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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; Spi edition (1 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593599358
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593599355
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.2 x 14.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By John H on 28 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Written for an American audience which wasn't declared in any description.
Bought as a present, read in about 20 minutes and probably won't be referred too again which isn't what i was looking for.
Nice lay out and presentation though. 3 stars is generous but 2 stars would've been harsh.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr Tomato on 20 May 2012
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This book is light on information about tea. What descriptions of of tea are present are very brief and don't contain much detail. The bulk of the book is taken up with recipes for tea (ie ways of turning tea into something that isn't tea; and recipes for foods to accompany tea. Unnecessary and misleading - if I want to find out how to make crumpet, or bake a spice cake, I will consult a proper cookery book.
I can't see who would buy this - too little about tea for me; too superficial to be regarded as a handbook on "taking tea" as a cultural Phenomenon; and no match for proper cookery books if you want recipes......
I got this on kindle, so not too annoyed about wasting the money, but I certainly wouldn't have bought this if I'd been able to see its contents by browsing in a shop. Perhaps it just needs a more accurate name - " The
Little Book of Teatime" reflects its contents better IMHO....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RIC REILLY on 21 April 2013
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A disappointing purchase with less that you would find by spending ten minutes on wikipedia, just snipped snippets! It was bought as a gift and I was glad I checked it before passing it on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Greenwood on 24 Oct. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Its not often that I read non-fiction books but I read this one all about tea. It may seem like a slightly strange subject to want to read about, but I love tea and wanted to know more about it. I found it a really interesting, and I finally discovered what the difference between black, green and white tea which I wasn't clear on before. I also found it really easy to read, one of the reasons that I don't read non-fiction books very often is that I sometimes found them heavy going. This one was clear, well laid out and very readable.

One thing I didn't particularly liked was the strange pictures that popped up in places for no apparent reason, they looked a little bit like clip art and not what I would have expected from a book like that.

There was clear information about useful things like steeping time for different teas, and it told you how to understand the grading levels of tea (which is again something I had no clue about before), it also gave you a range of recipes, not just of things made with tea, but also of things to have with tea, and it amused me to see that one of the recipes was a substitute for clotted cream, which apparently can't be found in America, Americans being quite clearly the target audience for this book. Personally I would have preferred it if it wasn't aimed at a particular nationality, but ultimately it didn't really make much of a difference.

This is a light, quick read, with interesting information and clear descriptions, sections and recipes!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shipwrecked up north on 4 May 2013
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This is a little black book that gives an insight into the world of tea. My only criticism is the market that this was written for. Early on you get an impression that it is from and aimed at the American market, this is dispelled half way through with generous comments about UK before bouncing its focus back towards the US. Look past this and you will find a delightful book with loads of light detail to help with your enjoyment of this miraculous liquid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss E. C. Jackson on 8 April 2013
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Lots of information about tea I didn't know anything now I know lots. Will try a few of the tea biscuits recipes. Lots of types of teas and tasting notes and brewing notes. Will dip into quite a bit great little book to have by my bed.
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I boughtn this book for a good friend, he is having a lot of fun trying out the different teas .
judgeing by his reaction the book is a lttle gold mine of information about the history of tea.
apparantley he reads it at every opportunity he gets.
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It is not what I was looking for at all.
This is more one of those pocket books you can buy at a gas station that has some basic informations on tea...
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