The NEW EXPANDED EDITION of this classic work is a guide to all the major tea-producing countries of the world and the teas they produce - from favorites such as Darjeeling, Assam, Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey, to the more acquired tastes of Japanese green teas and the exquisitely beautiful rare Chinese white teas. The expanded edition includes several new tea producing countries, including Korea and Vietnam.
Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson describe how tea is produced, processed, traded and blended. They give expert guidance on how precisely to brew the different types of tea.
The Tea Directory itself features around 140 teas. It is organized alphabetically by country, and then subdivided into region and tea type. Each tea is illustrated by close-up photography of the dry leaf, wet leaf and infusion, with an accompanying description of characteristics and brewing tips to enjoy the variety at its best. Packed with color photography.
Illustrated with beautiful photography of teawares and tea scenes, as well as posters, caddy designs and other tea accoutrements, The New Tea Companion is the essential guide to how life-enhancing tea is enjoyed across the world today.
Published in conjunction with The National Trust of England. Hardcover, autographed copy.