Modern Tea (Hardcover)

A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

By Lisa Boalt Richardson, Jenifer Altman (Photographs by)

Chronicle Books, 9781452112299, 164pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

List Price: 19.95*
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It's a beverage, a commodity, a ceremony, a meal, a spiritual encounter, a connector of people, a drink of peace, a pick-me-up, a comforter, and a way of life for many. As tea continues to rise in popularity, this comprehensive guide explores the celebrated beverage through the eyes of a certified tea specialist. From its sometimes murky origins to today's wide range of tea ceremonies, Lisa Boalt Richardson delves into the world of tea to create a fresh and accessible package for tea rookies and gurus alike. With tips for shopping, storing, steeping, and tasting, plus advice for using tea in pairings, cooking, cocktails, and home health remedies, this fascinating read is everyone's cup of tea.

About the Author

Lisa Boalt Richardson is a certified tea specialist and author. She lives in Georgia.

Jenifer Altman is a New York City–based photojournalist.

Praise For Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

"Lisa Boalt Richardson's Modern Tea is a wonderful guide for both the tea novice and the tea aficionado. And when it comes to the deep science behind tea and health, one finds a discussion that is accurate but easy for all to understand. For learning how to make the perfect cup, enjoy its varying and delicious nuances, and pair it with favorite foods, Modern Tea is an authoritative resource." - Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University, + Chair of the International Tea and Health Symposium