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Tea

Essence of the Leaf

By Sara Slavin,and Karl Petzke

5-1/2 x 9 in; 96 pp;
Over 50 color photographs
Paperback
April 1998
ISBN 9780811816328
ISBN10 081181632X

SKU# 9780811816328

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Since Bodhidharma's legendary discovery of Camellia sinensis, tea has traveled around the globe, sparked rebellions, and spawned fortunes. This eponymous volume unveils the delights and mysteries to be found in the uncomplicated infusion of leaf in water...
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Tea

Since Bodhidharma's legendary discovery of Camellia sinensis, tea has traveled around the globe, sparked rebellions, and spawned fortunes. This eponymous volume unveils the delights and mysteries to be found in the uncomplicated infusion of leaf in water, serving up a sophisticated brew of enticing photographs, evocative poetry and prose, history, myth, and tempting recipes. It explores tea's ability to awaken the body, refresh the senses, and soothe the spirit, whether the brew be black, green, or oolong; sipped hot or iced; steeped in samovar or teapot; served in heirloom porcelain or a simple clay bowl. Delving into the life and lore of tea, we visit Bombay, Beijing, London, Tokyo, and Paris, and hear from the likes of Marcel Proust, Paul Theroux, Amy Tan, and others. From tea house reveries to recipes for Orange Pekoe Compote and Tea Smoked Duck, Tea invites us to revel in the subtle bliss of the world's most popular beverage.

 

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5-1/2 x 9 in; 96 pp;
Over 50 color photographs
Paperback
April 1998
ISBN 9780811816328
ISBN10 081181632X
Sara Slavin is an art director and stylist who collaborates with photographers, designers, and publishers on editorial projects throughout the country. She has co-authored numerous books, including Espresso and The Art of the Bath (both published for Chronicle Books). Her work is featured with Sandra Cook in the award-winning Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet.

Karl Petzke is the co-author, with Sara Slavin, of the award-winning bookEspresso and is the photographer for Pears (both from Chronicle Books).

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