insanitylater wrote:no books but i want to get these
the story of tea - a cultural history and drinking guide
tea: the drink that changed the world
drinking pu-erh maiden. i wanted to wait until i got my gaiwan but i failed. ended up just using a measuring cup with 5 second steeps and it came out yummy each time
I hate to be so negative here, but i have read: "tea: the drink that changed the world", and I found it to be unsatisfying. Its thesis is interesting enough, but it touches on each "tea" topic so superficially so that it is an unsatisfying read. I find that it also gives an unsatisfactory definition for many varieties of tea.
This is coming from someone, however, who knows more about tea than this book can offer, and also desires a deeper understanding of tea than this book sets out to bestow.
I am undecided as to whether this is a good beginner read or not because it can give some good information, but it can also be misleading. So: if you are just getting into tea, it is an entertaining read, but you must take it with a grain of salt, for not everything is completely accurate.