The New Tea Companion 2015 Third Edition
Item Number: ISBN 978-983610670
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.
The New Tea Companion
A Guide to Teas Throughout the World
By Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson
We are happy to announce the NEW EXPANDED THIRD EDITION of this classic guide to all the major tea-producing countries of the world and the teas they produce - from favorites such as Darjeeling, Assam, Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey, to the more acquired tastes of Japanese green teas and the exquisitely beautiful rare Chinese white teas. The expanded edition includes several new tea producing countries, including Korea and Vietnam.
Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson describe how tea is produced, processed, traded and blended. They give expert guidance on how precisely to brew the different types of tea.
The Tea Directory itself features around 140 teas. It is organized alphabetically by country, and then subdivided into region and tea type. Each tea is illustrated by close-up photography of the dry leaf, wet leaf and infusion, with an accompanying description of characteristics and brewing tips to enjoy the variety at its best. Packed with color photography.
Illustrated with beautiful photography of tea gardens, teawares and tea scenes, as well as posters, caddy designs and other tea accoutrements, The New Tea Companion is the essential guide to how life-enhancing tea is enjoyed across the world today.
Published by Benjamin Press. Call 800.765.2139 for wholesale information.
Hardcover, 264 pages
BEST NEW PUBLICATION
BY WORLD TEA EXPO
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.
Must Have for Tea Lovers
6/8/2016 1:04 PM
A must have for tea snobs everywhere. Written by two VERY knowledgeable people and extremely informative.
6/8/2016 1:02 PM
I am savoring every word - wish it was longer
Words of Wisdom
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.
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..
Background + Directory of 100 teas depicted by country
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!