History, Traditions, Celebrations, Recipes & More
By: Beverly Dubrin
Pour a cup, open the covers....this is your cup of tea!
Tea for two, tea for three...tea for more! Hot or cold, sweetened or black, alcoholic or herbal, caffeinated or decaf: the drink may be ancient, but tea culture is trendy.
More and more people are discovering the elegance, versatility, downright good taste, and even the health benefits of this delicious beverage. And they want to find out even more: the different flavors, the best methods of preparation, and the fun ways to enjoy a cup at home, with others at a party, shower, or any other special occasion.
Author Beverly Dubrin answers all the questions, pouring a wealth of knowledge into the stylishly photographed pages. It covers all things tea, from a historic overview and a look at the renowned Japanese tea ceremony to delicious recipes and ideas for thoroughly modern celebrations. The essence of tea culture infuses every page, as it dispenses advice on how and when to drink tea, whether to choose bagged or loose, and which varieties to choose from. Find out how much caffeine is in different types, and about the popular herbal alternatives. Of course, you'll learn how to brew a really good cup--and even turn it into a fancy drink, like a Green Tea Latte or a Cocktail! And there's still more: a discussion of tea's healthfulness and tips on incorporating it into a range of products for personal and home care.
Even dedicated coffee drinkers will find their cup brimming with reasons to switch!
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Beverly Dubrin, author
Beverly Dubrin is a food journalist and tea-lover. For over 20 years, she published her private newsletter, Beverly Dubrin's Where-To-Guide, about food, shopping, and travel, and now authors Beverly Dubrin's Where-To-Guide blog. A graduate of Brown University, she previously handled Information Technology for several large American computer manufacturing companies. Beverly lives in Walnut Creek, California.
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Saturday Evening Post
Did you know that tea was discovered 5,000 years ago? Or that “high tea” was originally an evening meal? Or that chamomile isn’t really tea?
In her book Tea Culture: History, Traditions, Celebrations, Recipes & More, Beverly Dubrin covers many tea-related topics—from a brief history of the discovery of tea to information about different kinds of tea and their respective health benefits. Readers will discover a wealth of information about the drink and how people have consumed it over the centuries. Dubrin, a longtime tea fan, gives tips on how to steep different types of tea and how to get the best-tasting beverage.
In addition to fun informational snippets, Tea Culture includes dozens of full-page photographs with subjects ranging from 19th-century tea drinkers to tea plantation workers. Dubrin also includes recipes for different types of tea drinks as well as some sandwiches and snacks to make every tea party complete! For our own tea party here at the Post, we decided to try two recipes from the book—Spicy Apple Tea and Marion’s Dream Bars. They were both delicious! In fact, we liked them so much that we decided to include the recipes elsewhere on the site.
As someone who drinks tea in part to alleviate blinding headaches, I particularly appreciated the section of the book on the health benefits. Much is made of its miracle effects on such serious problems as heart disease and cancer, as well as its power in calming anxiety, aiding digestion, and lowering blood pressure; it’s good to get the true story and learn about which teas and tisanes help with specific ailments.
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