The New Tea Companion

The New Tea Companion 2015 Third Edition

This is the most widely-used reference book for tea professionals worldwide, authored by Jane Pettigrew (UK) and Bruce Richardson (USA), the 2015 third edition has been expanded and updated with the latest tea information. Autographed by Bruce Richardson.

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Must Have for Tea Lovers
SW Maven (United States) 6/8/2016 1:04 PM
A must have for tea snobs everywhere. Written by two VERY knowledgeable people and extremely informative.
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Five Stars
quiltgoddess1 (United States) 6/8/2016 1:02 PM
I am savoring every word - wish it was longer
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Words of Wisdom
Eric Clough (Danville. KY) 4/27/2016 1:36 PM
I decided to wind down this evening with Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson's wonderful words of wisdom found in The New Tea Companion. Thank you for a wonderful read that I can keep coming back to.
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TEA KNOWLEDGE
leti4jesus (US) 4/26/2016 12:50 PM
THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT TEA..THIS LITTLE BOOK CONTAINS SO MUCH YET IS VERY INEXPENSIVE. I LOVE TEA AND WHEN I READ THIS BOOK I WAS ABLE TO USE IT WHEN PURCHASING OTHER DIFFERENT TEAS I ENJOY DRINKING. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT TEA, THEN THIS IS THE BOOK TO BUY..
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Background + Directory of 100 teas depicted by country
Gary Sprandel (Frankfort, KY) 4/26/2016 12:48 PM
I had the pleasure of hearing Jane speak of the social history of British tea, and drink Bruce's Elmwood Inn Tea, so I know they are both knowledgeable. Their autographs on my book "Ever the student of tea" (Bruce), and "Happy Tea Times" (Jane) reflects their philosophy that comes through in this book. There is much to learn of tea .. and this book does a great job of introducing both the history of tea by country, and the production methods that make white, green, oolong, black, and Puerh tea. The body of the book is a directory by county of tea varieties. Each tea includes a paragraph on "Character" "Brewing Tips", and a picture of a cupped tea along with the dry and wet leaves. My only complaint is that the introductory map does not include the names included in the section, for example Fujian province in China is mentioned as production area but not shown on the map. The description of character may take some experience to appreciate such as "raisin-sweet", "earth aroma", "Lingering taste of peach", or "hint of astringency", but now that I have tried some of them, they do help to put a name on what your tasting. This book will guide my tasting for years to come!
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Wonderful book!
Anna (Las Vegas) 5/13/2014 4:58 PM
I picked up a copy of "The New Tea Companion" at the Las Vegas Tea Expo last July. Really love it, pictures are fabulous, and the info on each individual tea is invaluable. I can brew any tea like a pro with this book. Thanks, Anna
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