Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tea Books

Reading is one of the things I can do mostly upside down, so I have been reading or rereading more carefully, my collection of tea books.  One I can recommend is the 1982(!) The Tea Lover's Treasury by James Norwood Pratt. It is often witty and funny and full of good information.  One tidbit is in the brief tale of the clipper ships - those incredibly fast sailing ships of the tea trade - one ship carried 25,000 square feet of sail - about 10 tennis courts.  He also gives space to not only the Boston Tea Party of revolutionary fame, but the ones in New York, Philadelphia, Greenich, NJ, Annapolis, Charleston and Edonton, NC.  You can get a copy from for not too much.

The second book I have reservations about.  The author is Sara Perry and it is The New Tea Book.  Being the wife of a sometime-editor, I recognize the white space surrounding the print that merely enlarges the book, as well as its cost.  I personally think she is often inaccurate or uses too little information in her descriptions of tea and tea processing.  However, many of her recipes are quite good.

All for today,my six minutes are way up, even counting having lunch and medicating my eye at the same time - such a multi-tasker


grammy said...

Thinking about you and praying for you. Jo Ann

grammy said...

Thinking about you and praying for you. Jo Ann Gray