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Tea
Hattie Ellis
1841723517
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Award-winning food writer, Hattie Ellis leads you through the delicious and varying flavors available, from the delicacy of single estate Darjeelings to the brisk vigor of Assams, from the scented beauty of Chinese hand-crafted varieties to the health-giving properties of Japanese green teas. Hattie also explains the finer points in making and serving the perfect cup, and serves as recipes, ranging from favorites like iced tea to exotic dishes such as Tea-smoked Chicken and Jasmine Tea Sorbet. So, whether you like your cha to be iced or spiced - or are happier with a homely cuppa - Tea is guaranteed to double your enjoyment. You'll never think of tea as ordinary again. Soothing and comforting as well as invigorating and refreshing, tea is a simple brew that comes in a variety of flavors. Tea takes the reader on a...


20,000 Secrets of Tea
Victoria Zak
0440235294
Nov 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Fight Colds and Flu
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Beat Depression
Banish Fatigue
Enhance Memory
Lose Weight
And More!

An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets. When the son went to his father's grave, he found, growing on the site, the tea shrub....

Teas are the gentle, natural, most beneficial way to absorb the healing properties of herbs--easily and inexpensively. A simple cup of tea not only has the power to soothe and relax but to deliver healing herbal agents to the bloodstream more quickly than capsules, tinctures, or infusions. Feeling tired? Rose hip tea will rev you up and...


Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and how It Transformed Our World
Mark Pendergrast
0465054676
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Since its discovery in an Ethiopian rainforest centuries ago, coffee has brewed up a rich and troubled history, according to Uncommon Grounds, a sweeping book by business writer Mark Pendergrast. Over the years, the beverage has fomented revolution, spurred deforestation, enriched a few while impoverishing the many, and addicted millions with its psychoactive caffeine. Coffee is now the world's second most valuable legal commodity, behind oil, according to Pendergrast, who is also author of For God, Country, and Coca-Cola.

"A good cup of coffee can turn the worst day tolerable, can provide an all-important moment of contemplation, can rekindle a romance," he writes. "And yet, poetic as its taste may be, coffee's history is rife with controversy and politics." For example, coffee bankrolled Idi Amin's genocidal regime in...



Coffee
Antony Wild
0393060713
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While coffee historian Wild brings enthusiasm to this tome on the 500-year history of the caffeinated bean, it doesn't match the simple passion with which coffee lovers enjoy their morning java. (In fairness to the author, how could it?) Wild (The East India Company) traces the bean as it makes its way from Africa to the Middle East (it was once known as the "wine of Araby") to the West, and the rise in cafe culture across Europe and eventually the New World, where, thanks to the Boston Tea Party, coffee surpassed tea as the patriotic drink of choice for a fledging nation. But Wild repeatedly reminds readers that for all the pleasure a cup of coffee brings to its drinker, the history of this beguiling brew is indeed dark. As long as there has been coffee, Wild asserts, there have been colonial powers—and...


Tea with Jane Austen
Kim Wilson
097212179X
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Among Jane Austen's many attractions for the modern reader are the comfortable domestic details that furnish her novels, and what could be more comforting than tea? Tea was not just a beverage in Austen's time, but a key ingredient in social ritual, and her letters and novels are full of references to its buying, preparing, serving, and drinking. In this book, readers will find not only plenty of tea-related Austen quotes, but a well-researched history of Austen-era tea drinking at different times of day and in different settings. Recipes taken from contemporary cookbooks for old-fashioned delicacies such as orange jelly and syllabub are accompanied by modern adaptations. Austen purists may cringe at the emphasis on cozy charm, but there's definitely something appealing about settling down with a nice cup of Earl Grey, a...


Maxwell House Coffee Drinks & Desserts Cookbook
Albright
051722271X
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Coffee lovers will think they've gone to heaven! From lattes and muffins to decadent cakes and midnight treats, the over 160 irresistible recipes--with many guest-starring chocolate, that other irresistible temptation--the Maxwell House® Coffee Drinks and Desserts Cookbook will satisfy cravings around the clock. And if the imaginative--and frequently fast and simple--recipes aren't enough, the lush full-color photos generously sprinkled throughout--think "Coffee Crunch Kuchen," "Shortcakes with Espresso Cream," and "Petite Mocha Cakes"--will inspire you to satisfy your sweet tooth pronto.

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Coffee lovers will think they've gone to heaven! From lattes and muffins to decadent cakes and midnight treats, the over...


Making Your Own Gourmet Coffee Drinks: Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Mochas, and More!
Mathew Tekulsky
0517588242
January 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mathew Tekulsky chronicles the history of coffee drinking, surveys the types of beans and blends available, reviews coffee-making accessories and their uses, and dispenses tips for brewing a perfect cup of smooth, flavorful coffee. An appendix lists sources for gourmet coffee beans and flavorings and coffee-making equipment. 10 line drawings.

Inside Flap Copy
Mathew Tekulsky chronicles the history of coffee drinking, surveys the types of beans and blends available, reviews coffee-making accessories and their uses, and dispenses tips for brewing a perfect cup of smooth, flavorful coffee. An appendix lists sources for gourmet coffee beans and flavorings and coffee-making equipment. 10 line drawings.


The Art of Tea and Friendship
Sandy Lynam Clough
0736910980
July 2003
Hardcover
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Afternoon Teas: Recipes, History, Menus
Pam McKee
156523040X
June 1995
Paperback
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The World Encyclopedia of Coffee
Mary M. Banks
0754810933
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Explore coffee's many different uses from aromatic beverage to indispensable cooking ingredient. Learn the history of coffee while enjoying a cup of the brew and maybe a biscotti.


Espresso! Starting and Running Your Own Specialty Coffee Business
Joe Monaghan
047112138X
October 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
An A-to-Z guide to making it in your own specialty coffee business!

Expert tips, tricks, and a gold mine of crucial how-to information you just can't find anywhere else—learn how to: Get started in business for as little as $15,000 Secure the optimum location Get the financing that best suits your goals Buy, use, and maintain equipment Find and deal with suppliers Market your espresso business with little or no capital Brew delicious, high-quality coffee drinks that keep customers coming back for more Hire and manage personnel And much more

Espresso! also arms you with sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; coffee drink recipes; inventory lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable,...



Simple Pleasures Tea
Conari Press
1573242179
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Simple Pleasures of Tea offers wonderful ways to enjoy a range of teas--both herbal and black--along with easy recipes for delicious baked treats such as almond cookies, pumpkin bread, scones, and red velvet cake to accompany your teatime. With stories, quotations, recipes, and suggestions, this book will help even the busiest of us find repose and relief in a steaming cup of tea. Learn how to make tea naturally brewed by the sun, mull a cinnamon and nutmeg cider to coax yourself through the autumn months, discover herbal infusions for your health, create a morning ritual with tea to give all your days the peaceful beginnings they deserve. Drink, eat, and pamper yourself to your heart's content. And discover other creative uses for tea--giving your plants a cup of tea for nourishment, for example, or treating...


Tea Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide
Jane Pettigrew
0762421509
September 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
Drinking tea has traditionally been associated with ancient rituals and Asian art forms; and, in a more contemporary vein, the imbibing of herbal teas is often linked to spiritual benefits and good health. This informative guide provides answers to most any question one might have about the history of tea, the many types of fine teas available, and different manners of brewing and preparation. A detailed international directory by country describes the production of a rather mind-boggling variety of teas, recommending the best selections, along with seven categories specifying the appropriate times to drink the myriad kinds of teas listed. Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
More and more people are...


Coffee
Alain Stella
2080105477
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Flammarion presents its series of informative, richly illustrated guides, covering lifestyle and cultural topics. Find out everything you want to know about your favorite subject in one handy volume.

• Unique thematic treatment with extensive use of key words and cross-referencing
• Over 70 alphabetically organized bite-sized entries in every title
• Attractive slimline format
• 100 color illustrations
• Summaries of key facts and dates in easy-reference tables
• Exclusive buyer's guide or list of useful addresses to find out more


Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and how It Transformed Our World
Mark Pendergrast
0465036317
April 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Since its discovery in an Ethiopian rainforest centuries ago, coffee has brewed up a rich and troubled history, according to Uncommon Grounds, a sweeping book by business writer Mark Pendergrast. Over the years, the beverage has fomented revolution, spurred deforestation, enriched a few while impoverishing the many, and addicted millions with its psychoactive caffeine. Coffee is now the world's second most valuable legal commodity, behind oil, according to Pendergrast, who is also author of For God, Country, and Coca-Cola.

"A good cup of coffee can turn the worst day tolerable, can provide an all-important moment of contemplation, can rekindle a romance," he writes. "And yet, poetic as its taste may be, coffee's history is rife with controversy and politics." For example, coffee bankrolled Idi Amin's genocidal regime in...



Tea
Roy Moxham
0786714565
Nov 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Moxham (The Great Hedge of India) tells the story of how Britain's thirst for tea meshed with its thirst for empire, with devastating repercussions throughout the world. He points out that after tea first came to England from China in the 1700s, it was in great demand but heavily taxed, which led to an increase in smuggling and eventually played a role in England's loss of the American colonies. He then shows that as tea consumption rose, the East India Company paid for Chinese tea with Indian opium, with consequences that resonate in China to the present day. Then, in the mid-1880s, the East India Company began growing tea in India, which culminated in the importation of slave labor from China, Malaya and Bengal. Flogging, low wages, inadequate food, substandard housing and nonexistent medical care contributed...


Book of Tea
Kakuzo Okakura
0486200701
June 1964
Paperback
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Book Review
That a nation should construct one of its most resonant national ceremonies round a cup of tea will surely strike a chord of sympathy with at least some readers of this review. To many foreigners, nothing is so quintessentially Japanese as the tea ceremony--more properly, "the way of tea"--with its austerity, its extravagantly minimalist stylization, and its concentration of extreme subtleties of meaning into the simplest of actions. The Book of Tea is something of a curiosity: written in English by a Japanese scholar (and issued here in bilingual form), it was first published in 1906, in the wake of the naval victory over Russia with which Japan asserted its rapidly acquired status as a world-class military power. It was a peak moment of Westernization within Japan. Clearly, behind the publication was an agenda, or at least...


Lose Weight W Green Tea
Patricia Rouner
0961522178
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Documented research reveals what Asian cultures have known for centuries: Green Tea, rich in antioxidants, increases metabolism and helps burn fat. Lose Weight With Green Tea provides all the information you need to incorporate Green Tea safely and sensibly into a successful weight control program.


The Empire of Tea
Alan MacFarlane
1585674931
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Iris MacFarlane, a tea planter's wife, lived on a tea estate in Assam, India, for 20 years, and in the first chapter of this informative story of tea, she gives a moving account of her futile attempts to better the lives of the Assamese laborers, whom the British looked down upon as "irremediably inferior" to themselves. Then she and her son Alan, who was born on the estate and is now a professor of social anthropology, delve into the history of the leaf that over thousands of years became "the world's favorite drink," emphasizing the links between tea and political, cultural, social and economic events in China, Japan, India and England, where the British obsession with that "nice cup of tea" fueled the rapid growth of the British Empire. They also expound on the health benefits of tea, listing its many...


Home Coffee Roasting: Romance & Revival
Kenneth Davids
0312312199
October 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
This nation's obsession with coffee continues to evolve. Coffee addicts who have already traded up to the latest bean grinders and brewing machines now have a new frontier to conquer: roasting their own beans. Davids' updated edition of his earlier work addresses the technological advances that have made home roasting even more accessible. After surveying the history of coffee roasting and the machinery invented for that purpose, Davids scrutinizes the world's coffees, comparing their varietal characteristics so that home roasters can anticipate which beans will produce coffees that best suit their tastes. His quick guide to home roasting methods clearly delineates the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative, from the most expensive home roasting machines to simple stove-top and microwave oven techniques....

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