunked into tepid water, as often served. Learn how to brew the perfect cup of tea and experience its' complex flavors with these titles from our digital collections.

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Let Joseph Wesley Uhl be your guide to the entire world of tea; from peeks into tea production around the world to brewing your own blends at home. "Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher." — Chinese Proverb's one of the most consumed beverages in the world, a cup of tea is a common shared experience across cultures and traditions. Companies and consumers alike are reawakening to the benefits of high-quality, unprocessed, natural beverages, and tea is a perfect obsession for anyone interested in artisan food and healthy eating.

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One of the world's most celebrated beverages, tea is as complex as it is delicious. This ebook is the perfect companion on a journey to discovering tea's tantalizing secrets. Filled to the brim with essential knowledge on a wide assortment of varieties from across the globe-from black and green to red and white teas-it also includes tasting notes and tips on selection and preparation. And for complementing that perfect cup, irresistible recipes for traditional favorites such as Buttermilk Scones with Warm Strawberry Jam and Petite French Almond Cakes make a delightful offering for any tea party.

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In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner, Boston's most famous socialite. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, a genius who was insightful, witty—and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was more than capable of expressing to Westerners the nuances of tea and the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

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From its beginnings in Asia to its position as a popular global pick-me-up, tea has become the drink of choice for two billion people every morning! This charming miscellany, packed full of fascinating facts and practical advice, as well as tasty recipes from spicy chai tea to traditional tea loaf, will intrigue, inform, and delight lovers of this cheering beverage across the globe.

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