Just to get the ball rolling, and in the spirit of the TeaDay poll that Mary mentioned, here are some of the many categories into which "tea books" can fall. I'm sure there are lots of others that aren't coming to mind:
Fiction in which tea plays a major role in the book. (The only one I can think of is The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery, but there must be others. Any mysteries, I wonder?)
Non-fiction about tea. This would include:
- Books of recipes that feature tea in some central way (actual tea recipes, recipes that use tea leaves or matcha as an ingredient, and recipes for tea accompaniments)
- Tea culture, philosophy, or "ambiance"
- History of tea
- Tea types (black, green, yellow, white, etc.) and preparation
- Tea utensils (teapots, cups, bowls, etc.)
- Tea ceremony (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.)
- Tea humour
- Tea-related art.
What is your favourite tea book?