With interest in tea on the rise - especially for items like green tea and chai - the New Tea Book is completely updated and revised and stands as the ultimate authority on tea. Not only does it contain all-new photography, but the recipes are either new or have been rewritten and re-tested. All aspects of tea are covered, from descriptions of each variety and its history to preparing the perfect blend and serving it from the perfect teapot. 45 recipes cover the entire culinary spectrum including drinks, main courses, light lunches, and desserts and other sweets. The new edition has a never-before-seen chapter on the home spa with 11 recipes for tub sachets, soaps, and soothing herbal tea blends. Hard to find teas and equipment are now easy to locate with the handy resource section. Author Sara Perry has written a number of popular cookbooks for Chronicle Books including the Complete Coffee Cookbook (Spring 2001), also newly revised and updated.