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Promising... but it's not gold everything that shines!,
This review is from: Tea Classified: A Tealover's Companion (Hardcover)
I bought this book through Amazon about two weeks ago, and, as one doesn't have the possibility of browsing the book like at a proper bookstore, read reviews, and product description and decided for this one.
I was so let down!: the book contains loads of typos that in my criteria are intolerable: misplaced photos, an inverted world map diagram, photos of teas that were not the variety they were talking about (for instance, when explaining a green tea variety it appeared a photo of a Japanese green tea with toasted rice and the "wet tea" photo next to it had no toasted rice, probably the proper photo)...
The text seemed ok, and didn't spot out anything doggy, but the whole lack of care put into the editing made the text lose its credibility. Come on, this is a book meat for people passionate about tea who are searching for credible info and expecting it!
Also the print seemed very nice, using very good quality paper, but somehow it was not comfortable to use as the bind was sticked to the hard cover and therefore could not be completely opened.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2013 20:29:51 GMT
Madrid Lover says:
The green tea variety the reviewer refers to is genmaicha, a Japanese type which mixes rice grains in with the leaves. The photos on page 177 are absolutely correct: that on the left is unsteeped gaimacha and that on the right the wet gaimacha one sees after steeping. One can clearly see the swollen rice grains in the latter photo. I have read this book from cover to cover and as far as I can see, the photos of teas are all correct, and the only world map in the book, on page 99, is most certainly not 'inverted'!
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