Unravel the history, sample the flavors, and experience the amazing versatility of the world's favorite brew and all its health-giving properties.
Tea expert Timothy d’Offay starts with the very basics with a section on water and tea tools to make brewing easier. Then, as well as traditional ways of making tea, he explores new brewing methods such as “Flow Brew”, which involves brewing one tea through another to create an infusion, and “Ambient Tea”, a way of making tea pair better with food. There is a “Cold Brew” chapter as well as one for delicious sparkling teas, called “Kitchen Colas”, which you can make in the comfort of your own home with tea and a few other natural ingredients. “Fresh Fruit Tea Quarters” are another new innovation, combining tea and fresh fruit juice to create a refreshing soft drink. In Leaf Tea there will be recipes to make the most of matcha and the other stoneground teas now available so you can learn to make tasty “Somersault” drinks—frappes, milkshakes and ice creams. So turn on your kettle, tune into tea culture and drop those tea bags for some of the best leaf tea experiences you can have.
About the Author
Over 20 years ago while living in Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto, Tim became fascinated by tea culture and the tea growing areas around the city. Using Japan as a base, he soon started to explore the tea traditions of Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong as well. These experiences led him to start importing tea in the late 1990s from the people and places he had visited and in 2000 he co-founded East Teas at Borough Market in London with the tea expert Alex Fraser. Since then he has travelled extensively across Asia to many of the famous tea producing areas in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and China.