Tea: A User’s Guide (Book Review)

Tea: A User's GuideThis book from Tony Gebely of World of Tea was one of the most anticipated books about tea this year.

I bought it as soon as I found out that it was available!

Tony’s focus is to provide factual knowledge about specialty tea. He doesn’t go into culture, history, mythical stories, or any other topic that would distract from that goal.

You’ll find information regarding the processing for each general type of tea, description with pictures of many of the most important teas for each type and origin, tea chemistry and kinetics of steeping, and how to evaluate teas, among other topics.

One part that I found surprising and quite valuable, had to do with common myths about using water for tea :”… use freshly drawn cold water, don’t re-boil water, don’t over-boil water, and use water with a high amount of dissolved oxygen.”

Another interesting thing is that this is the first tea book I read where Japanese dark teas are shown.

I’m also very thankful for being listed in the acknowledgements section. It’s such an honor 🙂

I highly recommend this book, its very complete and has the latest facts in order. Tony delivers a lot of value in his writing.

Click here for the product’s page in Amazon.

1 Comment

  1. desTEAnations
    November 8, 2016

    Awesome, so happy it is available for Kindle!


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