This is an illustrated guide to the world's teas that has been recently used as a textbook for Tea Sommelier Program of Canadian Tea Association.
It is a comprehensive guide to non-herbal tea; those derived from the plant Camellia Sinensis.
The concise and authoritative text and the 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.
Tea is a beautifully presented homage to the world's most beloved hot beverage.
About the author: Driven by a passion for the tea plant and its extraordinary variety, Kevin Gascoyne,
François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi are four professional tea tasters of the renowned Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal and Den's friend.
They travel to the top tea producing countries every spring.
The tasters each specialize in different tea growing regions.