I bought "All The Tea in China" by Kit Chow and like the book. When I was deciding whether or not to buy it, I browsed for reviews and found there were several books called "All the Tea in China" most of them novels.
This morning, while I had brief access to "The Times" I read an interesting review of another - I thought at the time it had the same title.
browsing tonight for further reviews and found even more books with the same title but not the one I was looking for.
It is actually called "For All the Tea in China" and looks as though it would be a good holiday read or 18 hour plane flight
the review from "The Times" can be read here ->
I particularly liked the way the one criticism was comically postulated at the end
Rose's account is full of colour but unfortunately heavy on the relentless recapping beloved of TV documentary-makers. Although given that that itself is born of the fear that viewers might have just popped to the kitchen to make a cuppa, there is perhaps something pleasingly Confucian about Rose's appropriation of it.
I don't know what happens in American households when the adverts appear on television at key viewing times (Superbowl for instance) but I know that the Central Electricity Board prepares for power surges on the UK National Grid at such times [having learned from collapses on the grid in times gone past.
Apparently millions of househols REALLY do go and switch on the kettle.
TeaChat has contributors from Canada,Iceland,Spain,Romania,France,Taiwan,China and many, many more countries - not just the U.S.A and U.K.
I found myself thinking that if it could be postulated correctly that it would make an excellent TeaDay Poll
"What do you do when the adverts come on during your favourite T.V. programmes?"
1 make Tea
2 watch the adverts
3 something else altogether
4 I don't have a T.V. but if I did I would make Tea
5 I don't have a T.V. but if I did I would watch the adverts
6 I don't have a T.V. but if I did I would do something else altogether
3 and 6 could possibly be merged
7 Any other recommended options you would like to see in such a poll?
An alternative - but very similar detail of the book can be read here
Has anyone got the book? Or read it?