This book written by Chris Cason of Tavalon Tea for Adagio Tea before he started his own company is a wonderfully simple approach to tea providing a comfortable read for novice drinkers of our favorite imbibed beverage.
|Title||A Guide to Tea|
Most tea books have similar approaches. You can categorize them as tomes of knowledge, training books or even a tasting guide.
What this book by Chris Cason is not… is any of those.
Billed as a travel companion ofr tea drinkers, the book succinctly walks you through many of teas basics without being intellectually demeaning and providing some humor along the way.
Like most tea related books, a little history is present. Some discussion is offered on the creation of tea bags, the proliferation of tea into Japan, and the advent of British colonial tea production.
What I find most intriguing about this book is its simplistic focus on what most avid tea drinkers often miss. Tea is fun, relaxing and pensive all at once. A beverage you can drink as quickly or slowly as you like. To share or not to share moments with others is up to the drinker. Tea is different for everyone.