"As a devoted tea drinker, Anglophile, and history buff, I've been meaning to read up of tea's long relationship with British society. I noticed several lengthy books on the subject, but haven't picked one up until discovering the charming "Tea and Tea Drinking" by Claire Masset. The author condenses a remarkable history in this concise 56 page book... I'm a big fan of this publisher." - Andrew Brozyna, thespunkycoconut.com
About the Author
Claire Masset is a freelance editor and writer, specializing in art, architecture and gardens. She has an MA in Art History from St Andrews University, an M.Phil in Decorative Arts from Glasgow University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History from Oxford University; her thesis was entitled 'Shopping Arcades in Britain: A Social and Architectural Perspective'. She writes for the National Trust Magazine and many other magazines and is assistant editor of the Historic Gardens Review. She has also written and edited books for the children's publisher Usborne.