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Tea and Tea Drinking (Shire Library) [Paperback]

Claire Masset
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10 Oct 2010 Shire Library
If ever the idea of Britishness could be distilled into liquid form it would be into the quintessential cup of tea; whether a builder's morning brew or an afternoon earl grey sipped by the Queen. Claire Masset guides us through the evolution of tea from its beginnings as an exclusive imported luxury found only in up market coffee houses to its firm current establishment in every household of Britain. So put the kettle on and warm the pot while you enjoy this often surprising journey with the nation's favourite 'cuppa'.

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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Shire (10 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747807949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747807940
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 15 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 16 Feb 2013
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Bought as a Christmas present for a tea drinking enthusiast who loved it so much. It was very accurate and knowledgeable of the history of tea drinking he says and even learnt some things he didnt know! A nice little present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tea Drinking in Britain and how it got started 28 Aug 2011
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I found out how the Brits started drinking tea and how it has become the national drink. The development of tea wares was discussed as well. It explains what High Tea really is, not what most people think it is. I will next order Shire Libraries book on tea cups and also the one on tea pots. Shire Libraries have titles on a number of subjects of interest to the audience of Georgian, Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian readers as well as other crafts and collectors of things.
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