The mysteries of the best-loved beverage revealed
Advice on how to choose the best of the brews
Includes tea recipes from around the world
All you need to know about the origins of 'The Cup That Cheers'
Since history began, tea has been a much-loved and sought-after beverage.
Its story is told here in fascinating detail, from its early discovery in China to its adoption in the West and final world-wide acceptance. The East India Company was a vital catalyst on the British nation's love affair with tea, which has lasted to this day, but its influence was also felt in America where the Company's tea was tipped into Boston harbour at the infamous tea party. 'The East India Company Book of Tea' illustrates lavishly the tea story, as well as offering advice on the different varieties and the best ways of brewing tea from all around the world. Add some wonderful recipes, some strange tales and many previously little-known facts, and the stage is set for the story of tea – 'water bewitched'!
Antony Wild has tea and coffee running in his blood; his great-uncle started the famous 'Betty’s Tearooms' in his native Yorkshire, and he has gone on to help revitalise the best-known name in the history of tea, the East India Company. Regarded as one of this country's leading experts, he has written and broadcasted widely on tea and coffee, and has visited many of the countries where they are produced. He is a regular contributor to 'Taste' magazine.
Antony Wild, although a native of Yorkshire, has spent much time in the Indian sub-continent, where he acquired a particular passion for Moghul cookery. He is the figure behind the revival of the East India Company and author of ‘The East India Tea Company Book of Tea’ and ‘The East India Company Book of Spices’